Destinations

RHODENE FARM COTTAGES, CERES DISTRICT

Address:
Rhodene Farm, Cascade Divisional Road, Prince Alfreds Hamlet, 9kms from Ceres, Western Cape
Telephone:+27 (0)23 313 3607
Cell/Mobile:+27 (0)83 270 3086
Fax No.:+27 (0)86 502 3464
Email Address:cottages@rhodene.co.za
Website:www.rhodene.co.za


We offer nine luxury self-catering cottages and one farm house on a working fruit farm, 9km from Ceres, overlooking the fertile Ceres valley and situated at the foot of the magnificent Skurweberg mountains. Our cottages are fully equipped with under-floor heating and/ or fireplace for cold winters, TV with DSTV, fully equipped kitchen, braai facilities & outside verandah, bedding & towels. Birding can be done from your cottage, around the orchards, at the farm dam and in the mountain.You can also relax at your cottage or do hiking, biking, bass fishing, walking, star gazing and swimming on the farm. 


RIETFONTEIN GUEST FARM, LADISMITH DISTRICT, KLEIN KAROO

Address:
Self catering cottages nestled against the Touwsberg Mountains, midway between Barrydale and Ladismith, just off Route 62. GPS: 33°35'08.9" S 21°00'16.4" E
Telephone:+27 28 551 2128
Cell/Mobile:+27 76 527 1155
Email Address:info@rietfontein.co.za
Website:www.rietfontein.co.za


Rietfontein Self Catering Accommodation in the Ladismith district in the Klein Karoo hosts 5 fully furnished, self catering cottages nestled against the Touwsberg Mountains. This is midway between Barrydale and Ladismith, just off Route 62 and represents an ideal stop-over for bird-watchers not wanting to travel between Cape Town and the Garden Route along the N2 highway. The outstanding feature of birding at Rietfontein is that the diverse habitats host species associated with the arid west, as well as species normally associated with the Garden Route. Bird Atlas records confirm a brilliant mix of these birds making this destination a bird-watching paradise. 


GOURIKWA RESERVE

Address:
Self-catering cottages with ocean views at Buffelshoek 15, Gouritsmond
GPS Coordinates: 34° 23’00.00 S 21° 45’00.00 E

Cell/Mobile:+27 (0)87 702 9126
Email Address:info@gourikwa.co.za
Website:www.gourikwa.co.za


GOURIKWA RESERVE – A gem in the Garden Route’s Crown

At Gourikwa Reserve it’s pretty common to have Mother Nature knocking at your door! We have 5km of privately owned, unspoilt coastline all to ourselves! Whether you are craving a weekend breakaway or a longer holiday escape, Gourikwa Reserve’s spacious self-catering cottages will certainly surpass your expectations. Gourikwa Reserve is however an exceptional bird-watching destination. The various habitat types host a diversity of bird species such as coastal birds, and species associated with coastal thickets and Fynbos and wheatbelt habitats.


ROCKJUMPER COUNTRY HOUSE, ROOIELS

Address:
Plot 46, Farm 559, Clarence Drive, Rooiels
Telephone:083 395 9270
Cell/Mobile:082 551 1328
Email Address:rockjumpercountry@gmail.com
Website:www.rockjumpercountryhouse.com


Rockjumper Country House offers a luxury self catering getaway in the heart of the Kogelberg Biosphere in close proximity to top bird-watching destinations such as Rooiels, Stony Point and the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens. It features a paid transfer service and dedicated driver to take you on drives and excursions. Imagine having the Cape Rock-jumper, African Penguin, Victorin’s Warbler, Ground Woodpecker and many more all on your doorstep…….


MOUNT CEDER CEDERBERG GUEST COTTAGES

Address:
Mount Ceder, P.O. Box 81, Koue Bokkeveld 6836 GPS: 32 38'58"S 19 24'31"E
Telephone:+27 (0) 23 3170848
Cell/Mobile:+27 (0) 23 004 0848
Fax No.:+27 (0) 86 5809343
Email Address:info@mountceder.co.za
Website:www.mountceder.co.za


Mount Ceder is found on the main route through the Cederberg Mountain range and represents a perfect weekend and holiday destination. It offers visitors a host of exciting accommodation options and a diversity of outdoor activities to choose from. Most importantly Mount Ceder is any bird-watcher's delight. The vegetation is dominated by Karoo scrub, even though agricultural lands and the rugged mountain scenery with lots of water host a great diversity of bird species – well over 100 species have been recorded. This is one of the closest regions to Cape Town where arid Karoo species may be found. Mount Ceder further serves as a perfect base from which to explore the birding delights of the Cederberg Wilderness, the Swartruggens road (with the Katbakkies picnic site) and of course the Tankwa Karoo.


REDFORD HOUSE, THE CRAGS, PLETTENBERG BAY

Address:
The Redford Conservancy, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay district
Telephone:+27 (0) 44 534 8877
Email Address:redfordhouse.plett@gmail.com
Website:http://www.redfordhouse.co.za/home.html


Redford House forms part of the Redford Conservancy. A large lake, ponds and streams on the estate attract a variety of waterbirds and several hiking trails allow access to a diversity of bird species. The immediate area should be investigated as it features farmlands, fynbos and indigenous forests that host a diversity of often endemic bird species. Redford House is further an ideal base from which to explore the region’s top birding destinations.


