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About Spookhuis Cottages

For over half a century, adventurous spirits have sailed across the Klein Rivier lagoon or travelled the old oxwagon road to visit the abandoned ‘Spookhuis’. Some camped on the grassy shore by the old stone homestead and told mischievous stories on moonlit nights.

Today, the building stands resplendent once again in a glade of ancient Milkwood trees.There are four delightful self-catering cottages, across the expansive lawn, inviting you to stay and soak up this dazzling site, less than a two-hour drive from Cape Town.

The properties are set along one-and-a-half kilometres of unspoilt shoreline and 1 000 acres of indigenous fynbos and strandveld, that backs onto the Walker Bay Nature Reserve in between Hermanus and De Kelders. The views over the Klein Rivier Lagoon and the mountainous backdrop are mesmerising.

Lagoon Bistro is now located in the historic 1892 Spookhuis serving light lunches. In addition to served meals you are able to pre-order delicious breakfast baskets, dinner dishes, braai platters, organic produce and homemade baked goods to be delivered to your cottage.

Gourmet picnics and deli items can be arranged and bucketloads of activities are footsteps away. To crown this all we are just a ten-minute drive, down a dusty track, from the beautiful, quirky country village of Stanford.

Beach: Pristine, private, and at our back door, Mosaic borders a secluded part of the Walker Bay Nature Reserve. Join us for beach adventures and unforgettable views of sky, sand, and sea.

Spa: For indulgent pampering, spa therapies can be booked at the Milkwood Spa at Mosaic, found at the Lagoon Lodge facility. ELEMIS BioTec Facials and Product line is on offer. Manicure and pedicures are done using OPI Regular or Gel Polish.

Wedding Venues: Mosaic Farm is the ideal place for a perfect celebration. The true essence of the bride and groom is centre stage, with Mosaic as the backdrop.

Conference Venues: A recent historical restoration has transformed the 1892 Stanford Spookhuis into a magnificent venue for conferences and small weddings.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 4 hours
  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 20
  • Check-in: 15:00
    Check-out: 10:30
  • Reviews: 17 Reviews

Facilities

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Beach
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Kids Stay Free
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
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Important Information

Check-in between 3:00-5:00 PM.

FOREIGN TRANSFER FEES: R 175 will be added to invoices, per foreign transfer. All foreign transfer fees from the originating country are to be paid by the Sender. Otherwise, 0.65% of the total will be added to invoices, with a minimum fee of R 365, and a maximum fee of R 850.

All facilities are...
Check-in between 3:00-5:00 PM.

FOREIGN TRANSFER FEES: R 175 will be added to invoices, per foreign transfer. All foreign transfer fees from the originating country are to be paid by the Sender. Otherwise, 0.65% of the total will be added to invoices, with a minimum fee of R 365, and a maximum fee of R 850.

All facilities are non-smoking indoors.

*Cardholder & ID/Passport is required at check-in.
*Credit card used for the online deposit must be present at check-in.

*A REFUND fee of R20.00 payable by the guest for all refund request
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      • Fynbos Trail Studio Fynbos Trail Studio Sleeps 3 Includes: Self-catering Mountain views. King bed or 2 twins. Open bedroom with sleeper sofa for 1 child. Tub with shower plus an outdoor shower.... see more Features:  Double beds, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Sleeper couch
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          • Garden Trail Cottage Garden Trail Cottage Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Garden views. 1 King bedroom with sleeper sofa & bathroom w/shower over tub. 1 King bedroom with attic room for 1 child.... see more Features:  King beds, Private bathroom, Shower over bath, Shower only, Fireplace, Self-catering see more King beds, Private bathroom, Shower over bath, Shower only, Fireplace, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, Wi-Fi
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              • Milkwood Trail Cottage Milkwood Trail Cottage Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Garden views w/mountains. 1 King bedroom with bathtub. 1 Queen bedroom plus single bed. Bathroom with tub & shower.... see more Features:  Queen beds, King beds, Private bathroom, Bath only, Shower only, Balcony/patio see more Queen beds, King beds, Private bathroom, Bath only, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Sleeper couch, Single beds
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                  Reviews for Spookhuis Cottages

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                  Annelie Gildenhuys
                  15 March 2021

                  The House is beautiful, private, perfectly clean with everything you need. Spectacular setting, with plenty to do. We loved Kyacking on the lagoon and visiting the winefarms in the area, having lunch in Stanford, going to the beach close by. Very special is sitting around the fireplace in the evening. A birdwatching paradise . Highly recommended for a weekend away with family and friends.

                  Jennifer O'Ehley
                  02 March 2017

                  What a spectacular place, incredible setting. What a find!!!

                  Melissa Dietstein, South Africa
                  19 September 2016

                  Friendliest staff I have ever encountered. We ordered the picnic baskets for dinner ( braai basket) and breakfast and the food was amazing! We will definately be back. Thank you so much.

                  Ruby Wagner, South Africa
                  27 October 2015

                  Beautiful surroundings! Very peaceful. The units are too close together. It was not private enough. We have 2 small kids and the property lacked something for them, at least a jungle gym or something. Would have been nice to make use of the pool at Lagoon Lodge seeing that it is also part of the Mosaic group. First night stay at Milkwood1. Highly overpriced. Was moved to Milkwood 2 on second night due to a burst water pipe and whole unit was under water. Was nice to move our things over, but no apology from a Manager or someone for the inconvenience. That Customer contact would have been nice....
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                  Craig Bowring, South Africa
                  12 September 2014

                  This place is an absolute gem; it is set in such a picturesque location between a mountain and lagoon. What more could one ask for? It was truly a treat and a definite sanctuary, to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. So peaceful and secluded, the sounds of water and chirping of birds is the only melody you are likely to hear. The house is so well kept and stocked with everything one could possibly need in a self-catering place. The little things really made a difference, like the abundance of firewood for those chilly days and nights and the coffee plunger for people like us who love...
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                  Spookhuis Cottages is 11.8km from the centre of Stanford , the nearest airport 98.2km (Cape Town International Airport).
                  *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling