10 enchanting mountain cabins within the western cape for a peaceable retreat


Former flight attendants and companions Tanja Kruger and Anna Christodoulou swopped jet lag for the quiet life, by launching Cabinseekers, a reserving platform that helps South Africans escape their fast-paced lives and entry distinctive areas that pressure them to decelerate and reconnect with themselves, their family members and nature, and that encourage creativity and encourage leisure. 

Accompanied by a 3rd Cabinseeker, their canine, who’s been travelling with them since she was eight weeks previous, the duo takes pictures with a human component of themselves genuinely having fun with mountain cabins, relatable content material that helps their followers really feel they’re getting a trusted referral from a pal earlier than reserving.

1. Southern Yurts, Bot River 

A distinctive glamping and cabin expertise on an attractive Renosterveld Conservancy. Southern Yurts has two cabins , every with a wood-fired scorching tub – along with the three Yurts glamping websites (additionally with their very own scorching tub). The farm provides a variety of actions, together with marked and mapped climbing trails, and bird-watching (hen books and binoculars offered), and has a small farm dam with a kayak, canoe and paddle board. Fishing (catch and launch) can be out there on the farm dam for an additional charge, and fishing rods and equipment might be rented by prior association. While Southern Yurts lodging is self-catering, sundowner, dinner, pizza or breakfast baskets (stocked with domestically sourced items) might be organized previous to arrival. 

2. Copia Eco Cabins, Bot River Valley

Courtesy of Copia Eco Cabins

The first cabin we stayed in is nonetheless our favorite. The modern inside design, comfortable lighting and a focus to element make it simple to forget youre staying in a container. Copia Eco Cabins creates simply the appropriate ambiance to your subsequent romantic break. Three shipping containers overlook the whole Bot River Valley. 

3. Aardts, De Rust (40km from George)

If isolation and a digital detox mixed with insane views are what you’re on the lookout for, that is the perfect getaway for you! From the second you arrive at its distinctive entrance and stroll down its superbly handcrafted stairs, youll rapidly realise that this house is one in every of a form. It’s nice for {couples} desirous to reconnect and take in all of the romance this unimaginable Klein Karoo getaway has to supply. 

4. Melozhori Treehouse, Bonnievale

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It is a luxurious escape to nature in a secluded valley in a reserve. Its in-room providing features a pizza oven, espresso machine, comfortable velvety robes and slippers, luxurious rest room facilities, a constructed-in fire, a 3m hammock and an out of doors bathe. Go for a stroll or cycle on the reserve (there are not any harmful predators), get pleasure from a sport drive included in each two-night time keep, or simply stargaze from the consolation of your woodenfired scorching tub. The unit is selfcatering, however bespoke eating might be organized on the time of reserving.  

5. De Kombuys Property, Cango Valley

This 200-year-old working Cape Dutch Farm within the Swartberg mountains has property wines, free-range Wagyu and The Marbled Wagyu, its on-site restaurant, specialises in Wagyu beef. Select from one in every of three luxurious villas, every with a spacious open-plan dwelling space and fireside. Double doorways lead out to a patio with a heated splash pool and sumptuous views of the Swartberg mountains. 

An indoor rest room with a bathe that leads exterior to an open-air bathe and tub. All the pieces has been fastidiously curated to make sure you have the whole lot you have to totally chill out and revel in. It’s also possible to order scrumptious braai meat from the Marbled Wagyu restaurant. Discuss full consolation and repair at your step! 

6. Camp Canoe, Franschhoek 

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At this indulgent house on the doorstep of Boschendal Wine Property, all of your wants are met and a focus to element is second to none. All tents are full with a wood-fired scorching tub, a beautiful deck dealing with unimaginable views, a cosy fire and a full kitchenette fitted with Smeg home equipment. The dam is close by for a dip, canoeing or lazing round. Boschendal delivers picnics.

7. Hemeln Aarde Stud, Hemelen-Aarde Valley 

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The place luxurious meets seclusion simply exterior the picturesque city of Hermanus. Surrounded by breathtaking views of majestic mountains and exquisite horses, Hemeln Aarde Stud gives two opulent self-catering bungalows with the whole lot you want for a soothing keep. Go for walks across the farm and be greeted by horses or cycle on farms within the space or do some whale watching in Hermanus through the season. After a busy day exploring and wine tasting, return to your personal bungalow, soak within the scorching tub and benefit from the calm of grazing horses proper in your doorstep. 

8. Mount Bain Cabin, Bainskloof Cross 

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Mount Bain Cabin gives easy luxurious whereas being a totally off-the-grid expertise. It qualifies as a magical spot for chosen solitude and reconnecting with nature. Whereas many creature comforts are included, that is nonetheless very a lot an escape near Nature in all her many kinds. Theres a shocking wood-fired scorching tub recessed into the deck surrounded by a wraparound hammock web. Nestled into the mountain is an out of doors tub and bathe.

  • Value: R3 000R3 793 pn 
  • Discover out extra: Air Bnb

9. Stonewood Mountain Cabin, Bainskloof Cross 

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This cosy American doublestorey wood cabin is totally outfitted to your selfcatering wants. If you’re a tea lover, you’ll be in your component with its big range. It could actually sleep as much as six folks – and you’re welcome to take your doggos with you! Hike all the way down to the crystalclear river for a day swim or take a drive to the close by restaurant at Bosjes Farm or Rietdakkie Padstal (which shares the whole lot you want if you‘ve forgotten groceries).  

10. Abrikoos Kloof – The Cave Hous, 20 minutes from Montagu

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Abrikoos Kloof provides {couples} from everywhere in the world an opportunity to flee their busy lives and give attention to reconnecting with every different. The Cave Home is a shocking instance of how nature and design can come collectively to create an unforgettable expertise. From the four-poster, an additional king-size mattress to the freestanding copper bathtub and Italian espresso machine, sleeping in a cave has by no means been this luxury.  

  • Value: R3 580 per couple pn (minimum two-night keep)
  • Discover out extra: Abrikoos Kloof

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