Set on the banks of the Berg River in Velddrif, the Riverhouse-Velddrif
offers luxury West Coast accommodation for up to six guests. Velddrif, which started off as a small fishing community, is a popular destination for family holidays, fishing trips, water sport events and much more.
Just off the River House`s veranda, you`ll find the Laaiplek slipway, where locals launch their fishing boats and often return from sea with hulls filled to brim with the day`s catch.
The guest house can accommodate up to six guests, making it perfect for family vacations, or weekends away with a group of friends. Besides the ample sleeping space, this self-catering guest house features two large braais and a comfortable living area that opens up onto a veranda.
The Berg River mouth flows past Velddrif - an authentic West Coast fishing town. The River House is situated between Port Owen and Laaiplek, where one can enjoy the best of both worlds: the wide Berg River and the vast beaches of the West Coast.
Riverhouse-Velddrif room description: Main Bedroom:
This double room opens onto a small private veranda through a large sliding door. It also has incredible views of the river and jetties and has an en-suite bathroom.
Beds: Double Bed Guest Bedroom: (double)
This bedroom has a double bed and built-in wardrobe, and has a fresh and welcoming West Coast feel to it. A large window looks out onto the side of the house, with jetties and the local fishery in the distance.
Beds: Double Bed Guest Bedroom: (twin)
This twin room features two single beds, perfect for children or traveling companions who do not mind sharing a room. The beds can be combined to form a larger King Size bed on request.
Beds: Two Single Beds Living Area:
The living area features a dining-room table for six, a lounge and a large inside fireplace to slice through the cold of winter or enjoy an inside braai with friends and family. The distinctly West Coast inspired décor makes it feel like you are on the beach watching the yachts go by, even with the blinds closed.
The River House`s kitchen is modern and fully equipped, with a gas-top stove and oven, microwave oven, toaster, fridge with a freezer compartment and counter space for food preparation. The adjacent scullery has a dish-washing basin, deep freezer and an outside door.
The loft above the kitchen is accessible by stairs leading up from the living room. It features a lounge, a television with surround sound DVD and a separate guest bathroom. This area is perfect for entertaining children during the cold winter months.
Probably the area where guests spend most of their time, the veranda features a large wind sheltered braai and ample space to relax and watch yachts go by on the Berg River. The large wooden deck is perfect for outdoor breakfasts and lazing in the afternoon sun.
Minimum nights stay
During Easter period you need to stay a minimum of 4 nights.
During Christmas and New Years you need to stay a minimum of 12 nights.
Riverhouse-Velddrif Activities: Canoeing on the Berg River:
The Berg River is a great area for rowing in a canoe or kayak. From The River House, it is only a short row to Port Owen and it is even possible to row up to Velddrif, where one can enjoy lunch or drinks at one of the popular river-side restaurants and pubs.
Wild Flower Viewing:
During the Western-Cape's lively spring months, the veld around Velddrif and the surrounding areas sprouts hundreds of different wild flower species. Most often these flowers form multicoloured carpets that cover entire fields as far as the eye can see. Berg River Fishing:
The rich fishing waters of the Berg River and the West Coast is what caused early settlers to found Velddrif. 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 South Westerly is ideal for kite-surfing and sailing. Young adventure seeking kite surfers are often seen making their way up the Berg River.
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.
You will find this bird watchers house in Velddrif next to the road to Piketberg. Free parking and entrance.
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