!Khwa Ttu Bush House  Verified Listing

  • Welcome to !Kwa ttu  Bush House in Yzerfontein, Western Cape, South Africa
    Welcome to !Kwa ttu Bush House
  • Our self-contained, solar powered bush house is tucked away in a peaceful spot on the coastal plains below the visitor centre.
    Our self-contained, solar powered bush house is tucked away in a peaceful spot on the coastal plains below the visitor centre.
  • Sheltered veranda and outdoor fireplace where you can relax and listen to nature
    Sheltered veranda and outdoor fireplace where you can relax and listen to nature
  • Open plan lounge and kitchen with indoor fire place
    Open plan lounge and kitchen with indoor fire place
  • Main bedroom with King bed
    Main bedroom with King bed
  • 2nd bedroom with 2 single beds
    2nd bedroom with 2 single beds
  • Outdoor bathrooms for each room, allowing you to shower in a natural setting or gaze up at the stars from a warm bath.
    Outdoor bathrooms for each room, allowing you to shower in a natural setting or gaze up at the stars from a warm bath.
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    Bathroom
  • Outdoor bathrooms for each room, allowing you to shower in a natural setting or gaze up at the stars from a warm bath.
    Outdoor bathrooms for each room, allowing you to shower in a natural setting or gaze up at the stars from a warm bath.
  • With walks and wetlands and bird hides, it is a lovely venue from which to explore the unique plants and animals of the area.
    With walks and wetlands and bird hides, it is a lovely venue from which to explore the unique plants and animals of the area.
  • !Kwa Ttu- San Spirit shared
    !Kwa Ttu- San Spirit shared
  • !Kwa Ttu
    !Kwa Ttu
  • Enjoy good wholesome food, and stunning scenery, in a unique location with a rustic farmhouse restaurant overlooking the fynbos and distant ocean.
    Enjoy good wholesome food, and stunning scenery, in a unique location with a rustic farmhouse restaurant overlooking the fynbos and distant ocean.
  • !Kwa Ttu
    !Kwa Ttu
  • !Kwa Ttu
    !Kwa Ttu
  • !Kwa Ttu
    !Kwa Ttu
  • !Kwa Ttu
    !Kwa Ttu
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Braai/BBQ Area
Dining Area
Kitchenette
Restaurant
Parking on Premises
Bath towels
Linen
Stove
WiFi
Child friendly
Microwave
Tea and coffee facilities
Fireplace
Fridge
No smoking
Internet access
Garden
Patio
!Khwa ttu, the San Education and Culture Centre, 70 km north-west of Cape Town offers you the unique experience of being introduced to the world of the descendants of the first indigenous people of southern Africa.
We provide a variety of appealing accommodation facilities ranging from a bush camp to a secluded bush house and a farmstyle guest house. They all offer their unique extras such as a 'shower in a tree' or underfloor heating. The relaxing calm of the surrounding fynbos will make your stay a unique experience.
In Room Facilities:
* Guest House:
A spacious lounge with fireplace, dining area, fully equipped open-plan kitchen, complimentary Wi-Fi and beautiful décor arrangements.

* Bush House:
A fully equipped kitchen, dining area, cozy indoor fireplace, as well as a comfortable outdoor fireplace, beautiful décor that blends in with the natural environment.

* Tented Bush Camp:
These tents offer luxury outdoor furniture as well as two beautiful linen single beds.

The circular semi-roofed boma invites our guests to have barbecues at the central campfire.

Towels and utensils available on request, shared outdoor showers and ablution facilities are available as well as comfortable boma.

* Tented Bush Village Camp:
Please note we do not provide towels in the tented bush village camp.

