SafariNow.comR200 OFF Welcome to SafariNow! Get R200 off your booking by paying with the voucher code MATTHEW107030 before 3 October 2016 Terms of use

Terms & conditions apply.

Email Friends a link to Sanderling at Grotto Bay

Friend's Email
Your Name
Your Email
Your Messsage
Please indicate that you are not a robot
Thank you, your message was successfully sent.

About Sanderling at Grotto Bay

Along the wild and windswept coast, in a private nature reserve, Sanderling at Grotto Bay is situated a mere 300 meters from the shore in the quiet village of Grotto Bay.

This beach house comfortably sleeps maximum six guests (this includes children) or a small family and is well equipped. The house offers three double bedrooms, an open-plan kitchen, a lounge with television and a dining room. Wifi and DSTV are complimentary as well as a small library of DVDs and reading books. The interior of the house is light with a calm and tranquil atmosphere, while the kitchen is fully equipped with a fridge, a microwave, a dishwasher, a gas hob, an electric oven, a toaster, a kettle, as well as cutlery and crockery.

Outside on the deck there is a swimming pool and a weber braai,a built in braai, an open outside shower, where you can gaze out undisturbed at the kilometres of untouched coastline.

The beauty of this bay is immediately obvious and features a lonely beach house standing on the beach overlooking the beach. Darling with its accessible wine estates and the charming village of Philadelphia are a short drive away. Admittedly we can ensure this is the escape you are after.

We regret no pets are allowed at the facility

Beach: There are two beaches, one rocky beach and one sandy beach a few minites walk away. Relax on the deck and take in beautiful views across the fynbos to the sea

Golf: The nearest golf course is in Darling, approximately half an hour drive away.

Family friendly: The property is fully enclosed with a remote gate making it very safe for children. The pool is covered with a safety net. The stairs going up to the loft can be blocked off with a child safety gate

Romantic: A beautiful romantic getaway offering complete privacy. Relax on the deck gazing over the sea. Dip in the pool to cool you down during the hot summers. Sip on your cocktails whilst watching the most amazing sunsets the West Coast has to offer.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 40 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beach
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Cosy
  • see more

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.


25% OFF Midweek January Special

Stay between 15 Jan 2018 and 01 Feb 2018 and get 25% off.

  • 2 night min stay (check-in between 15 Jan 2018 and 01 Feb 2018)

40% OFF Winter Special

Stay between 01 Jun 2018 and 31 Aug 2018 and get 40% off. Valid every Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu,Sun. .

  • 2 night min stay (check-in between 01 Jun 2018 and 31 Aug 2018)

Important Information

Minimum two-night stay and high season minumum 4 nights stay
50% deposit to secure booking.
Balance of payment plus R1000.00 damage deposit (fully refundable once the property has been inspected and cleaned) to be paid 2 weeks before booking in and paid into establishment’s bank account.

Availability and pricing

Please enter dates to receive pricing
  • House Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering This House consists of three bedrooms, one with queen bed, one with double bed and one with two three quarter beds.... see more Features:  Double beds, Queen beds, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shared bathroom see more Double beds, Queen beds, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shared bathroom, Sea views, Fireplace, Upstairs, Self-catering, Outdoor shower, Fan, Heater, Satellite TV, Radio, DVD player, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Internet Connection, Hair Dryer, Swimming pool views, Three-quarter beds, Garden views
    from R2000 Room rate
    • Adults

      Reviews for Sanderling at Grotto Bay

      40 guest reviews Reviews of

      4.5 out of 5 stars
      5 star
      4 star
      3 star
      2 star
      1 star
      Bruce Macalister
      13 December 2017

      Our second visit this year! The house and location are obviously still gorgeous and we expect to return in the future. As visitors travelling from overseas, we would like self-catering establishments to provide a little more in the way of basics, such as salt, pepper and oil and maybe dish-washing liquid as with just the two of us we didn't want to waste water by using the machine.

      Monika iuel
      23 October 2017

      As always we loved everything about our stay. Almost no complaints whatsoever, from the welcoming champers and chocolates to the location and the amenities. Lovely stay!Only 2 points that we'd like to note - firstly the top tray of the freezer is missing, and there are no ice trays in the house in order to make ice. Secondly, with water restrictions in the Western Cape, it would be good to mention whether or not Sanderlings is on borehole or whether we should be careful with water usage.

      Paul Cowan
      15 May 2017

      Breathtakingly beautiful area. House was lovely and had everything we needed. Literally a stroll down to the beach. Will definitely go back.

      Bruce Macalister
      12 March 2017

      The house is even more beautiful than the pictures on the website, very often the reverse applies!We thoroughly enjoyed our 16 nights relaxation, just the two of us for most of the stay, and had a great time birding and braaing and very little else. Just what we wanted. The village or estate is well maintained and so peaceful. We are definitely considering a return visit before too long.

      Bzinkiewicz Bernard
      02 March 2017

      tRES TRES TRES BIEN merci

      Show More Reviews

      Sanderling at Grotto Bay Map

      Sanderling at Grotto Bay is 0.3km from the centre of Grotto Bay , the nearest airport 60.2km (Cape Town International Airport).
      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

      Things to do in and around Grotto Bay

      Duckitt Nurseries at Oude Post Farm

      (14.7 km from Grotto Bay)

      1 review

      Duckitt Nurseries is the largest orchid nursery in South Africa, if not the southern hemisphere. They specialise in growing Cymbidium orchids as cut flowers, mainly for export to Europe and the USA while many other varieties and hybrids are sold as...

      Groote Post Winery

      (10.4 km from Grotto Bay)

      Groote Post is a beautiful historic wine farm dating back to 1706, situated in the Darling area on the West Coast. Many of the buildings, including the Manor House and cellar, are National Monuments. Part of a family owned, 4 000 hectare working...

      Evita se Perron

      (15.6 km from Grotto Bay)

      Get in your karretjie and head to Darling's Evita se Perron, a cabaret theatre started by Evita Bezuidenhout aka Pieter Dirk Uys, South Africa's famous satirist. Perron means 'station platform' in Afrikaans and here you will find Voortrekker...

      Darling Club

      (16 km from Grotto Bay)

      Apart from golf, the Darling Club offers a wide variety of sport including bowls, netball, tennis, gymkhana and cricket. The club hosts annual events such as the Darling Wild Flower Show, Nissan Rally, WP Gymkhana Championships and Boland Bowls...