Slipway Cottage: A Private Haven On the Shores of Langebaan Lagoon

Slipway Cottage Exterior View Images: Georgia East, Candice Wharton, Iona Bright

Your own patch of paradise on the West Coast.

Hidden deep within the West Coast National Park, the fishing hamlet of Churchhaven is a remote, truly off-the-beaten track enclave. With only a handful of cottages available to rent, and no shops or other facilities to speak of, it’s a sought-after escape for city folk who want to get back to nature.

Langebaan Lagoon

With its whitewashed walls and sea-green shutters, Slipway Cottage blends perfectly into its surroundings on the sandy western shore of Langebaan Lagoon. From your spot on the sunny verandah, you’ll be mesmerised by the sparkling, translucent waters and big blue horizon. This solar-powered cottage may be remote but it’s equipped with all the creature comforts and designer details – the perfect space for a group getaway that requires only good food, gentle activity and all the time in the world to dream.

Slipway Cottage Lounge

The lodgings

  • four bedrooms (1 king bed and 3 queens)
  • all queen bedrooms have a loft with single bed;  two of the queen bedrooms are joined by a sliding door)
  • three en-suite bathrooms and two outdoor showers
  • fully equipped kitchen with gas stove and dishwasher
  • open-plan lounge and dining area with fireplace
  • furnished verandah with firepit, braai and pizza oven
  • sheltered courtyard with dining table
  • satellite TV

Slipway Cottage Mornings

Things to do

  • swimming in the lagoon
  • stand-up paddling (boards supplied)
  • beach walks and picnics
  • two day-hiking trails in the park
  • four mountain-biking trails in the park
  • birdwatching and wildlife viewing
  • Kraalbaai and Preekstoel Beach nearby (36km)
  • whale-watching and wildflowers (in season)
  • restaurants, shops and activities in Langebaan (52km away)

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Wifi? Yes
Sleeps 11
Cost From R8 500 per night (minimum two-night stay)(depending on season)

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Time of publication: 05 October 2022