R2600 - R4760 per night

8 Guests
4 Bed
3 Bathroom
8 Guests
4 Bedrooms
3 Bathroom
More details
3 x Twin/ King
Indoor braai
Wood for sale
1 x Double
Solar power
Pet friendly
Gas stove
Gas oven
Outdoor braai

Skilpadkos is an enchanting fisherman’s cottage tucked behind the dunes overlooking the rich birdlife saltpan. Bird watching is quite entertaining and you can even have a competition of who see what bird and how many. 

Capture those perfect little moments, there is so many options from fauna and flora to flying, walking and crawling animals, not to mention the magnificent views.

The original doors and frames were upcycled into fabulous authentic handmade furniture which adds to the charm and beauty of this cottage. The cottage is only 500m away from the beach so you can hear the crushing of the waves on the beach and mixed with the bird songs it is the perfect start to any day and the best way to drift off to sleep.

You can enjoy your braai inside or outside depending on the weather. Don’t be surprise is the birds drop by to see what you are up to. Enjoy your glass of wine while admiring the breath-taking sunset.

Skilpadkos is the name the locals gave a velvety cats’ claw, it is striking red and attached itself to the roots of other plants to draw water and nutrients from the host. Years ago the flowers were dried and diluted to use as ink.


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Off the grid

Wamakersvlei Beach Farm is environmentally conscious and they strive to have as little impact as possible on the environment. Only solar power and gas for warm water

Wish I were there - Galjoenswaai Cottage, self catering accommodation in Dwarskersbos

Farm meets Beach

You will have the best of both worlds. No need to choose if you want to go to the farm or the beach! Remember to bring your bikes and keep a lookouk for the beauty around you.

Explore Paternoster on the West Coast


Dwarskersbos is close to all kinds of different coastal towns. In a 40min radius you can enjoy a relaxing road trip to Paternoster, Saldanha, Langebaan, Elands Bay, Aurora and many more precious gems.

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