Embrace sustainable glamping at Leopard Valley Eco Retreat in Clanwilliam

Leopard Valley Eco Reteat

Nestled amidst the breathtaking beauty of the Cederberg Mountains lies Leopard Valley Eco Retreat, a haven for eco-conscious travelers seeking an unforgettable glamping experience.

This unique retreat goes beyond the standard definition of glamping, offering luxurious accommodation that blends seamlessly with the surrounding natural environment of the Western Cape. Their commitment to sustainability shines through every aspect of the guest experience, from their off-grid power generation to their locally sourced amenities.

It’s not a surprise that many of their previous guests have been singing praises about their stay at the retreat. Read below. 

Accommodation at Leopard Valley Eco Retreat

Leopard Valley Eco Retreat offers a variety of off-grid glamping options to suit every preference. Whether you’re a couple seeking a romantic getaway or a group of friends yearning for an adventure, you’ll find the perfect accommodation to immerse yourselves in the tranquility of the Cederberg.

Their luxurious Eco-Cabins are designed with both comfort and sustainability in mind. Constructed with locally sourced materials and featuring expansive windows that blur the lines between indoors and outdoors, the eco-cabins provide a true connection with nature.

Inside, you’ll find plush furnishings, fireplaces that crackle with warmth on chilly evenings, and fully-equipped kitchens for those who enjoy whipping up their own meals. The cabins also boast eco-friendly bathroom amenities, ensuring your stay is kind to the environment without compromising on comfort.

Meanwhile, their Glamping Tents offer a truly unique and intimate experience. These spacious tents are perfect for couples, offering a cozy retreat amidst the wilderness. Each tent features a comfortable king-size bed, complete with plush linens, inviting you to sink into relaxation after a day of exploring. Unwind in your private hot tub under a canopy of stars, a truly unforgettable way to reconnect with nature.

Make an online booking HERE.

Facilities at Leopard Valley Eco Retreat

Leopard Valley Eco Retreat extends its commitment to sustainability beyond its accommodation. The entire resort is powered by solar energy, ensuring a minimal environmental footprint. They also utilize rainwater harvesting systems and promote responsible waste management practices.

The retreat’s communal areas are thoughtfully designed to encourage relaxation and connection with nature. Take a refreshing dip in the swimming pool, surrounded by breathtaking mountain views. You can curl up with a good book in the cozy lounge area.

Things to do in Clanwilliam

Leopard Valley Eco Retreat serves as the perfect basecamp for exploring the wonders of Clanwilliam. Embark on invigorating hikes through the rugged Cederberg landscape, marveling at the dramatic rock formations and diverse plant life. Take a refreshing dip in one of the area’s many natural swimming holes, or go bird watching and keep an eye out for the region’s abundant birdlife.

For a touch of history and culture, visit the nearby town of Clanwilliam, where you can browse through local craft shops and art galleries.  If you’re feeling more adventurous, try your hand at rock climbing or mountain biking in the surrounding mountains. In the evenings, unwind under the vast expanse of the star-studded sky, a sight that is truly awe-inspiring due to the minimal light pollution in the area.

Leopard Valley Eco Retreat reviews

“Absolutely stunning! This was a wonderful experience, surrounded by high ridges, totally secluded, with only the whisper of the wind and the trickle of a water stream running past our “tiny” home. We stayed in the “Malachite Sunbird” cottage and for me and my wife, absolutely ideal. We found the “off the grid and technology (no TV) superbly healing, and after two days totally relaxed and revitalized! The cottage had fresh bedding, neat and cleaned and enough wood was supplied. Can definitely recommend this!” writes Martin U on their TripAdvisor page.

Natalia C adds; “We were in August 2022, and here we are again January 2023. CapeCanary cabin.. .awesome, tranquil, view across the valley.and yes free Wi Fi. The bedding and decor is beautiful…there is a swimming pool, but Cape Canary has a swimming pool/jacuzzi. Thank you Benjamin for every thing.”

Leopard Valley Eco Retreat offers a unique opportunity to experience the beauty of South Africa’s Cederberg Mountains in a way that is both luxurious and sustainable. Their commitment to responsible tourism practices ensures that your stay has a minimal impact on the environment, while their luxurious accommodations and exceptional amenities guarantee an unforgettable experience. Whether you’re seeking a romantic getaway, an adventure with friends, or simply a chance to reconnect with nature, Leopard Valley Eco Retreat provides the perfect escape!

Leopard Valley Eco Retreat is located along Markuskraal Road, Clanwilliam, Western Cape. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, call +27 (0) 79 621 0577; email hello@leopard-valley-eco-retreat.com or visit them online at leopard-valley-eco-retreat.com today. Follow them on Facebook HERE and on Instagram HERE.


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