Kaapsehoop Accommodation for your wedding, conference, private function and getaway weekend
Kaapsehoop accommodation is as intimate as the town that hosts it. Each year many adventurers will settle for a night of peaceful sleep in the town and they will enjoy the hospitality and the comfort that comes from staying in a town that is so snuggly hidden away from the world, nestled in between forest, grassland and ancient rocks. Kaapsehoop accommodation is as unique as the town and the people who inhabit it. The lodges, restaurants and private homes are all neatly placed next to one another. Over the years, Kaapsehoop has grown to become a place, not just for tourists but it has also become a wedding, conference and private functions haven. Secluded from the world it is a wonderful place to exchange intimate vows, have a quiet conference or host a private function.
On a fresh morning, the sun peeks up over the edge of the escarpment and shines down onto the grassland, the rocks and onto the buildings below. If you are an early riser you can take a moonlit walk to the edge of the mountain. With very few lights in the town and no light pollution, on a clear night the moon lights up the town to such a great extent that no torch will be needed to light your way. The rest of the sleepy town will be dead silent as you make your way up to what some locals refer to as the “drop-off”. The place where the mountain suddenly drops away, giving way to the historical valley below. Seeing the sun break the mists below, seeing the farms, dams and ponds dotting the ground in the valley below is an unforgettable sight as the thick mist clears.
Once the sun is well and truly up, and the town is revived, you can make your way to a warm breakfast at your Kaapsehoop accommodation before setting out on a day’s adventure. And adventures are what you will have when you are staying in Kaapsehoop. There is always something to keep you occupied, especially if you are an outdoors kind of person. What you see in the town is not all that Kaapsehoop has to offer by way of things to do. Hidden away in the nearby forests there is a whole other world waiting to invite you in and show you the time of your life. From horse ranches where you can spend the day enjoying the company of these glorious beasts, to time spent travelling along the various horse trails, all at your own speed, a visit to the area would be incomplete without spending at least part of your holiday on horseback. The town is renowned for its resident horses. The wild horses of Kaapsehoop have become the town’s mascots and most protected wild pets.
A little background
When this scenic mountain town was at its height of popularity, people flocked to live here. When it was booming, around 4000 people made their homes here and all of them hoped to find gold. Mines were set up all over the area and due to its lack of hygiene and lack of sanitation, the population was soon plagued by sickness and death, something that was common during this time.
Today the remnants of death, being overworked and the misery that some experienced have manifested into spiritual activity, so some say. The overall feel of the town is one of peace and serenity, but some areas both in and around the town are known for having an unrest in the energy. People like to believe that things occasionally go bump in the night here, but that is up to the person who feels it.
Salvador Pub is one place in the village town where ghostly sightings and feelings are common. Snapped photos or vanishing apparitions cause little stir among the locals who are used to seeing these paranormal villagers but for those who are not used to such occurrences, such events do a bit more than rattle them. Some walk away from their experience feeling as though their lives have been altered forever.
Throughout the town, you will hear the sounds of cantering horses as they run both on the outskirts of town and through the town itself. Many of the horses that inhabit the area date back to the 1800’s and their legacy continues on through to the present day. Some people report hearing the phantom footsteps of the horses who once played an important role in the growth and history of the town.
If you have decided to spend a few days at your Kaapsehoop accommodation, you will have time to indulge in the history of the town while enjoying the interesting looking homes and lodgings. Hiking among the natural landforms, visiting the waterfall and caves, and getting back in touch with nature in the forests are just a few of the things to do.
Weddings, conferences and private functions in Kaapsehoop
The magical setting of this old town makes for a beautiful backdrop for weddings, conferences and private functions. Memories to last a lifetime can be made amid the towering plantations or in any one of the unique Kaapsehoop guest houses and hotels. This town offers a unique accommodation experience and even more unique venue opportunities are available for those who wish to have their wedding in this quaint but picturesque town.
Long Creek Lodge will offer you a beautiful place to stay and we cater for weddings, private functions and conferences and we provide elegant accommodation for those who are looking for an escape from the city. Contact us today to find out more about our accommodation and facilities.