My friend Adam booked out the Platteklip Wash house for his 32nd birthday celebration.
The Platteklip Wash house is part of the Table Mountain National Park and rests on the slopes of our beautiful & world famous Table Mountain. The name dates back to the mid to late 19th century when washer women used to work here. But recently it underwent a cool renovation and now you can book it out for a minimum of 2 people up to a maximum of 24 – you’d usually pay per person OR you can book it out as a venue for a special event and then pay one single fee. Adam paid R5500 to get this amazing spot for his bday party.
The really cool thing is that it’s right at the top of Oranjezicht, just off Sidmouth Avenue in Van Riebeeck Park which means it’s only about 8 or so minutes from town, but once you’re there it feels like you’re in the middle of nowhere.
Now let me show you around. This is the open plan lounge & dining room area:
And this is the bonfire & braai area outside:
Adam decided to feed us with copious amounts of sugary things to give his party a bit of a nostalgic kids party feel. Check out the spread:
Only problem is that I have a bit of a (OK OK a big) sugar sensitivity, so I was tripping off my head on sugar and my brain was buzzing at supersonic speed…
The rest of the evening was a bit of a blur. I felt like that squirrel, Hammy, from over the Hedge:
One thing I do remember though was that the Platteklip Wash house is an awesome spot. If you’re the hiking type – there’s also lots of hiking trails nearby. If you’re staying over in Cape Town but you want more of a “nature feel”, this will be perfect for you. Or if you are a Capetonian, just do what Adam did and book it out for a fat jol with your mates.
** The person Adam booked through was Sabrina Adams (firstname.lastname@example.org) – Tel: 021 462 7861