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About Gourikwa Reserve

Gourikwa Nature Reserve is situated close to Gouritsmond in the Hessequa District. It offers quality accommodation with beautiful views of the Indian Ocean and is ideally suited for guests looking for a peaceful atmosphere while enjoying nature.Accommodation comprises 6 Gourikwa cottages that can accommodate 2 to 4 guests, 9 Fisherman Houses and 15 Single Villa’s. The Fisherman Houses are secluded units that offer 2 bedrooms each, with 1 unit sleeping 6 in 3 bedrooms.The Gourikwa cottages 2 bedrooms, accommodating 4 guests. The Honeymoon Suite has 1 bedroom, accommodation 2 guests - perfect for a romantic getaway.The Villa rooms are 2-sleeper, open-plan units, either as double or twin bed.Gourikwa offers WiFi facilities to its guests.The reserve is also the perfect setting for a beachside wedding. The picturesque chapel, with a thatch roof and bell tower, is a mere 50 m from the shore. Within walking distance from the chapel is a banquet hall, which can accommodate between 180 - 200 people. The pool house can be utilised as an additional bar facility with restrooms. Gourikwa’s conferencing facilities are ideal for groups or corporates and can facilitate up to 50 people. Being an isolated reserve, groups get the chance to experience a true escape making team-building, training or motivational talks so much more effective.Gourikwa Nature Reserve is the largest private nature reserve along the South African coastline. It extends over 2455-hectares and stretches 5 km along the Indian Ocean. The reserve is fully fenced along its 15 km perimeter and only accessible via 2 gated entrances.

Safari: Guests are more then welcome to make use of their 4x4 vehicles on the tough, yet sandy terrain.

Wedding Venues: The chapel next to the beautiful Indian ocean is an fantastic opportunity for couples to tie the knot.

Conference Venues: Conference venue can accommodate up to 50 delegates - fully equipped with a small kitchenette to make use of.

Family friendly: Family bonding time in the middle of nature.

Romantic: Cozy intimate cottages right at the waters edge.

  • Response Rate: 93%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 3 hours
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 88
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 5 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Conference Venues
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

There are no shops at the reserve, please purchase your provisions on the way. Please note there is no cell phone reception on the reserve. Please note the beaches are not suitable for swimming its a very rocky shore line, there is however a pool you are welcome to use.

Availability and pricing

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  • Double Villa Suites (with sleeper couch) Double Villa Suites (with sleeper couch) Sleeps 4 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 15 Rooms with single beds or king bed. DSTV, Wifi with fridge, coffee station and ocean view.
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      • Fisherman Houses Fisherman Houses Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 9 Fishermens Houses:The Fishermen Houses are secluded two bedroom (one x King bed room and one x twin bed room) and 1 ½... see more Features:  Twin beds, King beds, Shared bathroom, Sea views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio see more Twin beds, King beds, Shared bathroom, Sea views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Fan, Heater, Wi-Fi, Internet Connection, No Smoking in Rooms
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          • Gourikwa Cottages Gourikwa Cottages Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 5 The lodges are only 40 meters from the high water mark and each of the units have uninterrupted sea views.2 bedrooms... see more Features:  Twin beds, King beds, DStv, En-suite, Sea views, Balcony/patio see more Twin beds, King beds, DStv, En-suite, Sea views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Fan, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi
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              • Gourikwa Cottage - Honeymoon suite Gourikwa Cottage - Honeymoon suite Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Honeymoon suite, sleeping 2 people, spacious with full equipped kitchen, king bedroom with DSTV and wifi overlooking... see more Features:  King beds, DStv, Shower only, Sea views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering see more King beds, DStv, Shower only, Sea views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Fan, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Garden views
                • Adults

                  Reviews for Gourikwa Reserve

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                  Karen Langenhoven
                  19 August 2018

                  The lovely, cosy, and clean cottages. A pleasure.

                  Werner Groenewald
                  08 January 2018

                  Everything about this place is amazing !!Already planning our next trip there again later this year !!The worst part was leaving !!!

                  Jade Feinberg
                  07 January 2018

                  We loved staying at Gourikwa. The setting was beautiful and the tranquility was welcomed! The room was clean, comfortable and extremely large. Only critique was that as a self catering room there were only tea / coffee facilities which made it difficult to self cater. Groceries and restaurants were further away than expected in Stillbaai or Vleesbaai. All said, we loved it and will definitely go back and sty in one of the bigger houses.

                  Dan Puente
                  05 January 2018

                  Loved the stay and the comfort. The bushes in front of the unit could be cut a little lower to allow a sea view while being seated. The pillows were a bit too hard. Overall, would def recommend.

                  Yvette Gelderblom
                  28 December 2017

                  We loved the the fishermans houses, the view was really spectacular. The houses were clean and pretty. Loved the fact that there was no cell reception. The only negative was the pillows are too big and puffed and one cannot sleep on them. Otherwise everything was great.

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                  Gourikwa Reserve is 22.4km from the centre of Gouritz , the nearest airport 81.3km (George Airport).
                  *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling