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The Luxury of a Self-Catering Villa

When it comes to crafting unforgettable travel experiences, few accommodations can rival the opulence and exclusivity of a luxury villa, and for those whose love language is cooking, the self-catering villa allows for the opportunity to cook, host and serve loved ones in the lap of luxury.

These three magnificent properties set amongst breathtaking landscapes, perched atop hillsides with sweeping ocean views, or concealed in lush pockets of nature, offer discerning travelers and culinary enthusiasts unparalleled levels of comfort, privacy, and all you need to create long-lasting gourmet memories, be it generous Sunday lunches or glamorous dinner parties.

Sandcastle Luxury Villa | Eastern Cape

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Nestled amidst the rolling hills of the Eastern Cape, Sandcastle Luxury Villa is an architectural masterpiece surrounded by the untouched beauty of a coastal nature reserve. Overlooking a private beachfront and offering breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and rugged bushveld, this villa accommodates eight guests in four en-suite, ocean-facing bedrooms.

The self-catering package invites guests to curate their own culinary experience with the options of cooking in the open-plan theatre kitchen, enjoying a poolside braai or whipping up pizzas in the wood-fired oven. The possibilities are limitless as you tailor your stay to your preferences, relishing in the luxury and exclusivity of this secluded sanctuary.

The two terraces and majestic dining room allowing for a host of different spaces to entertain, enjoy meals together and relax.

Sandcastle Luxury Villa is currently running a self-catering special which is priced from R2 200 per person per night.

For more information visit www.sandcastlesa.com

Taaibosch Farsight Villa | Stellenbosch

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The spectacular villa perched atop a secluded corner of the Helderberg beckons travelers seeking an escape like no other. Situated on a picturesque mountainside of Cordoba wine estate – home of the award-winning Taaibosch Crescendo – this villa boasts breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes and mountains, all the way across False Bay.

The epitome of tranquility, it offers a true respite from the fast-paced world. With a fully equipped kitchen and dining area, an indoor and outdoor braai and a wood-fired oven, guests have the freedom to prepare and savour their favorite meals, indulging in the comforts of home while immersed in the beauty of the wine estate.

The villa’s thoughtfully designed spaces seamlessly merge indoor and outdoor living, allowing guests to relish in the splendor of each moment. Farsight Villa sleeps eight-guests in four en-suite bedrooms.

For more information visit: https://taaiboschwines.com/stay/

Southwinds Estate | Hermanus

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Southwinds Estate in Hermanus, Western Cape, is a hidden gem for a luxurious self-catering getaway. This expansive manor house, surrounded by 12 acres of fynbos and woodlands, offers a haven for those whale watching enthusiasts visiting the town.

The home features four luxurious en-suite bedrooms kitted out for comfort and relaxation, while the self-catering kitchen offers convenience and conviviality aplenty as everyone gathers around the table preparing meals and enjoys dining together. The glass-walled sun-room also features a magnificent braai area, with views over the lagoon, for those summer days spent poolside.

The estate also grants private access to the lagoon, perfect for an array of water sports or peaceful relaxation by the water’s edge. Southwinds Estate promises an unforgettable escape in Hermanus.

For more information visit: https://www.southwindsestate.com

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