The SpaceBeautiful renovated by owner. Artwork from around the world. Accommodation comprises of 2 bedrooms each with ensuite bathrooms. Bedroom 1 has a queen size bed and Bedroom 2 has a double bed. The living area is open plan with a modern well equipped kitchen with granite worktops. Suitable for 2 couples or 2 single people. No children or animals. No extra people allowed . Bedding and towels are supplied. Guest AccessThe whole flat is available.
Free parking is available Interaction with GuestsNo interaction unless you speak to people in the other flats. The NeighborhoodWestern Cape Destinations
Velddrif, Cape West Coast
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Velddrif brings to mind the Berg River, fishermen, bokkoms and beautiful beaches.
Velddrif is one of the small fishing villages that dot this part of the 'forgotten' West Coast villages; where a visitor is greeted with silence, the space to explore, and where time slows inexplicably. This part of South Africa is one of the few places where one can, almost immediately, feel the pull of an era when time hastened no-one, and only the sea, the wind and the landscape had any effect upon you.
It's not surprising to discover that the West Coast Gallery in Velddrif displays art collected from over 100 artists in the region, including work submitted by local fishermen. The town and the surrounds beg to be captured, whether in word or on canvas. Velddrif lies just a few kilometres from where the Berg River meets the sea at St Helena Bay. The next town north of here is Elands Bay and one would need to turn off the N7 at Morreesburg or Piketberg to get here.
The origin of the name of the town comes from a time when a local farmer brought his stock to find an area to graze across the river and they needed to pass through a drift in the veld. And Laaiplek is where the wheat harvest from the Sandveld was loaded (laai means load in Afrikaans) onto smaller boats, after making its way down the Berg River, when it then crossed the sand banks to larger ships en route to Cape Town.
Right on the shoreline, a little further north of Laaiplek, lies Dwarskersbos, a pretty little seaside hamlet of typical West Coast houses, although the odd double storey has made its way here already. What appears to be a barren, windswept landscape is simply an illusion that disappears when the richness of bird life, plant life and the sea reveal their true natures, and the fynbos works its charm on all who come here.
Rocherpan is a coastal nature reserve teeming with birds and colourful wildflowers. The reserve, which lies 25km north of Velddrif on the Cape West Coast, consists largely of a seasonal vlei that is usually dry between March and June. Rocherpan was established as a nature reserve (930 hectares in size) in 1966, and the adjacent section of the Atlantic Ocean was declared a marine reserve in (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) hectares in size). Getting AroundIt is better to have a car. It is a necessity. There are buses from Cape Town and Mini Bus Taxis to Vredenburg. How to get there… By car: *Best Option* The entire stretch of the West Coast, from Cape Town in the south, to Velddrif in the north, is serviced by the well-maintained R27, and nothing is more than 2 hours’ drive away. Take this road to any spot on the coast your heart desires – or enjoy a leisurely country detour, on the R307 and R315, which passes through Darling before reconnecting with the coast road. Other Things to NoteThis flat is lovingly cared for by the owner and looked after by Melanie de Witt, while we are away. She is in charge of all the bookings and cleaning. She is there to assist you, We ask respect for our flat and its treasured interior.
We would love you to come and stay, but it is not for people who want a party. This is a place for nature lovers and especially birders, who can appreciate the many species on the river banks and the views of the river.