Still Bay – Orca Private Nature Reserve – Sea Cottage
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Orca Private Nature Reserve is situated approximately halfway between Gourits River Mouth and Still Bay (Stilbaai) in the Western Cape Province.

The Sea Cottage has access to 2.5 km private beach front. Due to the Reserve’s remote location, the beach is unspoilt and marine life occurs in abundance. Whales are common from July to December. The sea in the vicinity of the cottage is safe for swimming and snorkelling.

The cottage (sleeps 8 and is fully equipped for self-catering) overlooks the sea and is surrounded by typical coastal thicket consisting of Wild Olive, Ironwood, Rhus species and coastal fynbos. The area is also a bird lover’s paradise and many species of bird occur in the area – keep a look out for the endangered African Black Oyster Catcher!

The beach is directly accessed by stairs from the cottage or you can take a scenic 2km drive to the high water mark and access the beach from there.

ANOTHER ACCOMMODATION OPTION IN THE RESERVE: also view FYNBOS FARM HOUSE on this website: type FYNBOS FARM HOUSE in search facility bottom left of this page "go" and scroll down -then follow instructions
Orca Cottage  and view from the cottage - 2,5 km beach front! (large pic)
Orca Cottage and view from the cottage - 2,5 km beach front! (large pic)
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Activities:
Fishing As a result of Orca Private Nature Reserve’s remote location, the beach is unspoilt. Marine life occurs in abundance, including various species of fish and other marine life.

Game Viewing Be on the look-out for game which occurs naturally in the area, especially bushbuck and grysbok which may come and visit you early in the morning.

Bird Watching Many species of birds occur and the area is a bird lover’s paradise. Keep a look-out for the endangered African Black Oyster Catcher!

Other Activities • Fishing (bring own equipment)
• Bird watching
• Swimming
• Snorkelling
• Hiking
• The cottage is ideally situated to explore the greater Garden Route.
 
Rates:
Season Single Double
In season R 0.00 R 0.00
Out season R 0.00 R 0.00
Remarks: 2017 RATES: R1850 per night for maximum 8 persons all school holidays and long weekends. (Dec/Jan holidays min 10 nights and others min 5 nights). Out of season R1500 per night maximum 8 persons and minimum 2 nights.

(NEW RATES FROM MARCH 2018 R2000 AND R1750/NIGHT RESPECTIVELY)

ACCOMMODATION ORCA SEA COTTAGE:

The cottage is fully equipped and sleeps 8 people in 4 bedrooms. 2 Bedrooms have double beds and the other 2 rooms have 2 single beds each. There are 2 bathrooms, each has a shower and toilet. There is a guest toilet located in the living area lapa.

There is an open plan kitchen/dining room with an indoor fireplace. The living area also has an open fireplace. There is also a separate braai outside with a lovely view on the sea.

The cottage is equipped with limited 220 volt solar power, this is limited to low power consumption devices; appliances like hair dryers, Microwave Oven, Washing machine or Tumble dryer, cannot be accommodated. Water heating is by way of gas geysers and the kitchen is equipped with a gas stove. There is a gas fridge / freezer for use by the guests.

The unit is cleaned daily, Monday to Friday (excl Public Holidays). Cleaning entails washing the dishes, cleaning the braai areas, making of beds, cleaning of bathrooms and sweeping floors.

TOWELS ARE NOT PROVIDED – BRING OWN BATH & SWIM TOWELS.

YOU ARE WELCOME TO BRING HOUSE TRAINED FURRY PETS WITH
Rooms include :   Yes  Yes   No  No
Phone No
Television No
Radio Yes
Heater No
Roof Fan No
Airconditioner No
The beach directly  south of the sea cottage can be reached by stairs (small pic) and view from the beach (large)
The beach directly south of the sea cottage can be reached by stairs (small pic) and view from the beach (large)
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Nearest Town:
Still Bay
Distance: 22km
Police: Yes
Hospital: No
RESERVATIONS: Make a reservation enquiry (only an enquiry) by clicking on the reservation icon at the bottom of this page or contact the Farmstay reservation office hours: 039 313 0608 or phone August after hours on 082 882 7475. E-mail enquiries to August at august@farmstay.co.za
The Menu
Still Bay, approximately 22km to the west, offers restaurants and all shopping facilities Fully equipped for self-catering

Farm Details
Farm Name/s:Orca Private Nature Reserve - 139 ha
Farming Activities: 
Farm History: The original farm house was built in 1941 in the architectural style of the area, and has been renovated to its original condition.

A bit about your hosts:
Owned by the Kruger Trust The beach just south of the sea cottage can be reached by stairs (small and large)
The beach just south of the sea cottage can be reached by stairs (small and large)
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How to get there:
Route map suppled when reservations are made

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Living area, outside braai area, kitchen & bathroom (small and large)
Living area, outside braai area, kitchen & bathroom (small and large)
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   The cottage has 4 bedrooms (small and large)
The cottage has 4 bedrooms (small and large)
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