If you exit the city on the N7 and drive up the country’s west coast, past the West Coast National Park, through the town of Velddrif – keep going – and past a vast tract of low-lying marine scrub, you’ll chance upon the quaint seaside community of Dwarskersbos. Here, a clutch of residential homes and holiday cottages bathe in the gentle, ever-present purr of the ocean waves and the salty maritime breezes that blow off the Atlantic Ocean.
Dwarskersbos and its beach, Dolfynstrand, is a place to “get away from it all” – away from the city and the insanity. It’s a serene escape in which one can do a little reconnection with oneself, a loved one, and nature. And as a visitor to this far-flung portion of the Cape, I couldn’t think of a better home-away-from-home to do it all in than DK Villa’s beach cottage at Skilliepark. Read more.
Having said that, our accommodation for the two nights in this remote West Coast location just outside of Veldrif was in housing complex.
Formerly the private beach home of Johann and Petra de Kock – co-owners of dk villas – it is, we have it on good authority from the neighbours, the most beautifully decorated property in the whole of Skilliepark.
It’s a claim I can easily believe is legitimate. Read more.
To me, the West Coast is ruggedly beautiful with a few rough edges. One day it’s sunny and hot with magnificent sunsets, the next the wind is howling while the sea is raging. To be honest, you never really know what you are going to get when you visit the West Coast! But if you are looking for somewhere cosy and comfortable to stay while exploring the area, then the beach apartment at Skilliepark in Dwarskersbos is guaranteed to be a safe bet! If the weather plays nicely, then it’s the perfect lock-up-and-go place, but if the weather turns foul, there’s soft couches, cosy beds and a giant flatscreen TV with DSTV to make being indoors a pleasure. Read more.