Where to Stay - South Africa

Gourikwa Reserve
Gouritz Accommodation

Self Catering Accommodation in Gouritz

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Gourikwa nature reserve boasts an incredible coastline with an abundance of marine life hidden in rock pools on the water line. Here you will also find spectacular marine birds, fish traps used by the ancient Khoi Khoi as well as well-preserved shell middens.
The estate was proclaimed a private nature reserve in 1995 and is in fact the largest private nature reserve along the South African coastline. It extends over 2455 hectares (6066 acres) and stretches 5 km along the Indian Ocean. The reserve is fully fenced along its 15 km perimeter and only accessible via two gated entrances.

Gourikwa Private Nature Reserve plays a pivotal role in the conservation of the Cape Floral Kingdom; one of the six floral kingdoms of the world. The reserve offers different eco systems consisting of coastal, wetland, fynbos and grassland areas, which are rich in different types of fauna and flora. Botanists have identified plant species on the reserve that are unique to the area and some that can be found nowhere else in the world. The well-preserved ancient fish traps situated along the reserve’s coastline pay testament to our great heritage. The fish traps date back to the Later Stone Age people (Khoi khoi) who roamed the coastline about 2000 years ago.

A walk up Buffelskop (212 m – the highest point on the reserve) offers a magnificent view of the entire coastline, the light house and a vast undulating inland landscape.

Fisherman House’s (9 x Units)

The fisherman houses are secluded 2 bedroomed and 1 ½ bathroomed cottages with a cozy fireplace and fully stocked kitchenette. Veranda with a built-in braai. 

Facilities: Fireplace, WiFi, Bed Linen supplied, tea/coffee making facility each unit sleeps 6, one unit sleeps 4.

Gourikwa Villas (15 x Units)

The single villas are perched on a hill and have a wide view of the beautiful mountains and sea.  Some units have a kitchenette with a microwave and bar fridge while other units have an extra dressing area.  Double and twin rooms available.

Facilities: WiFi, Bed Linen supplied, TV with select DSTV channels, each unit sleeps 2.

Gourikwa Cottages (5 x Units)

The cottages are at the sea's edge with wonderful views over the rocky beach and beyond.  Each unit has a fully equipped kitchen with a fridge, stove and microwave.  One bedroom has double bed and the other twin beds.

Facilities: Fireplace, WiFi, Bed Linen supplied, TV with select DSTV channels, hairdryer, each unit sleeps 4.

Gourikwa Honeymoon Cottage (1 x Unit)

The honeymoon cottage is perfect for the romantic getaway for 2.  It has all the above facilities, sleeps 2.

Gourikwa Conferencing

Conference room can seat up to 50 people in U-shape or cinema style.  Full PA system available.

Gourikwa Weddings

A simply stunning venue for a special day!  The Chapel can seat up to 140 guests - the romantic wooden walkways provide a great entrance as well as excellent photo opportunities.  Contact us for your tailor-made wedding plans.

Social Areas

There is a swimming pool for guests to enjoy, a lounge and bar area with a TV showing select DSTV channels as well as a lovely courtyard area.  A small tuckshop is at Reception selling items such as wood, blitz, milk and ice, amongst other small items.

The nature reserve provides a spectacular backdrop with regular sightings of Zebra and Eland.  The prolific birdlife will keep the avid birdwatcher busy for hours.  Whether its tortoises, crabs or fishing you enjoy, Gourikwa has it all!  There is also a scenic gravel drive within the reserve if you wish to explore.

Hiking trails from walks to the more strenuous are to be enjoyed.  See the natural springs dotted throughout - water pure enough to drink ...

Fisherman's Cottage
(sleeps up to 4)
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Gourikwa Cottages
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Gourikwa Villa Single Rooms
(sleeps up to 2)
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Gourikwa Cottage - Honeymoon Suite
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Portion 15 , Farm Buffelshoek 455 , Gouritsmond

GPS: -34.3836148313, 21.7579447505 Map

We require a 100% payment up front as there are no credit card payments on site

All cancellations must be in writing with an ackowledgement by Gourikwa Reserve. No verbal cancellations will be accepted.

Cancellations 14 days prior to travel: 100% Cancellation Fee

Cancellations 15 to 30 days prior to travel: 50% Cancellation Fee

  • Balcony
  • Bar on site
  • BBQ Area
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cooking Facilities
  • Fridge
  • Housekeeping
  • In Room Tea / Coffee services
  • Internet Access
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Secure Parking
  • Restaurant
  • TV or Satellite TV
  • Sea View
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding Services
  • Sight Seeing
  • Fishing
  • Game Reserves
  • Adventure
  • Hiking Trails
  • Wildlife
  • Childrens Fun