die laaitjie

Die Laaitjie

a funny thing happened the other day. we wanted to get out of town for a last minute weekend getaway and i googled a few places – including Die Laaitjie in Robertson, and my own post from 2010 popped up. haha! luckily for us the main house was available, so finally 4 years after the fact i actually got to try out the place.

we have spent a lot of time in the valleys in and around Robertson (about 2 hours from Cape Town) on weekend aways, but i have to say that the location of Die Laaitjie is the most breathtaking of them all. the house is surrounded by a mountain range that actually made me say “bloody hell!” every time i witnessed the sunrise or sunset making its way across the valleys.

the pictures of the accommodation on the website are a bit misleading. the main house is nicely decorated, but it looks like it hasn’t been painted or touched up for a good few years. there is an air of a rambling farmhouse (Grey Gardens came up a few times) rather than the luxe accommodation which you might expect. something i personally have no problem with – but, if you’re the owners of Die Laaitjie and you’re reading this: a lick of paint won’t go unnoticed.

perhaps i should make a weekend getaway section on my Cape Town guide. look out for that!

Die Laaitjie // Miss Moss
Die Laaitjie // Miss Moss
Die Laaitjie // Miss Moss
Die Laaitjie // Miss Moss
Die Laaitjie // Miss Moss
Die Laaitjie // Miss Moss
Die Laaitjie // Miss Moss
Die Laaitjie // Miss Moss
Die Laaitjie // Miss Moss
Die Laaitjie // Miss Moss
Die Laaitjie // Miss Moss
Die Laaitjie // Miss Moss
Die Laaitjie // Miss Moss
Die Laaitjie // Miss Moss
Die Laaitjie // Miss Moss
Die Laaitjie // Miss Moss
Die Laaitjie // Miss Moss
Die Laaitjie // Miss Moss
Die Laaitjie // Miss Moss

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die laaitjie

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friends of mine are going to die laaitjie in robertson for a weekend away.

Die Laaitjie is so called as it nestles in the smallest and last of the Dassieshoek valleys in the Langeberg mountains. Despite being so completely remote, the farm is only 7 kilometres from the centre of Robertson. The farm is situated alone in a bowl made by the surrounding mountains. 25 Ha of the farm consists of peach, pear and apricot trees, all of which fill the valley with colourful blossoms during the spring months. The mountains themselves are criss-crossed with hiking, walking and horse-riding trails suitable for all levels of expertise. Enjoy a gentle stroll to the river before breakfast, or spend a whole day exploring the ravines.

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it looks sooooo nice & sounds like heaven. let’s go!

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