Vermaaklikheid Accommodation - Oshoek River Farm - Self Catering Holiday Home and Cottages - Southern Cape

At the end of a private dirt road, lying in a spectacular valley on the banks of the tidal Duiwenhoks River, you’ll come upon Oshoek, a family farm now available to rent for your own holiday. A variety of secluded self-catering holiday homes are set on 20 hectares of pristine fynbos, with over 600 metres of private river frontage. Choose from the large old family farmhouse, Peter’s House, Nic’s House or the quaint Boathouse. Oshoek is relaxed and comfortable, with everything you need to have a great time, without having to be on your best behaviour.

Vermaaklikheid, a scenic unspoiled village, is 300km from Cape Town and 150km from George airport. The two closest towns on the N2 are Riversdale and Heidelberg.

The weather is great all year round; rainfall is low; winter is cold at night, but the days are warm and sunny.

The tidal river is safe for swimming and boating and is a nature conservation area; no water-skiing or tubing. The river mouth and beach, about 5km downstream, can only be accessed by boat. There is a lapa on the riverbank and a floating wooden jetty. Fishing is allowed; bring your rod and tackle and catch cob, spotted grunter, elf, haarders etc. - licence required.

All cottages are fully equipped. Linen and towels are supplied. Laundry and cleaning services are available on request. No pets - they chase the buck.


Ideal for a couple plus 2 kids max plus 2 in the caravan.
Situated right on the water’s edge, The Boathouse has been rustically renovated and furnished with flair. One large room with double doors opens onto the banks of the river, with a braai area and table. A separate sleeping area with double bed ensures privacy, with a foldout couch in the living area. There is a separate shower and toilet. An original 1970s Jurgens caravan can be used as an additional room, bed only.
The Boathouse is the ideal getaway for those who want their own space and the simpler life. A small Queen Ann wood stove supplies warmth in winter.

SLEEPS 10 comfortably plus 2 kids. 5 bedrooms with 4 bathrooms & toilets.
Ideal for large families or groups of friends.

The spacious thatched farmhouse is nearly 200 years old and has been extensively renovated and supplied with all the mod cons you may need. Situated 200 metres from the river, it fronts onto its own lawn with shady trees - great for the kids. Quarry tiled steps lead up to the large front verandah, perfect for long lazy lunches, into an open plan kitchen / dining / living area with a log fireplace for cosy winter nights. A full bathroom and separate toilet extend off the one end. Off the other is a bedroom with two single beds and the leisure room, with another shower and toilet. Two full en suite double bedrooms with queen beds are situated off the central grassed courtyard, with a braai area and a prolific lemon tree, (help yourself.) Two more bedrooms are situated off the front balcony - both with two single beds.

The fully electrified house is equipped with a dishwasher, microwave, stove with oven, large fridge, DVD player and DSTV - bring your own Smart Card and decoder.

The leisure room has a pool table, dart board, piano and DSTV.

SLEEPS UP TO 7. 2 double bedrooms with 2 bathrooms and 2 toilets. Separate loft sleeping area.
Peter’s charming thatched house, situated in a secluded wooded area near the water’s edge, is extremely comfortable. 2 separate double bedrooms flank a double volume, open plan living area with a Godin wood burner. The spacious main bedroom, with a king size bed, has an en suite shower and toilet and a separate entrance to the shaded front verandah, with railway sleeper table and chairs. There is a second full bathroom and separate toilet. The upstairs loft, with a separate entrance and large wooden balcony overlooking the river, provides additional dormitory style accommodation for 3 in single beds.

The fully electrified house is equipped with a dishwasher, microwave, stove with oven, large fridge, DVD player and DSTV - bring your own Smart Card and decoder.

Sleeps 2 plus 2 kids.
Nic's House sleeps two adults and two children on a fold out sofa or one other adult, it is R1400 a night Boat House sleeps the same as Nic's but there is also a caravan that can sleep one extra person it is R400 a night.

Per house/cottage
Minimum 2 night stay

Including caravan room



R800 per night
R1200 per night

R2700 per night

R2500 per night

R1400 per night

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