Are you looking for a self-catering option, far away from the hustle and bustle of the city? Well then this is the place for you. It’s utterly secluded and just the place to have some down time. Bring your fishing rods, your potjie pot and some books to read. Can you think of anything better? Turn your phone off and let the sound of the sea gulls be your entertainment instead!
The Beach Shack is situated on the beach, in the South Cape Coast. Walk straight out of your room onto the beach, It’s that close. The fisherman’s cottage aka The Beach Shack is located on a farm, 4 hours away from Cape Town. The closest little town (and I use the word “town” lightly) is Vermaaklikheid where you can find a handful of antique shops and farm stalls. We went exploring and met some of the most amazing characters.
There is a whole beach at your disposal for exploring! Swim. Walk. Fish. Or collect beautiful shells that have washed up on the shore. Feel the water between your toes and the breeze in your hair. Keep an eye out for birds of prey circling while they look for lunch as well as the resident dassies dotted around sunning themselves.
Just be warned, there is a VERY steep path from where you park your car to the cottage, so I would not advise this for anyone with bad knees! The trek back and forth to the car with food and luggage is quite an exercise! But when you are sitting on the deck and see a school of dolphins playing in the water, it makes it all worthwhile!
There are 4 bedrooms – made up of 2 double beds and 4 single beds, thus able to accommodate 8 people. The kitchen is fully equipped, so you can go to town on cooking or just have a beautiful braai outside. There is a dining room, but we spent all our time outside next to the fire, listening to the sea.
Bedding is provided but you need to bring your own towels for showering and swimming.
The accommodation was everything we needed – clean and comfy, allowing us to just switch off and enjoy nature and our beautiful country. Being secluded was lovely, we felt safe the entire time and were able to just forget about our crazy lives and just enjoy the beauty around us.
Rates are from R2050 per night, minimum stay is 2 nights.