Gouritsmond Accommodation

Gourikwa Reserve

The estate was proclaimed a private nature reserve in 1995. It is the largest private nature reserve along the South African coastline. It extends over 2455 hectares (6066 acres) and stretches 5 km along the Indian Ocean. The reserve is fully fenced along its 15 km perimeter and is only accessible via two gated entrances. Well preserved ancient fish traps and shell middens are situated along the reserve's coastline and pay testament to our great heritage. The fish traps date back to the Later Stone Age people (Khoikhoi) who roamed the coastline about 2000 years ago. A walk up Buffelskop (212 m - the highest point on the reserve) offers a magnificent view of the entire coastline, the light house and a vast undulating inland landscape. ACCOMMODATION Fisherman House's (9 x Units) The fisherman houses are secluded 2 bedroomed and 1 ½ bathroomed cottages with a cozy fireplace and fully stocked kitchenette. There is a veranda with a built-in braai providing spectacular views of the rocky shore and seascape. Facilities: Fireplace, WiFi, Bed Linen supplied, tea/coffee making facility, each unit sleeps 4, one unit sleeps 6. Gourikwa Villas (15 x Units) The single villas are perched on a hill and have a wide view of the beautiful mountains and sea. Some units have a kitchenette with a microwave and bar fridge while other units have an extra dressing area. Double and twin rooms available. Facilities: WiFi, Bed Linen supplied, TV with select DSTV channels, each unit sleeps 2. Gourikwa Cottages (5 x Units) The cottages are at the sea's edge with wonderful sea views. Each unit has a fully equipped kitchen with a fridge, stove and microwave. One bedroom has double bed and the other twin beds. Facilities: Fireplace, WiFi, Bed Linen supplied, TV with select DSTV channels, hairdryer, each unit sleeps 4. Gourikwa Honeymoon Cottage (1 x Unit) The honeymoon cottage is perfect for the romantic getaway for 2. It has all the above facilities, sleeps 2. GOURIKWA CONFERENCING The conference room can seat up to 50 people in U-shape or cinema style. Full PA system available. GOURIKWA WEDDINGS A simply stunning venue for a special day! The Chapel can seat up to 140 guests - the romantic wooden walkways provide a great entrance as well as excellent photo opportunities. Contact us for your tailor-made wedding plans. SOCIAL AREAS There is a swimming pool for guests to enjoy, a lounge and bar area with a TV showing select DSTV channels, as well as a lovely courtyard area. A small tuckshop is at Reception selling items such as wood, blitz, milk and ice, amongst other small items. PROPERTY FEATURES The Ystervark Punt Lighthouse, part of the South African National Ports Authority's network, is an iconic feature on the Western part of the estate. This automatic lighthouse was first commissioned on 4th August 1964 and rebuilt in 2006. It stands 21 metres tall with a rotating light (605.000 candle powers) with a range of 24 sea miles. Various species of game have been reintroduced to the reserve in the late 90's. Species include a large herd of Eland (approximately 30) and 14 endangered Cape Mountain Zebra.  Species that occur in the area naturally are Bushbuck, Honey badger, Caracal and the African Wildcat. Studies are underway to determine which species may occur on the reserve due to the Fynbos biome. The reserve has its own slipway which allows launching small and medium-sized boats. Large open areas (tarred and grass) at the main centre provide for comfortable helicopter landing. Ample fresh water resources are available from boreholes and fountains. SITUATED Gourikwa private nature reserve is situated along one of the world most breathtaking coastlines - the Garden Route, known as South Africa's safe haven. It is famed for its scenic beauty and abundant biodiversity. Located halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, the estate is easily accessible via George airport and the N2 (national road). Two world-renown golf courses, namely The Links at Fancourt (George) and Pinnacle Point (Mossel Bay), are within a 30-60 minute drive by car. Along the Garden Route you have access to The Garden Route National Park, shark cage diving, deep sea fishing, bungee jumping, hiking the famous Otter Trail and whale watching, to name a few local attractions. Mossel Bay (situated 40 km east of the reserve) is factually recorded in the Guiness Books of Records as the second mildest climate in the world, after Hawaii. Gourikwa Reserve offers scenic routes for hiking as well as mountain biking and provides great opportunities for bird watching.

