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Somerlus Cottage was built in the late 1800s as a summer retreat. The original house, (now the dining room) was built from 30cm wide Yellow wood boards when it was still a common construction material (the boards can be seen in the image bellow, and in on the stoep of the house today). Rooms were added over the years with most of the materials ferried over the river where it was brought to from Riversdale by ox-wagon.

A minute or so’s walk from both the fishing harbour and the river mouth.

The cottage sleeps 6 people in comfort but can accommodate up to 8

Across the river there is a four mile long sandy beach; the Goukou river itself is negotiable 15 or so km upstream – and the rocky coast other side of the harbour is famous for excellent surfing and angling!


Directions: Take the Stilbaai turn off from the N2. 26km will bring you into Stilbaai. Turn right over the bridge and carry on with main road west for 6km. Pass the sports grounds turn left into Steyn street. Take the third right into Skuitpad road on the waters edge.


Bedrooms: Sleeps 6 – 8 (Bedding is supplied)

  • Double Bed in Master bedroom (2)
  • Bunk Bed in second bedroom (2)
  • Double bed on Stoep, with a curtain for privacy (2)
  • Stack bed on Stoep that convert to 2 x single beds (2) (this takes a bit of effort to unpack and use up space)

Kitchen: (Self Catering)

  • Gas-stove (Electric Oven) and water geyser that serves the bathroom as well
  • Crockery, Cutlery, basic cooking utensils, pots and pans
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Microwave

Bathroom: (Bring own towels and toiletries)

  • Bath with shower
  • Toilet and basin
  • Washing machine

Dining room:

  • 8 Seater table
  • Plasma TV (Please bring your own DSTV card and decoder)


  • Chairs, beds and tables
  • Storm hatches can be closed in bad weather

Outside facilities:

  • Braai area in front of house
  • Outdoor chairs and table
  • Washing line next to house
  • Refuse bins next to house
  • Street parking in front of the house or in public parking area 20m away

Phone: 084 392 7427
Address: Skuitpad Rd, Still Bay, 6674, South Africa
GPS: -34.3858013,21.4239449
Town: Stilbaai
Contact: Nina Holm

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