Over the weekend, my boyfriend, Nik, and I decided that we’d make a spontaneous escape from the buzzing city for one night. We chose to go to Die Ou Pastorie, situated in Skeerpoort, Magaliesburg, as I’d heard so many fantastic things about it. Darlings, this place is a real little hidden gem – just wait until I tell you all about our time there!
Nik and I arrived on Saturday in the late afternoon. We were both instantly delighted by the wonderfully enchanting architecture and very friendly staff. Die Ou Pastorie is built around an original 1880s pastoral home and set in the most magnificent gardens at the foot of the mountains. So, you can only imagine how amazingly tranquil – not to mention stunning – it is out there!
Our comfortable room was fully equipped with a king-sized bed, DSTV and air conditioning. It also boasted the most beautiful view of tall trees and manicured lawns. After we unpacked, we decided we’d go and explore the grounds before heading to dinner.
After a glass of wine and a dip in the gorgeous rock pool, Nik and I went to dinner. The inside of the restaurant is enthralling – it boasts some serious old-school glamour! For starters, we shared the bruschetta topped with rosa tomatoes and basil pesto, which was delicious.
For mains, I then went for the grilled kingklip, while Nik opted for the beef fillet. Both dishes were served with grilled vegetables, and were well-sized. My fish was sublime – the lemon butter sauce that it was done in was ever so memorable! Nik said that his dish was just as impressive.
For dessert, we decided to order both the baklava cigars and carrot cake slice to share. Both sweet treats were fantastic – the carrot cake was especially fresh and tasty. We then headed back to our room for further rest and relaxation. It was the most divine peaceful evening!
The next morning, we woke up early and headed back to the restaurant for breakfast. This time, we sat outside in the glorious outdoor section under the trees – what a treat! To start, we both ordered a cappucinno and a fresh croissant, which was served with a bowl of fresh fruit on the side.
As our main dish, Nik and I both ordered the Pastorie Benedict with crispy bacon, which was really tasty. All in all, all of the food that we tucked into at Die Ou Pastorie was well-presented and very creative. We enjoyed each and every dish!
After breakfast, we returned to our room to pack up our things and check out. Although the stay was short and sweet, it left us both feeling wonderfully relaxed. It was a stunning little escape, Darlings! If you’re looking for a tranquil spot to enjoy a night or weekend away, go and check out Die Ou Pastorie. It’s also worth visiting for breakfast or lunch over a weekend.
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