A peaceful and tranquil getaway
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 an equipped kitchenette. 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 also have access to free Wi-Fi.
WINTER BREATHER: Sometimes you’ve just got to
SLOW THINGS DOWN.
Take a few days for yourself at our Cottages – and if you stay for two nights, the third night is on us (our #WinterBreather deal is for weeknights only in August 2018).
|Four self-catering cottages (semi-detached)|
|Sleeps 2 adults per cottage|
|Single or king size beds|
|En-suite bathroom, shower only|
|Inside fireplace and patio with outside braai|
|Restaurant on site – bookings essential|
|Swimming pool – use at own risk|
|Mountain, garden and wetland views|
|No pets allowed|
|Language – English & Afrikaans|
|Credit cards accepted – Visa & Mastercard|
CHECK IN: 14h00. CHECK OUT: 10h00
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
A bit of fun? A destination to keep you entertained
RESTAURANT WINE & CRAFT BEER TASTING ROOM
The Cottages offer a peaceful and tranquil get-away. But if you’re looking for a bit of vibe and fun, take a stroll over to our Black Oystercatcher Restaurant and Tasting Room. Join us for lunch at the restaurant – a friendly hub of activity where you can enjoy delicious quality meals. We carefully prepare and slow-cook our meals using those herbs and veggies that each season offers us. So we make use of the freshest ingredients, straight from our garden, to craft our intricate dishes. While the restaurant is closed for dinner, you can still enjoy our flagship cheese, ham and bread platter for dinner (just let us know). And remember to book your lunch at our restaurant (we can get quite busy, especially over weekends).
Restaurant open Tue to Sun from 11:00 – 14:30. Booking essential: Book a Table
Next door to the venue and restaurant, you’ll find the Tasting Room 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. Stock up on any of our wine (and beer) – and if you buy 2 or more cases, become a member of the Black Oystercatcher Wine Club.
Need a memento of your trip? Take a browse through the Black Oystercatcher Gift Shop. You’ll find quality leather bags (made by Alex & Marla), and a range of locally-made and sourced products, like pottery, beauty products, and snacks and bites.
Then, see how the wine and beer is created – by booking a tour to our Cellar and our Brewhouse. We’ll provide insight to the science behind some of our favourite beverages. (Again – booking is essential, to ensure a staff member is available to show you the way. Chat to our team at the Restaurant and Venue).
Wine & Beer Tastings and Sales from Mon – Fri from 9:00 – 17:00. Sat from 10:00 – 14:30. Closed: Sun. Find out more.
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.
Every Saturday, until October, 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).
Enjoy a Black Oystercatcher picnic (for two, R195/person) at the Hippo Vlei. That means a selection of freshly baked breads, Shawarma Chicken or Couscous salad, a selection of cold meats and trio of cheeses, olives, pâté, pesto, nuts, butter & preserves, fresh seasonal fruit – topped off with chocolate brownies – together with a bottle of Black Oystercatcher Sauvignon Blanc or Rosé. Picnic bookings are essential (48 hours before the tour): email@example.com
Saturday at 9am, we’ll leave from the Black Oystercatcher Restaurant on a Wildlife Guided Tour, including coffee at the Buffalo Boma.
Saturday at 5pm 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
We’re holding a craft beer weekend and festival in August (hosted by the craft brewery we bought, Fraser’s Folly).
This is a special occasion for fathers – including our own Dirk Human.
And this festival has been going for 25 years. It’s the Napier Wine and Patat (Sweet Potato) festival.
#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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