Welcome to Cape St Albans
A Regenerative Retreat by CABN
This is something you’ve never experienced before.
For the first time in 150 years, 400 acres at Cape St Albans is available for you to explore. The lighthouse that guided vessels safely through Backstairs Passage now acts as sentinel over our guests as they experience one of Kangaroo Island’s greatest hidden treasures.
With sweeping views of Antechamber Bay, CABN X at Cape St Albans is nestled on a promontory overlooking a pristine coastline that is exclusively accessible to CABN guests. Cape St Albans is a collection of five cabins visible to each other, but cleverly positioned for privacy. Each CABN X offers uninterrupted views of the incredible vistas the Cape has to offer.
Sustainability and luxury are in perfect balance at Cape St Albans. CABN X are entirely off-grid, providing a guilt-free way to enjoy the nature, wildlife and restorative energy that Kangaroo Island is renowned for. Each self-contained CABN X has been meticulously crafted to ensure the highest levels of comfort, providing a serene and tranquil space to relax, rediscover and reconnect.
What to Expect
As you drive down a private road through a spectacular archway of trees and enter Cape St Albans, you’ll soon be experiencing the architecturally designed, off-grid luxury of CABN X. From the cosy indoor fireplace, a private sauna with stunning views of Antechamber Bay and full-sized baths, both indoors and out, you’ll feel right at home. Our off-grid cabins boast luxurious furnishings that are in harmony with the panoramic views from your windows. Our king-sized beds use South Australian-made Mini Jumbuck bedding to ensure a restorative sleep, so that you can feel your best exploring all that Kangaroo Island has to offer.
Some of our other signature features include
- Full-sized bathroom with rain shower head
- Architecturally designed kitchen
- Locally sourced breakfast provisions from the Island
- Everything you need for the perfect cup of coffee
- A private deck with an undercover area to cook on our built-in Weber Qs
- A skylight to see the stars from your bed at night
- Solar-powered reverse cycle heating/cooling for total comfort
Find a full list of inclusions and amenities at CABN X Cape St Albans here
Things to Do
The first thing to do is stop. Drop your shoulders, unclench your jaw and take a deep, slow, and restorative breath.
For those seeking a relaxed pace, Cape St Albans is the perfect retreat. Sip a glass of wine from one of the nearby wineries on your private deck while taking in the stunning views of the landscape. Watch the resident kangaroos come out at dusk, basking in the golden light. Get lost in a book cosied up by the fire or practise the art of simply reconnecting with yourself. This place is spectacular any time of the year, particularly in winter as you are perfectly situated to witness the impressive weather systems roll through Backstairs Passage.
While enjoying your stay on the island, Cape St Albans provides a luxury base for exploring the wilderness and the island’s many recreational activities. From hiking and wildlife tours, to surfing and fishing there’s plenty to get you outdoors.
Below are just a few of our favourite things to do at Cape St Albans
- Clifftop hikes taking in Antechamber Bay
- Walks to the Cape St Albans lighthouse
- Exploring the Kona shipwreck
- Exploring your private beach, listening to the waves at sunset
- Night walks for wildlife spotting, the best time to see the island’s abundant wildlife
- Stargazing the incredible constellations of the southern hemisphere
- Bird watching is a twitchers delight, particularly the nesting of endangered white-bellied sea eagles
- Beach fishing in the turquoise waters of Antechamber Bay
CABN have curated a range of self-guided nature and wellness experiences for our guests, along with suggested itineraries and a partnership with Kool Tours for an Aboriginal culture experience, which can be found here.
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Getting There and Planning your Stay
The journey to Cape St Albans is just as important as your stay and there are several options for our guests to consider.
By air: There are daily flights from Adelaide Airport to Kangaroo Island’s Kingscote Airport operated by QantasLink. The flight is approximately 30 minutes and offers stunning views of the island as you approach. On arrival, the drive to Cape St Albans takes less than 1 hour and there are two options for you to consider
- Book a hire car to explore the island with Budget or Hertz
- Book a return private transfer available from the airport with Kangaroo Island Transfers.
There are a number of day tour operators that offer small group, personalised touring of the island if you don’t want to drive, or simply spend the time exploring Cape St Albans
By sea: If you prefer the scenic route, you can explore the Fleurieu Peninsula all the way to Cape Jervis where you can board the SeaLink Ferry to Penneshaw with multiple departures daily. Once you’re on the island, getting to Cape St Albans is only a thirty-minute drive from Penneshaw. Rest assured, if your ferry is cancelled (for any reason, including rough seas) CABN will happily reschedule the dates of your stay without any fees or charges.
However you choose to get here and experience the Island, it’s all part of the adventure and you can make it your own.