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.
All linen and bath towels are provided. Please supply your own beach towels, toiletries and bath soap.
The bathroom comprises of a shower, loo and hand basin. There is an outdoor open air shower. Both have hot water.
The kitchen has everything you need for simple living. Gas stove, large fridge / 3 drawer freezer. Coffee Plunger, dish washing liquid, drying cloths.
15 pieces of wood is supplied for each night booked.
No wall plugs are provided. 2 USB ports are located in the kitchen for charging phones.
Bring canvas camp chairs for lounging on the stoep and your own beach brolly and extra blankets in the colder months.
Fishermen please make sure you have your fishing licenses and that you scale and gut the fish in the sea so the eels can feast on the entrails. Please do not discard these in the dirt bins.
Accompanying pets must be house trained, please bring their bedding, food and water bowls.
Please be aware of the antelope grazing on nearby open fields.
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.
Prefer direct contact?
Bookings can be done through Louise Howell on
Phone: 061 273 1906