Heppie-Nes

Gouritsmond is a small village at the mouth of the Gourits River, situated between Mossel Bay and Still Bay on the picturesque Garden Route of the Southern Cape, South Africa. With its moderate climate it is suitable for holidays throughout the year. Gouritsmond's beach has Blue Flag status, an international award given to beaches that meet excellence in the areas of safety, amenities, cleanliness and environmental standards. (Visit the Blue Flag website for more information) Heppie-Nes (a pun on Happiness/Happy Nest) is a double storey family beach house at Gouritsmond and belongs to Francois and Isabel Joubert. It has a panoramic view of the bay, the beach and the river mouth. The beach is less than 50 meters from the house. The spacious, open plan house can accommodate 10 people (6 adults and 4 children). Linen and towels are not provided. The kitchen is fully equipped with fridge, freezer, stove, microwave, cutlery, crockery, etc. The two bathrooms have been completely renovated and a separate shower has been installed. The laundry has a fully automatic washing machine. The TV in the living area has a DStv satellite decoder (extra cost). Outdoor barbecue facilities with patio table and chairs are available. No pets are allowed. Although our village is quite small, it has it's own supermarket, restaurant, pizza den, library, church, ATM, tidal pool, laundry, medical services, petrol station, etc. Gouritsmond, formerly known as The Fisheries, is renowned for the good catches of fish, especially kabeljou. The three largest kabeljou ever caught were landed here. In 2004 a kabeljou weighing 50kg was caught in the river, and the previous year one of 62kg. Access to the river for fishing boats as well as ski-boats is via a launching site. Fishing charters for the river or deep sea are available on request. The rugged coastline offers numerous ideal spots for shore angling, snorkel diving and spear fishing. The kilometer long beach is ideal for swimming, surfing, sun tanning or just strolling to the river mouth. Various species of fynbos (indigenous shrubs unique to the Cape, including the famous Protea-family), kiewiete (Cape plover), the endangered black oyster catcher and many more can be admired. If you are fond of hiking, you will enjoy the unique coastal walking trail from Mossel Bay (through Gouritsmond) to Rein's Nature Reserve. For the nature lover a visit to Rein's (only 18 km from Gouritsmond) will be an unforgettable experience. (Ancient Khoi San fish traps, ostrich touch farm, guided mountain biking, star gazing, snorkeling, rubber ducking, etc.). But there is more to enjoy in the vicinity. Just outside Albertinia you will find the Aloe Ferox factory, famous for it's skin ointments and medicines. On your way to Mossel Bay you can stop at the Gourits River bridge, location of South Africa's oldest bungy jump (no longer in use). From there you can go to Mossel Bay for a boat trip around Seal Island, or a visit to the famous Post Tree, the maritime museum or the shell museum. You can try your luck at one of the casinos or enjoy a game of golf. For the more adventurous a ride on the back of an ostrich at Oudtshoorn will get the adrenaline pumping. And while your'e there why not visit the famous Cango Caves with it's fascinating stalactites and stalagmites? George, Wilderness and Knysna are also places not to be missed. They are amongst the most beautiful in the whole of South Africa. (Gouritsmond to Mossel Bay: 48 km; to Oudtshoorn: 129 km; to George International Airport: 83 km; to Knysna: 147 km).

