A peaceful and tranquil getaway



A peaceful and tranquil getaway

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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, depending on what has been planted in the garden at the time) and enjoy the 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 farm shop, 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

Rustige plaas atmosfeer met lekker kaggel vir die koue aande maak dit ‘n lekker wegbreek bestemming. By die aankoms was die personeel baie vriendelik en hulpvaardig. ‘n Mens voel dadelik tuis en veilig met die oopruimtes en plaas atmosfeer. Die oorgenoeg hout vir die braai en kaggel was baie welkom, en selfs vuuraanstekers is verskaf. ‘n Bottel van die plaas se wyn was komplimentêr en in die yskas. Ons kan Black Oystercatcher Cottages sterk aanbeveel.” – Johannes Von Molendorff , Sep 2022

Comfortable, clean, like a home away from home. We really enjoyed ourselves, really relaxed. Very comfortable cottage, bed and all. Spotlessly clean, little extras like firelighters was nice to find. Great central place to adventure out and see the country and coastal small towns.” – Andrew B, Sep 2021

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Black OysterCatcher Cottages has received a Travellers' Choice Award on

Accommodation Rates

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

2023/2024 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

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Four self-catering cottages (semi-detached). The cottages are beside each other and they share a veranda, with 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 and garden views,  looking out over the Nuwejaars River in the distance
No pets allowed
On-site parking and quick, easy access to the R43
Language – English & Afrikaans
Credit cards accepted –  Visa & Mastercard
The farm shop is stocked with some food options, but to ensure you enjoy the meal of your choice, it’s best to bring your own food along. We recommend a braai, to be enjoyed on the patio  with a glass of wine. 


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.

Enjoy a wine tasting and visit our farm shop.

Come and enjoy a wine tasting in our tasting room, and be sure to book your platter for a delightful lunch overlooking the infinity pool and the Agulhas Plain. Our farm shop is also stocked with a variety of sweet and savoury snacks (subject to availability). In order to ensure you enjoy the meal of your choice while staying at our cottages, please be sure to bring your own food along. We recommend a braai on the patio, with a glass of wine in hand. 

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.

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

Explore our wine farm – by taking a walk through the vineyards (these are a short drive away from the cottages), 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 and 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: Please note that the tours are closed for the winter season, and will reopen in November 2024. 

Morning Guided Tour: we’ll leave from the Black Oystercatcher Restaurant on a Wildlife Guided Tour, including coffee at the wetland lookout point. TOURS CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR THE WINTER SEASON.

Evening Guided Tour: We’ll leave from the Black Oystercatcher Restaurant on a Sunset Wetlands Tour, including a sundowner at the Hippo vlei. TOURS CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR THE WINTER SEASON. 

The Agulhas Plain and beyond

How to get here

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

Map & Directions

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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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