Area Information:
The land that we now know as ‘!Khwa ttu’ was purchased in 1999. It was then registered under the name of Grootwater, a wheat and sheep producing farm consisting of a number of rather dilapidated farm buildings. The land covers over 850ha and is located in the vicinity of the Atlantic village of Yzerfontein. This is an area not commonly associated with the presence of the San, yet the region’s history reveals that this was once part of the vast territory inhabited for centuries by hunter-gatherers who were brutally persecuted by Boer commandos in the late 18th Century. In honour of our ancestors, the project was named ‘!Khwa ttu’, the term for ‘water-hole’ in the language of the now extinct |Xam San.

In designing !Khwa ttu, we wanted to take advantage of the land’s spectacular surroundings whilst creating a unique cultural experience for the visitor. !Khwa ttu is now based in several beautifully renovated old farmhouse buildings. Our San brothers and sisters from across the entire region of southern Africa participated in this task and were involved ‘hands-on’ throughout all aspects of the project. Throughout the planning and implementation process of the project we enjoyed and are still enjoying the assistance of professionals in the field of development, tourism, anthropology, archaeology and education.
!Khwa ttu’s environment with its vast openness, rocky outcrops, indigenous fynbos vegetation and a number of game species offers wonderful possibilities to enjoy nature and rest the soul and mind. Before !Khwa ttu was officially opened to the general public in March 2006, a great deal of work had to be undertaken to prepare the site for visitors and tourists.

Property Facilities:
A beautifully designed 60-seater restaurant.

A corporate function venue for groups of 10-30 delegates.

By booking our venue you will be assisting the San people, a small group of survivors from the original tribe.

Attractions:
Aside from the wildlife, a mountain bike trail on the Cape West Coast includes two well-marked routes suitable for all levels of experience, from casual leisure rider to experienced adrenaline junkie. On the 10km, circular green route you may have wonderful encounters with game and the highlight is a 20 metre drop down a granite rock face to a water hole – a safer option available! Fitter cyclists can continue on the circular red route for 20km of more challenging climbs on neighbouring farms.

The hilly red route winds past granite rocky outcrops, along wheat fields and up into the beautiful Ormonde vineyards above Darling. Those who make the collective 800m climb are rewarded with increasingly inspiring vistas of Table Mountain, Langebaan Lagoon and the rolling Darling hills. The icing on the cake is a fun, fast ride back to base for tasty Ormonde wine and !Khwa ttu’s signature Eland burger.

Single track, jeep track, farm roads, relaxed riding, technical sections, fast moving terrain, fun, beautiful scenery – the !Khwa ttu mountain bike route has it all. Combine that with fascinating San guided tours, gentle hiking trails, local wine, good food, comfortable accommodation, friendly smiles, warmth and professionalism, and its’ enough to draw you back to !Khwa ttu again and again.

With or without a bike !Khwa ttu takes you on an exciting journey of discovery into the world of Southern Africa`s San or Bushmen people. In a spectacular West Coast setting, a convenient one hour`s drive from Cape Town, experience a culture inspired by ancient knowledge and traditional folklore. Besides the San-guided walking tours !Khwa ttu presents delicious dishes, with award winning Ormonde wine and good coffee in a cosy restaurant. If you want to stay at !Khwa ttu for a few days there are luxury guest houses and tented bush camp to provide appealing accommodation. By combining adventure, relaxation and education !Khwa ttu will leave a lasting impression and a new understanding of the phrase “San Spirit Shared”.

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Property Type Pet Friendly, Guest Farm, Holiday Home, Self Catering
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Reviews

Anonymous
01 January 2019
Our cottage lived up to the photos and it was one of the best baths I’ve had with a lovely view. The place had everything we needed and was very clean. A perfect spot to relax, be quiet and see nature. Breakfasts were also very good at the reception and I would recommend doing the tour as we learned a lot about San culture and their way of life. We’ll be back soon!
Superb. 5 out of 5

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Portia Vlotman
27 May 2019
Pleasant and peaceful, friendly and so close to the ocean and surrounding towns not too far to get too.
Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Anonymous
17 January 2019
Beach in Yzerfontein.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Luella Esterhuizen
20 December 2018
The beautiful views and beach.
Superb. 5 out of 5

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