Kapteinskloof Guest Cottage is situated on a smallholding in the West Coast region, between Piketberg and Velddrif, about 180km north of Cape Town. It is nestled in the beautiful valley of Kapteinskloof and is one of the oldest original Homesteads of this area.

In 1988 the playwright Pieter Fourie started to renovate the houses, which date back to 1831. Through his love and passion for old architecture and his dedication to detail he managed to retain the sandveld character of the homestead, which is both simple, yet charming.Tranquility and peacefulness seem to emanate from the whitewashed walls and permeate the surroundings - qualities which we highly appreciate and which we would like to share with you…


Accommodation is in an original sandveld cottage with the charm and character of the olden days. Furniture is kept simple and uncluttered so as not to distract from the vernacular architecture of the walls and windows. The smell of thatch as you walk in completes the earthy feel.
The cottage is self-catering and sleeps 2 - 6 people. It is rented out as one unit to ensure the privacy of guests and is detached from the main house. All cutlery, crockery, towels and linen as well as firewood are provided.

Please note that there is no TV or radio in the rooms and no cell phone reception.


R 300 p/p per night throughout the year. Children under 12 half price.

map & directions

GPS 32o46'13.23''S 18o35'07.87''E

Kapteinskloof is about a 2 hour drive from Cape Town (or approx. 180km)Take the N7 north towards Piketberg. Just before Piketberg you will see a PPC cement factory on your left as well as a turn-off to ''De Hoek". Take that left turn until you come to a T-junction. Turn right. Take the next turn-off left towards ''Velddrif, Aurora''. Stay on that road for about 20km until you see a little signboard on your left saying ''Kapteinskloof".Turn to your right onto the gravel road. After about 10km you will cross a small concrete bridge across the Bushman's river. Carry on for 700m and turn just before the last Blueberry tunnel to the right. Follow the road and stop at the second dwelling - the thatched roof cottage. You have arrived.

enquiries & reservations

Kapteinskloof, Piketberg

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