Kleinmond, Nature reserve

Kogelberg Nature Reserve eco-cabin

January 8, 2013

Kogelberg Nature Reserve - Oudebosch

After our trip to Mauritius, we re-packed our bags and headed straight off to Kogelberg Nature Reserve to stay in one of their new self-catering eco-cabins at Oudebosch. There are only 5 cabins which helps keep it exclusive and peaceful. The cottages are all beautifully designed, built with wood and stone and totally in keeping with their surroundings. The interiors are modern, comfortable and inviting, quite a surprise to their more rustic exterior.

Our cabin had a lovely kitchen and open plan living area that opened up onto an outdoor deck and courtyard with a braai. I really enjoyed the flow of our cabin and how you literally feel as though you are ‘in nature’ with all the sliding doors open and huge windows that look out onto magical views. Breath-taking mountains all around and fynbos on your doorstep.

There is a small eco-pool which is so welcoming after a hike or bike ride in the reserve and of course you can also walk down to the Palmiet River which is fantastic to swim in.

I always enjoy staying at any of the CapeNature reserves but I think Kogelberg has set a new precedent! Kogelberg is a World Heritage Site so it’s well worth visiting even if it’s just for a day trip.

Kogelberg Nature Reserve - Oudebosch

Kogelberg Nature Reserve - Oudebosch

Kogelberg Nature Reserve - OudeboschKogelberg Nature Reserve - Oudebosch

Kogelberg Nature Reserve - Oudebosch

Kogelberg Nature Reserve - Oudebosch

Kogelberg Nature Reserve - Oudebosch

Kogelberg Nature Reserve - Oudebosch

Kogelberg Nature Reserve - Oudebosch

Kogelberg Nature Reserve

Kogelberg Nature Reserve

All photography by Lana Kenney ©

6 Comments

  • Reply classiq January 8, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Only seeing the wild nature in those photos relaxes me. xo

  • Reply Kim Grey January 9, 2013 at 3:11 am

    Those cabins and their mountain setting look so tranquil, Lana. Lovely photos!

  • Reply Gail January 13, 2013 at 7:16 am

    Stunning images — well worth a visit! Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Titch Smuts September 22, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Can’t wait to visit S.A again & this spot is definitely on the list!

  • Reply Andre Johannessen February 4, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    This is amazing!!!!!!!!!! Do you have any available acommodation for the month of February please?

    • Reply Lana February 6, 2015 at 12:42 pm

      Hi Andre, please contact Kogelberg Nature Reserve directly. Thanks

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