Op-i-C "On the Sea"


Entire residential home hosted by Melanie

6 guests, 3 bedrooms, 4 beds, 1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Pets allowed
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Highly rated host
Melanie has received 5-star ratings from 100% of recent guests.
Rustic, 3 bedroom seaside self catering accommodation in a safe and secluded village less than an hour`s drive from Cape Town.

While we welcome all pets, please take note that no animals are permitted on the furniture or in the beds so make sure you bring your best friend's bedding along.

The space
This quaint and recently renovated holiday home in the idylic coastal holiday village of Rooiels offers self catering accommodation for up to 6 guests. Fully equipped kitchen, indoor and out door BBQ`s makes this home the perfect place for a family holiday close to the sea.

Op-i-c, directly translated as "On-the Sea" has been in our family since 1969, when my grandfather and legendary journalist, Skakel Kriek bought it along with three other plots.

The legacy of Skakel, one of the first journalists to interview Nelson Mandela in 1972, lives on in a house with a colourful history, filled with memories of large Christmas gatherings and late night conversation.

Its is perfect for a family holiday or why not come and enjoy a romantic short break away from the stresses of everyday living.

The picturesque village of Rooiels lies close to the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, an area of such natural beauty and floral diversity that it is recognized by UNESCO as one of the world's greatest biodiversity hot-spots. Scenery varies from rocky coastlines to pristine white beaches and stunning sunsets over False Bay, a true haven for bird watchers and temporary home to visiting Southern Right Whales from August to November.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

What this place offers

Beach access – Beachfront
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Long-term stays allowed

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4.81 out of 5 stars from 26 reviews


Where you’ll be

Rooi-Els, Western Cape, South Africa

Rooiels is a small seaside village, famous for its magnificent views over False Bay. Rooiels forms part of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, the first and only Biosphere in South Africa to be proclaimed by United Nations' Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). Situated along Clarence Drive Route, reputed as the finest marine drive in the world, Rooiels is the first village to be explored along the stretch of coastline through to Pringle Bay, Betty's Bay and Kleinmond. These four towns are commonly known as the Hangklip - Kleinmond area.

If you are a avid birdwatcher or wildlife photographer this is the place to be: This is arguably the most accessible site close to Cape Town for the legendary Cape Rockjumper, a name that correctly conjures up images of boulder-hopping creatures.
Rooiels is a favourite angling and shellfish diving spot, with a rich variety of seaplants along its coast. Please note a permit is required for the harvesting of ANY marine species. The unpolluted beach of Rooiels offers safe swimming to all family members.

Hosted by Melanie

  1. Joined in April 2018
  • 26 Reviews
  • Superhost
Melanie has taken over from Elsabe and will be running the show for a while. This is due to a number of personal and medical issues. We will as always give you same standard of customer care as Elsabe did.

During your stay

We only live 45 minutes away in Somerset-West so would love to meet and greet you on arrival. We would also be available if any issues with the property.

Melanie is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a few hours
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 10:00 - 16:00
Check out: 16:00
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
May encounter potentially dangerous animals
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy