Just as I mentioned in my Instagram post about having fomo seeing everyone’s euro summer pics, after this weekend I am eternally grateful for this beautiful place I get to call home. Bryce and I headed up to the Kogelberg Nature Reserve for the weekend, a bit of a wet and rainy escape but so worth it. It was in that moment of watching the soft rain soak up the wood of our cabin, that I realized how flippen lucky we are! Less than an hour and a half away, lies the beautiful little cluster of Oudebosch eco cabins.
Upon our arrival with a streamline check in, we were greeted with the cutest little bush baby that was chilling beneath the wooden slats to stay dry from the rain. He/ she stole most of our attention before settling in. We stayed at Oudebosch cabin Erica (all cabins are named after the reserves iconic flowers) what’s an eco friendly building without a composting toilet eh? 🙂 we were a little apprehensive at first, but after seeing how modern and easy it was to use, it became the norm for us. The benefits of an eco toilet are that it reduces water usage and by not requiring a sewage connection it limits the impact on the natural surroundings. It’s amazing to see how far we can go with sustainable living and how easy it is to adapt. Other water-friendly features include low-flow shower-heads, generators, grey water recycling and rainwater harvesting.
The fully equipped kitchen made cooking a blissful experience with the glass-faced cabin looking onto the deck, it felt like I was cooking right in nature. Bryce had a fire going since we arrived, two bags of wood later we were warm and toasty all night long. We even managed to light a small one in the morning just before we left. If there’s one thing I need in my life, it’s warmth! And there was no scarce of that this weekend.
After the rain came a beautiful and sunny Sunday morning. We woke up early to the sounds of birds and the sun just peaking over the Oudebosch hill. Chimneys blowing out soft smoke in the sky and the the fog slowly escaping the grounds. We made a hot cuppa each and just stood on the deck in silence just taking it all in. My only regret is that we didn’t stay longer!
If you’re into my travel posts around Cape Town, read about my last trip here