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During July and August: Book for two nights, and stay the third night free



A peaceful and tranquil getaway

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During July and August, you can make the most of our winter-warmer deal. Book for two nights, and stay the third night free of charge, either in the week or during the weekend. Cozy up in front of the fireplace (in two of our four cottages), or warm up while enjoying a braai on the veranda. And get to know our incredible area during the day – like a trip to the Lighthouse, or to some of the wonderful nature reserves here. There’s so much to do.

Relax and unwind with the perfect country getaway

Breathe in the fresh air, savour our wonderful fresh herb and vegetable garden (you can even pick them to spice up your meals) and enjoy the beautiful views over the Elim area (with a glass of wine of course) at our self-catering Bredasdorp accommodation.

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The four Black Oystercatcher Cottages are beautifully furnished with king-size beds or two single beds and private bathrooms.

Each cottage has a semi-equipped kitchenette (kitchen utensils and a microwave are included, but there is no oven). And for the chilly winter months two cottages feature an inside fireplace in the lounge area. Step outside onto a patio (with an expansive view) and make use of the braai area. All linen and towels are provided. And you’ll be able to make use of free Wi-Fi. The cottages are situated next to the Black Oystercatcher Wine tasting room and deli, in an open space on this safe working wine farm (the cottages are not fenced off or enclosed). From here, you have quick and easy access to the R43, which will take you to Elim or Bredasdorp. 

What People Say


“This was really a pleasant surprise to stay the 2 nights, and we had lovely weather. We truly relaxed, with the kids not with us this time around. Thank you for the prompt responses via email and the great experience.” – A&J

“Hier kan jy met gemak ontspan. Ek en my vrou het die Pelgrimstog van Hoop gestap en op die 11de aand van die stap by Black Oystercatcher Cottages geslaap. Ons was bietjie voor inkloktyd daar en die personeel was verwelkomend deur ons dadelik iets yskoud aan te bied aangesien ons pas vanaf Elim gestap het. Ons kon daarna vroeër inklok en die rustige en koel huisie geniet met al die luukshede en nog meer. Baie dankie vir ‘n puik tyd by julle!” – Francois M

Read more reviews on Tripadvisor 

Black OysterCatcher Cottages has received a Travellers' Choice Award on Afristay.com

Accommodation Rates

R 990 (R 495 per person sharing) or R 700 per single person

2020/2021 Tariffs are quoted in South African Rand per person per night sharing. Children under 12, sharing with adults, pay R 250. For December and January (peak season) bookings, we require a 2 nights minimum stay. Contact us to negotiate rates for group bookings. Contact: 028 482 1618 or stay@blackoystercatcher.co.za

Features available


Four self-catering cottages (semi-detached). The cottages are beside each other and they share a veranda, with wonderful views of the Agulhas Plain landscapes. Please note: The cottages are in an open area, and are not fenced off or enclosed, to give you the full country experience on this safe working wine farm.
Sleeps 2 adults per cottage
Single or king size beds
En-suite bathroom, shower only
Two of the cottages have an inside fireplace, and all four cottages have a patio with a semi-private outside braai. 
Kitchenette (includes a microwave and kettle. Please note, we do not have an oven in the cottages).
Function on site. Bookings essential (028 482 1618) or WhatsApp: 0725614223
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking rooms
Infinity swimming pool at the venue (the pool is situated in front of the venue, overlooking the Agulhas Plain). Use at own risk. 
Mountain, garden and wetland views
No pets allowed
On-site parking and quick, easy access to the R43
Language – English & Afrikaans
Credit cards accepted –  Visa & Mastercard

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    CHECK IN: 14h00. CHECK OUT: 10h00

    For December and January (peak season) bookings, we require a 2 nights minimum stay.

    Terms & Conditions

    100% Deposit required to confirm reservation

    Cancellation policy
    30 days prior to arrival: 100% refund
    15 days prior to arrival: 50% refund
    7 – 0 days prior to arrival: 0% refund
    Early departures: 0% refund
    Refunds & waivers at sole discretion of management

    For December and January (peak season) bookings, we require a 2 nights minimum stay.

    Next door to the venue, you’ll find the deli and shop.

    There are a variety of farm-fresh snacks available in our deli and shop (subject to availability), and we also serve wood-fired pizza during our lunch trading hours. 

    Need a memento of your trip? Take a browse through the shop. You’ll find quality leather bags, and a range of locally-made and sourced products, like pottery and beauty products.

    And enjoy a Black Oystercatcher wine tasting at our venue. 

    Make the most of our natural landscape for cycling, hiking and other outdoor activities.

    Explore our wine farm on foot – by taking a walk through the vineyards, passed our vineyard dam. And bring your fishing gear (but check in with Dirk to see when to fish at the dam, and what you could catch). Or get a touch more active, by running or cycling across our working wine farm, agricultural areas and the broader farming region. The cycling routes start at the Black Oystercatcher, and cover much of the Agulhas Plain (depending on what distance you’re keen to take on) – taking you on gravel and some tar roads (some a bit more challenging than others).

    And while you’re out there, keep an eye out for the region’s rich natural setting. The Agulhas Plain is a biodiversity hotspot – lush with very threatened fynbos species (look out for some gorgeous Proteas). It’s also a renowned birding destination. The Black Oystercatcher Wine Farm itself is home to a number of bird species. Birders have found the Red-chested Flufftail close to the Waskraalvlei on the Black Oystercatcher farm. You never know what you might see (like the majestic Martial Eagle and secretive Black Harrier).


    Wetlands, hippos, buffalo, threatened birds – some of the things you can now see when visiting the Black Oystercatcher.

    You can join Wildlife Guided Tours onto the Black Oystercatcher farm and surrounding farms. And see what makes our area so special, and so important to protect. Tours are run by the Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area (we’re members, and our farm forms part of the area). Booking is essential – find out more about these safaris here: www.nuwejaars.com

    Morning Guided Tour: we’ll leave from the Black Oystercatcher Restaurant on a Wildlife Guided Tour, including coffee at the Buffalo Boma.

    Evening Guided Tour: We’ll leave from the Black Oystercatcher Restaurant on a Sunset Wetlands Tour, including a sundowner at the Hippo vlei.

    Keen to join? Contact the Nuwejaars SMA to book your tour.

    The Agulhas Plain and beyond

    How to get here

    GPS: 34º 37′ 580″ S 19º 49′ 399″ E  (-34.632466, 19.827356)

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    Our Waterscapes

    #Waterscapes: The natural wonder of the Agulhas Plain

    You depend on water – it’s the basis of life. The same goes for the Black Oystercatcher. But – because of our unique setting, we depend on an intricate water network. We don’t just turn on a tap. We connect with a vast water system that must function fully.

    Because our #waterscapes are at the heart of our existence, we’re highlighting these natural wonders of the Agulhas Plain. It’s a tribute to our corner of earth in the Overberg – and the life-giving systems you’ll find here.

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