I’m typing this post from the warm and comfortable confines of my bed, with the rain coming down outside.
We’re still living in drought conditions here in Cape Town, so trust me when I say I’m more than happy for whatever rain we get [two minute showers in winter are the worst], but I really am starting to miss those hot summer days.
I know its really only been a month since my last visit to the beach, but it feels like much longer than that and I fear I may already be suffering from withdrawal symptoms.
Noetzie: originally known as Noetziekamma, a Khoisan phrase for ‘dark water’
Noetzie, a place I first heard of through one of my favourite bloggers Aimee Song, when she shared her visit to the a bit about her visit there on her blog here and here. When I looked up the name online, I read hidden beach and old castles and I had to go.
Just east of Knysna, it took some patience getting there. It’s off the beaten [tarred] route of the N2, on a winding gravel road, down a steep hill of note and stairs that had me regretting the explorer within me the whole way back to the car.
It was all worth it though, as beautiful as in the images I’d seen and it looked even more amazing when the colours in the sky came to life as the sun set, magical.
The stone castles are holiday homes that were built back in the 1930s, but I’m not going to bore you with all the history, you can go here for that. They are different sized, self-catering holiday homes that I thought would be great for a secluded group getaway by the beach. And with the Knysna being just a hop, skip and jump away, there’s loads to fill your time with [if soaking up some vitamin sea all day isn’t your thing].