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About Far Niente Beachfront Guesthouse

Far Niente Beachfront Guesthouse is an historical landmark on Wilderness Beach, offering the ultimate beach holiday experience. It’s the ideal one-stop, self-catering, sand sauntering, sunshine sizzling, salty swimming, sundowner sipping, sea-sound slumbering, beach holiday.

With its stunning view over the sea, and only a few steps down to the sea-washed sands of the beach, it is the ideal holiday spot for people of all ages. The charming house, which reflects the history and loving care of five generations, will make you feel totally at home the minute you enter its doors. Taletha, who lives on the property in a separate apartment, is there to welcome you and ensure that your stay is comfortable, relaxed and carefree.

Far Niente generally sleeps a maximum of eight guests, but there’s always room for that extra one. It has three double bedrooms, two with en-suite bathrooms, and a TV room which can also be used as a bedroom with twin bunks. In addition there is a separate full bathroom and a guest toilet. The house is fully furnished, even the beach towels are provided. Children of all ages are welcome.

It features a relaxed open-space central living area with a large, fully equipped kitchen. This living room opens through a large glass sliding door onto a sea-facing patio and terrace. A few steps lead down from the terrace to the beach. The sea views, especially at sunrise and sunset are magnificent, and can be enjoyed even from behind the kitchen counter. General facilities include a dishwasher, washing machine, tumble-dryer, ironing equipment, and basic satellite TV, as well as a baby's camp cot, bath and high chair.

The house is available as an exclusive unit, ideal for a family or group. Alternatively, it is also available as two separate units, each with its own entrance and access to the terrace. Parking is provided on the premises in the shade of four ancient Milkwood trees. Far Niente has been awarded a 3 Star Exclusive Grading from the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.

Beach: We are right on the front sand dune of the Wilderness beach, with our own private access to the beach itself via a few steps down from our front sea-facing terrace.

Family friendly: Far Niente was originally built by, and for a large family way back in 1933, and it still retains its nature as a home from home, catering for for people and children of all ages.

Covid Safety Approved: Our property will be prepared accourding to FEDHASA guidelines. Our staff will be trained, and all mandatory PPE, signage and chemicals will be available.

  • Response Rate: 91%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 7 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 30 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Beach
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy
  • Bath
  • Bathroom
  • Double bed
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Fridge
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • House Keeping
  • Patio
  • Shower
  • Covid Safety Approved
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Unit 1 and 2 can be rented together an exclusive unit, ideal for a family or group, for R1,200 to R3,000 per day, depending on the season. Alternatively, it is also available as two separate units, each with its own entrance and access to the terrace.

Please note that full payment is required two weeks before check in.

Far Niente Beachfront Guesthouse Rooms

Reviews for Far Niente Beachfront Guesthouse

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Herbert Namokel
10 February 2020

Historical Charme, very nice people, beach at your doorstep, resonable priced

Henriette van der Zwan
12 November 2018

We had a lovely stay with dolphins playing right outside our room.

Rafiah Sujee
05 November 2018

Friendly, highly accommodating manager of the guest house. Everything that you could possibly need was available, including free wifi

Leon esterhuyse
13 August 2018

Far Niente is a lovely beach house with a wonderful view and has all the facalities that are required by guests. Fran is a wonderful hostess.

Jane Turkstra
07 August 2018

Everytime I walked on Wilderness Beach and look at Far Niente it was my dream to stay there! We had two nights there in August and being right on the beach was heaven but it was cold! Fran had thought of everything - even winter sheets and heater and underfloor heating so we were very happy. We needed nothing and the view was stunning and being right on the beach was amazing. Fran was so helpful - we hope to go back soon!

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Far Niente Beachfront Guesthouse is 2.9km from the centre of Wilderness , the nearest airport 20.5km (George Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling