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About Storm Petrel

St Helena Bay is a popular tourist destination, particularly during the spring wild flower season. Visitors from all over the world come for relaxation and recreation. Ancient granite hills and boulders form a backdrop to the village and offer stunning views of the bay and across to the Piketberg mountains, while the white sandy beaches are perfect for beach-combing and even a refreshing dip in the Atlantic Ocean.

Storm Petrel is a two-bedroom cottage situated approximately 1 km from the lovely sandy beach and safe swimming waters. There are two bedrooms; the main bedroom has a double bed and the second bedroom has twin beds and a full family bathroom.

There is also a fully equipped open-plan kitchen, dining room and lounge leading out onto a patio with a braai area. The house boasts lovely sea view across the bay to Lamberts Bay.

St Helena Bay is one of the most popular bays for whales to visit and calve. From August to November, the Southern Right whales come in to the bay to calve and can be viewed from the shore all around the bay. Humpback whales are also present in the area.

Heaviside dolphins are found in large numbers at any time along with schools of Dusky and Common dolphins. Large groups can be seen chasing fish along the shore or simply flying through the waves out of sheer enjoyment.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 3 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 8 Reviews

Facilities

  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
* Please enquire for further details.

Storm Petrel Rooms

Reviews for Storm Petrel

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Janis Theron
18 July 2017

We loved the facilities within the cottage and its outlook over the harbour. Walking up the hill behind the house was beautiful, to see views from the rocks there. What a stunning peaceful place and thanks so much to the very friendly owners, Joe and Cheryl.

Pule Keswa
02 June 2017

One bathroom is not ideal for a family of 4

stephen McGregor
25 January 2017

The house and amenities are great with nice braai and pot supplied. Walking distance to De Palm, a lovely pub and restaurant run by Patrick and Kobus. Beatiful views over the bay and port.

Tertia Dixon, South Africa
08 January 2017

The owners are lovely people however the accommodation is not suitable for more than one family. The back bedroom can only be accessed through the bathroom and the front bedroom is separated from the kitchen with a curtain. The accommodation is in the basement of the owners' house so ventilation in the back bedroom is through a small window; the bathroom window has possibly never been opened (cobwebs as we opened it) & the front bedroom had no windows to open at all. Privacy and ventilation were therefore the main issues. Also the door between the back bedroom and bathroom does not close which...
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Eric Pepper, South Africa
04 October 2016

Clean and very comfortable enjoyed our stay

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Storm Petrel Map

Storm Petrel is 0.6km from the centre of St Helena Bay , the nearest airport 149.9km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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