A peaceful and tranquil getaway
The Black Oystercatcher experience
FROM 1 OCTOBER 2020, HERE's WHAT YOU CAN ENJOY AT OUR DESTINATION:
DELI & WOOD-FIRED PIZZA:
Create your own country lunch with fresh snacks from our deli. Choose from our selection of farm-fresh bread, cured meats, delicious cheese, and much more. And enjoy your choice on our veranda (or in our venue). (Deli options are subject to availability). We're also serving wood-fired pizza, with a selection of toppings on our tasty farm-style crispy base. Order your pizza from the bar counter, and enjoy it while overlooking the infinity pool and Agulhas countryside.
WINE AND CRAFT BEER TASTINGS:
Experience the cool-climate Black Oystercatcher wines with our knowledgeable tasting team - from vertical tastings, to reserve tastings. Or try a Fraser's Folly craft beer tasting - from light, easy-drinking summer beers to the famous Moer Koffie Stout.
DELI & TASTING ROOM TIMES:
Tuesday to Friday 9:00 to 17:00. Pizza 11:00 - 15:00. Saturday 10:00 to 15:00. Closed Sundays and Mondays. (No off-consumption on Saturday, as per lockdown regulations).
Our venue is OPEN for private functions and weddings (we strictly adhere to lockdown regulations). Please contact us for more info, or to book your event. Email: email@example.com; or Tel. 028 482 1618.
Our online shop is OPEN, with free delivery throughout South Africa.
Our cottages are OPEN (adhering to the lockdown regulations).
We continue to use our kitchen and brewhouse as the base for the Food Relief Programme coordinated by the Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area and partners.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Black Oystercatcher.
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.
You are here: COTTAGES
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 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
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2019/2020 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
|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.|
|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|
|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|
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
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 Tasting Room (Deli) and Gift Shop.
Enjoy a personal Black Oystercatcher wine tasting, presented by our expert team. Or a Fraser’s Folly craft beer tasting (owned by the Black Oystercatcher) – sampling Fraser’s top five favourite craft beers. There are also a variety of farm-fresh snacks available in our deli (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 Black Oystercatcher Gift Shop. You’ll find quality leather bags, and a range of locally-made and sourced products, like pottery and beauty products.
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 trail running or mountain biking and cycling across our working wine farm and agricultural areas. Our 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 Waagschaalvlei 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.
The Agulhas Plain and beyond
Black Oystercatcher Cottages
Like so many in the tourism and hospitality sector, these have been 3 uncertain months for us.
Did you know that your choice of wine tells us a little something about your personality?
Harvest 2020 is well underway. And thanks to the January downpour in the Overberg …
#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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