Mosselkraker 4

A spacious, well-appointed log home with everything you need for a relaxed, safe holiday in a cosy, neat little seaside village away from big town hustle and bustle. The double-storey house, sleeping 8, features the following: Ground floor 3 bedrooms ( 2+2+4) 3 bathrooms (2 with shower and bath, one shower only, main bedroom en suite) Excellent beds and mattresses Spacious, neat built-in cupboards Quality linen and towels provided, bring own beach towels Laundry room with automatic washing machine, steam iron Double garage First floor Spacious open plan living room 24 m balcony featuring lovely sea views Toilet Kitchen equipped for a serious cook with cooking hob, eye-level oven, microwave, good quality pots, crockery and cutlery, electric beater and toaster. Cast iron pot for potjiekos! Fridge/freezer Dishwasher Microwave oven Indoor braai Comfortable areas for reading and relaxing TV with DStv decoder (bring own slim card) CD player Well-stocked bookshelf Good lighting Dining table and chairs Ceiling fan Outdoor braai No smoking indoors No pets Regrettably not wheelchair-friendly Gouritzmond has one well-stocked general dealer, also providing fuel, one liquor store and one restaurant. The area is very popular for fishing (permits obtainable locally). The beach offers a good bathing area plus a stretch of rocky beach with lovely pools and a tide pool for swimming. An easy hiking trail has been laid out around the lagoon. It is safe to go for long walks. The town offers a prolific bird population, including a breeding area for the endangered black African oystereater. Owls are common and kiewiets (plovers) and guineafowls are common visitors in the garden. (Bird book on bookshelf). Rabbits graze about in the early morning and tortoises are common - watch out for them when driving! Badgers are also common, although not easily spotted. Binoculars will be handy. Gouritzmond is 45 km away from Mossel Bay, featuring various attractions such as historical sites, well-equipped shops and restaurants and cage diving with sharks,. The Diaz Museum, the prehistoric cave at Punt and the Post Office Tree are on your must-visit list. Mossel Bay is also the beginning of the famous Garden Route. George is 100 km from Gouritzmond. To the other side is Stilbaai, 65 km away, offering lovely beaches and pre-historic caves. Albertinia is 35 km away on the N2-route and boasts a hotel well-known for its superb traditional meals. Bungy-jumping and bridge swinging offered at the Gouritz River Bridge 30 km away, or visit the game reserve featuring the Big Five just outside Albertinia. Whatever you choose to do, you will find the peace and tranquillity of Gouritzmond a precious experience.

Nearby Accommodation

Dancing Dolphins

The flat is fully equipped and has two rooms - one with a double bed and the other with two single beds. The flat can accommodate 4 people and is within walking distance of the beach. Relax on the peaceful covered patio day and night and enjoy the sea and mountain views. Watch the whales and/or dolphins playing in the bay. Enjoy the wonderful bird watching in and around the garden and make sure you have an unforgettable braai on the terrace.

Log-On Accommodation

Spacious open plan lounge with sea view that flows through french doors onto a balcony. Open plan, fully equipped kitchen for self-catering. Patio braai & Cadac-braai on the extended deck looking over the bay, swimming strand and the beautiful mountains of the Garden Route. DSTV available. Four double bedrooms, 2 with french doors leading to a balcony, three bedrooms with stunning sea views. One with en-suite shower, and the other sharing a bathroom. Linen and towels are available, but bring own beach towels. No smoking areas, no pets allowed. 8 persons to sleep. Single garage and save parking available. Free braai-wood available. LogOn holiday home to be enjoy in a save environment. Info On Things To Do In The Immediate Area: Sunbathing, safe swimming, cycling, jogging, leisurely beach walks, bird watching, fishing, dolphin and whale watching. Vlees Bay is only 35km from Mossel Bay, well-known for it's historic interests, and 70km from George Airport, and less than an hours drive from the famous Fancourt Golf Course. Golf Courses: Boggoms Bay (8km) Mossel Bay (35km) Pinnacle Point (30km) Local Attractions: Fransmanshoek Nature Reserve (3km) Garden Route Casino Hotel & Spa (30km) Vlees Bay 4X4 Dune Route (1km)

