Marco Polo Lodge

Spectacular setting









If you have a hankering to get out of town to some of the most intriguing accommodation in the Cape do try Chamonix in Franschhoek. Long known as the home of some of the country’s finest wines and for its great restaurant and its forest setting where uber chef Richard Carstens weaves his magic, there is another side to the estate which will knock your socks off. Of course you can still get wine and eat but when it’s time to unwind, try one of the options on the huge game farm, where a herd of wild life can be gazed at doing their natural thing, some buck , a wildebeest or two  all roaming free except when feeding time draws near when they can be seen up-close. If you are of a mind to one can book a game drive and get oven closer.

Waterfall Lodge

Luxury accommodation









The main lodge is called Marco Polo and has the most superb views from half way up the Franschhoek Mountains. From here the whole valley can be seen and sunsets are unrivalled from the terrace. The lodge, as befits a hunting lodge, is packed with examples of the taxidermist’s “art” so if this bothers you ask for something elsewhere on the estate like Waterfall lodge which is self-catering, perfect for families. Other options are available so get into their website and see what will fit your needs—you won’t be disappointed. You will feel as if you are in another world—one you deserve. At the moment a 20% discount on rates is available.