About Black Oystercatcher Cottages
Black Oystercatcher is a family-run wine farm at the cool southernmost tip of Africa. Our farm, situated between the small towns of Elim, Bredasdorp and L’Agulhas, in the Overberg region in South Africa, is also home to the Black Oystercatcher Wines Restaurant, Wedding Venue and self-catering Cottages. We love the land and the natural environment.
The four self-catering Cottages allow us to share our joy of living in the country. The cottages overlook the Nuwejaars River and biodiversity-rich Agulhas Plain. Each cottage is fully equipped with everything you’ll need for the perfect country getaway. Enjoy activities like birding, canoeing or cycling; or simply settle down to revel in the fresh air and country lifestyle found on a working farm.
Activities and Attractions
Breathe in the fresh air, savour our wonderful fresh herb and vegetable garden (you can even pick them to spice up your meals) and enjoy the beautiful views over the Elim area (with a glass of wine of course) at our self-catering Bredasdorp accommodation. For the active visitors, you can explore the area on your bike or by foot (walk or run through the vineyards and veld) and see the spectacular biodiversity of the area. For the bird lovers, this is a birding paradise and you can also arrange to see some of the Nuwejaars Special Management Area’s wildlife (hippo's, buffalo). Canoe, kayak and bass fishing in the dam nearby.
The venue offers the versatility to host any function; the charm of the unique wine-farm setting for weddings, the fun and vibrancy for private functions and parties, and the practical facilities for corporate functions and conferences.
Wines and Dining
The boutique Black Oystercatcher Wines are made from the intensely fruity grapes, formed in Cape Agulhas’ extreme growing conditions. And having farmed at Cape Agulhas for generations, we, the Human family, know these conditions well. We use the constant coastal winds, our marginal soils and the unique geology to grow our small compact berries. The result? Top quality cool climate wines with penetrating, fruit flavours and a distinctive minerality. Wine Tasting and Sales: Monday - Friday from 09h00 - 17h00. Saturday from 10h00 – 14h30.
At the Black Oystercatcher Restaurant, we live by the season. We serve fresh produce that grows in our own garden as the seasons dictate. As a result, we offer a fresh dining experience, set in a relaxed country atmosphere. Here fresh food, complimenting our boutique wines, is prepared to order and enjoyed at leisure. The seasons also determine the mood at this Cape Agulhas restaurant: the refreshing sea breeze will cool you down in summer, or enjoy our cozy log fires in the winter months. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 11h00 - 14h30. Booking essential.