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Milkwood Trail Cottage (From R3375 /night.)

Sleeps 4 people, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms.

Garden views w/mountains. 1 King bedroom with bathtub. 1 Queen ... bedroom plus single bed. Bathroom with tub & shower. Living room with sofa bed. Full Kitchen. Fireplace in the living room. Veranda. Outdoor BBQ. *pps sharing rate is based on 2 Adults*

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Bedroom 1

1 King

Bedroom 2

1 Queen

From R3375 /night
Full Kitchen
Bath towels
Covid-19 Certified
Dining Area
Child friendly
Laundry facilities

Spookhuis Cottages

For over half a century, adventurous spirits have sailed across the Klein Rivier lagoon or travelled the old oxwagon road to visit the abandoned ‘Spookhuis’. Some camped on the grassy shore by the old stone homestead and told mischievous stories on moonlit nights. Today, the building stands resplendent once again in a glade of ancient Milkwood trees.

There are four delightful self-catering cottages, across the expansive lawn, inviting you to stay and soak up this dazzling site, less than a two-hour drive from Cape Town. The properties are set along one-and-a-half kilometres of unspoilt shoreline and 1 000 acres of indigenous fynbos and strandveld, that backs onto the Walker Bay Nature Reserve in between Hermanus and De Kelders. The views over the Klein Rivier Lagoon and the mountainous backdrop are mesmerising.

The Clubhouse is now located in the historic 1892 Spookhuis serving light lunches. In addition to served meals you are able to pre-order delicious breakfast baskets, dinner dishes, braai platters, organic produce and homemade baked goods to be delivered to your cottage. Gourmet picnics and deli items are. available and bucketloads of activities are footsteps away. To crown this all we are just a ten-minute drive, down a dusty track, from the beautiful, quirky country village of Stanford.

In Room Facilities:

SPOOKHUIS COTTAGES: Accommodations for 2 and up to 9. Includes a variety of bath/shower combinations and either mountain or garden views. All have kitchen facilities, fireplaces, firewood, outdoor areas and BBQ's.
Luxury bedding, pure linen & cotton towels and organic bath amenities are provided. Units are serviced daily.
Duminy Cottage: sleeps 4 + 5, or 9 adults.
Fynbos Trail Studio: sleeps 2 adults + 1 child
Garden Trail Cottage: sleeps 4 adults + 2 children
Milkwood Trail Cottage: sleeps 4 adults + 2 children

Area Information:

Walker Bay is known for its champagne air. Spookhuis, in the centre, is a meeting point of mountain and sea, with spectacular marine life, a pristine 17 km beach, our special brand of fynbos, fabulous bird life, and archeological caves.

It is known as one of the best places in the world for land based whale watching. Southern Right Whales migrate from Antarctica to our shores from June - December to mate and calf. Being adjacent to the Walker Bay Beach, our guests enjoy whale watching from secluded white sandy beaches and sand dunes.

Just down the road is Gansbaai, the place for close encounters with great whites while cage shark diving. Hermanus also offers paragliding, golf and several craft markets.

We are part of the Overberg Wine Region, the southern most wine area on the continent. It is "off the beaten path" and with Hamilton Russell, Bouchard Finlayson and others, is producing some of the county's finest wines. Springfontein Winery is right next door.

Surrounded by nature, adventure activities and great food and wine, you will find all the ingredients for a magical holiday with us.

Property Facilities:

Clubhouse: Spookhuis cottages are next door to the Clubhouse, in the 1892 Spookhuis, a restored historic homestead. Meals can be supplied to your cottage.
Breakfast, dinner dishes, and braai baskets can be pre-ordered and delivered to your cottage. The Clubhouse offers homemade baked goods, preserves, chutney, desserts and organic vegetables from our garden.
From the Clubhouse, you can also enjoy picnics under Milkwood trees on the edge of the Lagoon, or indoors around roaring fires if there is a chill in the air.

SPA treatments: located 5 minutes away, offers fabulous massage therapies using exclusively Rain Africa spa products.

ACTIVITIES: Our Location sets us apart from all others. On the edge of the Hermanus Lagoon, and expands to a secluded part of the pristine Walker Bay Beach and Nature Reserve, a perfect position for sand-based whale watching. With 1000 hectares and over 1,500 metres of frontage on the Klein Rivier Lagoon, daytime fun varies from quad biking through fynbos, 4x4 beach excursions, relaxing lagoon cruises, kayaking, guided bird watching, wine tastings and sundowners in special places with panoramic views.

WEDDINGS: A fabulous venue for small weddings, private parties and company breaks away.


Spectacular mountain views and sunsets from the shoreline
Sundown cruises on pontoon boat (coming soon)
4x4 beach excursions on request (whale watching in season).
Quad biking
Kayaking on the Lagoon
Self-guided nature walks and bird watching
Spa treatments 5 minutes drive down the track

Activities in the area:
Boat based whale watching
Marine eco tours to see the Marine big 5
Cage shark diving
Archeological cave
Wine tasting
Browse the Stanford antique shops
Dine like a local
Foraging with Jero


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Property Type Cottage, Holiday Home, Self Catering
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Stanford Reviews

Diane de Kock
30 August 2021

Beautiful area!

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Zafeer Motala
26 July 2021

Serene, peace and quiet. Nice views.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Kyle Kruger
30 November 2020

The atmosphere, the views awesome.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Michelle Stephens
11 November 2019

Enjoyed a walk through the town and the fresh produce market at the Hotel Saturday morning from 09:00 - 12:00.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Gerhard de kock
03 January 2019

The peace and the relaxed away time.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Laurel Giddy
14 November 2018

Fabulous coffee and baked goods at the Ou Meul. Quaint town. Stanford inn was the most spectacular wedding venue!

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Audrey Jason
29 October 2018

Super friendly people in Stanford!

Superb. 5 out of 5

Nearby Attractions & Landmarks

Old Harbour