Sun and Sea

About Sun and Sea Enjoy your early morning coffee in bed with a wonderful view on the beach and ocean or watch the sun rise over the horizon from the patio if you're brave enough to get up that early! Have an unforgettable braai on the patio at night time and see the moon rising over the ocean at full moon periods. Enjoy the bird life in and surrounding our garden, watch the dolphins in summer or during winter the whales playing in the bay and forget about all your worries or the hustle and bustle of city life! Accommodation Sun and Sea is a spacious and very neat one bedroomed apartment with another optional bedroom attached to the unit, but not connected with inside door. Two braai facilities - one on the patio and the other at the back door. Sleeps 2 to a maximum of 5 people - kids included. Full sea view from the patio, lounge and both bedrooms as well as from the kitchen. Approximately 250 meters from our very safe sandy beach! The apartment offers a full bathroom with bath and shower, main bedroom with double bed, the other bedroom attached to unit with double and single bed, TV, as well as own shower and toilet. Two stack beds in the lounge and a fully equipped, spacious kitchen with top loader Whirlpool washing machine and pantry. Full DSTV provided. Facilities Braai / barbecue - onsite One shop in town Private entrance Fishing (less than 3km) DSTV in lounge Golf (less than 5km) Parking onsite Nature trail (less than 2km) Kitchen (fully equipped) Tennis court (less than 5km) Microwave in unit Whale watching onsite during winter Radio in lounge 4x4 6km dune trail Washing machine in unit George Airport - 60km

Vleesbaai Beach House

Vleesbaai Beach House is a Self-Catering house that has panoramic views out of every window. The house is approximately 20m from the beach where you can enjoy the golden sands and the calm ocean. Vleesbaai is a private beach resort, nestled in a beautiful bay, situated only 20min from Mosselbay. If you're looking for a quick getaway or holiday with your family, vleesbaai is the perfect place to escape the busy city life. Accommodation Vleesbaai beach house is a very spacious home, with an open plan kitchen and living area. The House has 3 Bedrooms, 2 of which have double beds and one with 2 single beds. The House sleeps no more then 6 people. There are also 2 full bathrooms in the house. Linen is provided except for towels. House is equipped with: Fridge Freezer Microwave Oven and stove Cutlery Crockery Washing machine Kitchen utensils and all electrical equipment TV, music centre and DSTV Outside Braai, loose standing with grid No smoking areas and no pets are allowed Things To Do: Golf Courses Boggoms bay(8km) Mosselbay (35km) Pinnacle Point (30km) Fancourt(88.9km) Local Attractions Bungy jumping at Gourits River Bridge (18km) Fransmanshoek Nature Reserve (3km) Garden Route Casino Hotel & Spa (30km) Vlees Bay 4X4 Dune Route (1km) Immediate Area Sunbathing, swimming, cycling, jogging, beach walks, bird watching, fishing, dolphin and whale watching.

