I don’t know about you but at the moment my weekends seem to be full until the end of April – school commitments, sports matches, church duties, birthday parties – all these things result in a crazy busy life that never allows for a lazy day lolling around doing NOTHING! It’s not a very healthy existence rushing from one thing to the next, that’s for sure!
This is why I love getting away from it all as a family every few months. Don’t get me wrong, longer holidays are always welcome, but these are not always an option. Weekend trips a few hours from our home are the next best thing, and something we try to do frequently.
One of the bonuses of planning a weekend away means that once you cross out that weekend on the calendar you can’t make any other plans, and once you’ve stepped out the door all the chores at home have to wait until the next weekend, so you’re forced to wind down and relax! And so often just 2 nights away in a new environment can feel so much longer than that.
One of the spots we enjoyed some time at a few months back was De Hoop Private Nature Reserve located near the southernmost tip of Africa in the Southern Cape. It is an amazing place with plenty of space, gorgeous scenery and stunning bird and animal life. Below are a few of the pics I took while enjoying our stay and you can click here to read my review.
But today it’s not about my and my travels… this time I’m pleased to tell you that YOU have the chance of winning a trip to De Hoop for your family!!!
Yes, one lucky Becoming you reader will win a 2 Night Stay for 4 Persons sharing in one of the fisherman-style self-catering De Hoop Village Cottages.
The cottages are whitewash-walled fisherman-style houses characteristic of the Western Cape Coast and ideal for a family getaway providing a comfortable home-from-home setting in a naturally beautiful location.
The De Hoop Village forms part of the Opstal area and is close to the hub of central offices, restaurant, deli and shop. It is a short drive, hike or cycle to many of the interesting locations in the reserve including an amazing estuary and the world-famous De Hoop Sand Dunes! There is also a newly surfaced tennis court, a swimming pool and a boules courtyard.
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Images: Kathryn Rossiter