We welcome you to the place where guests arrive as strangers and leave here as friends. Well rested and ready to cope with all that life has to offer them. We are situated on the beautiful West Coast of Africa, 140km from Cape Town. Jacobs Bay is beautiful, tranquil and guests can walk down to the beach. The winters are mild with rain, but we have indoor fire places and the guests enjoy the warmth and just relaxing with a glass of wine or coffee. The nature is exceptional as we have little buck, mongoose, beautiful birds. For the more adventurous we have the Berg River for Canoeing, fishing, ab-sailing and off course we are able to arrange Diving trips and fishing trips on the bay.
Artist's Retreat being a B&B; is ideal for the family break away, business travelers, or just people seeking solitude. We offer Wellness Therapy by trained counselor, by using Art as a medium. Art lessons are also offered in most mediums for the guests who would like to enjoy learning a different skill. The Guest house offer privacy and all rooms have their own entrance, however should you not want to go out for a meal, we are able to assist with lunch and dinner at a fee. We are close to most little towns such as Langebaan, Paternoster, Darling, all within a radius between 25 - 60km. Visit the Fossil Park, or enjoy the history of the Khoi-San at !khwathu. Feeling lazy then watch the sun set over the ocean from the deck while enjoying a nice BBQ. Whales and dolphins are sighted most months of the year.
The guests have access to two lounge areas, a billiard room, gallery, dining areas, veranda, and art studio. The communal open deck has BBQ facilities and looks out onto the ocean. Safe parking for all vehicles. Laundry service available. Day tours per arrangement.
Please note that the Rates quoted is for a room with two occupants sharing. Additional rate will be added per person. should you wish to stay a week or a month, please contact us for a better rate. Pensioners get discounted rates.
â€˘ The company is not yet VAT registered so cannot charge 14% VAT. The client pays the amount stated.
â€˘ Art Lesson are to be arranged in advance and include art materials used.
â€˘ Wellness Therapy is counseling (by trained counselor) - with the use of various art mediums, being used as therapy tools. You do not have to be artistic at all as art is merely the tool in assisting the guest to come to terms with trauma, loss, and become tranquil with mind, body and spirit. Please contact for full information regarding the sessions which are conducted in groups or privately.
Additional fees may apply:
- Wellness Therapy | 59 USD per day
- Art Lessons | 41 USD per day
Jacobsbaai or Jacobs Bay is a beautiful coastal village from where you are central enough to explore the whole West Coast while using it as a base. The village is tranquil and safe to walk or cycle. The beaches are not crowded over busy periods and children enjoy the open areas and the little bay which is very shallow and nice to play in without big waves as on the main beach. The village exudes PEACE and tranquility and is more geared for nature lovers than commercial shoppers. Although we are 10 minutes away from Mall and general town, we have the best of both worlds.
The winters are long balmy days of about 16-18 degrees with no wind, however we do have a few rainy days as this is essential for the flower season which starts in August. The area is then decked with varied flower species and it is incredibly beautiful. Have a look at the flower photographs posted on the facebook link (website: hidden) People travel from far and wide to enjoy the flowers and the Whales that not only pass on the coast but also calve in the St Helena bay area which is 20minutes drive from Jacobs Bay. The summer is hot and guests should come prepared with enough sun screen and as it is coastal we have a lot of dry windy days. Most people that do not enjoy extreme heat love to come in winter as the weather is so mild then and all is green. We are very central with most town surrounding us within a 25-40km radius - We are close to West Coast Park and The Fossil Park, All other surrounding towns are within 20 minutes drive, towns such as Paternoster, Langebaan, St Helene Bay, Velddrif, Dwarskersbos. Darling and Yzerfontein are 60km away. Quaint little towns such as Hopefield and Morreesburg, an Riebeek Kasteel are all approximate 45 hours drive from Jacobs Bay. A lovely drive out for the day is Cape Town which is 140km from Jacobs Bay. Within 60 - 70km we are surrounded by scenic Game farms, !k Kwathu which is a cultural center of the Khoi San people and original rock drawings can be seen by guided tour. Tours can be arranged to Lamberts Bay where a day fishing trip can be arranged. Informal Day tours can be arranged. Suggest that a car be rented as the area is not within public transport. Within the village, the little shop can be reached on foot and is safe to walk. However the nearest mall is not within walking distance.