Travel Inspiration: Overberg Area 

 

mosaic - private sanctuary on the hermanus lagoon

Hidden amongst a grove of ancient milkwoods, discover a place where time stands stil. A place for contemplation and adventure. Tucked away near picturesque Stanford, Mosaic is the Cape’s answer to the luxury African sanctuary lodge. 

Lose yourself somewhere between ocean, lagoon and the glistening Maanskynkop mountains. Like its name suggests, this 933-hectare property offers the fortunate few a truly multifaceted guest experience. After a spot of bird watching from the seclusion of your verandah, head down the boardwalk for a hearty breakfast in the intimate dining room. Amongst the continental options, expect freshly baked muffins, farm butter, sumptuous fruit platters and homemade jams. 

Daytime activities here vary from kayaking and quad biking for the more active to relaxing lagoon cruises and sundowners along Mosaic’s spectacular 19km of Walker Bay coastline. You may also be fortunate enough to spot an endangered caracal on your way down to the historical and beautifully restored “Spookhuis”. Stories like these are often shared back at the lapa where the heated pool offers another vantage from which to survey the lagoon and keep an eye on the prolific local bird population.

Return to your spacious suite in the evening down lantern-lit boardwalks. The five units are generously proportioned under high thatch roofs and each boasts its own private slice of Mosaic’s breathtaking views. Foldaway glass doors allow guests to take full advantage day and night. Beds are soft and comfortable and baths are large enough to accommodate two as are the outdoor showers.  

We Recommend: Ordering a bottle of local wine to sip in the privacy of your suite, best served under the glorious expanse of the star-filled South African sky.