This restored veld cottage, situated on the seaside portion of De Mond farm owned by the Kilpin family, is approximately 300m before the entrance gate to Cape Nature's De Mond Nature Reserve. This Reserve lies at the mouth of the Heuningnes River - an area between the nearby coastal villages of Arniston and Struisbaai. This unspoilt jewel of the Southern Cape Coast is a must for the discerning visitor and nature lover who is interested in coastal fynbos (especially beautiful in early spring), birds, hiking, photography and fishing. 180 species of birds have been identified in the area. It is also a fly fisherman's paradise.

The view of the Heuningnes River mouth can be seen from next to the plunge pool on the rise a few metres behind the cottage. Apart from enjoying the river estuary and surrounds, use the cottage as a base to visit nearby towns such as:
Bredasdorp - for shopping, the shipwreck museum, restaurants etc.
Struisbaai - enjoy the 14km long white sandy beach and fishing at this holiday mecca
L'Agulhas - marks the most southerly point of Africa and the lighthouse visit is a must.
Napier - this attractive village is surrounded by wheat fields and is home to many artists and writers. There is much to see and do with a choice of eating establishments.
Arniston/Waenhuiskrans - renowned for its huge waterside cave, quaint fisherman's cottages (an artist's delight) and azure blue seas in which to fish and swim,

The Veld Cottage is very comfortable for 4 people with two bedrooms and two bathrooms (one en suite). A maximum of 6 people can be accommodated with the use of the two camp beds. All pure cotton linen and towels are provided. The kitchen is fully equipped, including stove, fridge/freezer and microwave. There is an inside 'kaggel' for warmth in winter and a protected outside braai area with a secluded 'boma' under the Milkwoods next to the cottage. For rinsing off after a swim, there is an outside shower and wash basin.

Bookings: Email or call Reservations on 083 440 2774.

Directions - If coming from Cape Town, take the N2 towards Swellendam. Turn off at Caledon, drive through the town and out on the R310 to Napier and Bredasdorp. Drive through Bredasdorp and out on the Arniston Road for 8.5km. Turn right to Die Mond. Drive 13.8km bearing left at fork to Die Mond (L'Aghulas to the right). Look out for the De Mond Veld Cottage on your left. GPS co-ordinates: -34.70623495928113 (S) 20.108281135559082 (E).

Nightly rate for four guests including all linen: R2010.00. High season and winter rates apply, please inquire directly.