The Anchorage is situated in a private and picturesque setting on a huge nature property reaching right to the shore of the deep Blue Goukou River which is navigable for 17 km. The wonderful sweeping Lappiesbaai beach begins only 1,5 km down the river. And just crossing the bridge there is tranquil Stillbay, one of the most attractive tourist resorts on the famous South African Whale Coast between Cape Town and Mossel Bay.
Five stylish bedrooms include quality king-size or twin beds, underfloor heating in the full bathrooms (free standing shower, bath etc), heated towel rails, kitchenette (fully equipped with stove / oven, microwave, fridge, kettle, cuttlery, crockery etc.) and balcony / verandah with lovely views onto the river. Every unit has a weber braai at its disposal.
Please note: The satellite TV (including M-Net) is a shared one.
The balcony and private verandahs invite guests to relax and enjoy the spectacular views and the tranquil surroundings. The sun sets behind the river and the hills which can be experienced from anywhere on the property. Why not have a swim in the river, or catch some fish or enjoy the scenery on one of our canoes?
The Anchorage is operated by a friendly German-South African couple - Annette and Craig Thorne - who have been in the hospitality industry for many years. You can choose between Self Catering or Bed and Breakfast accommodation and delicious breakfasts are served. There is also a restaurant on the property.
The Anchorage is perfect place to unwind and relax. Braai (barbecue) areas (ie Weber braais) and Canoes available.
Stillbay or Stilbaai is a peaceful seaside resort far from the madding crowd. Also known as the Bay of Sleeping Beauty, it is one of the most attractive destinations along the fantastic Whale Coast between Cape Agulhas and the start of the Garden Route. The way of life in the small town is centred around the placid sea and river estuary which are visible from virtually any vantage point, creating a unique ambience experienced by all who visit Stillbay.
The long white sandy Blue Flag beach lends itself to gentle strolls or exhilarating long walks, while the clean, clear ocean and river waters are perfect for water sports. There is a brilliant right break off the point. The river mouth is an ideal kitesurfing venue, especially when the strong east winds blow.
Activities and Attractions
StillBay is an excellent location for nature enthusiasts. Highly recommendable: Wide sandy beaches and safe swimming in the warm Indian Ocean, Whale Watching (mid June to November), Bird Watching, Hiking, Surfing,Wind Surfing, Kiting, Fishing (River, Beach and Sea) or Golf (2x 9-hole Golf Courses) etc.
English, Afrikaans and Deutsch spoken.