The cottage is located on the east coast of South Africa in Mazeppa Bay - right on the sea. It is within close distance, and has easy access to some great fishing spots, such as The Island, Boiling Point, Cable Rock, Shark Point, as well as many great fly fishing rivers and sites.

Enjoy swimming, fishing, birding and hiking or just kick back with some sun risers and sun downers on your own private deck. There's dolphin and whale watching too.

The Sunrise Cottage sleeps six to eight people in 3 bedrooms, each with their own view of the sea and there is a magnificent deck with a 180 degree uninterrupted sea view, just 20 meters from the sea.

The cottage is totally private and secluded and can be self catered or meals/catering can be arranged for you. Our cottage is fully serviced and the owners stay on site.

The Sunrise Cottage is ideal for family holidays or secluded romantic getaways - avid fishermen will love it too.

We can can sleep 8 for family groups or fishermen.


  • 3 double bedrooms
  • 1 with double bed
  • 1 with single beds
  • 1 with 2 double bunks

We have changed one bedroom to double bunks, and therefore can accommodate 4 adults and 4 children

  • Lounge with bar area
  • Fully equipped and fully serviced kitchen
  • Two Bathrooms, both have showers, one has a bath as well
  • Patio
  • Laundry can be arranged
  • Towels & sheets supplied
  • Self, partial or full catering

Sunrise Bungalow
The Bungalow is also fully equipped.
Guests only need to bring food, drinks and swimming towels.
Both the Cottage and the Bungalow are on a borehole with good drinking water.
Sleeps 2 people



The Island at Mazeppa Bay is a large headland feature separated from the shore by a channel of shallow water. For many years, The Island has been famous for its catches of big game fish and sharks. The gully separating The Island from the mainland can also be fished for small pan fish. Garrick, kob and sharks can also be caught from the rocks at both ends of The Island.

However, angling at Mazeppa is not limited to The Island. There are several good spots along the shore, including Shark Point, Carlisle Gully and the Boiling Pot. Here, the water is deep and good catches of game fish and sharks are often made. You will need heavy tackle to fish these spots, and you are also encouraged to exercise caution while fishing at these spots as they can be quite dangerous.


And if you want to walk, stroll along the aptly named Mile Beach, or venture into the Manubi Forest. The Manubi Forest offers an interesting nature experience for all nature lovers. There are walking trails through the Manubi Forest with its distinctive Yellowwood and Sneezewood trees that dominate in the forest. Enjoy a day of exploring the indigenous forest and do a bit of birding.

The Forest is home to an abundance of bird-and animal life and is a particular delight for bird and plant lovers alike.

Mazeppa Bay First Beach

The area is particularly famous for fishing. First Beach is lined with palm trees and has a 100 m suspension bridge which you can walk over to reach Mazeppa's renowned island. The island is perfect for deep sea fishing with stunning views of the coastline.

Mazeppa Bay Second Beach

Second Beach lies to the south of the lagoon and is within walking distance of First Beach. It is great for taking a long walk by yourself and collecting an amazing variety of shells. There are also massive sand dunes to explore and stunning views of the coastline.

Mazeppa Bay has a registered boat launch off the beach, a 550-metre landing strip for light aircraft and a helipad, and is two-and-a-half hours from East London airport.


Drive along the N2 national highway to Butterworth and take the R409 turnoff. Follow it for 31km and turn left at the Petrol Station as you enter Centane. Turn left again after 7km and then right after a further 8km. From here it's a 27km drive to Mazeppa Bay.

Take the road to your right marked Mazeppa Bay. You will go past SA Breweries and then the road becomes a gravel one for 60 km. Mazeppa Bay Hotel is at the end of this road. Turn left at the T-junction at Mazeppa - we're the second last cottage on the right. Hmmm, smell that sea air.