Leopard Valley Eco Retreat Cabins: Cape Sugarbird

  • 4 guests
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom

Hidden in a valley in the majestic Cederberg, this eco retreat on a 1 200-hectare farm offers a soul-firing escape in tranquil natural beauty. Shipping containers have been converted into five stylish cabins, painted black and positioned beneath a well-ventilated roof structure, with sliding doors that open onto a deck with spectacular views. Crystal-clear springs feed a dam, pond and swimming pool close by, and one cabin (Verreaux’s Eagle) has an outdoor bathtub for magical stargazing.

There are five off-grid cabins in total: three with one bedroom (Cape Canary, Malachite Sunbird and Verreaux’s Eagle), a family unit boasting two bedrooms (Cape Sugarbird) and the more compact Cape Weaver, which has more of a studio setup. But whichever one you choose, it’s sure to be comfortable and peaceful, with all the fresh air and wide open space you need to disconnect from daily life and return feeling rested and recharged.


Bedrooms + bathrooms

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom with shower, plus an outdoor shower
  • Eco-friendly bathroom amenities

Indoor + outdoor living

  • Fully equipped kitchenette with gas hob and fridge
  • Living room/sitting area
  • Deck with outdoor seating
  • Braai and firepit
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Outdoor shower
  • Private waterlily pond for swimming


On the property

  • Swim in the pond and spring-fed dams
  • Hiking trails with rock formations and San rock paintings
  • Bird-watching
  • Animal-spotting (Cape Leopard, Aardvark, African Wildcat, Bat-Eared Fox, Cape Fox + Porcupine)
  • Stargazing

In the area

  • Explore Clanwilliam and Citrusdal
  • Swim in hot springs at The Baths in Citrusdal
  • Take a buchu and rooibos tour at Skimmelberg
  • Spot birds in the Biedouw Valley
  • Various hikes and scenic drives
  • Various wine-tasting experiences
  • View the seasonal wildflowers (August and September)


  • WiFi
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Braai
  • Fire Pit
  • Pool
  • Dam
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Secure Parking

Best for

  • Families


Low Season
R2,690.00 Per Night

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