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Southern Yurts - Yurt Camp: Kestrel - private

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  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
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Welcome to Southern Yurts' new camping experience!

The Yurt Camp offers guests a memorable stay in a private nature conservancy, situated between a breathtaking cliff-face and a gentle stream, with resident Black Eagles soaring above. The Camp consists of two visually-separated, neighbouring sites that can be booked separately or together. Kestrel sleeps 2 people and is well-equipped with a private wood-fired hot tub, bathroom, kitchen and outdoor braai space. 

The space
The Yurt Camp is split into two visually-separated, neighbouring sites that can be booked separately or together. Each site has their own private wood-fired hot tub, bathroom, kitchen with a small indoor fireplace, and outdoor braai area.

Site 1 - MALACHITE:
Please see separate Airbnb page "Southern Yurts - Yurt Camp: Malachite"

Site 2 - KESTREL: Kestrel sleeps 2 people in a small Camping Yurt, similar in size to a standard tent, equipped with a double bed, side light, linen and towels. Adjacent to the Yurt are two separate structures for your private use - one is a large bathroom with a hot shower, and the other is a comfortable kitchen and lounge space.

Kestrel is equipped for self-catering with solar power and phone-charging facilities, a gas stove top for cooking, a fridge, crockery, cutlery, utensils, braai facilities, firewood, firelighters, soaps, shampoos, salt, pepper, and the farm's homegrown organic olive oil to taste! You need only bring your food and drinks!

PLEASE NOTE: Kestrel is for your private use.

*THERE ARE NO SHARED FACILITIES AT SOUTHERN YURTS

If you would like to book both Malachite and Kestrel (the whole Yurt Camp), you should check both Airbnb calendars to make sure the dates you are looking for are available. You then book Malachite and Kestrel (two separate bookings) - we will know that you are intending to book the whole Camp. Both Malachite and Kestrel's kitchen areas have a daybed which can be made up with linen to accommodate an additional two guests, and extra camping for up to four campers can be arranged.

SOUTHERN YURTS AND THE SURROUNDS:
Southern Yurts is located on Porcupine Hills Guest Farm, which is home to both a small olive growing operation and a nature conservancy. Guests staying at the Yurt Camp are situated in the conservancy and have full access to the farm during their stay.

The Yurt Camp is situated under the farm's distinguishable ridge, with a gentle riverine area to the one side of the camp. Enjoy a walk through the farm's olive groves, only two minutes from the camp, or a longer hike along the beautiful Verraux Trail (1,5 - 2 hours long). For guests that would like to explore more of the conservancy, there are a number of hikes or trail running routes around the farm that give you spectacular views and expose an incredible array of flora unique to the region. Mountain bikers can cycle on nearby farms, with the most notable trails being on Paul Cluver and Oak Valley (30 mins from Southern Yurts).

When you want to be near the water, enjoy a light 5 minute walk to our dam - swim it's length, or enjoy a sundowner under the cool shade of the weeping willow.

For bird lovers, the farm is a small oasis. Whether it's a rare spotting of our resident Moorhen or Coot on the dam, or a Verreaux Eagle soaring over the rocky cliffs above - there will be plenty of feathered reasons to bring your binoculars.

If you're staying a bit longer and would like to discover the area a little more, there are a number of activities for all ages. The nearby highly acclaimed Cape Canopy Tours offers an exhilarating soar by zip line over the Overberg mountains.

For wine tours, we usually recommend Beaumont Wine Estate or Luddite - they do wine tastings at their stunning farms in Botrivier, located +/- 16km from Southern Yurts/Porcupine Hills Guest Farm. If you'd like to go further afield, Oak Valley has a wonderful tasting room and restaurant (The Melting Pot) which serves tasty lunches and dinners (30 mins from the farm). There are numerous other tasting rooms and wine farms between Botrivier and Hermanus - we often recommend that guests who feel like exploring the greater Overberg region, drive through Botrivier and towards Hermanus for the day.

Once in Hermanus you can visit the Country Market (Saturday mornings until 1pm) for some delicious freshly grown produce, homemade products and gourmet brunch/lunch. If you'd prefer to be next to the sea, Bientang's Cave offers a spectacular view! Tables are situated right on the rocks looking over the sea, and you can enjoy a local craft beer or glass of wine perfectly paired with a seafood platter. If you're lucky, you may even see whales (in season)!

For more exciting activities in the area, from horse riding to whale watching, please refer to our info-brochure in our accommodation or contact us for more information.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom
1 double bed

What this place offers

Garden view
Mountain view
Lake access
Kitchen
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Private hot tub
Pets allowed
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Where you’ll be

Bot River, Western Cape, South Africa

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Hosted by Kate And Tobin

Joined in March 2018
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We manage the yurt accommodation venture on Porcupine Hills Guest Farm. In December 2017 we launched our company, Southern Yurts, which produces custom built yurts for sale and rental. In March 2018 we established our first yurt rental on Porcupine Hills - here you can enjoy the experience of a yurt in one of South Africa's uniquely beautiful landscapes. For more information on Southern Yurts and what we do, please check out (Website hidden by Airbnb) or follow us on @southernyurts. If you would like more information on other accommodation offered at Porcupine Hills, please contact Leanda at (Email hidden by Airbnb)
We manage the yurt accommodation venture on Porcupine Hills Guest Farm. In December 2017 we launched our company, Southern Yurts, which produces custom built yurts for sale and ren…

During your stay

We greet guests at our residence (signposted as 'Southern Yurts' from the main road as you enter the farm). Although detailed information on the farm and Camp will be sent to you via email upon confirmation of booking, we will also run through this with you on arrival. We will provide you with a map of hikes in the area if you wish, and answer any other questions you may have. All of this information, as well as emergency numbers, will be available in your yurt accommodation in the 'Guest Info Book'.

If you require further assistance during your stay, please feel free to contact us at Reception during work hours.
We greet guests at our residence (signposted as 'Southern Yurts' from the main road as you enter the farm). Although detailed information on the farm and Camp will be sent to you v…

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