Amazing eco-friendly cabins to book on your next getaway



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Green living and cabins seem to be all the rage these days, and Cape Town has a lot to offer the local traveler as well. From gorgeous views stretching across the Overberg to a scorching weekend in a wood-fired hot tub, here are some adorable yet luxurious cabins to book.

Melozhori Private Game Reserve

Melozhori Private Reserve has been on my radar ever since I saw their amazing pods take to social media, writes Lynn Cupido of Cape {town} Etc. Total seclusion and mesmerizing views are the keyword when you choose to stay here, and their eco-friendly pods are draped in luxury – the perfect destination for a romantic getaway or honeymoon. An indoor fireplace, wood-fired hot tub, and free safari are just a few of the perks you get when you stay at their Valley or Waterfall pods. The area is also quite diverse, offering a range of outdoor activities to enjoy, including mountain biking and stargazing.

Teniqua Treetops

While being surrounded by mountain ranges and hills is one way to enjoy a secluded getaway, how about among the treetops? Teniqua Treetops will have your chest pounding and pretending to be Tarzan and Jane from South Africa while listening to birdsong and animal sounds in the distance. The eco-friendly accommodations have been built above ground, making sure to blend in with the natural surroundings and ensuring minimal damage to the environment. There is also a lot of privacy, as each spacious treehouse is spread over a large area. Hiking trails through the forest are a must, as well as a short trip to the beach if you feel like it.

KolKol Fynbos Pods

Nestled among the rugged hills of the River Bot, just a 1.5 hour drive from Cape Town, KolKol’s Fynbos Pods are a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. They offer a range of luxurious pods to suit your taste, each offering a unique design and feel. Go for a more rustic experience with their pecan pod, or take it up a notch with their Firelily pod. Each accommodation offers wonderful views of the fynbos and the Overberg mountains, as well as a KolKol hot tub – the perfect way to spend your winter nights.

The fountain hut

Imagine falling asleep to the sound of the crashing waves of the Indian Ocean and waking up to the cool breeze of Cape Town air. The Fountain Shack is a dream come true for those looking to immerse themselves in nature and get a little closer to the beauty of blue waters. The Fountain Shack is a gem that cannot be reached by vehicle, you’ll have to work for a bit of peace and quiet, but it’s worth it. Nestled in the majestic Robberg Nature Reserve, guests staying at this charming accommodation for a few days have the pleasure of sitting on the porch while spotting seals and pods of dolphins frolicking in the surf. This tiny cabin has a water tank to power the shower and faucets, as well as an Enviro Loo (waterless sanitation system) and solar power to keep the lights on.

The Riverstone House

The Riverstone House is a super trendy space that offers magnificent mountain views and is located along the banks of the dam of this farm. Perfect for a cozy winter getaway or a magical summer retreat, this property offers eco-friendly and stylish decor that includes brass fixtures and a claw-foot Victorian tub. Spend your evenings stargazing while listening to the crackling of a fire or a braai. The best part? You can bring your fur babies as the property accepts pets.

Sondagskloof

For those who hate harshness but love to anchor in nature, Sondagskloof is a little slice of heaven that will ensure all your wildest dreams come true. Nestled among towering trees and surrounded by exquisite mountain ranges that call the home of Overberg, this magnificent one-bedroom accommodation offers incredible views of the surrounding area and a modern interior that will make you stop and enjoy space. There is a fully equipped kitchen, an outdoor shower, a small deck, and a wood-fired hot tub for a bit of time. It’s the perfect getaway for those looking to get away from it all in nature.

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Photo: Melozhori Private Game Reserve


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