Text by: Charlotte Rogers


Taking a break from the city is essential for mental well-being, and there’s nowhere that puts relaxation more in the limelight than Silver Forest Boutique Lodge and Spa. Located in Somerset West, just 25 minutes from Cape Town International Airport, Silver Forest is the perfect escape to the Cape Winelands. It’s just a hop, skip and a jump from the historic wine estates of Vergelegen, Lourensford Estate and Morgenster, and within 10 minutes of three of the top-10 restaurants in the country.
There are several things that make Silver Forest Boutique Lodge and Spa different from the other five-star establishments in the area. First and foremost, their pricing structure – the value for money offered by Silver Forest is virtually unmatched in the area. Their unique décor means that Silver Forest is not just a charming place to stay, it is also a stellar example of true South Africa style. Silver Forest is a family-run business, and their standards are exceptionally high – the rooms are spotless, the glasses are always shined, and the mirrors are all polished to perfection.
Rooms at Silver Forest give guests a haven of peace and calm. It is a place they can go to take off their shoes, let their hair down, and breathe in the stunning surroundings. Each Garden Suite has a log-burning fire, and the Main Forest Suite has a log-fired hot tub, making Silver Forest the ideal destination this winter. These rooms are perfect for honeymooning couples, as well as romantics looking to put the flame back in their relationship.
It wouldn’t be a holiday without a little pamper session, and the Silver Forest Spa is the perfect place to recharge the batteries. Their Thermal Suite includes a sauna, Rasul, Jacuzzis and hydro-jet massage pools. 
They have four treatment rooms, including two couple treatment rooms, as well as  a tranquility room and a stunning relaxation deck on the upper level.
Silver Forest recently introduced a new concept – Afriwellness – which allows guests access to enjoy tailor made retreats because there is no one-size-fits-all approach to wellness.