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About Driftwood Studios

Relax in one of two hand-built cottages equipped to a high standard and located in the grounds of Driftwood Sculpture Studios, facing the Kwelera Coastal Nature Reserve, with the secluded beach just a short walk away. Children have the whole grounds to explore, vervet monkeys to imitate, a sandpit and slide, chickens they can feed, and the chance to make friends with two other resident monkeys, Angus and Anna.

Driftwood Cottage is a unique thatched tree house furnished with a queen-size bed and, if required, two comfy fold down beds for children. The unit features a bath and toilet upstairs, as well as a deck off the first floor bedroom in the trees. Enjoy a shower amid the tall flowering ginger. Guests are free to self-cater in the fully-equipped kitchen/diner downstairs, outside in the leafy courtyard, or enjoy star gazing from the adjacent braai area.

Recently extended to provide a second double bedroom and larger lounge/diner/kitchen with concrete worktops and a gas hob. Raku Cottage has two shower en-suite double rooms, Raku and Strandloper. Extra beds for children can be added or a twin for a double bed. There is also a single day bed in the lounge. A private cottage tucked away in the indigenous forest, a short walk on a paved path from the off-street parking.

Staying at Driftwood Studios will be a delight for birdwatchers, anglers, and surfers, safe and fun for children, and ideal for an artists or writers retreat. The beach is part of the Standloper Trail and has rock pools, shells, and of course driftwood.

Private parking areas and paths lead to each cottage. George and Claire will be on hand to help you make your stay a memorable and enjoyable one.

Beach: Take a five-minute walk on a quiet gravel road or take the winding forest path to a great fishing and surf spot.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 2 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 15 Reviews


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Beach
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • No Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans
  • Swati (siSwati)
* Please enquire for further details.

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  • Raku Cottage Sleeps 5 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 2 Recently extended to provide a second double bedroom and larger lounge/diner/kitchen with concrete worktops and a gas... see more Features:  Twin beds, En-suite, Shower only, Sleeper couch, Garden views, No Smoking in Rooms
    from R650 For 2 guests
    • Rooms Adults
      • Driftwood Cottage Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Driftwood Cottage is a thatched tree house with a queen-size bed and sleeper couch, bath in the bedroom with forest view... see more Features:  Queen beds, Private bathroom, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Self-catering, Sleeper couch see more Queen beds, Private bathroom, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Self-catering, Sleeper couch, Garden views, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms
        from R650 For 2 guests
        • Adults

          Reviews for Driftwood Studios

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          Belinda McLintock
          16 April 2018

          What a gorgeous, peaceful spot with wonderful hosts.

          Christine Wagner
          02 April 2018

          Die Unterkunft Driftwood Studios befindet sich am Anfang der Wild Coast, fernab der Touristenströme. Wer eine luxuriöse Bleibe sucht, sollte eher woanders buchen. Wer sich aber für Kunst und Kreativität begeistern kann, gerne mitten in einem paradiesischen Garten mit Hund, Katze, Hühnern (alle sehr freundlich) wohnen möchte und unglaublich gastfreundliche Vermieter (mit zwei Kindern) zu schätzen weiß, die auch gerne die beeindruckende Kunstgalerie zeigen, ist hier goldrichtig! Zum Naturstrand, der zwar nicht zum Baden geeignet ist, aber manche Schätze finden lässt, sind es nur einige Minuten...
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          Feroza Moola
          19 February 2018

          A lovely treehouse. This was our second visit. The unit is comfortable and clean. It is set in a unique and beautiful garden. The hosts are interesting. Enjoyed interactions with their children and pets. There is a beautiful pebble beach close by. Recommended. Would love to return.

          David Stead
          19 February 2018

          Hosts were great, and very hospitable. A lovely nature escape, easy drive from EL. The coastline is rocky, but good for walks. Raku cottage is tucked under trees, shady and sheltered from wind, but not much of an outlook/view.

          Chris McCartney
          19 January 2018

          Really enjoyed interacting with the hosts. Suggest the installation of some solar lights along path to cottage. Was difficult to navigate from car park area to cottage.

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          Driftwood Studios is 1.4km from the centre of Sunrise On Sea , the nearest airport 26.6km (East London Airport).
          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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