Vogelgezang Farm Cottage

Self-catering in Western Cape » Cape Agulhas » De Mond Nature Reserve

R1275 per unit

Vogelgezang Farm Cottage is situated on a remote part of the farm Vogelgezang, next to de Mond Nature reserve. It lies in a fynbos thicket and offers comfortable accommodation with views over cultivated lands and distant mountains. One can enjoy fantastic sunsets from an elevated rustic swimming pool and deck with views to the nearby coastline and de Mond Nature reserve.

De Mond, the mouth of the Heuningsnes River, lies between the villages of Arniston and Struisbaai and is only 2 hrs drive from Cape Town. The estuary is pristine and uniquely ‘Southern Cape coast’. The fishing is well renowned. Grunter, steenbras, galjoen, leervis, elf, cob, springer and striped harder all occur in this estuary and along the coast. A nominal fee is charged to visit the Reserve.

Birding is awesome too. The Damaras of de Mond graciously share the estuary with emigres, the Caspian terns, who have a breeding colony at the mouth. The African black oystercatcher is also an endangered species occurring at the estuary. Blue Cranes and flamingos are amongst the many birds to be seen in the vlei and fields on the farm. Vogelgezang means ‘bird song’ after all.

The cottage is on the edge of the farms 600 hectares of coastal fynbos which offers great walks and mountain bike trails. The fynbos is especially amazing in the late winter but proteas flower throughout the winter months. If you just feel like chilling for the week-end, you will find the cottage quite relaxed and comfortably furnished. The views of the farm lands, sea and sunset will calm your soul.

Accommodation:
The Thatched Cottage includes:
Self catering kitchen – fully equipped with gas fridge, stove, indoor wood burning Dover stove or the choice of two outside braais. Crockery and cutlery is provided. Comfortable Lounge with fire place.

Three Bedrooms (sleeps 6): one en-suite with king size bed and two with 2 single beds in each. Pillows are provided.
You must bring your own bedding, i.e. linen, duvets & blankets. Two Bathrooms, one with shower and one with shower and bath. Loft area for additional accommodation if more than 6 people.
Covered stoep.

Note: There is no electricity – a hot water donkey, paraffin lamps and candles are provided for the best ambience. Wood is provided.

SMOKING: is NOT permitted in the Cottage. Guests need to be aware of the potential of fire hazards with cigarettes, paraffin lamps and candles.

We regret, no pets allowed.

Facilities
  • Braai facilities
  • Wood is provided
Things to do
  • Birdwatching
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • game viewing
  • mountain biking
  • small game-viewing
  • spring flowers
  • stargazing
  • swimming
  • walking
Accommodation Type
Self-catering
from  R1275
per unit
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