Let’s escape. To a world of uninterrupted views. A world where nature bursts at the seams, and South African luxury oozes from every crevasse. A world where the wonder of the sky touches the robustness of the land. Where we can indulge in the simpler melodies of life, where soft breezes of the ocean softly caress each moment. There where bubbles of time cocoon our most precious moments and drift jovially towards the bleeding horizon.
The glorious Sandcastle Villa is a place where magic meets hospitality, where indulgence meets grace, and where the force of nature meets the gentleness of the domicile that is known as the Sandcastle Villa. Let’s escape to this world of enchantment and stay there for as long as we please.
The Villa Life at Sandcastle Villa
Sandcastle Villa can accommodate 8 people in 4 state-of-the-art, ocean-facing bedrooms. Two of the 4 rooms have king-size beds that can swallow all the woes of one’s past. The Sandcastle Villa is enveloped by 2 kilometres of mostly untouched, private beachfront, and lush vegetation that stands to serve as a buffet for giraffes, zebras, springboks, the Cape Yellow mongoose, and much more. The Sandcastle Villa has proven, time and time again, to be a true diversion for everyday life!
Moreover, the architecture of the Sandcastle Villa is simplistic, yet intriguing. It’s meant to imitate the land and its limitless seascape, to draw attention to the burnt orange turrets that seem to look as if giant ants built the castle, especially for us. It blends itself into the landscape, unassumingly perched as a king on a throne.
Booking with the Sandcastle Villa is easy, simply decide if you want the ‘all-inclusive package’, or the ‘self-catering package’. The all-inclusive package includes all meals, prepared by the private chef, as well as all beverages, daily housekeeping, guides, tours, and finally; laundry services.
The Reserve Around Sandcastle Villa
The reserve at the Sandcastle Villa is situated in a malaria-free area of the country. Because the reserve is situated atop a valley, Sandcastle overlooks the immeasurable Indian Ocean and is happily bordered by coastal forest, totalling 275 hectares of private paradise.
The Sandcastle Villa is drenched in history. Because the villa is situated in the formerly known Ciskei region, you can expect to the more rural side of East London. The good news is that you can explore this reserve thoroughly! There are multiple walking and running roots that stem directly from Sandcastle Villa.
Moreover, if you choose to indulge in scenic views and birdwatching at the same time, your guide can take you to the best spots on the reserve, or you could simply take a game drive! With the various wildlife around Sandcastle Villa, booking a bush drive can be an experience unlike any other. These walks are curated by you; the distance, what you wish to accomplish, and what you hope to discover.
Other Activities at Sandcastle Villa
When booking the ultimate vacation with the Sandcastle Villa, be assured that there is plenty for you to do! The Sandcastle Villa offers an array of wellness activities to indulge in, including yoga, kayaking, spa treatments, guided bush walking, and more. If you feel like having a message upon arrival at the Sandcastle Villa, you can choose between a 60-minute Ngculura Experience, a Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage, a Swedish Full Body massage, a Hot Stone Massage, Aromatherapy, and finally, an Indian Head Massage. They also have an array of beauty services that they offer, like waxing and pedicures.
Another activity that’s a must for anyone staying at the Sandcastle Villa is mussel picking! It’s a farm-to-table, food-harvesting concept that everyone should try at least once in their life! Apart from harvesting your own food for dinner, you learn about conservation, muscle picking techniques, and proves to be a skill that you can make use of for the rest of your life! After picking mussels, your harvest is exquisitely prepared in a white wine sauce by Sandcastle Villa’s private chef.
Apart from mussel picking, you can also delight in kayaking on the Gqtuwa, or surf the magnificent waves of East London, or perhaps swim in the infinity pool that overlooks, well, everything. You could also just spend the night stargazing with the lounge’s telescope.
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Sand Tunes and Ant Dunes
With sand dunes and white beaches spanning as far as the eye can see, a world of coastal magic simply waits for your willingness to explore its spells. Dance to the lullaby of the waves, delight in the sight of Africa’s beasts, conform to the birdsongs that announce the setting sun and savour the quality of life around the dinner table at night after a long day of enchantment.
It’s only the one life that we are gifted with, and that is a truth that Sandcastle Villa bases its whole existence on. It is about the art of living, and it is about reintroducing it into your soul. This is the magic of Sandcastle Villa, and it’s everything but fictional.