Travel Bucket List: Akasha Mountain Retreat

Every now and then you discover a place that literally takes your breathe away. That is exactly what happened when I spotted pics of Akasha Mountain Retreat this morning. This is what I picture Heaven to look like.

‘Akasha Mountain Retreat offers picturesque Cape-Maroc style accommodation in a serene, private setting with spectacular panoramic views over the Langeberg & secluded Duiwenhoks Dam. Situated just 12km north of Heidelberg & the N2 – an ideal off-grid location in which to ‘disconnect from digital & reconnect with nature.’  

Akasha Mountain Retreat Travel Bucket List Heidelberg

Akasha Mountain Retreat is a beautifully decorated, fully equipped self-catering, 3 bedroom
house (plus separate double bedroom) situated up in the mountains between Heidelberg and Barrydale.

Dream along with me…

Akasha Mountain Retreat Farmhouse chill room

Akasha Mountain Retreat kitchen
Akasha Mountain Retreat View

Akasha Mountain Retreat courtyard

Akasha Mountain Retreat horses

Head on over to their website and have a look at the gallery. I can spend hours just staring at the beautiful images.

My soul aches for Akasha. One day…


Travel Bucket List: Lagoon Lodge in Stanford

On Saturday I joined fellow bloggers for the #RainMysteryTour. It was a day filled with glorious surprises and treats as well as a chance to learn more about the new Rain Africa perfumes (which I will still tell you about). The venue for our amazing day was the Mosaic Sanctuary in Stanford.

We had a tour of the Lagoon Lodge and since then I have not been able to get it out of my mind. If you are in need of a luxury retreat to completely unwind, the Lagoon Lodge is the ideal place to do just that.

Lagoon Lodge Slider

Picture stone- and thatch-built 5 star secluded luxury suites nestled among ancient Milkwood trees with private decks overlooking the Hermanus lagoon and majestic mountains.

Rooms have magnificent king sized beds enveloped in soft netting, a beautiful sitting area and a fireplace.

Lagoon Lodge room Mosaic Sanctuary Stanford

I almost have no words to describe the bathroom. That tub…

Lagoon Lodge Bathroom Mosaic Sanctuary Stanford

Boardwalks lead to the luxurious lounge area where fresh, sumptuous meals can be enjoyed whilst looking over the lagoon or sitting underneath the ancient Milkwoods.

Lagoon Lodge Lounge Mosaic Sanctuary Stanford

Lagoon Lodge Under the Milkwoods Mosaic Sanctuary Stanford

My ideal stay at Lagoon Lodge would most consist of lounging by the heated pool, taking long leisurely strolls…

Lagoon Lodge Heated Pool Mosaic Sanctuary Stanford

Lagoon Lodge lagoon view

… or taking advantage of Mosaic Rain Spa treatments.

Lagoon Lodge Mosaic Rain Spa Mosaic Sanctuary Stanford

Lagoon Lodge spa lounging area Mosaic Sanctuary Stanford

If you are more adventurous, you can take part in many activities (which are included in your stay) which include kayaking, mountain- and quad biking.

The Lagoon Lodge is definitely a place to add to your travel bucket list. It’s on mine.

My images do this little piece of Heaven no justice at all. For more on the Lagoon Lodge and Mosaic Sanctuary, you can visit them HERE.