As the world works hard to mitigate the grim environmental prognosis of our planet, eco-warriors near and far are attempting to utilise every scrap of material to ensure nothing goes to waste.
As a result, shipping containers seem to be basking in the architectural sun, and if the results are anything to go by, we’re certainly not complaining.
A chic and luxurious shipping container? That’s exactly what you can expect when booking a stay at the Western Cape’s accommodation gem, Copia Eco Cabins.
The Overberg region is famous for its rugged landscape and seclusion, and that’s no exception when embracing the natural wonderland that is Bot River.
Nestled on a farm just outside this bustling little town, Copia Eco Cabins is a self-catering accommodation that showcases the ingenuity of today’s architectural world.
And with a quick 90-minute drive from Cape Town, it’s a beautiful escape into Mother Nature’s arms with all the amenities and luxuries of home – comfort is key after all.
The property prides itself on its ability to convert old shipping containers into a luxury getaway, with this eco-friendly spot providing three cabins for eager travellers.
While eco-conscious holidaymakers will love this oasis, it’s the views from the bedroom that’s the main selling point.
Every inch of the bedroom is encased in glass, including the ceiling. Solo travellers or couples can watch the stars twinkle at night as they listen to the spine-tingling whispers of Mother Nature, or head to the veranda and listen to the crackle of the braai.
The cabins also feature an indoor fireplace for those chilly winter nights and a wood-fired hot tub that overlooks the valley.
The farm is a stone’s throw away from the Elgin Wine Route if you’re looking to explore the surrounding areas, but make sure you bring your favourite book and board game because the valley has limited cell reception with no WiFi in sight.
Trade in the buzz of the city for the seclusion of Copia Eco Cabins – it’s certainly worth it.
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