The spa is run by friendly staff in a tranquil setting for true R&R. The food, prepared by a dedicated, award-winning team is wholesome, and locally sourced ingredients mean the menu is constantly evolving.
With its sweeping panorama, Mount Camdeboo offers some fantastic lookout spots, including a perfect 360° lookout that is ideal for sundowners. For a truly magical brunch experience, guests can take a scenic helicopter ride with Fly Karoo to one of the highest points on the property, where they can enjoy specially made treats that include freshly baked goods and preserves.
“I consider ourselves incredibly lucky to be custodians of this environment for a slither of its existence,” Buchanan says. “Hopefully the decisions we make in our lifetime can affect its future positively.”
Mount Camdeboo has spearheaded the launch of a six-day weekly scheduled flight from Plett to the Graaff-Reinet airstrip in partnership with PlettAirSafaris.
DROP BY THE DROSTDY HOTEL
One of the biggest charges in Graaff-Reinet’s arsenal is the Drostdy Hotel, which was designed by Louis Michel Thibault in the Cape Dutch Style. The recently renovated hotel, which offers the only five-star accommodation in the town, has 48 beautifully styled rooms, including executive rooms and suites. The property is also home to a fine-dining restaurant, luxurious spa, and a wine shop, as well as an art gallery. There is no shortage of experiences to keep you occupied in the surrounds, including the highly recommended Valley of Desolation in the Camdeboo National Park.