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About Kingfisher Heads

Kingfisher Heads is situated in Velddrif, one of the small fishing villages that dot this part of the 'forgotten' West Coast. Velddrif lies just a few kilometres from where the Berg River meets the sea at St Helena Bay.

This self-catering apartment is located on the waterfront on the ground floor. It consists of two bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms, an open-plan fully equipped kitchen, a lounge area that flows onto the patio and lawns overlooking the Berg River with its rich bird life. All linen and towels are provided.

The historical Bokkom Laan is on your doorstep and offers boat trips, a restaurant and an art gallery. This is the perfect base from which to explore the West Coast, Rocher Pan Nature Reserve, West Coast Park, and the fossil park. Wild flowers can be viewed in season. Activities include 4x4 trips, hiking, fishing, sailing, golf and squash.

Villages are where visitors are greeted with silence, there is space to explore and where time slows inexplicably. What appears to be a barren, windswept landscape is simply an illusion that disappears when the richness of bird life, plant life and the sea reveal their true natures and the fynbos works its charm on all who come here.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 3 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 16 Reviews


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Reviews for Kingfisher Heads

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Rodney Wood
19 June 2017

Overall disappointing, beds and pillows not comfortable, switch tripped, appears to be when the kettle and stove switched on simultaneously. Lounge furniture worn out and uncomfortable. Heaters insufficient for cold winter period. Toilet / shower small and cramped / constricted.

Kevin Bekker, South Africa
10 October 2016

For the price paid I was highly disappointed to see that we were not even provided with complimentary coffee, tea and sugar nor any soap. This is the first time I have stayed in a self catering unit that does not provide these basic facilities.

H Eksteen, South Africa
29 September 2015

We enjoyed the stay at Kingfisher Heads. Can recommend it .

Anso Truter, South Africa
06 October 2014


Meryl cochrane, South Africa
27 March 2014

We loved Kingfisher Heads. The location is perfect for us. Clean light and airy with a great view and a palm tree full of birds in front! Also quiet and quite secluded. Wish we could have stayed longer. (Only thing missing was a nice big teapot!)

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Kingfisher Heads Map

Kingfisher Heads is 2.3km from the centre of Velddrif , the nearest airport 139km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

Things to do in and around Velddrif

Bokkom Laan

(2.2 km from Velddrif)

4 reviews

Wander along the oldest road in Velddrif where time seems to stand still. Watch the tide come in while the local fisherman ply their trade in the age old way. Sip a cocktail at one of the restaurants or amble along and buy a piece of West Coast art...

Tollies River and Boat Cruises

(1 km from Velddrif)

3 reviews

Tollies River & Boat Cruises in Velddrif offer fun and exciting cruises for all. Enjoy splendid sunset cruises and bird-watching cruises - just bring your snacks and refreshments along and you'll be treated to an unforgettable experience. This...

West Coast Fossil Park

(20.3 km from Velddrif)

1 review

Five million years ago the Cape’s West Coast was very different from what it is today. A wide range of animals (now extinct) lived in riverine forests, wooded savannah, and ocean as well as on offshore islands. Phosphate mining operations at...


(21.8 km from Velddrif)

This quaint little bay is situated between St Helena Bay and Shelley Point. Quite a few fisheries can be found here, hence its name. Beautiful views and a relaxed atmosphere, as well as some educational insight into the fishing industry can be...