Little Room @ The Sandbag House, McGregor

Inside The Sandbag House, McGregor, the Little Room is private, has its own entrance, adjacent private bathroom and access to an outside shower.

The Sandbag House is an alternative technology house. It has a wood and iron skeleton filled with sandbags to form its exterior and a drywall interior making it better insulated than conventional building techniques.

The internal construction of drywall with wooden floors and ceilings, means one hears inhabitants move around - upstairs and down - so the house is not the quietest: sound does carry and everyone hears each other moving about, with the odd thing (usually a cat) going "bump in the night".

The Little Room opens on to the veranda where there is a table and chairs where weather permitting, guests can relax and read.

The makings of tea and coffee are provided, as are robes for access to the adjacent bathroom and outside shower. Guests have exclusive access to a small fridge on the veranda.

With prior arrangement, breakfast and some meals can be provided.

Rates start at R500 for one person per night for a minimum of 2 nights. For a second person, add R300.

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Destination McGregor - for all your weekend accommodation requirements

McGregor, Western Cape, South Africa

Phone: +27 +23 625 1450

E-mail: info(at)