Sandpiper Cottages nestles within the Fransmanshoek Conservancy area. We provide local travelers and international tourists with an idyllic retreat as they escape to the peace and serenity of Boggomsbaai in the Western Cape. Just about halfway between Port Elizabeth (Nelson Mandela Bay) in the Eastern Cape and Cape Town in the Western Cape, Boggomsbaai is a rustic seaside village that is a celebration of the South Africa of yesteryear.
Being situated along the world-famous Garden Route, Sandpiper Cottages in Boggomsbaai is close to Mossel Bay, which is a popular tourist hub and home to a number of fabulous restaurants, malls and entertainment facilities, as well as cultural and historical hotspots.
The cottages are surrounded by the flora and fauna for which South Africa is so loved. Aloes are in full bloom from May to July.
Local wildlife includes several small antelope species as well as the energetic Cape hare. Bird-lovers are advised to bring their binoculars.Birds that are commonly spotted here include the little bittern, African rail, African snipe, Kittlitz’s plover, three-banded plover, white-fronted plover, terrestrial brownbul, African crowned eagle, African goshawk, Chorister robin-chat, brown jackal bird, Knysna turaco and African wood owl.
Southern Right whales can be spotted breaching and lob tailing from around July to November of every year. Their displays are always impressive. For the rest of the year, schools of dolphins can be seen frolicking in the local waters. The nearby beach is the breeding ground of choice for the African Black Oystercatcher, characterized by its pitch-black feathers and red beak.
Those that want to explore the surrounds on foot are invited to do the Oystercatcher Trail, which is known around the world for its beautiful views and biodiversity.
Our private Sport and Leisure Centre in Boggomsbaai is equipped with squash and tennis courts, a sun-tanning deck, and health and beauty therapy facilities. Our local Karoo style golf course and clubhouse is adjacent to the cottages and provide the perfect way to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine of the Garden Route.
Those in search of adventure are well rewarded at Sandpiper Cottages. We can arrange shark cage diving, horse riding, snorkeling, sand boarding and 4 x 4 trailing to get the heart pounding.
All cottages are fully equipped for self-catering guests
In Boggomsbaai we can provide hearty breakfasts and delicious dinners for you. We are also able to prepare a full picnic basket, which is best enjoyed on the pristine sands of the beach, with only the crashing of the waves and the clear blue of the high African skies as the backdrop. Meals and picnic baskets need to be arranged in advance in Boggomsbaai.
Our accommodation facilities are regularly featured in magazines like Country Life, Getaway, Garden Route Living, and a number of wine publications.
Sandpiper® have recently also brought these great cottages into their portfolio:
Houthuis (The Log Cabin) - 3 Bedrooms, a family favourite in Boggomsbaai.
Mosselkraker - Cape style cottage with 2 bedrooms in Boggomsbaai, opposite golf course.
We had a wonderful time at "Die Voorhuis" it is a cosy cottage and a lovely place for time off. You really thought everything through for the great gifts and guests services.
Willis Family (12 May 2014)
We took advantage of the mothers day special and spent two wonderful day s in "Die Voorhuis". We arrived to a wonderful fire burning and despite the morning showers we still had good walks exploring the houses and the bays. Die Voorhuis is just so charming as it was when we stayed a number of years ago. Thank you so much to Sarah and the team!
Izak and Gaie Kenny (19 May 2014)
The second time we have been here and again, what a pleasure. Restful, relaxing, quiet and the cottage is so comfortable. Thank you.
Claire, Corn, Joshua and Oliver (15 July 2014)
Thanks for a comfortable, cost effective break from the rat race. Time much enjoyed.
A and A Giboou (11 July 2014)
What a lovely experience! Great food, great people ... great cottage.
Thanks see you soon.
Kobus and Kotie Well,
Gerald and Joanne Glover (26 July 2014)
Ons het baie lekker gebly na n heerlike troue. Baie gerieflik en toegerus.
Van Dorp familie (26 January 2014)
Thanks to Fred and Willy for an awesome 3 day hike. We all enjoyed it immensely and hope to be back soon to see the caves.
Glna and Adrian , Tanya and Nick, Lana and Pat, Cindy and Bryan (25 February 2014)
Dit was n wonderlike paar day.
Ons kom baie graag weer!
Die Rouwells (22 April 2014)
Weereens baie lekker gekuier. Die vuurherd het die koue verdryf. Mooi so! Brand die uitheemse houte.
Dis nou amper 13 jaar vandat ons die eerste keer hierheen gekom het en dis nogsteeds onoortreflik.
Andre en Denis Roux (09 July 2014)
Hello to both of you - we are back in the UK now and wishing we were still with you! We so enjoyed our stay in the lovely Sandpiper Cottage, which contained everything we could possibly have wanted. It is in such a glorious position with that beautiful empty beach, miles and miles of sand. Just what we needed to rest and recharge our batteries ... Thank you so much for everything. You are the perfect hosts.
Angela and Richard (2 March 2012)
Also visit the Oystercatcher Trail
as well as Point of Human Origin.