Just when we thought the Cape’s accommodation scene couldn’t get any cooler, a brand new option in Tulbagh is offering guests the chance to stay in a unique Geodome that embraces nature in every way.

Complete with a riverside hot tub, outdoor shower, fully functional kitchen, shaded deck area for relaxing and trendy decor inside a unique dome structure, the Geodome is nothing short of a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Built on a multi-leveled wooden deck that overlooks a peaceful river against the Witzenburg mountain range, this unusual stay offers guests the chance to connect with their roots and take part in a number of activities that brings visitors closer to nature.

Created by the owners of the historic La Bruyere guest farm in Tulbagh, this modern creation is quite the contrast to the existing Dutch-style cottages on the farm.

“The structure is galvanised steel covered by PVC material. The idea was birthed by myself after travelling the world for seven months and realising the most memorable moments were always the unique and unusual. My new found appreciation for our family farm, mixed with the growing demand for experiential stays eventually led to a search down into a glamping rabbit hole and eventually finding something similar on a Patagonian Pintrest board,” says Thor Normann from La Bruyere guest farm.

Just 10km from the historic town of Tulbagh, the Geodome is more than just a stay – its an experience.

Visitors can swim, fish, mountain bike, hike and enjoy the nature around them while indulging in a unmatched sense of serenity and privacy.

“The dome has been strategically placed in a spot on the farm where you are surrounded by nature and cannot see any sign of human life. Guests are encouraged to relax, swim, star gaze and for the more active we have hiking, the cape epic cycle route and fishing in the dam,” adds Normann.

Encircled by tall trees and impactful views of the mountainside and river, the dome has a way of letting in the beauty of the environment around it.

The large window at the front of the dome offers an expansive view, and the small yet spacious space built along the banks has a charming look and feel that mirrors the wild things around it.

 

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Luckily for adventurers across the Cape, the Geodome is officially available on Airbnb and you can book a unique experience here as soon as 2020.

Booking can be made here.

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Aimee Pace

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