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Mo and Rose : Robertson Retreat


With crushed dried apricot kernels under your feet, succulents and aged cacti that stand taller than the buildings at their backs. Mo and Rose at Soekerskloof is home to possibly the most photographed space in Robertson in scenic Klaasvoogds West. The stark white walks and melange corrugated roves create the perfect canvas to boast the vibrant textures that trail in the gardens leading to a hidden watering hole and two swimming pools.

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A stable styled restaurant that neighbours a lilly pond and the reception area offers a great open aired space for dinner when visiting the valley. A simple menu with elements of sophistication and playful flavours. The owner Axel is the dinner Maitre d’ and has great passion about the food and wine served in the eatery.

The Restaurant hosts a Wine Bistro, with a small cellar under the ground that showcases some of the areas most impressive labels and some great vintages too. The perfect space for some tea or a glass of vino just after check in means panoramic views of the water wise gardens and foliage for as far as the eye can see. In the nearby distance there a furry cows that just solidify that you are no longer in the boisterous city but truly in an escape where you can let go of the city stress and just relax!

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The accommodation on site offers two room types from what I saw which seem simple and try to incorporate both local graphic prints as well as a unified space of nature outdoors being pulled in the rooms with use of raw wood,woven wicker, animal hide and lots of light streaming in from the large windows.

My apartment styled “cottage” space was kitted with a roaring fire place that was lit prior to my arrival, a great touch as it gets cold in the evenings. A spacious bath perfect for two, always a must went I travel and personalized amenities made from fragrant ruby grapefruit.

The Wi-Fi in my room was intermittent but as i said to the owner when in such a serene setting it’s the perfect excuse to not check your emails or how many likes your Instagram got. That being said the internet works perfectly well in the lounge area inside the restaurant and in the public areas.

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The rates vary from room to room but the Cottage i was in is R650.00 per person sharing including a breakfast. The larger suite style rooms closer to the pools and gardens a a little pricer but by no means out of reach. Think R1250.00 per person sharing including dinner.

As you know i prefer to skip breakfast at the accommodation i stay at and explore the town and find a spot on a farm somewhere nearby. So sadly i did not photograph the buffet but the menu showed the usual fare, a Continental offering and some hot egg items too.

Views and Photography are my own | I was an invited guest of Robertson Wine Valley

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  • Rebekah
    August 12, 2016 at 11:52 am

    What a beautiful place-hope to visit one day with Friends and Family.
    Great write up, love your blog! 🙂