Koningsfontein lies on the banks of the beautiful GouKou river 7km upstream from the mouth and beaches of the seaside town of Stilbaai, 4 hours from Cape Town. The Cape thatched homestead overlooks the river as well as the surrounding countryside, small farms, fynbos and pastures where the sheep graze.

Make use of the private 300m of riverfront and spend long leisurely days swimming, kayaking, waterskiing, paddle boarding or taking your boat up the river for a sunset cruise or for lunch at a country kitchen further upstream. A little downstream is a boutique gin distillery where you can taste and buy gin made from the local fynbos- some of the rarest fynbos due to the unusual lime bedrock in the area. Take your boat to the mouth of the river to Stilbaai for the white sandy beaches or for some of the best fishing on South Africa’s coast. There is also the dam for some catch and release bass fishing- best for kids.

In summer spend the day reading in the sun or take a walk down to the river and spend the whole day enjoying the water. In Winter, lounge in front of the fireplace in one of the deep leather sofas with a book or playing board games.

“We love the place because it gives you that feeling of an old fashioned holiday with the simple pleasures of swimming in a river and time standing still for a bit. A place you feel you are enjoying childhood pleasure.”

Sleeps 12
3 x Queen sized bedrooms – one bedroom has a four poster
1 x old brass double bedroom
2 x twin bedrooms
5 x bedrooms en-suite
All linen provided
Fully fitted kitchen
Smeg gas stove & electric oven
Fridge (320L) & freezer (250L)
Coffee plunger
Microwave (has conventional oven settings)
Washing machine
Open plan lounge/kitchen and dining area with 12 seater dining table
Fireplace in lounge
TV with all DSTV channels available
Wood & firelighters provided
BBQ (included tongs)
Picnic basket for riverfront
Portable sun loungers to take down to the lake
3 x fishing rods for bass dam – catch and release only
Bath & beach towels
Beach umbrella

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