Touching the earth lightly
The eco-pool is just one of several eco-friendly solutions to ensure Kogeberg’s new cabins are kind to the environment. For starters, they are constructed from wood so they can perch on small concrete pad foundations. Because the cabins are raised off the ground, they allow groundwater and all manner of critters to pass below. The roof garden, which is planted with indigenous grasses, is more than a pretty touch. It not only helps the lodgings blend in with the surrounds, it actually also moderates the temperature inside.
Solar water heating, LED lighting, a gas stove and a fireplace in each unit keep the use of energy low, while water-saving devices and composting toilets reduce water use. What’s more, the cabins have been designed to make use of the sun and cross ventilation to keep the indoors pleasantly mild – no air-con required. They’re also cleverly orientated to offer protection against the prevailing summer wind and make the most of the sweeping views.
Whereas most of modern life moves you away from nature, Kogelberg brings you closer to living in harmony with the planet. From the moment you wake to sun on the mountain peaks until you fall asleep to Mother Nature’s soundtrack, you’ll be rewarded with moments to remember. With all the required Covid-19 measures in place, Kogelberg is just the place to feed your soul.