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About Birdsong

Birdsong, Hermanus sits nestled in a grove of Milkwood trees, overlooking the Vermont Saltpan, which is a bird sanctuary. The four bedroom, three bathroom house is fully equipped for six people. This house is the ideal location for nature lovers wanting to relax away from the city.The house has a fully-equipped kitchen, and a spacious dining and lounge area with TV, DSTV and DVD Player. The living area has a warm fireplace creating a cozy atmosphere in the house. The large verandah at the front of the house has a built in braai and offers spectacular views towards the mountains and across the lake. This is an ideal birdwatching spot. A grove of Milkwood trees at the back offers a cool place to shelter from the summer sun. The pan is fed from the mountain runoff and from rain and therefore the water level changes from season to season depending on the past rainfall. The house is a short stroll from the ocean tidal pool and only 10 km away from Hermanus which offers great beaches, mountain walks, markets, and many fine restaurants. The area has many nearby vineyards offering wine tasting. There is also an opportunity to play golf at one of two top golf courses. The area is known as one of the best land based whale watching destinations in the world.Our display rate is the minimum rate per night for four people. An additional per person rate will be charged if booking more than four people.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 2 hours
  • Minimum stay: 3 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 14 Reviews


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Beach
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

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  • Self-catering Cottage Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering The cottage offers four bedrooms, two of which have an en-suite bathroom. The other two rooms make use of a separate... see more Features:  Double beds, Queen beds, En-suite, Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Self-catering see more Double beds, Queen beds, En-suite, Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Self-catering, Single beds
    from R2100 For 2 guests
    • Adults

      Reviews for Birdsong

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      Shanaaz Carrim
      08 July 2018

      Beautiful Comfortable Very clean and neatFriendly staff

      Bianca Moffett
      09 August 2017

      Really peaceful stay; in a very comfortable house within walking distance of the coastal path

      Jean Cook
      22 April 2017

      The house was very comfortable, very homely and a lovelyhome to stay in

      Sandra McDougall, South Africa
      11 August 2015

      What an enjoyable stay!  We loved Birdsong Cottage.  It's private and has loads of space.  The view of the lake is breath-taking and the sea is close by.  Lovely experience!

      Ian Ray, South Africa
      11 April 2015

      A real gem! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.The place is perfectly positioned for bird lovers, and offers a quiet, tranquil retreat close to the sea. The cottage was spacious and had everything one would need. 

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      Birdsong is 8.7km from the centre of Hermanus , the nearest airport 79.7km (Cape Town International Airport).
      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling