CABN opens new Kangaroo Island off-grid retreat

CABN, the leader in luxury off-grid accommodation, has announced the launch of its newest site, CABN X Cape St Albans. The launch marks the first time, in more than 150 years, that the Kangaroo Island private property is accessible to visitors.

CABN X Cape St Albans is a collection of five eco-cabins situated in the unique, natural beauty of Kangaroo Island’s Cape St Albans – offering 400 acres of private land and unparalleled ocean views.

Cape St Albans is a promontory situated on the eastern tip of Kangaroo Island that boasts panoramic views of the Southern Ocean, looking back towards the South Australian mainland. Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, each CABN X property is positioned in privacy. Guests can retreat in the comfort of nature, the surrounding seascape and protected wildlife.

The guest experience includes indoor private sauna, indoor and outdoor full-size baths and king-sized beds. Distanced from urban light pollution, the cabin’s views are truly all-encompassing, and visitors can stargaze from the cabin’s deck or bedroom’s glass ceiling.

“It is a privilege to invite guests to immerse themselves in a region as special as St Cape Albans. Our cabins encourage disconnection from everyday life, to tune into nature all while enjoying ultimate comfort and luxury”, said CABN CEO & Founder, Michael Lamprell.

The opening of the site marks the latest in a series of large investments in Kangaroo Island since the 2020 bushfire season, seeing a reimagined future for local tourism.

Kangaroo Island Regional Tourism Manager, Megan Harvie says, “The CABN property is an incredible addition to accommodation on Kangaroo Island and offers an experience like nowhere else. Cape St Albans is unique, takes in a spectacular coastline and connects visitors to the island’s stories, produce and people.”

Alongside its luxury experiences, CABN X is also highly sustainable. The properties are powered by 100% solar energy and were prefabricated off site to minimise disruption to the environment. Careful revegetation, following transportation of the cabins to Cape St Albans, further cements CABN’s commitment to sustainable tourism and protecting the site’s nature and wildlife.

CABN’s commitment to partnering with First Nations peoples continues at Cape St Albans. Before opening, the site was blessed by Ngarrindjeri women, their ceremony highlighting the history and cultural significance of Kangaroo Island and Cape St Albans. Expanding this history to Cape St Albans guests, CABN is working with Kool Tours and Intrepid Travel and their Indigenous experience offerings.

“My family and I were delighted to be invited by CABN to bless Cape St Albans, the first tourism operator on Kangaroo Island to do so,” said Ngarrindjeri Elder, Mark Koolmatrie.

“Kangaroo Island is a very sacred place, and it was essential for Ngarrindjeri women to bless the site given the history of the island. We look forward to working with CABN to share the history, creation stories and Indigenous interpretation of all the wonderful experiences Cape St Albans has to offer.”

Cape St Albans is a less than 30-minute drive from the Kangaroo Island SeaLink ferry terminal at Penneshaw, and less than a one-hour drive from Kingscote airport. Guests can enjoy various activities during their stay, including walks on the private beach,  wildlife spotting, exploring the remnants of the Kona shipwreck and visiting the operational lighthouse on the property.

Handpicked breakfast provisions are included, and for those looking to spoil themselves, an in-room dining experience complete with a private chef to prepare and serve a 7-course degustation menu can be arranged.

The CABN X at Cape St Albans is officially open for guests. For more information about CABN’s latest South Australian retreat, or to book a stay, visitors can head to: https://cabn.life/


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About CABN

Established in 2017, CABN set out to redefine off-grid, self-contained accommodation. CABN’s eco-friendly cabins are set on some of Australia’s most stunning natural landscapes and cater to travellers looking to explore nature’s physical and mental health benefits. CABN’s off-grid cabins are managed with environmentally friendly and sustainable operational practices, and a ‘leave no trace’ philosophy.

CABN currently offers sustainable stays across seven sites in South Australia and continues to expand locations. They maintain a strong commitment to community and environment through the development of programs and partnerships with First Nations peoples and meaningful regenerative tourism practices.

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