North Cottage Noetzie Self-catering Holiday Home in Garden Route

North Cottage

Self Catering at Erf 29, Noetzie Beach, 6570, Garden Route, South Africa. Show on Map

About North Cottage

North Cottage, positioned front and centre at Noetzie beach Knysna, has been around since before the place was made into a township in 1915 and even before plots were properly surveyed. It is older than 100 years, made from strong corrugated iron and timber, shipped in kit form from the UK.

In the last 10 years a few improvements have been made; a flushing WC, an outdoor shower, gas fridge and stove, a fresh paint job and a face lift. The cottage also has solar powered lighting and hot water - which make it a lot more comfortable than it was 100 years ago!

Self Catering Accommodation

There are three bedrooms; two front rooms facing the sea, both with double beds and one back bedroom with two single bed bunks, a central living / dining room with a small kitchen. People spend most of their time on the beach or on the front stoep / verandah, watching the stunning sunrises, sunsets, dolphins, whales, otters and other wild animals.

As part of the service we are able to drive you to the cottage to offload your luggage and settle you in, to show tenants how the cottage works. It has a few quirky requirements, like any old lady, over 100 years old would have.

North Cottage facilities include a canoe for use on the Noetzie River and a brilliant braai area.

Activities and Attractions

Things to do include fishing, easy or challenging coastal hikes to secret beaches and tidal pools, canoe trip upriver and hike alongside the shallow river to the Brackenhill Waterfalls (don’t get lost though). For fishing and for fresh wild oysters from the rocks at low tide please obtain a permit from the post office first.

For the less adventurous types, the outdoor classroom on the hilltop is heaven for bird and fynbos fundis, trees and plants are named, and information provided on flora and fauna. Picnic tables with incredible views are provided for your enjoyment.


One proviso before renting this precious place to anyone is that the National laws and Conservancy rules must be obeyed: tenants are not permitted to drive on the beach, or to disturb the peace in any way. Dogs are not encouraged, but well behaved dogs are allowed under certain circumstances.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Heater(s)
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Smoking: allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone (pre-paid)

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (periodic)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Pets allowed (by arrangement)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee


  • Tour assistance

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -34.07987777711111
Longitude: 23.124674999333333

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h17
Check-out by 11h11

Listed on
March 2015 - No guest reviews.

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