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About Skilpadvlei

Skildpadvlei cottage offers self-catering accommodation with all the modern facilities. This cottage is ideal for getting away from the hustle and bustle of city life and just relaxing in the serene and tranquil surroundings of Velddrif. The cottage has four en-suite bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen with modern appliances, a Jacuzzi style baths and a lounge with TV and DStv.Velddrif is one of the small fishing villages that are part of the West Coast where the visitors are greeted with silence, space to explore, and where time slows inexplicably. Velddrif lies just a few kilometres from where the Berg River meets the sea at St Helena Bay.

  • Response Rate: 98%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 12 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Romantic

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans

Availability and pricing

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  • Cottage Sleeps 8 Includes: Self-catering This self-catering cottage has four comfortably furnished en-suite bedrooms. Features:  King beds, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower only, Fireplace see more King beds, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower only, Fireplace, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Single beds, Jacuzzi, Fan, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, City views, Garden views
    from R650 For 2 guests
    • Adults

      Reviews for Skilpadvlei

      12 guest reviews Reviews of

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      Francois Mostert
      09 January 2018

      Pak net jou klere en kos, die res is daar. Gerieflike plek met afsonderlike badkamers vir privaatheid, met groot braaikamer vir lekker gesellig verkeer. Sal beslis weer gaan kuier.

      Steve Van Vuuren
      19 October 2017

      Well on arrival we were met by a very friendly couple , Braam and Martie Veldman. They showed us the accomodation an we were surpriced how clean neat the place was. It is a very large place and all you need for a break away. Very central and walking distance to shops , resaurants and the Berg river. Lovely fishing spots a d awsome bird life. We enjoyed our stay and with Braam and his wife that were more than helpfull, we can certainly recommend this accomodation.

      Anthula Booysen
      10 October 2017

      I would recommend this stunning place to anyone and everyone! The house is perfect for any occasion and we will definitely be back soon. Braam & Martie are wonderful hosts and ensured our stay was as pleasant as possible. Thank you so much for everything. You won't go wrong, it's a trip worthwhile!

      Charlene Solomons
      21 August 2017

      The place is neat and beautiful. No shortage of nothing. You literally just have to bring yourself and clothing. Big thumbs up for Braam who was of such great help

      Sam Hoff, South Africa
      24 April 2017

      I just want to say a HUGE thank you to Braam and his wife for your hospitality and kindness. We felt at home from the time we put our foot in the door. Thumbs up to you for great services rendered! I appreciate every little thing that was done by you guys, know for sure we will be back again. Once again thank you very much for your kindness, we will see you soon.God blessSam Hoff & family

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      Skilpadvlei Map

      Skilpadvlei is 0.8km from the centre of Velddrif , the nearest airport 140.1km (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...