River Magic Cottages
A place where body and soul can be restored
Welcome to Vermaaklikheid

And the Pristine
Duivenhoks Estuary

The Duivenhoks Estuary and its surrounds is one of the last remaining pristine estuaries in South Africa. The Duivenhoks Conservancy has been established to preserve its unique character.

The cottages nestle into the peaceful rural surroundings with exclusive river frontage. The cottages are fully equipped, inclusive of bedding, but quests must bring their own towels.


We offer four beautiful, fully equipped, self catering cottages, for nature lovers and adventurers. The rustic facilities are thoughtful and tasteful to provide simple comfortable and easy holiday living. The unique architecture is in keeping with the indigenous buildings of this charming little hamlet.

Base Huis

Situated on the River front with an extensive jetty and river side recreation area.

Sleeping Accommodation consists of three twin bedded rooms downstairs. Upstairs, above the garage, there is a large double bed room with two side beds.

Deck Plek

Situated on the river, it is accessible by boat only.

Consists of living, dining, kitchen area with an open fireplace. The stoep, braai area, and upstairs deck offer magnificent river views.

Glory Be

Access to this delightful cottage, right on the waters edge, is by a 15min ferry boat trip.

There is an open plan living/kitchen/dining room with a large fire place.

Back Track

This charming cottage is situated in farmlands, surrounded by tall blond reeds with a clear shallow pond where birds come to drink.

A two minute walk, 300m from the river there is private river frontage, including a jetty for fishing swimming and canoeing.


Vermaakliheid, South Africa

Base Huis, River Magic Cottages,
Vermaaklikheid, Western Cape, 6671

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