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The West Coast National Park is a paradise apart, a world away. Here, on the pristine shores of Langebaan Lagoon and immersed in nature at her immaculate, rejuvenating best, you’ll find West of the Moon.

This beautiful hideaway enjoys an astounding setting. The West Coast National Park offers a unique combination of ocean, lagoon and estuary that sustains a massive biodiversity. The wetlands are among the most important in South Africa for waders, and are home to almost 5 000 flamingos during the winter, when southern right whales and Heaviside’s dolphins are regularly spotted from the ocean beaches. This is an off-the-grid environment that lends itself to a creative, nature-based lifestyle. Hiking, kayaking, cycling, swimming, kitesurfing, sailing and windsurfing start at your doorstep, while the surrounds are abundantly suited to birdwatching, whale spotting, stargazing and picnicking.

This beautifully decorated West Coast-style beach cottage has an enviable position directly above the white sand beaches, with uninterrupted views across the turquoise lagoon. Antique furniture, vintage fabrics and collectables add to the ambience. You will not be disappointed!

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 a charming hamlet 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
  • Only cellphones, laptops, music players and the like can be used in the plugs. No hairdryers, hair straighteners or curling irons or any other appliances are to be plugged in as this could cause permanent damage to the electrical system
  • 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
  • There is a per person, per day entrance fee due to enter the park.  Please check the SANPARKS website for latest fee tariffs – https://www.sanparks.org/parks/west_coast/tourism/tariffs.phpIt may be worth investing in a Wild Card – https://www.sanparks.org/wild_new/

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Coffee Table Book:
West of the Moon 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 Bathroom (bath)
  • 1 x Bathroom (shower)
  • 1 x Bedroom (2 singles)
  • 2 x Bedrooms (double)
  • All linen provided
  • Bath towels
  • BBQ
  • Beach towels
  • Candles
  • Cleaning products
  • Coffee plunger
  • Firelighters (supplied)
  • Fireplace
  • Fireplace (bedroom)
  • Fireplace (lounge)
  • Firewood (supplied)
  • Freezer (Gas)
  • Fridge (gas)
  • House is solar powered
  • Off street parking
  • Outside shower
  • Oven (Gas)
  • Oven (Wood burning)
  • Pets (not allowed)
  • Stove (Gas)

Guests

Sleeps 6

Pets

No pets allowed

Check-in time

2PM

Check-out time

10AM

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Based on 12 reviews

Guest reviews are written by our customers after their stay at West of the Moon.

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Guest reviews

  • Guest
    2018-01-22

    We had a fantastic stay at West Of The Moon, we loved it so much!

  • Guest
    2017-09-01

    “Absolutely outstanding in every respect. Simplicity. Nothing too much, nothing too little. Keep it exactly the way it is.”

  • Guest
    2017-01-30

    It has been a superb weekend and we have loved West of the Moon. We would love to come back when we are in SA next. Many thanks for all your help and efficiency in setting it all up

  • Guest
    2017-01-13

    We enjoyed it a lot. It was our third holiday at Churchhaven that we booked through perfect hideaways and will definitely book our next one soon!

  • Guest
    2016-12-15

    We had another fantastic weekend at Churchhaven!

  • Guest
    2015-11-30

    Just wanted to say thank you for a stunning weekend away and the accommodation was perfect. We will definitely be back

  • Guest
    2015-09-30

    We had the best time ever. Thank you. What a special special place.

  • Guest
    2015-05-07

    We had a magic weekend.

  • Guest
    2015-04-22

    Thanks for a stunning house everyone loved it!!

  • Guest
    2015-04-22

    Wow! What a great spot West of the Moon is! We had a lovely time. Thanks.

  • Guest
    2015-02-06

    A very Happy New Year to you all. I just wanted to tell you what a success West of the Moon was for our family. Lovely place and so peaceful ! I would like to go again sometime!

  • Guest
    2015-01-08

    We had such a lovely week at West of the Moon! Thank you! We hope to be back soon or to try some of your other stunning properties! Was very helpful to have Rita's team for some extra help! Happy new year!

West Coast National Park

The West Coast National Park is a paradise apart, a world away. Here, on the pristine shores of Langebaan Lagoon and immersed in nature at her immaculate, rejuvenating best, you’ll find West of the Moon. This beautiful hideaway enjoys an astounding setting. The West Coast National Park offers a unique combination of ocean, lagoon and

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Activities

What to do in the West Coast National Park:

  • Go for great hikes and nature walks and see if you can spot any 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 head 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

R4 500 – R8 000

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

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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.