Well, we needed to get away for the weekend but having a more senior Jack Russell made it difficult. Having left it a bit late also meant that we were not able to get a house minder.
Then Google came up with a solution in the form of the pet friendly Lavender Lake Farm situated a short distance from Magaliesberg,roughly an hour from Jozi.
On arrival the dogs never stopped exploring the large fenced garden which gave us the opportunity to sit back and relax. There are two cottages which are self catering and fitted out with everything one could want, ours had two bedrooms with an additional sleeper couch and a large fireplace , happily we bought wood as the air was cooler given that we were well into autumn, so after a walk around the lake it would be time to light the fire and prepare supper.
There is a great deal to do In the area, one could visit Sun City or the Pilansberg Reserve but we opted for long walks and chilling with the books and magazines we had bought. One sometimes needs to slow down and learn to relax. The little town of Magaliesberg has a few hotels , restaurants and a fully stocked Super Spar, we brought all our own supplies but realise now that we could simply have packed clothes and picked up the necessary in the town.
It’s a long time since we were last here so will more than likely do some exploring and take a few pictures for all terrain. The farm is really worth a visit, especially given the shirt drive and close proximity to Jozi.
For more info www.lavenderlake.co.za