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Travel Sep 4, 2021

Perfect Hideaways: Take A Break At Caracal, Klein Karoo

Take a break at this beautifully appointed mountain villa in the Klein Karoo. Named after the elusive and mystical African wild cat, Caracal sits perched on a hill on 175 hectares of private land. It is a beautiful, fully-serviced off-the-grid retreat and the Perfect Hideaway from the bustle of everyday life.
Inspired by the wooden cabins of Northern Scandinavia, here is an incredibly stylish box built on the edge of a hill surrounded by rocky semi-desert. Made from sustainable Siberian Larch, it breathes in the sun – emitting a warm forest smell throughout the winter and summer months.
Beautifully considered, Caracal keeps cool and breezy in summer, warm and cosy in winter. This is amplified by the easy-inside out feeling. Almost every exterior wall is made of glass. These are floor-to-ceiling windows that slide open transforming the light-touch cabin into an open-everywhere platform.
Add expansive views across the mountain valley and this chalet couldn’t be more magical, particularly on hot summer days or when the sun sets and everything turns golden. Just as special is the wide open sky strewn with stars and touched with the early morning light, filled with bird calls and even, for those lucky enough, perhaps the cry of the elusive Caracal.
Equally impressive is even with this level of slickness Caracal is completely off-grid. It runs one hundred percent on solar power, has its own water filtration system (providing the sweetest H2O on tap) and phones will only connect through WiFi (i.e. no network signal within a 10km radius).
If you’re after a cabin in the mountains, and don’t want to skip on any of life’s pleasures then this is the place for you. In fact, here it’s quite the opposite; you can probably dial up the pleasure meter in every conceivable way.
Image credits: House and Leisure, Photography: Greg Cox, Styling: Charl Edwards, Production: Storm Ross
To book Caracal find out more HERE or send an email to mandi@perfecthideaways.co.za.

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