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Modern, Peaceful, Serene Cowrie Cottage

Whether you’re curious about our accommodations, nearby attractions, or activities in the area, we’ve got you covered. Browse our FAQs below to find answers to common inquires. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Feel free to reach out to us directly – we’re here to help make your Cowrie Cottage experience unforgettable!

Craft Timeless Memories at Cowrie Cottage

Immerse yourself in the serene beauty of Cowrie Cottage for your next getaway. Whether you’re seeking a romantic retreat, a peaceful solo escape, or a rejuvenating break , our coastal haven offers the perfect backdrop for unforgettable moments.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to create lasting memories – secure your stay at Cowrie Cottage today! Book now to experience the charm and tranquility of our seaside retreat, and let your memories unfold against the backdrop of the picturesque southern coast.


Cowrie Cottage Frequently Asked Questions

Cowrie Cottage has an array of amenities to make your sea-side stay even better!

  • Fully equipped kitchen with gas hob
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Complimentary tea and coffee station
  • Breville home espresso machine
  • Kettle
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Air conditioner (lounge)
  • Heater (bedroom)
  • 50-inch smart Tv
  • Unlimited Wi-fi
  • Braai /Barbecue

Where are the knives and forks?
There’s a “hidden” drawer inside the top pot drawer underneath the gas hob. You’ll find all the cutlery and cooking utensils you need.

One secure parking space is designated for use by our Cowrie Cottage guests, plus there is overflow parking available on request.

Unfortunately no pets allowed.

Smoking is permitted outside on the patio only. No smoking, vaping or e-cigarettes permitted indoors.

Check-in from 2pm & check-out by 10am!
Special arrangements may be made by arrangement with Adam or Ann if we’re able to accommodate your request, depending on availability.

Minimum 2 nights stay.

Unlimited free WiFi is available.

Unfortunately no parties or events are allowed at Cowrie Cottage
Visitors / Guests are not permitted on the property unless approved in advance by your hosts.

Unfortunately not. Cowrie Cottage is the perfect location for singles and couples. The cottage has only one bedroom. We do not offer facilities for toddlers or children.

The entire property is protected by an electric fence and 24/7 security on call.

Unfortunately not, but we do have a Smart TV that you can use to log into your own DSTV profile and watch all your favourite channels.

We do offer a complimentary cleaning service on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, only when our domestic worker is on duty.

This does not extend to some public holidays, and those occasions when our domestic worker is on leave or unable to come to work.

You can expect to find a clean kitchen and a made-up bed. If you’re staying longer than a week, linen is changed on Saturdays and every time the room is serviced between guests.

Please WhatsApp your host, Adam to alert us of anything that needs our attention, 082 462 4468

Nearby Attractions Frequently Asked Questions

The Cape Town CBD, Seapoint, Table Mountain and Camps Bay are 15 -20 minutes away.

Our nearest villages are Table View, Bloubergstrand and Eden in the Bay, all offering beach front walks, golden beaches, restaurants and cafés.

Nearby attractions include the beautiful town of Melkbosstrand with its family beach and some top notch seafood restaurants. A little further north you’ll find Yzerfontein, another tranquil seaside town that marked the start of 16-mile beach, an uninterrupted beach that stretches on for 16 miles as the name suggests all the way to Langebaan.

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Cowrie Cottage is just 100m from the nearest beach. From here you can walk along the beach all the way to Woodbridge Island on the one side, and to Table View and Bloubergstrand on the other side.

Ocean Square is less than 1km from Cowrie Cottage. Here you’ll find Fancy Franks Beach Shack, our local bar/restaurant, as well as Seattle Coffee and New York Slice if you haven’t a pizza cravings!

Table View beach offers the best Kite Surfing in the country. Visitors come from all over the world during kite surfing season from November to March every year. You can get kite surfing lessons, hire gear, and catch the King of the Air competition in December.

There’s also the Milnerton Aquatic club on Flamingo Vlei where you’ll see kite surfers, windsurfers, yachts and paddle boats.

Eden on the Bay is the best spot for surfing. You’ll find surf shops where you can hire boards and get surf lessons.

Your nearest shops are the local Woolies at Ocean Square, less than 1km away.

Paddocks centre has a Spar and a bigger Woolies, plus some restaurants and coffee shops.

Then there’s Table View centre where you’ll find Pick n Pay, Woolies, Dischem, Burger King and Nandos.

Further up Otto du Plessis drive is Table Bay mall where you’ll find a wide range of shops and restaurants.

