SOUTHERN YURTS is situated on the beautiful Diepklowe Nature Reserve, just 90 minutes (100km) from Cape Town. We strive to provide a high quality experience for our guests. Each of our unique accommodations offers a memorable and stylish getaway where guests can connect with the beautiful natural surroundings without compromising on comfort. All accommodations have private facilities, including private wood-fired hot tubs. Linen, towels and basic supplies are also included in your stay. One can expect to create stories to share and memories that will linger!
At Southern Yurts, we operate with a strong ecological conscience. All of our firewood is harvested from alien eradication efforts in the Botrivier. Accommodations are built from up-cycled materials; new wood is sourced from alien trees around the Western Cape; Cabins have been re-designed from existing buildings, and our Yurt canvas covers are stitched by South African companies that, like us, care about supporting local industry. All accommodation units are equipped with biodegradable soaps, shampoos and conditioners. Water is sourced from springs on the farm, and reused from showers and hot tubs on the gardens (which returns to the river systems via natural filtration).
In addition to the Diepklowe Nature Reserve, the property is also home to Porcupine Hills Guest Farm - a small olive-growing operation. The property has a range of activities, including marked and mapped hiking trails, trail running, bird watching (bird books and binoculars provided), and a small farm dam with a canoe and kayak. Fishing (catch and release) is also available at the farm dam, and fishing rods and gear can be rented by prior arrangement. If you’d like to explore the surrounding area, activities such as wine tasting, zip lining, horse-riding, farmer’s markets, and more, are all within a 30-minute drive. Whilst Southern Yurts accommodation is self-catering, Sundowner Baskets, Pizza Baskets, Dinner Baskets and Breakfast Baskets can be arranged. Please get in touch with us for more information on what the basket contains when you book.
Please note: We do not take swops over the public or school holidays. As we are ultimately a weekend destination, weekend swops will be limited. A Swop stay is a minimum of two nights.