From $79 / night
- 3 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- Sleeps 6
Description from the owner
Riverhouse-Velddrif is a 3-star rated self-catering, West Coast style house situated on the river bank of the Berg-river on the West Coast of South Africa.
With a ringside view of the local slipway and the comings and goings of the local fishing boats, you can't get closer to the action. In fact, any closer and you would have to roll up the pants.
With three bedrooms, one of them ensuite, it can sleep six in comfort. Never detracting from its setting, the general feel and decor befits a barefoot Huck Finn holiday by the river - although Huck himself no doubt had to do with something a little more modest.
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Velddrif, Western Cape, South Africa
located in Velddrif, Western Cape, South Africa, but cannot be displayed on a map. Contact the owner for more details
Additional Location Information
Velddrif is a small town on the West Coast of South Africa, about 2km from the Berg River mouth. Originally an agricultural area, today Velddrif is often used as a name for a much larger area, including the small town of Laaiplek and the riverside development of Port Owen.
These towns have become popular destinations for holiday travellers over the years, because of the mixture of friendly hospitality, rich fynbos and wild flowers, a wide and tranquil river, and of course the vast beaches of the West Coast. Fishing from one of the jetties right in front of The River House is usually extremely rewarding, because of the abundance of shad (also called elf) in the Berg River mouth.
The West Coast also offers visitors and locals alike some exciting activities. A few that come to mind include sea and river fishing, seeing the beautifully colourful flowers in the Darling area, scenic drives and walks to West Coast destinations such as Yzerfontein, Langebaan, Saldanha and Pathernoster. The annual Berg River Canoe Marathon ends only a few hundred meters from your Port Owen accommodation.
You will find migratory birds in summer like Whimbrel, Curlew and Sandpiper who migrate from their breeding places in Greenland and Siberia to escape the icy northern winters. Resident Birds: Watch weed eating birds like ducks, geese and Red-knobbed Coots, Fisheagles, Herons, Cormorants and may be a Kingfisher catch fish!
The River House is situated right at the border between Port Owen and Laaiplek, on the Port Owen side.
Entering Velddrif on the West Coast Road (R27) from the Cape Town side, take the first left after the bridge. Continue on this road for exactly 1.47km, and take a left (this is the first turn-off after the main Port Owen entrance). Take another left and follow this road around a bend, all the way to the river, where you will find The River House on your left. Velddrif has no public transport, visitors need to arrive by own means. Riverhouse has secure covered parking behind remote control gate.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation
Last updated on April 25, 2013
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- Fees for additional guests may apply.
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Housekeeping Optional
- Ocean or water views
- Stove or Oven
- Satellite or cable TV
- Stereo or CD player
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - yes
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - yes
- 210 square meters