If you are planning on spending a long weekend at a riverside lodge or mountain farmhouse, we have discovered a few remote Airbnbs for off-the-grid getaways that won’t be affected by load shedding.
Time to pack your bags, turn your phones off and add a bit of the great unknown to your trip away these holidays.
You will be right at home in this cosy four-sleeper if your idea of a slowing down involves connecting with nature. Located on the bank of the Tugela River and with spectacular views of the Spioenkop Mountain, this off-the-grid getaway is ideal for an overnight or longer stay. The cottage is built with sustainable materials sourced in the area, including a derelict farm shed. Furthermore, it is 100% solar-powered.
Luckof, Free State
Calling all mountain bikers, hikers, bird watchers, stargazers and nature photographers. This lodge at the foot of the majestic Joostenberg mountains is the ideal base from which to enjoy your outdoor hobbies. It is situated in the middle of a working farm. Solar power runs the home and an aquifer provides fresh water. It is also one of only a few places in the area with a pool for those hot Free State summer days.
Montagu, Western Cape
Privacy, peace, quiet and blue skies as far as you can see. This cottage is situated along the famous R62 route between Montagu and Barrydale. The space boasts all the modern amenities you need for a memorable stay and it is 100% off-grid. You can experience the night sky from the vantage point of a wood-fired hot tub.
Stanford, Western Cape
The Italian translation of the name of this lodge says it all – ‘happiness, satisfaction and bliss’. – that’s exactly what you’ll experience here. The surrounding fynbos are a particular treat, and the sunrises are worth waking at the crack of dawn for. Felicita is a self-sustaining eco-friendly operation and is fully reliant on gas and solar power.
Also, consider the charm of camping as an off-the-grid getaway. Read more here