06 July 2018
We are two “early retirees” escaping winter in Belgium.
The Opstal was our home during 10 weeks.
The house is in a quiet location but not remote, and safe. In the distance you can see the neighbours. Some kilometres away, in Robertson, you will find everything you need.
It is located between the vineyards and olive trees.
Privacy is guaranteed. The hosts, Jane and Charles, keep their distance but if a problem occurs, they are there immediately to solve it for you. We, however, preferred the occasional contact, to get to know them. After 10 weeks, it feels like a genuine friendship.
The Opstal is spacious, light, airy and cosy. Even on hot days the cottage can be aired naturally, keeping it comfortably cool. It is decorated tastefully and with style, preserving the original elements like the heavy beams supporting the ceiling, and antique elements have been added. All mod cons are there, into the smallest details. Solar energy provides hot water and WIFI. There is an ensuite bathroom with a bath and a walk-in shower.
In the morning, you wake up to the sound of wild guinea-fowls, in a comfortable bed.
The ground plan of the cottage is roughly a square. Each side has a terrace, different in size. The largest one, directed SW, gives you the view to a different sunset each evening. At any given moment, there is the option of the warmth of the sun or the cool shade on a terrace or under a tree.
Contrary to Cape Town, here there is no shortage of potable water, which comes straight from a well high up in the mountains, and has a strong throughput. It is drinkable and tasty! Endless showers, pure luxury in 2018!
Klaasvoogds is situated roughly on the crossing of Route 62 and the Gardenroute, at the end of the wine route and 100 km away from Cape Algulhas, the most southern point of Africa!
We wish you a wonderful stay at The Opstal (or The Cottage). As for us, we are definitely coming back!
Rita & Eddy