Saturday, October 6, 2012

Mosaic Farm

The Road to our Accommodation.... Filled with Potholes!!

We were driving this...

We SHOULD have been driving this...

Going to check out the Spookhuis.

One of the self catering lodges on the farm.

The Spookhuis. Built in 1892 of solid stacked stone, the Spookhuis is considered a local landmark.


Lavender Detail

Lovely Lunch at the Spookhuis.

Overberg Mountains

Overberg Mountains

Our Accommodation on the Farm.

View from the room.

Those are Flamingos in the background!!

Overberg Mountains

The Lagoon Lodge

Curios at the Lagoon Lodge

Kanonkop 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon.

2009 Rust En Vrede Estate Blend.

After a couple of days in Cape Town it was time to head out on the Garden Route. Our first stop was in a small town called Stanford, about an hour and a half drive from Cape Town. We stayed at the beautiful Mosaic Private Sanctuary, one of the greatest hidden gems on the whale coast of South Africa!! We stayed in one of the stunning 5 safari-style chalets at the Lagoon Lodge. Earthly beauty and African simplicity at its finest!!!

The cuisine was also excellent! Three course dinners and breakfast were included in our stay. Chef Yuri's creations were always fresh and delicious. Breakfast was always a hearty affair and consisted of freshly baked muffins, homemade jams, fresh fruit and a hot meal. The dinners were built around organic vegetables from the garden and local seasonal ingredients… and of course best paired with fine South African wine!

Definitely can't say enough great things about this place!! Fantastic stay!! Food, staff and accommodation were all amazing. The only thing that could have been better was the road filled with potholes.