Tag: AirBnB

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Discovering Betty’s Bay

“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” – Edmund Hillary

After multiple weekends of work and countless late nights we decided to treat ourselves to a quiet weekend away to just unwind, connect and recharge for our upcoming projects. I booked my first AirBnB late last year and was very impressed with the process and the place we stayed at in Franschhoek. A friend of mine that joined for that trip then used AirBnB with her family and I got a notification that I will get R600.00 off my next trip. Being an AirBnB newbie I had no idea that this would happen and was thrilled to get such a significant discount. Excitedly, I set off to find a magical little cottage in the mountains. Along the coastal drive from Cape Town to Hermanus we kept passing a quaint little town called Betty’s Bay so I had a look for a place and found something exceptional.

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Le Provence Cottages

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

Over the last two years where life has become far busier and more demanding I have been giving a lot of thought to experiences and the importance of breaking away from your routine to prioritize quality time with friends, family or lovers. My friends and family are becoming ever more scattered across South Africa and quite a few have immigrated so it has become vital to grab every opportunity we have to enjoy our time together. A gift is an expression of your love; the gift of experience is to build memories with your loved ones.

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