Stillbaai is a beautiful resort town off the beaten track and is probably the safest holiday destination in South Africa. The family home, Reggetrou, is situated on a great spot next to the river and offers three double rooms and a room with five single beds.
The four bedrooms share three bathrooms, and pillows, duvets and sheets are provided. Two bathrooms have baths only, while the other has a shower only. An outside shower is also available to rinse off sea and river sand. The kitchen is fully equipped with an electric stove, fridge-freezer, microwave, washing machine and tea and coffee facilities. A TV with dish and decoder is available, but guests need to bring their own smart card. The home offers ample parking and a garage and is situated next to the jetty for guests' who own boats. Cleaning services are also available at an additional cost.
Known for whale watching, guests will be surprised to know that whales are not the only creatures that Stillbaai is famous for. Eels populate the streams that run close and through the town, and some say the eels are so tame that you can feed them by hand. The best place to see the eels are in the streams in front of the historical "Paling-gat" house, one of the two National Monuments in Stillbaai. Another point of interest are the old fish-traps that the Stillbaai locals use to catch fish. These traps are no more than stonewalls constructed between the high-water and low-water marks and when the tide gets low, the fish are trapped in the pools and are easily caught.
During peak tourist season, Stillbaai is alive with sunbathers, swimmers, and fishermen. Tours are available to Melkhoudsfontein, where most of the occupants are descendants of the Khoi-San, who were the original inhabitants. Close to the settlement is a small botanical garden named Soete Inval. In this garden are most of the herbs that the Khoi have been using for ages for medicinal and cooking purposes. Other activities can also be enjoyed within walking and driving distance.
A refundable breakage deposit of R1,200.00 is payable.
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*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling