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© The Square Elephant 

TEL: +27 82 928 8987

The Square Elephant


Brand new state-of-the art off-grid 'container' accommodation with wood-fired hot tub on a pristine fynbos-covered mountain near Hermanus.


Nature. Silence. Solitude. Peace. Ocean views. Champagne air.


What are you waiting for?


Experience your own peaceful off-grid (solar power, spring water) fynbos retreat.


Elegantly finished “tiny home” offers two bedrooms: one with double bed and other with two bunk beds (designed for adults).

This unique container concept is designed specifically with adults in mind who seek a relaxing nature environment to escape city stress or to enjoy a romantic getaway.


Kitchen/living room open plan, bathroom with full size shower. Megamaster Gas BBQ. Huge deck.

Enjoy free UNLIMITED wi-fi to stream music or YouTube as you relax in the hot tub.

Dog-friendly environment:  We welcome well-behaved dogs who accompany their humans. This is a safe place for off-leash walks and jogs along the mountain roads, offering dogs new and exciting smells.

The Square Elephant is the perfect AirBnb. The pictures don't do it justice. The location is incredible, set in the middle of one of the most beautiful landscapes along the Cape. Would definitely recommend and hope to stay again soon."

David M, (San Francisco, USA)

"The work that went into building the lodging, sustaining it (the building, land, and critters on the land), and then after all of that - SHARING it - is really special. You're not just staying here, you're sharing the land, and you won't forget it..."

Sarah D (New York, USA)

"What an amazing experience to stay in the Square Elephant. Beautiful scenic setting which is just so peaceful and relaxing. All the necessities you require are in this converted container home. What a pleasure to stay.."

Ayla and Chad


"Can't get better than this place. Hot tub, stunning views and quiet..."

Louis and Schalk

"Amazing sustainable architecture, great service and an even better place to visit for its landscape and general atmosphere. Five Stars all round!"

Jonty Swift

"We loved staying at the Square Elephant. The house is situated high enough up the mountain to feel completely away from it all but close enough to get to Hermanus and surrounding wine routes. The wood burning hot tub was a great hit too. We'll be back for sure."

David and Lyndi




The Square Elephant