Wanted online by Richard Holmes 15 November 2022
"COASTAL GETAWAYS: 5 INCREDIBLE LODGES TO VISIT"
WASH AWAY THE STRESS OF 2022 WITH A SEASIDE ESCAPE
It’s been quite the year, right? By November, we’re all firmly focused on the finish line that pops up somewhere around mid-December, hopefully with a holiday in waiting. And where better to wash away the stress of 2022 than a seaside escape? Somewhere away from the bustle of a city. Where the white noise comes from ocean waves, not the office air-con, and you have space to breathe in, breathe out, and repeat.
Somewhere like Pure Sea Lodge, perhaps?
Perched on the shores of the Western Cape’s Walker Bay, within the Romansbaai Beach & Fynbos Estate outside Gansbaai, Pure Sea Lodge is the end-point of owners Bjorn and Annick’s own search for wellness. When the cold waters of the Cape proved the solution to chronic illness, the Belgian couple moved to South Africa to create a space for others to soak up the serenity of this seaside locale.
Pure Sea Lodge in the Western Cape’s Walker Bay.
Today Pure Sea offers just four suites – no kids under 16 – in a subtly elegant lodge that draws on biophilic design. Here, textures of wood, stone and rattan echo the natural surroundings, with both the Scandi-chic private suites and airy public spaces leading effortlessly onto sandy paths towards the sea. The estate offers an expanse of lonely shoreline, along with walking trails in the estate, while Annick brings her wellness experience to the compact menu of treatments offered at the lodge.
Words: Richard Holmes
15 November 2022