ABOUT Cloud 9 villa

Cloud 9 is the brainchild of David Pheiffer, a polymath, engineer, expert wood craftsman and lover of nature, who sought to combine bespoke luxury, and engineering genius with a unqiue  location high above the Clouds. 

The Sun Temple (as she is fondly referred to by those who have visited and stayed within her stone clad walls) offers the discerning guests an opportunity to immerse themselves in breathe taking views of the sea, Outeniqua mountains and the idyllic Swartvlei.  Set amongst a family of ancient Milkwood trees, the Cloud 9 property is home to a vast array of bird and animal life.

The eco-villa is powered by the sun, and makes her own water using a reverse osmosis plant to process saline water pumped 100 m up from the shores of swartvlei. 

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Our services are endowed with the ultimate luxuries to ensure an incredible villa experience. Our concierge service ensures our home is well managed, and that your villa experience is tailored to your needs.

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We offer a bespoke living experience. Our Cloud 9 Villa is tastefully decorated, and 100% off-the-grid, ensuring that your footprint is light while living in the lap of luxury.

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Our villa is set within exquisite scenery, surrounded by indigenous fauna and flora. We offer a balance of close access to local sites, but with the ability to escape the populist crowd through complete independence, and a soul growing experience.


Our vision is that Cloud 9 offers her guests a sanctuary which both inspires and connects those that stay to their hearts and to their unique service of love to each other and  humanity.

Cloud 9 is an ideal location for a large family holiday, corporate retreat or a special celebration or function. The Villa’s spacious layout allows large groups to live together while still having opportunity for some quiet alone time when needed. Experience the ultimate in relaxation at our charming Bed and Breakfast, where your arrival is celebrated with a complimentary glass of bubbly and a delightful array of sunset canapés. As the sun dips below the horizon, bask in the tranquility of our serene setting. To further enhance your stay, our private chef is on hand to cater to your every culinary desire, creating bespoke dining experiences that will truly delight your senses and make your stay with us unforgettable.

Cloud 9 Villa Guest Reviews

What people say?

Stunning just stunning. The pictures don't do it justice. You have to see it to believe it. A beautiful house, lovely to host intimate events. And the staff is absolutely amazing! The drive up the mountain is worth it!
Kgothatso K
"Cloud 9" aptly sums up this special place with its spectacular architecture and elevated panoramic vistas. Ideal for retreats and workshops or an unforgettable break. Breathtaking from beginning to end.
Howard Butcher
Best views of sedgefield with amazing sunset to tip it off
Zaakir Choonara