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Address: 15 Farm Buffelshoek
Gouritsmond
6696
Western Povince
South Africa
Contact : Gourikwa Reserve
Local Tel : 087-7029126
INT Tel : +27-87-7029126
Local Fax : 086-2185406
INT Fax : +27-86-2185406
Cell : 082-4915532

The estate was proclaimed a private nature reserve in 1995. It is 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 is only accessible via two gated entrances.

Well preserved ancient fish traps and shell middens are situated along the reserve's coastline and pay testament to our great heritage. The fish traps date back to the Later Stone Age people (Khoikhoi) 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.

ACCOMMODATION

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. There is a veranda with a built-in braai providing spectacular views of the rocky shore and seascape.
Facilities: Fireplace, WiFi, Bed Linen supplied, tea/coffee making facility, each unit sleeps 4, one unit sleeps 6.

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 sea views. 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

The 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.

PROPERTY FEATURES

The Ystervark Punt Lighthouse, part of the South African National Ports Authority's network, is an iconic feature on the Western part of the estate. This automatic lighthouse was first commissioned on 4th August 1964 and rebuilt in 2006. It stands 21 metres tall with a rotating light (605.000 candle powers) with a range of 24 sea miles.

Various species of game have been reintroduced to the reserve in the late 90's. Species include a large herd of Eland (approximately 30) and 14 endangered Cape Mountain Zebra.  Species that occur in the area naturally are Bushbuck, Honey badger, Caracal and the African Wildcat. Studies are underway to determine which species may occur on the reserve due to the Fynbos biome.
The reserve has its own slipway which allows launching small and medium-sized boats.

Large open areas (tarred and grass) at the main centre provide for comfortable helicopter landing.

Ample fresh water resources are available from boreholes and fountains.

SITUATED

Gourikwa private nature reserve is situated along one of the world most breathtaking coastlines - the Garden Route, known as South Africa's safe haven. It is famed for its scenic beauty and abundant biodiversity. Located halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, the estate is easily accessible via George airport and the N2 (national road).

Two world-renown golf courses, namely The Links at Fancourt (George) and Pinnacle Point (Mossel Bay), are within a 30-60 minute drive by car.

Along the Garden Route you have access to The Garden Route National Park, shark cage diving, deep sea fishing, bungee jumping, hiking the famous Otter Trail and whale watching, to name a few local attractions.

Mossel Bay (situated 40 km east of the reserve) is factually recorded in the Guiness Books of Records as the second mildest climate in the world, after Hawaii.

Gourikwa Reserve offers scenic routes for hiking as well as mountain biking and provides great opportunities for bird watching.

  • Payment Methods
  • Diners Club Diners Club
  • EFT / Bank Transfer EFT / Bank Transfer
  • MasterCard MasterCard
  • Visa Visa
  • Languages Spoken At Establishment
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Bed Configuration
  • Fisherman House (Sleeps 6) x 1
    • Room 1 - double
    • Room 2 - twin, twin
  • Fisherman Houses (Sleeps 4) x 8
    • Room 1 - double
    • Room 2 - single, single
  • Gourikwa Cottages (Sleeps 4) x 5
    • Room 1 - double, twin
  • Gourikwa Honeymoon Cottage (Sleeps 2) x 1
    • Room 1 - double
  • Gourikwa Villas (Sleeps 2) x 15
    • Room 1 - twin
  • Facilities
  • air conditioner (all units)
  • babysitting service
  • bar fridge
  • braai / barbecue - communal
  • braai / barbecue - communal and onsite
  • braai/barbeque (some units)
  • ceiling fans
  • DSTV in room
  • DSTV in some rooms
  • electronic safe (some units)
  • fireplace
  • fridge in unit
  • kitchenette (some units)
  • microwave (some units)
  • outdoor pool
  • parking all onsite
  • pets allowed by prior arrangement
  • restaurant (walking distance)
  • tea / coffee making facilities
  • whale watching onsite
  • wi-fi / hotspot
  • Special Categories
  • Conference Venue Accommodationdetails
    Accommodates how many people?
    Capacity : no information

    The following apply
    Exclusive / preferred service providers on call
    Restroom accessible
    Kitchen accessible
    Audio – visual equipment (request details)
    Food / beverage facilities for catering purposes
    Crockery and cutlery available for hire
    Catering done in-house
    Designated parking area
    Sufficient parking space
    Fully staffed (cleaning, servers etc.)
    Internet connection
    Wireless internet connection
    Air conditioning
    Good lighting that can be operated independently
    Liquor license
    Bar on-site
    A purpose-built and dedicated back entrance available for equipment loading and offloading
    Wheelchair friendly
    A specified area for coaches and buses to stop to allow delegates and guests to embark and disembark safely
    Dedicated storage space that can safely store event materials and equipment overnight
    Individual lockable storage available for storage of more valuable items
  • Fresh-Water Fishing Accommodationdetails
    The following apply
    Fishing equipment for hire
    Can bring own fishing equipment
    Boat available for use
    Boat available for hire
    Can bring own boat (no petrol motors)
    Catch and release
    Catch and keep
    Limited number of fish per day allowed
    Fly fishing
  • Sleeps 10 or More Accommodationdetails
    Your establishment has capacity to cater for groups of 10 or more.
    Yes
  • Wedding Venue Accommodationdetails
    Capacity Information
    Overnight accommodation for how many people? : no information
    Max people allowed at the venue? : no information

    The following apply
    Reception area
    Chapel
    Area for wedding ceremony
    Undercover area for signing the register
    Fully catered
    Couple must provide own catering
    In house events coordinator (compulsory)
    In house events coordinator (not compulsory)
    Liquor license
    Fully stocked bar
    Cutlery and crockery rental
    Cleaning / serving staff
    Bridal suite
    Honeymoon suite
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