Take me back to the weekend! These tiny – but beautiful – South African getaways, which encapsulate everything we love about tiny spaces, are just what you need to escape the Monday blues.
These old shipping containers have been converted into eco-friendly, set catering accomoodation. The 60sq m container sleeps two people, and offers all the amenities including a braai and wood-fired hot tub on the patio to enjoy star-gazing.
Copia Eco Cabins is situated on a working farm in the Bot river valley, about a 90 minute drive from Cape Town.
A magnificent feat of structural engineering, The Fynbos Pods (designed and built by owner Rudi) hover off the ground. A smooth rectangular cocoon, clad in wood and containing a seamless flow of interconnected kitchen, lounge, bedroom and bathroom, all gazing out idly at the landscape.
Amid the beauty of the Cradle of Humankind we find The Pavilion, a super-cool minimalist retreat made up of glass and steel to create a 60 square meter glass box. The compact glass structure makes for an unobtrusive addition to the landscape. It boasts seemingly invisible walls which we refer to as a ‘glass curtain’. Many of them are actually sliding doors that can be pulled aside.
These glass fronted cabins afford occupants breath-taking views of the Palmiet river valley. The 2-sleeper cabins consist of an open plan bedroom, lounge, dining and kitchen area with one bathroom, outdoor braai facility and a deck
Casa Marula is a contemporary, opened planned bush house located in beautiful Marloth Park. It is a short 15min walk from the fence that borders the Kruger National park, from where you can enjoy views of the Big 5.