Inside Guide

4 Cyphia Close Cabins, The Best Eco Cabins in The Cape 2023

4 Cyphia Close Cabins

Where Hout Bay
Distance from CT 25 mins
Setting This urban escape hidden on the slopes of Hout Bay’s western mountains offers incredible views of the beach and bay, Chapman’s Peak and surrounding fynbos-clad mountains. The owners have turned a barren piece of land into a thriving ecosystem, with a designer garden of indigenous coastal vegetation, and the two glam-rustic guest cabins are each situated in their own special spots in it. The Fynbos Pod is high on the hill, while the Reservoir Pod is above the small dam that feeds the eco pool. Both pods have direct access to the nature reserve from the property. Everything about this place is well thought out and special – from the hand-built basins made from sand on the property to the sliding windows that bring the outdoors in, and the “no shoes inside” policy.

The lodgings

  • king/queen or twin beds (plus a sleeper couch in Fynbos Pod)
  • bathroom with a shower (plus outdoor shower in Fynbos)
  • fully equipped kitchenette (gas stove, plus a mini dishwasher in Fynbos)
  • living/remote working area with indoor fireplace
  • deck with outdoor seating and braai
  • firepit (at Reservoir Pod)
  • outdoor wood-burning ‘hot bath (at Fynbos Pod)

Things to do

  • hiking trails in the adjacent nature reserve (down to Sandy Bay and Llandudno)
  • picnicking on the dunes nearby
  • visit Hout Bay’s working harbour and market
  • swimming and walks on the beach
  • restaurants and shops in Hout Bay
  • Constantia wine valley nearby
  • Chapman’s Peak Drive

Good to know On the same property, the owners’ house, The Sentinel (sleeps 6), can be booked out on request.
Child friendly? No, only teens
Pet friendly? No
Wifi? Yes
Sleeps 2 – 3
Cost From R1 500 per night for two people