• Milnerton Lighthouse: 5.4km (9 minutes)
• Table Mountain : 19km (32 minutes)
• Castle of good hope: 14km (21 minutes)
• V&A Waterfront 14km (21 minutes)
• Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens 21km (28 minutes)
• Robin Island is visible from Sunset Beach. Tours to Robben Island leave from the V&A Waterfront

  • Surfing
  • Kite surfing
  • Windsurfing
  • Canoeing

We’re right in the heart of Table Bay Nature Reserve which extends from Woodbridge Island to just beyond Sunset Beach.

Rietvlei Wetland Reserve is 5.4km (9 minutes) km from Cowrie Cottage.

Table Mountain is 19 km (32 minutes) away.

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens is 21km (28 minutes). From there you can access many foot paths in the Table Mountain Nature Reserve.

Silvermine Nature Reserve is 37km (42 minutes) away.

Uber services Sunset Beach. You can also get the My Citi bus from the Sunset Beach station about 1km walk from Cowrie Cottage.

Milnerton Golf Club is 5.4km (8 minutes) away. It has been rated as one of the most beautiful golf courses in South Africa.

Sunset Beach Frequently Asked Questions

Milnerton is generally a little cooler than the centre of Cape Town, which is a good thing in the summer months where the temperature in the city can reach 35 to 40 degrees C.

Summers are warm and days are long & Winters are cold, but temperatures rarely drop below zero.

The best time to visit Milnerton is February to March when the temperatures are between 24 and 28 degrees, the weather is generally sunny and ideal for being outdoors.

  • Catch a ferry from the V&A Waterfront to Robben Island and experience critical moments in the history of Nelson Mandela and South Africa.
  • Take a drive to Muizenberg, St James, Kalk Bay, and Simonstown – all of these towns are located on the East Coast

Take a day trip to the winelands – there are several beautiful wine routes to explore:

  • Durbanville
  • Stellenbosch
  • Franschoek
  • Somerset West
  • Paarl
  • Hermanus
  • Hemel en Aarde

Take a trip to the city and see the City Centre, popular areas include, Gardens, Greenpoint, Seapoint, Camps Bay

Table Mountain Cableway takes you to the top of Table Mountain, the most photographed mountain in the world. You’ll see breathtaking views from the top of the mountain. If you go on Fridays, you can catch the De Grendel wine tasting in the tasting room. Be sure to take plenty of sunblock and an umbrella as there is no shade on top of the mountain, and in the summer months when the UV index is high, you’ll want protection from the sun.

Kirstenbosch and Constantia
Take a trip to the beautiful Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, where you can spend the day exploring the natural beauty of this historic landmark. You can also access some footpaths into the Table Mountain Nature Reserve if you’re up for a hike.

Hout Bay, Noordhoek and Chapman’s Peak
Chapman’s Peak is one of the most beautiful drives in the world. Hout Bay on the one end and Noordhoek on the other offer great places to grab a memorable lunch, a drink or coffee.

Yzerfontein, Langebaan, Dalring, Paternoster
North along the R27 you can find the endless white sands of Yzerfontein, the start of 16-mile beach.
Further up the coast is Langebaan, well known for water sports and the other end of 16-Mile Beach.
Then, venture further north to Paternoster – our own Mediterranean town with white houses and turquoise ocean.

Take a short drive up to Bloubergstrand where you can walk the promenade from Blouberg to Dolphin Beach

There’a a cycling track that runs along the R27 which you can follow south to Woodbridge Island, and North all the way to Langebaan

If you’re a serious cyclist, hook up with cycling clubs and you can do anything from a casual ride to a 100km cycle.

  • Milnerton Mediclinic hospital
  • Netcare Blougbergstrand hosptal
  • Medicross (Milnerton)

Nearby Pharmacies:

  • Local Pharmacy (Ocean Square)
  • Clicks (Paddocks)
  • Dischem (Table View)

Please visit the MyCiti bus website https://www.myciti.org.za for information about bus routes and times.

  • Fancy Franks Beach Shack (Ocean Square)
  • Bossa (Woodbridge Island)
  • Bootleggers (Table View)
  • Jerry’s Burgers (Table View)
  • Catch 22 (Table View)
  • Tiger’s Milk (Table View)
  • News Cafe (Table View)
  • Trecastelli (Table View)
  • Salt and Sage (Table View)
  • Indian Chapter (Table View)
  • Shwarma Express (Table View)
  • Cattle Baron ((Table View)
  • Doodles (Table View)
  • CTFM (Eden on the Bay)
  • Kaapse Braauhaus (Eden on the Bay)
  • Happy Folk (Eden on the Bay)
  • Fat Cactus (Eden on the Bay)
  • Ons Huisie (Bloubergstrand)
  • Blue Peter (Bloubergstrand)
  • Melbos Kitchen (Melkbosstrand)
  • Die Damhuis (Melkbosstrand)
  • Chapman’s Peak
  • Ou Kaap se Weg
  • Paddocks
  • Table View
  • Bayside
  • Table Bay

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