Only two and a half hours outside of Cape Town in the Poortjieskloof mountains near Montagu, you will find Cabine Du Cap – a top hideaways and beautifully serene off grid luxury retreat. Set on 175 hectares of land in the Klein Karoo and completely isolated and unlike any other, this is definitely one for the romantics. If you haven’t been lucky enough to relish a stay here, it’s likely you’ve seen it featured in one of a plethora of lifestyle magazines around the world. And now this remarkable farm is for sale!
Expansive views across the mountain valley are just magical, particularly on hot summer days, or when the sun sets and everything turns golden. At night time guests are spellbound by the sounds of owls toot, jackals barking and the wide-open sky, strewn with infinite stars. And as early morning light creeps in, the skies fill with bird calls and even, for those lucky enough, perhaps the cry of the elusive Caracal.
Cabine Du Cap accommodates up to 20 people with two primary options where you can stay: Caracal and The Main Camp.
Impossibly positioned on the crest of a mountain overlooking the valley below, Caracal is an four-bedroom eco-masterpiece masterpiece with 360 degree views and accommodation for up to 12 people. With 360-degree views and a swimming pool on the edge of a cliff, Caracal is fully off the grid with reverse osmosis purified water, solar and gas power. Timber is sustainable Siberian Larch from rarewoods.co.za. Architecture by Migs + Drew, landscaping by Tone Alexander and interiors by Malawi Cane.
Named after the elusive and mystical African wild cat, Caracal sits perched on a hill on the edge of the Klein Karoo. Inspired by the wooden cabins of Northern Scandinavia, here is an incredibly stylish box built on the edge of a hill surrounded by rocky semi-desert. Beautifully considered it keeps cool and breezy in summer, warm and cosy in winter. This is amplified by the easy-inside out feeling as almost every exterior wall is made of glass. There are also floor-to-ceiling windows that slide open transforming the light-touch cabin into an open-everywhere platform.
Made up of three suites – the main bedroom is adjacent to the living area and alongside the pool deck. Here is a black free-standing tub and outdoor shower. The second is a little more private, accessed over a natural path and set away from the house, while the third is down a set of steep stairs alongside of the house; this has a completely different back view. This lower suite is also attached to what could be a teenager or kid’s bunk room. It has eight three-quarter, extra length bunks made from beautiful dark wood and lined as if on a train carriage.
Equally impressive is even with this level of slickness Caracal is completely off-grid and runs one hundred percent on solar power. It also has it’s own water filtration system (providing the sweetest H2O on tap) and phones will only connect through WiFi.
The Main Camp consists of La Cabine (the original cabin), Goshawk’s Nest. a luxury safari tent, and Weaver’s Nest, a luxury camping tent. All three of these are in close vicinity to each other.
La Cabine is surrounded by mountains and makes the absolute most of the great outdoors by opening out to extend the deck into one, immense platform. On the lower level there’s a pool, boma and another shaded lounge, making this the most blissfully easy bush escape.
Surrounded by mountains, there isn’t a city light to be seen and only the sound of tooting owls and jackals to be heard at night. As bush escapes go, this is just blissful – this is glamping at its best. There is also opportunity to build an additional cabin on a different but equally beautiful site.
If you’re after a retreat in the mountains, and don’t want to skip on any of life’s pleasures then this is the place for you. In fact, here it’s quite the opposite; you can probably dial up the pleasure meter in every conceivable way.
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