It’s that time of year, Hello Joburgers, and we are thinking a weekend away may just help to ease the stress and strain (but only 6 weeks left until Christmas, so that is a plus!)
Akabeko is a luxury country retreat, located just outside of Dullstroom on the way to Lydenburg, and is so beautifully exclusive that we fell head over heels in love immediately! It is literally like stepping on to the moors of Scotland, a la Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights…
This 2000 hectare cattle ranch is owned by the Tait family and is home to more than 1 000 cattle, sheep and a vast variety of game species.
The retreat boasts 7 elegantly designed and decorated suites – each is open plan with a lounge, dining table, deck, fireplace, and mosaic sunken bath, which doubles as a small private pool. Features include Kiaat flooring and black marble finishes, and at 100 sqm in size, the rooms are an ultimate luxury.
The restaurant at Akabeko offers good soul food like we love it – country cooking prepared from the fresh produce of the farm. Think of hearty dishes such as Oxtail slow cooked in red wine and peaches, Beef Wellington and Blueberry Cheesecake – although menus change as the season and availability changes.
Why not enjoy lunch on the terrace, or a cheese platter and cocktails at sunset. Relax in the restaurant Lounge near the fireplace or take a walk on the stone cladded walkway next to the river, lit up by bonfires.
If you are an activity nut – fear not! Akabeko host a variety of activities ranging from spa treatments, fly fishing, game drives, picnics and a 9-hole golf course.
Visit www.akabekohotel.com today and feast your eyes on a selection of special offers designed just for you!
Hello Joburg was first published in April 1980 as a monthly restaurant and entertainment magazine. Over the years we have developed a network of patriotic Joburgers that love nothing more than sharing their experiences in this beautiful city!