- 3 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 6
Description from the owner
'Die Rotse'selfcatering unit Spykerklip is a 3 bedroom (sleep 6) seafront property located on a peaceful cul-de-sac bordering a Nature Reserve in Kleinmond, approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes scenic drive from Cape Town International Airport, on the western side of Sandown Bay between the Kogelberg mountain range and the rich Benguela sea current of the Atlantic Ocean.
A 40 meter stroll will lead you to a natural tidal swimming pool and large inter-coastal tidal zone for hours of exploring in the unique eco-system of the Kelp forest.
Follow the coastal path from here to Kleinmond's Blue Flag beach only 300 meters away.
'Die Rotse' Host House - Unit Spykerklip
Kleinmond, Western Cape, South Africa
Additional Location Information
Kleinmond forms part of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve and the Kleinmond coastline is exceptional in its range of coastal habitats and marine flora and fauna mostly due to the contrasting influences of the warm Agulhas and cold Benguela currents, which drive productivity and biodiversity along the coast. Be rejuvenated by the clean unpolluted healthy sea air often described as 'champaigne air' with 'an extra molecule of oxygen'!
Sandy beaches, rocky reefs, rivers and estuaries abound to provide hours of exploring and relaxing. Kleinmond boasts 2 sandy beaches. Sandown beach, or Kleinmond main beach was rewarded with Blue Flag status for the 2011 season and provides safe swimming with lifeguards on duty for most of the year, a shallow lagoon popular with kids, a restaurant with open deck for perfect sundowners, a picnic area under the milkwood trees with kiddies playpark next to the lagoon and small boats for hire to paddle around on the lagoon or view the feral horses resident at the Kleinmond marshes. Surfing is often good at the point. Sandown beach is a short 300 meter stroll away from your accommodation.
Kelp forests and large intertidal rock pools (40 meters from 'Die Rotse' Self Catering Accommodation) provide food and safety for fish and other marine animals - a natural and safe 'swimming pool' where kids can learn about the sea and the beautiful eco-system of living sea organisms. This is where the '1st fish you catch, catches you' applies.
The coastline offers rock and surf angling, snorkel diving, kayak fishing, spear fishing and catching West Coast Lobster (crayfish) subject to local fishing regulations. Permits can be obtained from the local post office. The area also offers various safe slipway's and harbours for easy access to the ocean by small boat.
Kleinmond is part of the Cape Whale Coast - the playground and breeding zone of the ocean giants, namely the Southern Right Whales, which you can observe close-up from many vantage points, including your balcony or patio at 'Die Rotse' self catering accommodation during the months of June to November. Sightings vary between tell-tale 'blows' of mist, to courtship displays and spectacular breaching whales. Dolphins can be seen surfing the waves throughout the year.
Nearby Betty's Bay is home to one of only three mainland breeding colonies of African Penguins in South Africa at Stony Point, also the site of an old whaling station of which today only the ruins may be seen. The site has been declared a Nature Reserve and visitors are urged to keep to the convenient wooden boardwalk when observing penguins, Cape Cormorant, the rare African Black Oystercatcher and other sea birds in their natural habitat.
Visit the Harold Porter National Botanical Garden in Betty's Bay to discover thousands of plant species found nowhere else on earth. The garden encompasses mountain slopes with wind-clipped heathlands, deep gorges with indigenous forests, marches,wetlands vibrant with restios and seasonal bulbs and even includes a dunescape with specialised salt-adapted plants. The expansive garden is ideal for hiking in the nearly 200 hectare natural estate and caters to the whole family - enjoy leisurely strolls and picnics at the waterfalls, amber pools and manicured lawn and gardens within the 10-hectare cultivated section.
Outdoor enthusiasts will get the adrenaline pumping with a myriad of activities including sand-boarding, white water kayaking, rock climbing, abseiling and bouldering, more than 20 defined hikes and walks in Kleinmond and 26km mountain bike trail in the heart of the Kogelberg Nature Reserve.
Various Wine Estates can be found in the beautiful landscape of the area with the wine farms in Botriver or the Hemel-and-Aarde Valley in Hermanus in near proximity.
More than 8 Golf courses are situated within an hour's drive from Kleinmond. The Kleinmond golf course is situated in perfect golfing terrain at the foot of the Kogelberg mountain. Visitors are welcome to the 10-hole course which measures 5761 meters and boasts a SAGU rating of 70. Arabella golf course at the Arabella Country Estate 5 minutes drive from kleinmond, has been voted number 1 golf course in the Western Cape. The 18-hole championship course has won numerous awards and hosted the Nelson Mandela invitational for several years.
Kleinmond offers a wide selection of restaurants with the nightlife centered around famous Harbour Road (2.5km from 'Die Rotse'), where you will find a variety of eateries with sushi, local fish and chips, or pizza with your cocktail to ease the sun over the ocean.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Ocean, Town
Last updated on May 19, 2013
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Additional notes from the owner
Rates are per unit and not per bedroom. 'Spykerklip' sleeps 6 people (3 bedrooms).
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Local Guides/Maps
- 24 Hour On Call Maintenance
- Linens Provided
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Housekeeping Optional
- Towels Provided
- Firewood Provided
- Security System
Phone / Internet
- High Speed Internet
- Computer Available
- Wireless Internet
- Internet Access
- Fax Machine
- Ocean Views
- Mountain Views
- Stove or Oven
- Gas Stove
- Electric Stove
- Stereo or CD player
- Children's Toys
- DVD Player
- Standard Definition TV
- High Definition TV
- Satellite or cable TV
- Cable TV
- Music Library
- Movie/Video Library
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Balcony or terrace
- Fishing Equipment
- Swing set or jungle gym
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - ask
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - no