Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Akasha Mountain Retreat

When talking about Akasha, you have to start with the mountain  . . .
This beautiful Moroccan styled retreat sits high up and  close to the southern most point of Africa and the magnificence of its location cannot go unmentioned!



Owners Elana and Chris have created and built Akasha into a peaceful little bit of luxury on this mountain top. They have incorporated their love of Moroccan design and craft into every aspect, and these design elements from way up north combine perfectly with a Southern African aesthetic.



The palette and tones are muted and natural, complimenting the view rather than distracting from it.



 A carefully constructed combination of vistas, and decorative details.



Original old doors from morocco, logs from the farm, sculptural candelabra all work together
to form a harmonious "cape-maroc" mood board.



It's the details that always distract me in a place like this!



tea-in-akasha anyone?



Silver tea trays and containers add a reflective note to the palette



The bedrooms are designed to maximise the views,
while the sequins on the handira reflect the morning sunshine.



And just because you are, quite literally, at the end of a well beaten track, doesn't mean that all your creature comforts won't be taken care of.



There are even plans {I hear} of a spa and some interesting Earth Zen products -
so time for a massage and a little detox before sunset and a glass of red?



Doors open onto secret spaces and the barriers between inside and outside melt away.



 Carefully sourced items from Moroccan souks have found a new home and add a brush of colour to the palette.


And finally again  . . . that view



My visit was a fleeting one - but I do plan to go back!


To find out more about staying at Akasha Mountain Retreat you can find them on Facebook
or on their website: http://www.akasharetreat.co.za/