FYNBOS ESTATE, Joubertskloof, Paardeberg, Malmesbury district

Address:
Joubertskloof, Paardeberg, Malmesbury. GPS Co-Ordinates: -33.558180, 18.784753
Telephone:+27 (0)22 487 11 53
Fax No.:+27 (0) 86 611 5125
Email Address:info@fynbosestate.co.za
Website:www.fynbosestate.co.za


Set in a beautiful and tranquil kloof of the Paardeberg, Fynbos Estate is a wine farm and mountain nature reserve just an hour from Cape Town. With beautiful old buildings, lovely gardens, various walks and spectacular views, Fynbos Estate has come to be a favourite amongst local and overseas guests with a love of nature and countryside, comfortable yet simple accommodation, and fine quality food and wine. And not only does it have itself a lively population of birds, but is situated a stone’s throw away from all the best-known Cape West Coast, Swartland and Cape Winelands birding routes. The Paardeberg is well known for its Black Harriers, European Bee-eaters and Verreaux's Eagles.

HAKUNA MATATA GAME FARM

Address:
Groot Sorgfontein farm, Greatbrak River district
Cell/Mobile:+27 (0)84 800 4035
Email Address:info@hakunamatatagf.co.za
Website:www.hakunamatatagf.co.za


Hakuna Matata Game Farm is a working farm with cattle, game and nut trees and is centrally situated between George and Mosselbay, 10 min drive from Greatbrak River. We offer three fully equipped self-catering cottages. Many loop roads are available in area where water- and fynbos species can be observed. Our cottages can be used as an ideal base from which to explore many of the top bird-watching destinations of the central Garden Route region.


CALEDON VILLA GUEST HOUSE, STELLENBOSCH

Address:
7 Neethling Street, Stellenbosch 7600 - South-Africa GPS : E 18 51.975 S 33 56.251
Telephone:+27 (0) 21 883 8912
Email Address:info@caledonvilla.co.za
Website:www.caledonvilla.co.za


We are situated in the historical heart of old Stellenbosch. However, if you are sitting in our garden not another building is to be seen. The guest house is within safe walking distance of many famous restaurants and the Botanical Garden is only 150 yards away. Modern luxuries in the rooms, lounges and breakfast room do however meaningfully integrate the historical with the modern. Caledon Villa serves as an ideal base from which to explore the top birding destinations of the region and further offers excellent garden birding.


PENHILL GUEST FARM, NUY VALLEY

Address:
Penhill Manor at Toontjiesrivier
Agtervink Rd,
Nuy Valley
GPS CO-ORDINATES: 33⁰ 40’ 19.20”S 19⁰ 40’55.75”E
Telephone:+27 (0) 23 342 0908
Email Address:info@penhill.co.za
Website:www.penhill.co.za


Penhill Toontjiesrivier is a very special guest farm in the Nuy Valley midway between Worcester and Robertson in the foothills of the Langeberg mountains. It is a self-catering establishment that features five cottages sleeping a total of 24 people. The Nuy Valley has a diversity of habitats where many exciting bird species occur. To crown it all the Penhill Guest Farm could be used as an ideal base from which to explore the birding delights of the Langeberg and Breede River regions.


GYS SE HUIS ON ROCKLANDS FARM, KOUE BOKKEVELD

Address:
Rocklands Farm, Koue Bokkeveld. Along the R303 between Ceres and Op-die-Berg. (S 3305.699' E 01919.680').
Telephone:+27 (0)23 3170830
Cell/Mobile:+27 (0)76290 7115
Email Address:gyssehuis@dekeur.co.za
Website:https://www.facebook.com/GysseHuis/


Rocklands Farm is a working farm and the historic homestead offers excellent accommodation. The well-wooded garden is a birder's delight and sections of the farm are dominated by mature mountain fynbos, where birding is superb. Visit ROCKLANDS DAM where profuse numbers of waterbirds are frequently present. Gys se Huis serves as a convenient base from which to investigate the Droëhoek Road, the Swartruggens Plateau and the Tankwa-Karoo National Park.

BEACH HOUSE ON-THE-DUNES, SHELLEY POINT

Address:
No 4, 11th Street, Shelley Point Coastal Golf Estate, St Helena Bay
Contact Mrs K Stone, the owner in the area that is a Whalespot sponsor
Cell/Mobile:+27 (0)82 968 4220
Email Address:beachhousesp@gmail.com
Website:shelleypointbeachhouse.yolasite.com/


This self-catering holiday home can accommodate 4, 7 or 13 guests and is situated on the beautiful Shelley Point Golf Estate. It borders on a green belt overlooking Brittannia Bay and offers spectacular ocean views with magnificent sun and moonsets. Enjoy bird-watching in the indigenous garden, with 8 bird baths and 4 bird feeders. It is in close proximity to top Cape West Coast birding destinations such as the Rocherpan Nature Reserve, Velddrif and the Bergriver Estuary and the West Coast National Park.