What do you get when you combine tranquil seclusion, comfortable and spacious accommodation facilities, gourmet dining and a stress-relieving ambience at an affordable price? Let me give you a straight answer – Glenburn Lodge.
Recently, my wife and I visited the luxurious Glenburn Lodge in Muldersdrift for some much needed R&R, and a time out from the hustle and bustle of the city.
It took us the same duration of time to arrive at the lodge as I spend on my daily commute, battling through the anxiety that is Joburg traffic. The difference in this situation is that my stress immediately started to wither as we drove through the entrance gates of Glenburn Lodge, and were welcomed by gorgeous gardens and friendly staff.
One of the highlights of our weekend away, of course, included our visit to the Chicama Spa. From the full body massage, to the romantic, private jacuzzi in the couple’s treatment room, we left the spa floating on Cloud Nine, without a stress in the world.
Our chalet offered the perfect home away from home with all the required amenities. The lodge is now offering a timeshare option, which offers owners a guaranteed annual holiday at a very affordable price. After a delectable dinner to round off our evening, we went to bed and drifted off to the soothing sounds of the crackling fire.
The crème de la crème of our escape was the food by Chef Vincent and his talented team, which is highlighted every Sunday by their lunch carvery. Their signature dishes, oxtail and lamb shank, are definitely not to be missed! And to round off the meal on a sweet note, the carvery ends in an explosion of glorious desserts, with 18 irresistible puddings on offer which definitely brought out our inner gluttons.
The biggest challenge of the weekend was the digestion process between the scrumptious buffet breakfast and the lunch carvery. But luckily we were able to restore our appetites by taking advantage of one of the three stunning hiking trails on the property. The hiking trails shows off all the beautiful scenery that can be expected from the region, and enhanced our appreciation of the natural splendor that lies just outside the borders of our energy-packed city.
The lodge has something for everyone to enjoy, including, but not limited to, conference centres, a tented camp, the renowned Chicama Spa, team building activities, hiking trails and a wide variety of activities for the whole family. Overall, if you are looking for a romantic getaway, a family break, or somewhere to host your conference, Glenburn Lodge is definitely worth looking into.
Written by Ryan Sessel