About Southern Yurts

Situated on Porcupine Hills Guest Farm in the Diepklowe Nature Conservancy, in the beautiful Western Cape province, Southern Yurts offers a unique glamping experience with stunning views of the surrounding mountains and luxury camping accommodations. With its scenic location and fuss-free facilities, Southern Yurts is the perfect place to stay for those seeking a place to recharge, enjoy an outdoor adventure, or do both.

Guests have the option of three private yurt sites, the secluded Forest View sleeping 2 (perfect for a romantic couples retreat) and the 2 to 4 sleeper Kestrel and Malachite yurts, ideally suited to both couples and groups of friends or families. Each yurt offers comfortable double beds, an enclosed outdoor bathroom, fully-equipped kitchen for self-catering, indoor fireplace, outdoor seating and braai area, and even a private wood-fired hot tub.

Southern Yurts Setting

Southern Yurts in the Western Cape of South Africa is considered one of the more popular getaway destinations of the area, and is a favoured treasure among local and international travellers. This is because at Southern Yurts guests are able to experience the peace and calmness that comes with being in a secluded area surrounded by greenery and mountains, while enjoying a luxury camping experience with all the desired amenities.

Guests are invited to enjoy an array of immersive activities during their stay at Southern Yurts, including a visit the Secret Forest, long light walks or exciting hikes, a dreamy float or kayak in the dam, an amazing view with a great sundowner, or a peaceful meditation space. No matter your preference, there is something for everyone at Southern Yurts!

Accommodation options at Southern Yurts

  • Yurt Camp - Malachite

    Min 1 guest - max 2 guests
    2 Tent

    Malachite camp sleeps 2 - 4 guests in two Camping Yurts, each equipped with a double mattress, headboard, lights, bedding, towels, blankets, and hot water bottl…

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    from R 1600 / per-accommodation-per-night

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    Fully-equipped kitchen
    Fully-equipped kitchen
    Braai Area
    Braai Area
    WiFi
    WiFi
    Hot Tub
    Hot Tub
  • Forest View Yurt

    Min 1 guest - max 2 guests
    1 Tent

    Snuggled on an inclined hill giving guests a broad and undisturbed view of the nature conservancy, the north-facing Forest View Yurt is positioned for the perfe…

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    from R 2050 / per-accommodation-per-night

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    Fully-equipped kitchen
    Fully-equipped kitchen
    Braai Area
    Braai Area
    WiFi
    WiFi
    Hot Tub
    Hot Tub
    Firewood
    Firewood
  • Yurt Camp - Kestrel

    Min 1 guest - max 2 guests
    1 Tent

    Kestrel sleeps 2 guests in a Camping Yurt, similar in size to a standard tent, which is equipped with a double mattress, headboard, lights, bedding, towels, bla…

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    from R 1550 / per-person-per-night

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    Fully-equipped kitchen
    Fully-equipped kitchen
    Braai Area
    Braai Area
    WiFi
    WiFi
    Hot Tub
    Hot Tub
    Firewood
    Firewood
  • River Cabin

    Min 1 guest - max 2 guests
    1 Eco Cabin

    Located in a riverine area in the conservancy, the River Cabin gives guests the opportunity to experience the beautiful calmness of a forest environment. Situat…

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    from R 1750 / per-accommodation-per-night

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    Fan
    Fan
    Tea & Coffee Station
    Tea & Coffee Station
    Heater
    Heater
    Towels
    Towels
  • Botanica Cabin

    Min 1 guest - max 2 guests
    1 Eco Cabin

    Sitting next to an amazing riverine area in the conservancy, Botanica Cabin gives guests the opportunity to enjoy the calmness of the conservancy and the nearby…

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    from R 1900 / per-accommodation-per-night

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    Fan
    Fan
    Tea & Coffee Station
    Tea & Coffee Station
    Heater
    Heater
    Towels
    Towels

What's included

  • Accommodation

Location

12

How to get there

  • 1 hrs

    Cape Town International Airport

  • Southern Yurts

    113/7 Van der Stel Pass, Botrivier

  • Check in at Southern Yurts

    14:00 on day of arrival

  • Check out at Southern Yurts

    10:00 on day of departure

Frequently asked questions

  • Are the bathrooms communal?

  • Do you need a 4x4 to get there?

  • Are you pet friendly?

Reviews

  • Just fantastic!!

    What an absolutely incredible experience in the most beautiful setting. I would highly recommend and cannot wait for the next getaway.

    Conservio.com review

    D. Paterson

  • Beer, birds & beauty

    A perfect combination of comfort, rustic feels and privacy. We just loved our time here and would highly recommend for friends looking to get away and disconnect to connect. What fun!

    Conservio.com review

    P. Thando

Southern Yurts impact highlights

Southern Yurts is committed to operating in a manner that is very aware of their behaviour towards the environment. Therefore, transitioning to a more environmentally friendly way of running the farm. Their entire offering does not compromise on ethical integrity and they work closely with the local Botrivier community on a number of upliftment and sustainability projects, as well as kick-starting their own initiatives to protect their precious biodiversity.

Are you unsure of where to stay? Contact us to help plan your nature-based travel.

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