If you're looking for that memorable holiday on the shoreline of the majestic Indian Ocean, then Sand Dune Cottage is the place for you. Sand Dune Cottage offers comfortable self-catering accommodation for 2 in a unique setting with the most spectacular beaches in South Africa on your doorstep. The flat sits adjacent to a nature reserve characterized by a diversity of species of indigenous plants, and is home to the likes of bushbuck and blue duiker.
Located within an hour of East London and 30 minutes of Port Alfred, Sand Dune Cottage can be found off the R72 coastal road in the very popular holiday destination Birah Beach Holiday Resort. Accessed via a private road, and set alongside 4 other homes, the flat which is annexed to a main residence, is a mere 200 meters from the lapping waves of the Indian Ocean. The tranquil golden beaches are vast with undulating sand dunes, and the shoreline offers visitors the perfect setting for a walk, run, swim or fishing experience.
Rental options include short, medium, and long term arrangements that can be tailored to suit guests' requirements. The accommodation comprises an open plan kitchen-diner adjacent to a lounge area which is complimented by a large en-suite bedroom with built in cupboards (Two single beds or one king size bed depending on requirements). The living area is generously equipped with fridge and freezer space, microwave, crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils, and all other amenities one would expect to find in reputable self-catering establishment. Rates are inclusive of DSTV, braai wood, linen, and a limited maid service. The flat opens onto a covered veranda with braai and views onto Fynbos shrub land, and beach is accessed through a private footpath.
There is a restaurant and supply store located a mere 12 minutes from the flat off the R 72 on the way to East London. The store sells basic provisions whilst the restaurant serves generous portions of home-made food including delicious shop baked pies and cakes.
A journey to the south along the R72 will take you past numerous game farms, an old light house, and farm stalls before arriving in Port Alfred famous for its Marina and craft shops. Here you will find all the shops you need for supplies including a Woolworths, Super Spar and Pick n Pay.
A mere twelve kilometres from Port Alfred is the historic town of Bathurst famous for the Pig and Whistle Inn and the 17m tall pineapple museum. The town is a delight for art and book collectors.