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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. Happily if you don’t own a boat you can hire their Linder Sportman 400, a family boat perfect for rivers with a 15hp engine meaning you do not require a skippers licence.

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.”



  • 1 x Bathroom (bath & shower)
  • 1 x Bedroom (double)
  • 2 x Bathrooms (shower)
  • 2 x Bedrooms (twin singles)
  • 3 x Bathrooms (bath)
  • 3 x Bedrooms (queen)
  • All linen provided
  • Bath towels
  • BBQ
  • Beach umbrella
  • Cleaning products
  • Coffee plunger
  • Dishwasher
  • DSTV (Card supplied)
  • Firelighters (supplied)
  • Fireplace (lounge)
  • Firewood (supplied)
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Outside shower
  • Oven (Electric)
  • Servicing (additional cost)
  • Stove (Gas)
  • Swimming towels
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi


Sleeps 12


Well behaved dogs welcome by prior arrangement

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Based on 9 reviews

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


Guest reviews

  • Guest

    We absolutely loved the house the finishes are really nice. I particularly loved the outside braai area. It was amazing!

  • Guest

    We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Koningsfontein and we would love to use the house again in the future. The house is well equipped and is perfectly suited to two or three families. Everything is well maintained and the location is idyllic.

  • Guest

    It was great. Everything was great. Steven is amazing, entertained the kids on the quadbike and sparkled the place every day! We were really happy.

  • Guest

    It really was stunning, thank you so very much!!

  • Guest

    We had a lovely stay at Koningsfontein. The house was lovely and the farmer and Stephen SO helpful.

  • Guest

    We had the most special Christmas at Koningsfontein. The house and view was spectacular. Thank you for that! I hope we can stay there sometime in the future again:)

  • Guest

    It is a great holiday spot!

  • Guest

    Thank you - we had a wonderful stay. We are always so impressed with your rental homes & keen to try in a few more places.

  • Guest

    We had the most fantastic time and it was ideal in every way! There is good mountain biking around Koningsfontein, particularly across the river. It has a very safe feel and Yolandie who cleaned the house is very friendly and pleasant. Having the use of a boat adds greatly to the experience as the trips we took up river were so beautiful. I cannot speak more highly of Koningsfontein and the great service from Perfect Hideaways.

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  • There is a boat that can be hired at R500 per day – no skipper licence needed (15hp engine) and life jackets provided
  • The river is perfect for swimming, very enjoyable temperature. Please take note that it’s tidal. There's a plastic kayak for messing about on the river as well.
  •  There is a bass dam on the property for catch and release bass fishing.  Please take note that it is catch and release. Three rods inside the house are provided for this purpose.
  • There is unfortunately no fishing in the river as it is a marine reserve.
  • If you’re interested in ocean fishing, there is excellent fishing along the coast, this would be by arranged charter off course. If you’re interested let us know and we can put you in touch with someone who can arrange this for you.
  • There is very good surfing in the area as well as wonderful mountain biking along the river etc.


R5 450 – R6 950

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.