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Of all our Churchhaven properties in the West Coast National Park, this is the closest to the beach, and it has awesome views of the absolutely beautiful blue lagoon. It really is a much-loved family beach cottage full of quaint vintage treasures. It has a very laid-back East African influence – the only shoes you will want to put on are your Havaianas, and your most important piece of clothing will be a kikoi (Kenyan sarong).

Spend your days keeping out of the midday sun, gazing at that blue, blue lagoon and watching the sailing, kayaking and fishing, or take long walks in the reserve, make sandcastles and explore by bicycle.

Being off the grid is just such a treat as you can either use the gas stove or BBQ (the fridge is electric and runs off the solar power) or light all the candles and settle in for the evenings to enjoy the stars.

If you have never visited the West Coast of the Cape before you are really in for a surprise: the colours and beauty of the reserve, the fynbos wild flowers in Spring, the quietness and solitude, and the pristine waters of the lagoon, all just an hour out of Cape Town. This is a local-secret haven away from the madness of busy lifestyles.

What we love…

  • the wonderfully warm lagoon waters with the softest white-sand beaches and very safe swimming for the kids
  • the utterly unspoilt, pristine surroundings deep in a National Parks Board Nature Reserve
  • the back-to-basics lifestyle in the charming hamlet of Churchhaven on the water’s edge
  • the incredible range of things to do and see, from the spring flowers in Postberg Flower Reserve, idyllic beach picnics at nearby Kraalbaai (close to the famous Preekstoel rock formation) and kitesurfing at Shark Bay just outside Langebaan (an excellent place for beginners and to hone your skills)

Need to know…

  • Only one hour’s drive from Cape Town
  • This is blissful off-the-grid living, so there is no WiFi, limited cellphone accessibility and solar power rules supreme. Most houses rely on rainwater catchment or borehole water driven by solar pumps, and gas hobs and gas ovens are used for cooking. In winter, fireplaces and ever-faithful wood-burning stoves keep things cosy
  • Please take note of the following gate times for entering and leaving the West Coast National Park: 1 April to 31 August 07:00 to 17:30; 1 September to 31 March 07:00 to 18:30. No entrance into the park is possible after the gates close in the evenings

 

 

Coffee Table Book:
Seagull Cottage is one of the hideaways featured in our Perfect Hideaways in South Africa coffee table book.

This book celebrates hideaways, identifying precisely what it is that makes a holiday home ‘perfect’. From bush to beach, from city to wilderness, Perfect Hideaways in South Africa features a range of holiday homes that, by virtue of the peculiarities of their locations and distinguishing interiors, offer varieties of experiences.

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Facilities

  • 1 x Bedroom (bunk beds)
  • 1 x Bedroom (twin singles)
  • 2 x Bedrooms (double)
  • 3 x Bathrooms
  • All linen provided
  • BBQ (Weber)
  • Beach towels
  • Coffee plunger
  • No DSTV
  • No DVD
  • No TV
  • No Wi-fi
  • Oven (Gas)
  • Solar power support for electronic devices
  • Stove (Gas)

Guests

Sleeps 6 adults & 2 kids

Pets

No pets allowed

Check-in time

2PM

Check-out time

10AM

0 / 10

Based on 19 reviews

Guest reviews are written by our customers after their stay at Seagull Cottage.

Location
5   
Staff
5   

Guest reviews

  • Guest
    2017-11-24

    Seagull Cottage was just perfect. I just wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Guest
    2017-09-04

    “We had an absolutely spectacular time. I've stayed in a number of your houses in Churchhaven and I thought Whaler’s Way was my favourite, but Seagull Cottage is really unbelievable. My family fell in love with it too and we will be back.”

  • Guest
    2017-09-04

    We had a wonderful time thank you very much! The sunshine was present and our boys has a fabulous time running on the beach all day.

  • Guest
    2017-05-31

    We had an awesome time – thank you. The cottage was so comfortable and well appointed Will definitely be back again!