Kleinbos 13

Want to get away from the crowds, queue's, shopping malls, traffic, bright lights - the rat race! The amazing thing about Boggomsbaai is that you get the best of both worlds. You can enjoy the peace, tranquility and nature of Boggomsbaai as well as being close enough to Mossel Bay town to enjoy the luxury of a restaurant, cinema, spa or other forms of entertainment if desired. This is really for those wanting to get away from the crowds of city life or other densely populated holiday resorts. No bright lights or traffic noise - just the sound of the waves to put you to sleep at night. Kleinbos is an eco-estate nestled amongst the fynbos, which is a large variety of bush unique to the Western Cape. Enjoy long walks on the beach or between the fynbos in the estate. Bring along your binoculars for bird watching, small antelope and of course for whale and dolphin spotting. For the more active one's there is a mini-gym, squash court and tennis court that can be hired at your own costs. For the more adventurous there is bungee jumping just a 20 minute drive away. The rare and endangered Oyster Catcher bird loves the Boggomsbaai area, and walking the "Oyster Catcher Trail" is a wonderful way of tracking and learning more about them and sea life. Enquiries can be done at the main office. The house sleeps strictly 12 people. (please consult strict rate policy). There are four double rooms with Queen sized beds. The upstairs loft has 4 single beds with a bathroom and table tennis board. The kitchen, dining and lounge area is all open plan with a large fireplace. There is a huge patio with large table and chairs to enjoy the view whilst viewing whales or having a meal. This is really getting away from it all. Come and enjoy Kleinbos 13 and re-charge your batteries and find sanity again. More Info & Facilities Beach 300m Stunning sea views Quiet & never overcrowded Eco-friendly Estate (Solar panels for electricity to power laptops, tv and cellphones and gas geysers) Indoor braai & Fireplace TV DSTV (bring card) Mini Gym 200m Tennis court 150m - own costs Squash court 150m - own costs Table tennis upstairs in the house Fishing (nearby) world renowned Laundromat 150m Nature lovers feast - bird abundance, bushbuck, greybuck, other small animals & fynbos Two Sea-Kayaks (at own risk) Garden Route Casino 16km Golf course 800m (9 holes) Pinnacle Point Golf Courst 16km ( world renowned) Movies & Restaurants Mossel Bay Town Cango Caves Oudtshoorn area (1,5 hour drive) Ostrich Farms Oudtshoorn area Whale watching - August - Nov Dolphins spotted daily (take the sea-kayaks and go enjoy them close up) Shark Diving - Mossel Bay Dias Museum - (discovery of the Cape) - Mossel Bay Jetski & Boat rides Mossel Bay Bungy Jumping - Gouritzmond Large patio Double carport and paving for trailers No outdoor fires/barbeque's Strictly non-smoking

Huisie by die See

The unit is a 2 bedroomed flat under the main house - 11 steps leading down to flat : Parking inside the property Own entrance Outside braai with table and chairs and a bench Lounge with full DSTV - 2 couches - one being a sleeper couch Well equipped kitchen with 4 plate stove, microwave and fridge, kitchen nook with barstools Bathroom with bath and shower / towels on request only BEDROOMS : All bedding supplied Built-in cupboards / bed side tables with lamps 1 Bedroom with 1 x queen bed 1 Bedroom with 2 x 3/4 beds The Bedrooms, lounge/kitchen and braai area has full sea views - you could actually lie in bed and watch the Whales and / or Dolphins while lying in bed! NOTE : NO SMOKING allowed inside the unit NEARBY ATTRACTIONS : Golf Casino White Shark Diving Game drives Boat trips Deep sea fishing trips Helicopter trips Cycling Routes Hiking Water Park, Hartenbos Red Berry Strawberry Farm, George Various Malls, with good selection of shops i.e. Woolworths, Food Lovers, Sport / Camping Shops, Game, Beauty Salons & restuarants AIRPORT : George Airport approx 55km from Danabay

Janzelle Seaview

Janzelle seaview is a stunning 5 bedroom self-catering house located in Dana Bay in the popular Garden Route, a short drive away from Mossel Bay. Janzelle seaview enjoys a magnificent 180 degree view of the Indian Ocean and borders on a natural conservancy area where small wildlife such as gecko, tortoise and tiny bucks like to visit. Mossel Bay is famous because it is the only North facing beach in South Africa. Dana Bay is the perfect base to explore the Garden Route and Little Karoo. Dana Bay with its natural beauty, pleasant weather all year round, long stretches of beaches, magnificent sunsets and sea view and lots of outdoor activities, is the place where a holiday can only be perfect. The Mossel Bay region boasts the "most moderate climate" in the world beside Hawaii. Danabaai has a launderette, as well as supermarkets, medical services, liquor stores, butcheries , pharmacy , hardware store, a filling station, pub, attorney etc. Dana Bay is only about 10 minutes drive away from ATKV Hartenbos. It is within 6 km from the Garden Route casino and Pinnacle Point Golf estate. Mossel Bay Mall is only a 5 minute drive away. George Airport is only 30 km away. Dana Bay is a favourite destination among anglers and the long white beaches are virtually unspoiled. The larger Dana Bay area slopes above the beach line providing residents with an amazing view. Accommodation The house compromises 5 soothing decorated bedrooms, each with sea-view and one with en-suite bathroom; Two bathrooms with shower and bath; Large entertainment area with braai. Fully equipped modern kitchen (Cooking facilities include a microwave oven, kettle, stove with oven, fridge, freezer and all cutlery and crockery.); Outdoor shower on the premises; Available laundry facilities; Double lock-up secure garages; Recreation room with pool table / table tennis/ darts DVD and satellite TV ( bring own smart card ). Facilities in Rooms Satellite TV ( lounge, one bedroom and recreation area ) Bar Fridges ( lounge ) DVD Facilities ( in recreation room ) No smoking No pets allowed children welcome There is also some wildlife in the Dana Bay area and these include the Cape Pheasant, Steenbok, and some Bushbuck. The Dana Bay area is also home to a variety of birds. The most famous of these are the endangered black oystercatcher. Vegetation consists mainly of coastal and lime fynbos, all to be observed from the balconie's of the self catering house. Things to do St Blaize Hiking trail from "the Point" in Mosselbay to Dana Bay Bungee jump facility at Gouritzriver bridge on the N2 to Albertinia ( only 25 Km away ) The Choo-Choo from Mosselbay to George and back Helicopter flips, cage diving, island boat trips and speedboat cruises are all part of the seasonal entertaining programme

