Pomegranate Cottage – Introduction
You’ll discover Pomegranate Cottage 10km before Citrusdal, on a working fruit farm called Nuwedam. The farm sits high on the Olifants River mountains, which translates into awesome views of the Swartland escarpment to the west and hazy Cederberg to the east. Pomegranate itself overlooks both mountains and a farm dam where you can swim, canoe and fish for bass to your heart’s content. It’s independent and private, making it a good choice of escape for the war-weary city native.
Pomegranate Cottage: Citrusdal Cottage Accommodation
The Pomegranate Cottage has two spacious bedrooms, both have en suite bathrooms (one with bath and one with shower). For the winter times warm up the room with the panel heater or in the summer turn on the air-con. Each bedroom is fitted with a double and single bed (covered in percale linen). In the living room you also have a sleeper couch, which means that this cottage can accommodate up to 8 people max.
The open-plan kitchen has the bonus of indoor braai, while the lounge area comes with deep leather sofas arranged around a fireplace and within reach of your DSTV remote control – dish provided but you need to bring your own decoder and card.
From the living room double doors open to an uncovered stoep with braai and hammock – heck, all these choices for that afternoon siesta! Although there is electricity, paraffin lanterns are provided. Our advice? Switch off the lights and the TV and light the lanterns and candles if you want to get the most out of the setting.
It’s a step down from the terrace to a wide of swathe of open lawn (another good siesta option) and from here a hop across to your private timber deck on the dam, where there’s a moored canoe for your private use. You also might consider hopping in the car and driving 5km down the road to a little known spot with massive views over the Swartland escarpment and a spot to braai your meat. Alternatively, leave the keys behind and cycle the 1.5km down to the quaint Kardoesie coffee shop
|Per extra person|
|Pomegranate||R950 per night||R650 per night||R150 per night|
|Canoe hire||R150 per day|
From Cape Town to the Pomegranate Cottage:
Take the N1 direction Paarl. Take the N7 turnoff (left) toward Malmesbury. While driving on Piekenierskloof pass on the N7 towards Citrusdal, look out for the “Kardoesie” coffee shop on your right hand side just before the top of the pass. 250 m after “Kardoesie”, turn left into Paleisheuwel Road. Continue driving for 900m, and turn right at the “Nuwedam” sign. The gravel road will take you straight to the Pomegranate Cottage.