Otters Creek

 
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River Cottage P61210-185906

Location

Porter Drive off R44

Price range - complete one of the options

Rates/unit
R1500 - R3000

About the establishment

General facilities & services
  • Braai
  • Child-friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Self-catering facilities
Activities offered
Canoeing
Getting there/ what's nearby
Beach nearby

Otters Creek River Cottage (self-catering, sleeps 8) is situated within the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, on a 9Ha smallholding along the Buffels River, which borders Pringle Bay. The secluded location of River Cottage offers privacy and tranquillity, although it is only 3km from the village centre.
This seaside village is an hour's drive from Cape Town, along the beautiful scenic road between Gordon's Bay and Hermanus in the Western Cape.

The rustic cottage has two bedrooms and a loft, and can sleep up to 8 people. Bring your own bedding and towels. Duvet inners, mattress protectors, pillows and pillow protectors are provided.

There is a bathroom and an outside, enclosed, hot water shower.
The fully-equipped kitchen includes a dishwasher.
The open-plan living area includes a fireplace.
Enjoy a private outdoor braai area, shaded by trees near the banks of the river.

Activities

There are numerous indoor and outdoor activities to provide enjoyment and pleasure to visitors and locals alike.

At Otter's Creek

Canoe, row, or swim 500m to the Pringle Bay beach, or follow the footpath along the river, taking in the beauty and diversity of the indigenous Fynbos and birdlife.
Birdwatchers will take great delight in seeing Kingfishers (Malachite, Pied, and Giant), Sugarbirds, Sunbirds, Jackal Buzzards, Spotted Eagle Owls, and a variety of garden and sea birds. Over 360 bird species can be found in the Biosphere.

A family of Cape Clawless otters live on the upstream banks at Otter's Creek, and are sometimes seen playing on the grass, or swimming to and from the sea after sundown or at sunrise.

Porcupines, mongooses, and small buck are occasionally spotted along the paths.

Pringle Bay beach.... A beautiful, unspoilt, uncrowded beach, with unrivalled sunsets! The River mouth forms a lagoon for most of the year and provides a safe, shallow place to wallow and for children to play, as the sea is not always safe. One can also swim up the river.  Parking is available at various spots. Although the wind can sometimes pump, there are a surprising number of wind-free days when this beach is idyllic for walking, lazing, swimming and body surfing. The water is warmest when the Northwester blows and varies from day to day, sometimes clear, safe and gentle, sometimes rough, with dumping waves and dangerous currents. This beach is home t nesting pairs of Oystercatchers

Summary: A beautiful, unspoilt, uncrowded beach, with unrivalled sunsets! The River mouth often forms a lagoon  providing a safe, shallow place  for children to play.

Family –friendly

Plenty of space to run, play and explore.  in the River. A Jungle gym on the banks of the river. Swimming or canoeing up stream or down to the beach, or walk to the beach through the coastal fynbos.

Stunning sunsets from the bridge or the stoep or take sundowners to the beach

In Pringle Bay...

- Interesting art galleries and gift shops
- Coffee shops, restaurants, and pubs
- Country shop
- Delicatessen
- Gym
- Surfing and kiteboarding
- Fishing and shell-collecting

In surrounding areas...

- Southern Right and Humpback whale-watching along the coast between August and November
- Wine routes in Stellenbosch, Franschoek, and the Hemel-en-Aarde valley in Hermanus
- Golfing at the Arabella Country Estate along the Botriver Lagoon, or in Kleinmond
- White-water rafting on the Palmiet River in winter
- Harold Porter National Botanical Garden in Betty's Bay
- Stony Point Jackass penguin breeding colony in Betty's Bay
- Sand boarding on Silversands dunes in Betty's Bay
- Mountain biking and road cycling
- Hiking in the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve
- Diving, and crayfishing and mussel harvesting (permits available from post office)



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