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About RooiSee

Rooisee offers a private beach stay right next to the magnificant 16 Mile Beach in Yzerfontein. This unique property is located directly adjacent to the beach, as well as a short stroll along the 16 Mile beach to the main swimming beach of the little town of Yzerfontein, also having the Yzie bird paradise directly behind the cottage on the breathtaking pink salt pans. You will find the cottage at the end of the farm lane cull-de-sac which also leads directly to the border of the the magnificant warm bathing water of the West Coast National Park. This location gives our visitors the best of all the west coast juwels. Do not miss this unique spot!

Rooisee is also the only private beach self-catering accomodation option in this pristine part of our coastal stretch! (Only 200m from the only beach wedding venue along this pristine coatline). This is where you will find old world charm - a simply but spaciuos white washed cape workers cottage - making a perfect family and unique romantic hideaway.

Only 40 minutes from Cape Town International Airport. No more driving for hours on the R27 from Cape Town to experience the unique fisherman lifestyle, soul-full towns and bio-reserves that has made the Cape West Coast a signature Cape beach destination world-wide. Stop and stay at RooiSee to have it all at your doorstep.

The house is simple luxury - fully fitted for self-catering it would not be complete with an outide braai are with the most beautiful views of the area whilst protected from the cool beach winds. Your morning coffe and sun-sets is simply breathtaking sea viewing and bathing from the private beach dune seating directly behind the cottage.

Guest are welcome to bring their pets with special prior arrangement. Guests with pets should note that the cottage is not fenched so due to the breeding sea birds and sensitive dune eco environment, no unattended pets can be accomodated.

Guests with children have so many options for a funfilled games and explorative time that TV will not be missed! The tranquil and exceptionally wide 16 Mile beach are ideal for water sport, small celebrations as wells as beach sports - including cycling and horse riding. The directions to the only spot for long sunny days of warm water bathing along this coast also awaits all parents with small children - the secret will be out on your arrival!


Beach: Rooisee is a historic cottage located just behind the beach dune...just 20 steps up the private dune from the famous 16Mile beach - South Africa's longest uninterrupted beach - perfect for games, horse riding and biking treks.

Wedding Venues: Rooisee is located just 200m from The Strandkombuis beach wedding venue.

Family friendly: The family can pop over the dune for 10 min beach break or a game on the wide open 16 Mile beach. The directions to the only spot for long sunny days of warm water bathing along this coast will be revealed on your arrival...

Romantic: What is more romantic than a nostalgic white-washed beach cottage - right on the beach? Enjoy sunset, sun-rise all from the privacy of your own private beach dune...

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 42 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 7
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 3 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Parking on Premises
  • Beach
  • Romantic

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Please Note:
ACCESS to the beach is via the private beach dune adjacent to the cottage - any storm activity may from time to time affect the face of the dune and subsequently the safety/viability/ease of direct access to the beach from the cottage.
All guests stay at their OWN RISK and Rooisee's owners are not liable for any costs...
Please Note:
ACCESS to the beach is via the private beach dune adjacent to the cottage - any storm activity may from time to time affect the face of the dune and subsequently the safety/viability/ease of direct access to the beach from the cottage.
All guests stay at their OWN RISK and Rooisee's owners are not liable for any costs associated with any loss or damage or injury of any nature as a direct result of your stay.
Rooisee is PET friendly - a once-off pet hospitality fee may be charged cash on arrival. The cottage is not pet fenced.
Optional R500 breakage deposit may be charged cash on arrival .
Optional housekeeping services available to be booked with your Host on arrival. No laundry services for guests staying less than 7 days.
Cape West Coast is a drought stricken area - all our guests are to respect the water saving arrangements at the cottage.
The beach dune is eco-sensitive and private property of Rooisee - strictly no fires or roaming allowed on the dune.

A minimum stay of two days is required in non-peak seasons. A minimum stay of five to seven days in peak season and longer stays receives preferential booking in peak season. Custom arrangements can be made for wedding parties.

Pets are welcome - maximum 2 and on prior arrangement only.
There is no TV.
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  • Self-catering Cottage Sleeps 7 Includes: Self-catering This cottage is only 10 steps from the high-water mark up the dune from the back door! The cottage can comfortably sleep... see more Features:  Queen beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower only, Fireplace, Balcony/patio see more Queen beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower only, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Single beds, Outdoor shower, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Internet Connection, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, Lagoon views, Garden views
    from R2480 Room rate
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      Reviews for RooiSee

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      Piet Maritz
      03 April 2018

      The visit to RooiSee was the most relaxing and enjoyable stay we had in a long time. Friendly and efficient service from the time I made the booking up until the time we reluctantly had to leave. A big enjoyable experience is the view from and just relaxing on the top of the deck watching the activity on the beach and just to sit and watch the sea. The owners went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable and pleasant. We had our little dog along who enjoyed it at times even more than us. We can really recommend it for those that long for tranquillity and a peaceful and relaxing stay....
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      Deirdre Byrne, South Africa
      12 September 2016

      Rooisee is a sweet little cottage just on the north edge of Yzerfontein. It actually sits right next to the town, but due to right-of-way issues, you have to drive around the edge of town to reach it. Pros: It is relatively spacious, has 3 BR and 3 bath and is nicely appointed. The kitchen is very well-equipped and convenient. It is a short walk into town. It is relatively private, and due to fronting onto a vlei that is a bird sanctuary, quite quiet.Cons: The cottage sits behind a large vegetated sand dune, so there are no sea views.

      Kim Fischer, South Africa
      11 August 2015

      We spent a wonderful 3 days at Rooisee. The beach access just over the dune was something very special.... we sat on the bench at the top of the dune and enjoyed our morning coffee watching the waves.  A lot of care has gone into decorating the cottage.Thanks for a lovely weekend

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      RooiSee is 1.8km from the centre of Yzerfontein , the nearest airport 85.6km (Cape Town International Airport).
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