We welcome you to Khoka Moya, a Xhose name meaning "take a break and take in fresh air".
You have escaped the hustle and bustle of city life and having endured your long journey to Kei Mouth, we now hope you will have a pleasant and relaxing holiday in our holiday home.
We would like to bring to your attention a few rules which would make your holiday more comfortable:
- No dogs are allowed without permission: Should permission be granted to have dogs on the property, please do not allow the dogs to enter the house.
- Please do not clean fish on the property. Clean the fish on the rocks at the beach.
- The domestic's name is Cynthia. She will welcome you proudly wearing her Khoka Moya uniform. She will attend to cleaning the home, braai area and wash dishes and clothing. Please do not give the domestic any alcohol beverages.
- Kindly beware of security. Do not leave valuable articles or clothing lying around as this will encourage petty theft to take place. Please close all windows at night. There are burglar bars on the bedroom windows which you may leave open at night. Please see the info card at the security control in respect to important telephone numbers.
- There is a DSTV upstairs - please bring your own DSTV card and arrange connection with DSTV.
- There is a small swimming pool available to be used. If you wish to use the swimming pool please remove the cover and give it to Cynthia who will keep it in the garage and please make sure that on your departure that the cover is placed back. Please do not dive into the swimming pool.
The residents at Kei Mouth encourage nature conservation. We hope that Kei Mouth would not become an over commercialized holiday resort in the future but will keep it's natural ethos.
Please do not disturb any wild animals that visit the property, such as buck and mongoose.
There are abundant fishing sites either for rock fishing, surf fishing, river fishing and bass fishing. Please contact the Municipality to obtain fishing permits.
Mussels can be harvested on the rocks. Please ensure that you abide to the nature conversation rules. You may not harvest more than twenty five mussels per person per day present on the rocks. Please ensure that you only harvest large mussels. Nature conservation are pretty strict and do spot checks from time to time.
Whales have been spotted from time to time, so keep a look-out for them. There is an abundance of birdlife (as can be seen on the pamphlet attached). Should you be interested in bird watching, a pair of binoculars is hanging against the wall at the top sliding door. A reference book is available on the table. Please record your sightings in the record book.
There are two shops in town. Both shops supply the basic necessities such as fresh bread, milk and other items on a daily basis. There is also a liquor store, a butchery and a crafts shop.
The Bushpig Bar / Restaurant is an informal bar/restaurant and a visit here will be of most interest.
The Green Lantern Restaurant is a quant romantic restaurant that serves tasty meals.
The Shed is approximately 4km out of town on the main road and provides entertainment on Friday evenings.
The Country Club is situated at the golf course, and has a lovely ladies bar. In addition to this, they serve excellent bar lunches. Meals must be pre-arranged with "Tannie Liz". Daily membership tariffs are available for visitors. Please advise the barman / manager that you are on holiday in our cottage.
The shell museum at the municipality offices calls for an interesting visit. The Museum host a collection of very rare and interesting shells.
Access to the main beach is along the gravel road through the caravan park which is approximately 100 metres from the house. See the sign board across the road.
There is a secluded "private" beach which can be reached by walking past the tennis courts/bowling green following the path though the bush for approximately 200 metres, from the house.
Should you wish to play golf, the golf course is situated at the country club. There are also squash courts available at the country club.
Tennis can be arranged through the local tennis club (by contacting the country club). The tennis courts are across the road, directly in front of the house.
A bowling green is also available. The bowling green is situated next to the tennis courts, directly across the road, in front of the house and they also have a small bar.
Should you be of the adventurous kind and wish to travel to the Transkei, a ferry service is available to cross the Kei River. The average cost is R50.00 per motor vehicle one way. Ensure that you are aware of the times when the ferry operates. Also ensure that you have a map of the area. See brochure on places of interest in and around Kei Mouth indicating the route to Seagulls and Trennereys.
Your visit to the Transkei should include Trennereys, Seagulls and the Jacaranda wreck. You can also arrange a trip up the Gxara River at the Trennereys Hotel. Contact Trevor Wiggill, at the Trennereys Hotel for these arrangements.
You can also take a trip up the Kei River on the Fish Eagle for approximately five kilometers by boat. Take a cooler bag with drinks and food and ensure that you take a pair of binoculars to view the bird life and the game on the river bank. Speak to Andrew Baisley Estates in the main road.
A visit to Morgan Bay will definitely include a stop at the Morgan Bay Hotel which has a lovely ladies bar. You can then proceed with the gravel road up to the cliffs and enjoy the wonderful and spectacular views. Take a blanket, cooler box and snacks and enjoy the views. Approximately two or three kilometers beyond the cliffs, you will find Double Mouth, which is situated within a nature reserve.
There is a narrow road which passes the Kei Sands Hotel to the Kei River mouth. This road is known as 'lover's lane'. It provides a scenic drive / walk through the sub-tropical forests. Just before reaching the river mouth, there is a path to the left, into the tropical forests, which leads you to three viewing decks up on top of the hill. An energetic walk will lead you to the top, where you can experience the spectacular views. Once again, do not forget the binoculars!
Should you wish to do horse riding, this can be arranged at the stables just beyond the Club on your right side.
We wish you a happy and relaxing holiday at Khoka Moya, where memories are made and only footprints are left behind.
Enjoy your stay