Our Getaway to the Drakensberg

We packed our bags, the kids, the kids’ bags, the kids’ pram, the kids’ toys, the kids’ snacks, the kids’ day bag and …. off we went passed Clarens, passed Sterkfontein dam to Cayley Resort near Winterton. Cayley Resort looks over the Cathkin Peak and Champagne Castle ranges of the Central Drakensberg.

We had an amazing view from our unit, number 33. Cayley Resort is similar to Kiara Lodge in Clarens. There was also a big jumping pillow and a play area for the kids. Although it’s still winter we wandered down to their “beach area” and were amazed to actually find a guy working there although it seemed empty. Could be fun in summer and if one had a babysitter.

We had lekker chats and ate lekker snacks… and learnt a lot about what vegans eat. When our beer ran out on our last evening Marc had the guts to go and ask our neighbours if they were willing to sponsor us a six-pack! And they did!

We explored the Winterton area a bit. On our first day we went to The Pig and Plough. They have good craft beer! On another day we ate at Waffle Hut and Pizza Shack which are next to each other. We also went to Drakensberg Brewery (where we also did some chocolate tasting!) and The Valley Bakery. All we did was eat and drink! Björn and Sarah live a few kms from Drakensberg Brewery. Lucky them! So we got to see them too which was nice.

I think Leo, Nathan and August also enjoyed the getaway. Although August took a few knocks to his head. We ended the weekend with a cherry on top at the Clarens Brewery. Thank you to Ansuné and Godfrey for a really memorable weekend.

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