  • Guest
    2017-05-12

    We had a truly wonderful time at Seagull and Fynbos. It was just great to see my family lazily playing on the beach for hours and all so happy. We all did a lot of walking in those beautiful surroundings and the stars at night were superb. All in all a perfect place to catch up with my family.

  • Guest
    2017-04-07

    It was absolutely wonderful! I don’t think my parents have enjoyed a place as much as they have enjoyed the house and Churchhaven. And Roy has been an absolute star

  • Guest
    2017-01-31

    Seagull Cottage was absolutely gorgeous and we hope to return very soon! Thank you!!!

  • Guest
    2016-10-27

    We had a wonderful stay at Seagull. Thank you for fitting us in at the last minute! Having been overseas last year we have been missing our regular trips to Churchaven! We met Roy and Leon who were super nice and helpful.

  • Guest
    2016-09-26

    What a special place – we all had a magical time. Many thanks again – it was a pleasure to use Perfect hideaways !

  • Guest
    2016-09-26

    What a special place – we all had a magical time. Many thanks again – it was a pleasure to use Perfect Hideaways!

  • Guest
    2016-09-09

    We had an absolutely spectacular time. I've stayed in a number of your houses in Churchhaven and Seagull is really unbelievable. My family fell in love with it too and we will be back.

  • Guest
    2016-08-14

    We had a lovely weekend in Churchhaven.

  • Guest
    2015-09-08

    We had the most wonderful wkend at seagulls!

  • Guest
    2015-03-17

    “We had the most amazing time ever. Churchhaven has got to be the best-kept secret of the West Coast, and I hope that we have left a good impression too so we can come back soon! Your service was impeccable, the house had everything we needed and more (this is sometimes such a let-down for us when we go self-catering and also reason why we take our entire kitchen with us!!!!). We will only go with your properties in the future and I hope that we have the time to do these getaways more often!”

  • Guest
    2015-02-03

    Ons het ń fantastiese tyd gehad!. Churchaven en Seagull Cottage gaan werklik spesiale herinneringe vir ons inhou.

  • Guest
    2014-11-03

    The weekend at Churchhaven was awesome! We could not have asked for better weather and Seagull Cottage was charming and comfortable. Thank you and we will be booking again soon.

  • Guest
    2014-08-19

    We had a marvellous weekend at Seagull Cottage and would love to go back in the future

  • Guest
    2014-03-25

    We had a wonderful time.

  • Guest
    2014-03-25

    We got back from our lovely stay at Churchhaven at 6 last night. It was wonderful indeed and all the friends who were there are still sad that we had to return to ordinary life. We will definitely go back again without a moment’s thought.

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Of all our Churchhaven properties in the West Coast National Park, this is the closest to the beach, and it has awesome views of the absolutely beautiful blue lagoon. It really is a much-loved family beach cottage full of quaint vintage treasures. It has a very laid-back East African influence – the only shoes you

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Activities

What to do in the West Coast National Park:

  • Go for nice hikes and see if you can spot any wild animals
  • Cycling and mountainbiking – be aware that you need to take your own bicycles
  • Birdwatching
  • Go to Kraalbaai where you can enjoy a picnic and/or braai – when exiting Churchhaven turn right at T-junction
  • August to September is the ideal time to see if you can spot whales
  • August to September is also spring flower season
  • For lunch you can stop at Geelbek restaurant for something nice to eat – follow the signs next to the roads http://geelbek.co.za/new/
  • For a day outing go to Langebaan, about 40-minutes’ drive from Churchhaven
  • Kayaking http://www.capesports.co.za/
  • Water sport in Langebaan http://www.sa-venues.com/things-to-do/westerncape/bysuburb/langebaan/category/water-sport/

Rates

R5 500 – R9 900

All prices are per night/per property. Please confirm availability/actual rates, and enquire for DISCOUNTS & SPECIAL OFFERS.

Accepted credit cards

No credit cards accepted; bank payments (EFT) only please

Cancellation / Prepayment

The 50% rental deposit and the 50% balance of payment due 30 days prior to arrival are non-refundable. However, in the event of a cancellation management may consider refunds where those days can be rebooked after deducting any costs incurred with respect to the re-booking and preparation of the residence.