Self-catering Cottages

Our accommodation consists of five chalet-style self-catering cottages surrounded by pristine fynbos. The nature reserve is 10 minutes past Stanford in the Western Cape of South Africa on the lower slopes of the Klein River Mountains (around 30 minutes from Hermanus). Each cottage has wonderful views across the Overberg towards Gansbaai and Akkedisberg.

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Self-catering cottage near Stanford with view across Overberg

Our self-catering cottages are spacious, comfortable and afford spectacular views all around. Each cottage has a similar design, with a large open-plan living area, with comfy sofas looking up at Phillipskop, dining area with large 8-seater table, and a roomy kitchen. A log-burning stove will keep you cosy in the winter. The kitchen is fitted with everything you need for self-catering accommodation. There is a gas stove so that cooking can continue even if there is a powercut, and includes a large fridge with good-sized freezer compartment; there is also a toaster, microwave, and all basic utensils.

Self-catering Cottage Living Area
Living area
Self-catering Cottage Dining Area
Dining area
Self-catering Cottage Kitchen Area
Dining area from kitchen

The accommodation units are all three bedroomed. The master bedroom has an en-suite and views up towards Phillipskop. The other two bedrooms are twin bedrooms, though the beds can be pushed together. One has a view over the valley, while the other is on the mountain side. The twin bedrooms share a bathroom, which includes a bath and a separate shower cubicle. There is also an upstairs area which is a versatile space to be used as desired.

Morning light in master bedroom of Oxalis Self-catering Cottage
Morning light in master bedroom of Oxalis Cottage
Mountain Bedroom
Mountain side twin bedroom
Mezzanine area of Oxalis Self-catering Cottage
Upstairs area Cottage

On the valley side of the cottage is a wooden deck, with wonderful views towards the Akkedisberg and across the Overberg in the direction of Gansbaai. On the mountain side, we have provided a dedicated braai area looking up towards Phillipskop and a small garden. Each cottage is surrounded by beautiful natural vegetation that attracts a good variety of birdlife, and during your stay you are free to explore the reserve. For those who would like to discover more with an expert, we also offer guided walks. Overnight guests also have exclusive use of our natural swimming pool below the cottages.

View from decking of Oxalis Cottage
View of Akkedisberg from Oxalis Cottage
Restio Self-catering Cottage braai area
Braai area
Oxalis Self-catering Cottage kitchen from mezzanine
Kitchen area from loft

Although essentially the same in design, the individual self-catering cottages are featured below in separate galleries. There is also a aerial map to show the relative position of each cottage. Just click on the accommodation of your choice for more images. From March 2024, Erica and Restio now have solar power with battery backup, so are no longer affected by Eskom load-shedding. These chalets therefore have a small premium to the base rate when booking.

Restio Cottage
Position of self-catering cottages
Position of cottages
Erica Cottage and Phillipskop
Erica Cottage
Lobelia Self-catering Cottage
Lobelia Cottage
View of Protea Self-catering Cottage
Protea Cottage
Oxalis Self-catering Cottage garden
Oxalis Cottage

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