MOUNT CEDER – CEDERBERG GUEST COTTAGESAddress:
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
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.
BEACH HOUSE ON-THE-DUNES, SHELLEY POINTAddress:
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
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.
HAKUNA MATATA GAME FARMAddress:
Groot Sorgfontein farm, Greatbrak River district
Cell/Mobile:+27 (0)84 800 4035
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.
FYNBOS ESTATE, Joubertskloof, Paardeberg, Malmesbury districtAddress:
Joubertskloof, Paardeberg, Malmesbury. GPS Co-Ordinates: -33.558180, 18.784753
Telephone:+27 (0)22 487 11 53
Fax No.:+27 (0) 86 611 5125
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.
GYS SE HUIS ON ROCKLANDS FARM, KOUE BOKKEVELDAddress:
Rocklands Farm, Koue Bokkeveld. Along the R303 between Ceres and Op-die-Berg. (S 33°05.699' E 019°19.680').
Telephone:+27 (0)23 3170830
Cell/Mobile:+27 (0)76290 7115
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.
CALEDON VILLA GUEST HOUSE, STELLENBOSCHAddress:
7 Neethling Street, Stellenbosch 7600 - South-Africa GPS : E 18 51.975 S 33 56.251
Telephone:+27 (0) 21 883 8912
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.
RHODENE FARM COTTAGES, CERES DISTRICTAddress:
Rhodene Farm, Cascade Divisional Road, Prince Alfred’s Hamlet, 9km’s from Ceres, Western Cape
Telephone:+27 (0)23 313 3607
Cell/Mobile:+27 (0)83 270 3086
Fax No.:+27 (0)86 502 3464
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.
Tanagra Wine & Guest FarmAddress:
Tanagra Private Cellar, Vrolijkheid, P.O. Box 92, McGREGOR 6708
Telephone:023 625 1780
Cell/Mobile:076 112 5490
Fax No.:023 625 1847
Tanagra is an idyllic wine and guest farm in the McGregor Valley that adjoins and has direct access to Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve. 175 species have been listed here and include many waterfowl and species associated with Fynbos and Succulent Karoo species. Further birding hot spots like Boesmanskloof and Dassieshoek are in close proximity.