Your queen size bed (with en-suite bathroom)Your lounge and fully equipped kitchen.
River Cottage in Bird Sanctuary
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
3 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Please Note: The listed price is per person/night. Children under 10 years of age stay FREE.

Our quiet, cosy West-Coast cottage at the mouth of the Berg River is the perfect place to relax in nature & watch thousands of birds fly along the river.

The cottage is free-standing behind the main house with a wall between for total privacy and access to the river. There is an en-suite bathroom with a kitchen/lounge equipped with a sleeper-couch.

The space

Your cottage is a modern, self catering cottage with three newly built rooms containing everything you need to relax get away from the city life.

The cottage is separate from the main house and is surrounded by a shady garden with an organic vegetable patch.

Open your front door and you'll find a:

Queen size bed with en-suite bathroom and shower
Kitchen (fully equipped)
Lounge area (with sleeper couch)
Secure parking (driveway and off-street)
Private garden with river access 20 meters away
Cot for infants
Free Wi-Fi
Wheel chair friendly

You're in a bird sanctuary at the mouth of the Berg River, so each morning you can walk 20 meters to the river bank in front of the cottage and watch the 86,000 birds fly out to sea.

In the evenings, the birds return and fly upstream again. It's a spectacular sight to watch while using our barbecue facilities at sunset.

At night, you can see the stars clearly as there is no pollution here.

We are a sailor family, so if you'd like to go sailing or take a dinghy ride up the river, just ask.

Looking forward to hosting you and making your trip unforgettable.

Guest access

Your cottage
River front garden
River banks
Driveway and off-street parking
Wheel chair access

Interaction with guests

Breakfast and dinner are available on request.

I'll be next door if you need anything, so just ask and I'll do my best to help make your stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible.


Extra people £27 / night after the first guest
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

We welcome smokers, but please only smoke outside in the garden.

We do allow small pets. We have a friendly border collie and a cat, so as long as your pet is comfortable with other animals, they are welcome.

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Dog(s) and cat(s) live in the house


Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

45 Reviews

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Jessica User Profile
June 2017
What an amazing weekend away! A lovely cottage within walking distance to beautiful views! Very child friendly! Our one year old was in his element! Jesse, the dog, was lovely company! And May was an amazing host!!!

James User Profile
June 2017
May's place is a lovely garden apartment with access to the wonderful views you see on the page. We felt safe and secure, also being able to park the car in the secured driveway. May refunded us the cost of my child, since she does not charge for children under 10, which was something I missed on the page and appreciate her doing that. The apartment is comfortable and would be a great place to stay in the summer with a small family looking for accommodation while experiencing the West Coast.

Natasha User Profile
May 2017
A great place to enjoy the peace and quiet of Velddriff and surrounding areas. It has everything you need. The views are beautiful, the host friendly and happy to share her knowledge, and her "side-kick" - the gorgeous dog Jesse, a sweet joy.

Bruce User Profile
April 2017
May has a delightful cottage and we found her very friendly and kind.

Jamie User Profile
April 2017
What a sublime trip! The accommodation was more than perfect, with a fantastic location and an even better host! Will definitely be back!

Julia User Profile
March 2017
A lovely quiet spot on the estuary. May is a warm and welcoming guest and made sure I had all that I needed

Karen User Profile
March 2017
This cottage is ideal for a stay in the Velddrif area. Located in the garden of a lovely house overlooking the river. The facilities were great, lounge, kitchen with all the amenities, lovely bedroom with quality bedding and a superb bathroom. May was very welcoming and her dog Jessie was lovely. May helped us with advice re restaurants and places to visit. If you are looking for a little bit of paradise look no further and stay here.

Velddrif, South AfricaJoined in February 2015
May User Profile

Hi! We are a gregarious, well traveled couple who are passionate about sailing, great food and great service.

We have sailed around the world on our yacht, exploring 32 countries and cultures over four years and have now settled down in the peaceful town of Port Owen.

Between us, we speak six languages and we love welcoming and entertaining our guests in our cosy cottage.

Should you have any questions or special needs, please do contact us.

We look forward to meeting you soon,

May and Petr

Languages: English, Nederlands
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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