A spacious, well-appointed log home with everything you need for a relaxed, safe holiday in a cosy, neat little seaside village away from big town hustle and bustle.
The double-storey house, sleeping 8, features the following:
3 bedrooms ( 2+2+4) 3 bathrooms (2 with shower and bath, one shower only, main bedroom en suite) Excellent beds and mattresses Spacious, neat built-in cupboards Quality linen and towels provided, bring own beach towels Laundry room with automatic washing machine, steam iron.
Spacious open plan living room 24 m balcony featuring lovely sea views Toilet Kitchen equipped for a serious cook with cooking hob, eye-level oven, microwave, good quality pots, crockery and cutlery, electric beater and toaster. Cast iron pot for potjiekos! Fridge/freezer Dishwasher Microwave oven Indoor braai Comfortable areas for reading and relaxing TV with DStv decoder (bring own slim card) CD player Well-stocked bookshelf Good lighting Dining table and chairs Ceiling fan Outdoor braai No smoking indoors No pets Regrettably not wheelchair-friendly
Gouritzmond has one well-stocked general dealer, also providing fuel, one liquor store and one restaurant. The area is very popular for fishing (permits obtainable locally). The beach offers a good bathing area plus a stretch of rocky beach with lovely pools and a tide pool for swimming. An easy hiking trail has been laid out around the lagoon. It is safe to go for long walks.
The town offers a prolific bird population, including a breeding area for the endangered black African oystereater. Owls are common and kiewiets (plovers) and guineafowls are common visitors in the garden. (Bird book on bookshelf). Rabbits graze about in the early morning and tortoises are common - watch out for them when driving! Badgers are also common, although not easily spotted. Binoculars will be handy.
Gouritzmond is 45 km away from Mossel Bay, featuring various attractions such as historical sites, well-equipped shops and restaurants and cage diving with sharks,. The Diaz Museum, the prehistoric cave at Punt and the Post Office Tree are on your must-visit list. Mossel Bay is also the beginning of the famous Garden Route.
George is 100 km from Gouritzmond. To the other side is Stilbaai, 65 km away, offering lovely beaches and pre-historic caves. Albertinia is 35 km away on the N2-route and boasts a hotel well-known for its superb traditional meals. Bungy-jumping and bridge swinging offered at the Gouritz River Bridge 30 km away, or visit the game reserve featuring the Big Five just outside Albertinia.
Whatever you choose to do, you will find the peace and tranquillity of Gouritzmond a precious experience.