Wake up to uninterrupted views of the Hermanus lagoon and across to the magnificent Maanschynkop mountains at Coot Club – a nature lover's paradise found on a spit in the midst of a milkwood forest, and bordered by the Walker Bay Nature Reserve in the Western Cape. The two recently-built Coot Club Boathouses, Port and Starboard, feature a modern yet understated design with an underlying nautical theme and contemporary architecture.
Each Boathouse is designed to blend seamlessly into its surroundings and in accordance with Stanford’s regulations, which only increases the quaint, charming factor. Both Boathouses offer an open-plan living area that flows effortlessly into the surrounding fynbos, a toasty wood-burning fireplace, and a comprehensive kitchen. The Starboard Boathouse comprises two bedrooms, while the Port Boathouse is suited to larger parties with three bedrooms.
Located just beyond the quaint riverside village of Stanford in the Overberg region, this escape promises peace and serenity. Whether guests wish to sit back, relax, and watch the birds go by, or enjoy all the activities on offer, Coot Club offers the best of both worlds. For those interested in activities, there is plenty on offer - slip into the lagoon for a refreshing paddle, or try SUPing, sailing, and kayaking.
If water-based activities aren’t of interest, embrace the exquisite natural surroundings on offer with a guided, or self-guided, nature walk, a visit to Walker Bay Beach, bird watching, or taking part in lawn games. Between July and December, don’t forget to look for southern right whales - as Walker Bay is a Marine Protected Area, they come much closer to shore.
Check out the other accommodation offering at Coot Club: Coot Club Stone Cottages.
We loved, loved our stay at the boathouses. They are so cool and so modern. The interior decor is so stunning, we couldn’t get over it. The activities and the views are everything we needed for our getaway.
The boathouses are perfect for a family getaway. They are spacious and very comfortable. We had an amazing time with my family and we loved waking up to the beautiful mountain views.
Our whole experience from booking to check-out was absolutely amazing! Chris and Ella at Coot club were literally the BEST hosts we have ever encountered. So gracious and friendly and going the extra mile to make my husband’s birthday extra special! The food was exceptional. The staff was so helpful and friendly Charles and Ben was such a treat on our trip to see the beached whale at Walker Bay.The boathouse was absolutely stunning. Can highly recommend The Coot Club.
Each and every Coot Club guest contributes to the ongoing conservation of the area thanks to a rate percentage donation per stay. Coot Club is also involved in their local community with educational outreach programmes, engagement and upliftment in the area.
These efforts extend to the protection and conservation of their natural surroundings. Estuaries often offer the perfect conditions for interesting ecosystems, and Klein River is no different - the lime in its soils has made for fantastic plant diversity and in turn, an aviary paradise. With more than 230 species of bird found in the area, Birdlife SA recommended the peninsula receive the highest level of protection.