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Rocherpan Nature Reserve

Looking for a romantic getaway? Here’s a place for you: Rocherpan.

A beautiful nature reserve up the West Coast, about 2H from Cape Town.

We arrived and we were welcomed by the lady in the reception with a big smile! Everyone was welcoming and friendly! It definilty makes a difference.

Our little cottage was called: Oystercatcher. It was so cute. (Obviously, because of the water crisis in the Western Cape expect some dryness. But still so cute!)

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We immediately went for a walk to discover all around and we saw the most beautiful birds and marcs on the sand which later we found out it was from some cats they have on the reserve. Sadly we didn’t spot any. It was quite cold and Rocherpan had left us the most amazing little welcoming package with wine, biltong & nuts so I rushed Bradyn back to the cottage for a glass of wine.

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They have a braai outside protected from the wind, and a fire inside to keep you so warm. So don’t be scared in taking a weekend off in winter to come visit this magical place.

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As our tradition counts, we made ribs and potatoes.

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Waking up was very beautiful. The birds were singing for us and we had the most amazing window next to the bed so we could even see the little birds. Truly special. We decided to go for another walk before our breakfast. We made eggs and bacon with a delicious coffee and orange juice.

And then it was time to go home. I definitely will be back and explore the beach side as well.

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What mostly made me love Rocherpan Nature Reserve is their love for Nature. They truly are saving water for example. They have waterless bathrooms and each cottage has a water tank.

Things to remember: Bring food. They have everything you need to cook amazing meals. (And great stuff too. Not cheapies!) Bring swimming suit (Obviously the pool was covered because of the water crisis but (praying) soon soon we will be back to normal. Bring wood ( They sell amazing dry wood there but you never sure if your neighbour next door buys it all hehehe). Bring your loved one, and bring wine. Oh and leave your phone at home 🙂

See you soon Rocherpan family! We loved staying with you 🙂

Lucky for you Cape Nature is running a Valentine’s competition. So you too can win a romantic stay: ENTER HERE.

 

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