Kate vist to Baraza Resort & Spa

Baraza Resort poolI was expecting Baraza Resort & Spa to be a little “too much” , a little over the top. It actually isn’t, though of course it is the opposite of Breezes Beach Club’ homely style. Indeed there’s an argument to say that you should stay at places which are completely different from your home when you come on holiday and Baraza would certainly fit the bill.

Baraza Resort & Spa welcomes families and is very child friendly with a large childrens club, with nanny available at all times, children’s pool and kids activities laid on. But as it is well spaced out, it welcomes honeymoon couples just as easily and an easy harmony is maintained by keeping the two groups apart… each suite has its own designated beach lounger (no marching out at 7am to claim the best lounger here!) with one bedroom villas given loungers on one side of the beach and loungers for the family villas on the other side. This naturally somewhat separates the lovebirds from the kids.

There are two types of villas at Baraza Resort – one bedroom villa and two bedroom villa. The one bedroom villas are extremely spacious all with private terrace, garden and plunge pool. There’s a bedroom, sitting room complete with day bed, dressing room and palatial bathroom. The equally spacious two bedroom villas are designed for families (NOT two couples) as there is a master bedroom and bathroom on a similar scale to the one bedroom villas and a second twin bedded room with smaller shower room. The day bed in the second bedroom can be converted into a third bed if it’s a family of five. These villas have a good sized garden area, lots of privacy and a small pool.

Barazza Spa – this is a very cool aspect of Barazza Resort and certainly one of the nicest spas that I have been to. It is decorated in the Arabic style and is wildly over the top but great fun! Lots of lanterns, lots of Arabic arches and gorgeous brass canisters.

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Kate Bergh is co-founder of Cedarberg African Travel, a specialist tour operator for Southern and East Africa.

She heads up the South African office, having lived in South Africa since 1993. Her home looks up to the Cedarberg Mountains, where she enjoys hiking and cycling, when she’s not out discovering new places to visit, with her three children in tow. Kate has travelled extensively throughout the region to Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique and Zimbabwe as well as most areas of South Africa. She also loves history, meeting people and a good thriller...


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