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From R1300 Per Night

Quay West Holiday Home
Velddrif Accommodation

  • Quay West Holiday Home
  • Lounge leading to covered terrace with braai facilities
  • Dining area
  • Small garden
  • River side bedroom
  • Lounge
  • Master bedroom with queen size bed
  • Both bedrooms with balconies
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Master bathroom ensuite with spacious shower (jets)
  • Just 40m away from Berg River
  • 2nd Bedroom with ensuite
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Stay in "Bokkom-Republic" Velddrif":

Quay West is a cosy double storey self-catering upmarket (4 star standards) lock up and go2-bedroom holiday home situated in Velddrif Quays close to the Berg River (second row, approx 40m away form the Berg River and 90 m to the jetty).

On ground floor is an open plan kitchen with granite counter / dining and lounge area with futon sofa which leads to an outside covered terrace with braai. Here families and friends can enjoy quality time together.

The top level hosts the Master bedroom with Queen size bed, separate dressing area and spacious ensuite bathroom with toilet, basin and shower with shower panel. The bedroom leads to comfortable balcony for sunbathing. Equipped with clock radio, ceiling fan, safe and hairdryer.

The second bedroom consists of 2 extra lengths single beds which can be converted into King size bed. The small ensuite bathroom has a toilet, basin and shower. The balcony faces limited views onto the Berg River.

The “home from home” is fully equipped with LCD-TV (with Easy View Multichoice subscription) dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge/freezer, oven and hob, coffee maker, kettle, toaster, electric blankets in winter. Bring your own iPod and connect to the HiFi for entertainment. In winter time the gas fireplace in lounge will keep you warm.

A double kayak is available for you at little extra charge (the Berg River is approx. 40 m away, the jetty approx. 90 m).

Minimum stay requirements:

  • 2 nights in Winter, Spring and Autumn season
  • 3 or 4 nights during long weekends throughout the year
  • 4 nights during Easter weekend
  • 7 nights during Summer season
  • NB: Stays shorter than 3 nights will have an additional administration fee of R 250

Check-in time: between 2 – 6 PM unless pre-arranged

Check-out time: 10 AM unless pre-arranged

Please respect that Quay West is a non-smoker house.

Discover the waters of the Berg River region

The Berg River offers safe fishing, skiing, canoeing, sailing, or just puttering around in boats. Tailor made boat trips starting from Bokkom-Laan promise to be a great river experience for beautiful views and birdlife. Perfect sailing spot as the prevailing South-Easter blows off-shore, flattening the seas. Stompneus Pint blocks the South Atlantic swells, so you get a flat sea with a fresh wind. A wonderful experience is to launch a canoe up-river and gently paddle down with the tide, maybe enjoy a picnic on an island midstream. The birds tend to ignore you when you silently paddle past, so its’ a great opportunity to take some astounding photos.

Port Owen, South Africa’s first and still best deep-sea residential marina, is one of the best there is. Because it is up-river and thus protected from ocean swells, the boats can lie safely in their berths. A restaurant and pub as well as a yacht club add to the facilities. A workshop and crane are also available. Here you can have a home for your boat.

Miles of white beaches

All the way from Laaiplek to Elandsbaai you can walk along clean, white, uncrowded beaches. The water is comparatively warm too, since St Helena Bay is fairly shallow and has a sandy bottom which warms up the seawater. You can see fishermen standing in waist-deep water for hours.

Fantastic fishing

When the South-Easter blows the surface water around Stompneus Point out to sea, the nutrient-rich bottom water rises and feeds the plankton which feeds surface-feeding fish which feed the game fish. This is called an upwelling. The Stompneus Point upwelling is one of the biggest in the world, hence the wonderful fishing. Fishing in the river is fine too: from cob as big as a canoe, to haarder, maasbanker, gurnard, white stumpnose, elf and others. Upriver you can catch carp.

Brilliant birdlife

Velddrif is one of the few places in South Africa where you can see sea birds, river birds and land birds in one spot. This makes it a bird watcher’s paradise as the nesting spots for duikers and the fresh water for birds attract millions of birds to the area. The Berg River Estuary is one of two locations in South Africa that qualify as a wader hotspot. Vagrants that get blown off course on the way to South America occasionally appear and cause great excitement among birdwatchers. Unexpected visitors like Hudson Bay Kestrels and the Little Blue Heron can be seen from time to time.

Wildflowers

The area is famous for the Spring wildflower display which is quite spectacular and even takes over many driveways, but there is always something flowering in the Fynbos throughout the year. Scotland is famed for its heather, of which they have eight varieties. Velddrif has twenty-four different varieties of heather in the Cape. Plus the local geraniums, now called pelargoniums, grow wild on the sand dunes near the beach. The Mediterranean climate is great for gardeners too.

Artwork

The town hosts a wide range of artists: even local fishermen submit their arts. Try the studios at Pelican Harbour as well as at Bokkom-Laan

Salt Harvest

Salt pans and the harvesting of salt is also part of life in Velddrif. Thousands of tons of salt are produced every year along the Berg River by means of evaporation. The high temperatures during summer plus the prevailing winds are very favourable for this process. Go for a site visit in one of the salt factories and taste some salt!

West Coast Delicacies

Velddrif is home to continental style artisan cheese. In a hundred year old fisherman’s cottage, a range of handcrafted cheeses and other delis are produced. Visit local cheese maker Leon Terblanche or book tailor-made package deal cheese-making course and accommodation at Quay West. And then there are Bokkoms, Bokkoms and Bokkoms. Taste them at Bokkom-Laan.

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13 Velddrif Quays, Velddrif

GPS: -32.7869, 18.1661 Map

Sorry, no pets allowed!

30 % deposit of total, balance due before or on arrival.

22 days or more before start of rental: Loss of deposit

21 days to 15 days before start of rental: 50% of total rental cost

14 days to 8 days before start of rental: 75% of total rental cost

7 days or less before start of rental: 100% of total rental cost

  • Airport Transfers
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • BBQ Area
  • Cooking Facilities
  • Dish Washer
  • Fridge
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Service / Facilities
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Secure Parking
  • Safe in room
  • TV or Satellite TV
  • Fishing
  • Water Sports
  • Popular Routes
  • Wildlife