Easter is synonymous with gatherings with family and friends, new beginnings, and, for us in the southern hemisphere, the start of the mild autumn season – an ideal time to travel. From March into May, landscapes show off their warm golden colours, and holidaymakers enjoy the days’ milder temperatures and cooler evenings. While we’re certainly grateful for the rain, you won’t be restricted by wet wintery weather. Pack up the family or meet up with friends for a spontaneous country escape in the Overberg.
Here are just a few reasons we love this region over Easter.
We can still picnic.
Find the perfect picnic spot along the lagoon at Mosaic, by the pool, or plan a beach excursion to Walker Bay where you can explore the mysteries of a stone-age cave. Or take an 8 km beach walk where you may encounter sleeping seals that flip-flop back into the ocean when you wake them. No matter your location preference, a delectable picnic is a must and can be pre-booked through our reception.
Fireside Tales and Smores
From our bedside fireplaces to outdoor bomas and fire pits at Lagoon Lodge, Mosaic understands the magic of sitting in front of a crackling fire and enjoying the company of friends, family, or even a favourite book. After a full day of activities, as the evening air becomes a little crisper, join us next to our large indoor fireplace for fine cuisine and wine while taking in the views of the lagoon.
Explore by bike or byfoot.
Autumn is full of fresh air, rosy cheeks and gorgeous sunsets – all of which can be achieved by getting out an about early in the morning to explore the estate and its surrounds. You might prefer a stroll along the lagoon, but there’s also a more challenging mountain bike adventure and plenty of hiking, trail running and biking trails nearby. Read more about our trail options here.
Sunsets that show off.
Some of the most magnificent sunsets happen in the Overberg. Sit back and enjoy as nature shows off the most spectacular hues, blooming with pinks, reds and oranges. We find that a locally-produced sparkling wine enhances the experience. 😉
Decadent food and wine.
vegetables plucked from our garden and home bakes to name a few) are one of the top reasons we love autumn at Mosaic. During these autumn months, the breathtaking landscapes of local farms and vineyards get only more beautiful. The area is also a little quieter at this time of year, and you can take the opportunity to visit some of the more popular eateries and wine estates without the hustle and bustle of high season. Or ‘stay home’ with us, for South African cuisine that’s world-class and cooked with all the hearty feels of home.
Finally read that book.
We all long for some quiet time when we can switch off, take a deep breath and indulge in an activity that is purely good for the soul. For many, it’s the luxury of curling up with a good book and a great cup of cocoa that makes a trip. Imagine doing this in the tranquil surrounds of the Mosaic Private Sanctuary, with nothing but the songs of the birds to keep you company.
The Easter holiday really is the best opportunity to explore our region and take advantage of all that is on offer. So, gather your family and friends and join us this Easter for some rest, relaxation and autumn foraging.
We look forward to sharing our love and passion for Mosaic Private Sanctuary with you.
With love from the Lagoon,
Breese, Kathryn, Marcelino, Simone & The Mosaic Team