The Yard Cottage

Our Yard Cottage is for those that love the sea but don’t want to miss out on the sights and sounds and smell of the veld.

Long walks or runs along the beaches or along the fynbos paths or cycling down the local roads towards puntijie, stillbaai or further are on the menu for the active.  Swimming down at the sea or the river in the summer and exploring the thousands of rock pools at low tide in any weather is also popular.

The beach is a brisk walk away.  The river is a bit further.  But you can drive to either the river or beach parking lots and walk down the balance of the way.  The beaches and the river all offer great swimming.


The two lovely sunny stoeps at the cottage allow you to sit and relax, protected from the wind in almost any wind condition, while you contemplate what it is that you should do next – a run,  a walk, a swim, make a cup of tea or perhaps just take yet another nap.

There is a big braai at the end of the stoep where you will gather most evenings and a large indoor fireplace for those colder winter nights.

The Cottage accommodates 8 people in 3 bedrooms (1 downstairs and 2 upstairs) that have two queen size beds and four single beds (in the one loft area) between them.  There is a large open plan dining room and living room and a kitchen with everything you need.


The Cottage is equiped with a gas stove and an electric fridge/freezer,  gas hot water and electric lighting.  All linen and bedding is provided. No wall plugs are provided and you will not be able to charge your phone.  There is phone receptioon at the Cottage although data speeds are very slow.

A delightful Cottage that can accommodate maximum 8 people. One double bedroom downstairs and an open plan loft with one double bed and four singles.

The sleeping arrangements are 2 queen size beds and 4 single beds.  Bedding is supplied. You will need to provide your own towels. It has a fully equipped kitchen with a gas stove and electric fridge freezer. No microwave.


The cottage has wonderful views over the veld towards the sea and is is situated about 1 km from the sea and about 5 km from the river, both of which are accessible from the cottage.  It offers one outside braai area. Outside entertainment is a pleasure. Indoor fireplace for chilly winter evenings.

When you are staying at the cottage you are more than likely to wake up to the snorting of a herd of bontebok grazing at your front door.

Long walks in the glorious fynbos or cycling along the dirt roads in the area are on the menu for the active and we are happy for you to bring your dogs.

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GPS coordinates:
S 34°21’34″
E 21°2’13.86″

Contact Details

Prefer direct contact?
Bookings can be done through Louise Howell on

Phone: 061 273 1906


Additional documents for download

Beach Shack

The Yard Cottage

The Kapstyl

Tented River Camp