Rhapsody 2

If you're looking for a place to escape from the hustle of city life, and you want your dreams to be filled with the sound of rumbling waves, then look no further. Rhapsody 2 is one of 6 apartments built almost on the beach, and has a breathtaking view of the ocean. See whales (in season) and dolphins from the balcony, from your bed or even the shower! Access to the beach is just a few meters down the road, and is ideal for the beach or rock fisherman. The apartment has double, shaded parking on street level, a living area in the middle and 3 bedrooms on the lower level which can accommodate 6 people. The one double and one twin bedrooms open directly onto a small patio and grass and then the whole ocean lies in front of you. The third has two twin beds. The main bedroom has open plan en-suite facilities where you can relax by candlelight in the spa bath or enjoy the unsurpassed ocean views whilst taking a shower. The second bathroom has a shower only. All linen and bath towels are provided. Please bring your own beach towels. The modern, open-plan kitchen/living room is fully equipped, and includes a washing machine and tumble dryer. The living room has satellite TV and an indoor braai (BBQ), with sliding doors opening onto the balcony. Enjoy your breakfast here while taking in the fresh sea breeze and searching for dolphins or whales. Dana Bay is situated 10km from Mossel Bay and the historic George airport is a 25 minute drive away. Sorry, no pets allowed (per home owners association rules).

Rhapsody 5

If you want to escape from the hectic city life, fall asleep with the sound of rumbling waves and relax in style, this is the place to go. Rhapsody 5 is one of six apartments built almost on the beach with the most breathtaking views of the ocean. Watch the whales (in season) and dolphins from the balcony, your bed or even the shower! Access to the beach is just a few metres down the road via a flight of stairs. Take your fishing rod along - Dana Bay is popular for its beach and rock fishing spots. The apartment has double, shaded parking on street level, a living area in the middle and 3 bedrooms on the lower level which can accommodate 8 people. The two double bedrooms open directly onto a small patio and grass and then the whole ocean lies in front of you. The third has two twin beds and also has a sea view. A double sleeper couch in the living room sleeps another two. The main bedroom has open plan en-suite facilities where you can relax by candlelight in the spa bath or enjoy the unsurpassed ocean views whilst taking a shower. The second bathroom has a shower only. All linen and bath towels are provided. Please bring your own beach towels. The modern, open-plan kitchen/living room is fully equipped - also with dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. The living room has satellite TV and an indoor braai (BBQ), with sliding doors opening onto the balcony. Enjoy your breakfast here while taking in the fresh sea breeze and searching for dolphins or whales. Dana Bay is situated 10km from the historic George airport is a 25 minute drive away. Sorry, no pets allowed (per home owners association rules).