Ever dreamed of being a castaway on a remote stretch of coastline, surrounded by ocean, birdsong and beauty – with no unwanted human disturbance? The elemental excitement of rhythmically crashing waves on rocks below, glorious sunrises above the sea’s horizon and golden evenings as night gently falls behind the vegetated dunes. Imagine such a place, within easy reach of a regional airport or by car, with a personal butler / chef and guide discreetly waiting to do your bidding.
Situated within the eponymous Nature Reserve on the outskirts of Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, Cape Recife Villa an elegant, luxuriously appointed eyrie is perched above the rocks beneath a stately lighthouse and offers an exclusive experience for up to four people sharing a two-bedroom, one-bathroom - perfect for families or good friends. Coastal and dune hikes, prolific birdwatching, botanical biodiversity, romance and adventure come standard in this unique and unforgettable escape!
In addition to its iconic setting, Cape Recife is also home to numerous local wildlife and nature reserves – making it a must-see destination for all sightseers!
The Indian Ocean feeds the coastal alcove and, due to its shape, Algoa Bay is sheltered, not succumbing to the major riptides and waves that sometimes characterise wilder parts of the coastline. This makes it popular amongst families and surfers that want to spend hours in the water.
What makes the property unique?
Whether an early breakfast excursion or a sundowner bush and beach safari, the discoveries and photographic opportunities in the golden hours are endless. A highly experienced guide educates visitors on fascinating aspects of the interconnected marine and terrestrial ecosystems that make this destination unique.
Best time to visit?
Algoa Bay is a major part of the coastline of Nelson Mandela Bay, the main town of which is Gqeberha. Every year, thousands of tourists flock to the beaches of this bay to enjoy the warm, safe swimming waters and great weather.
South Africa has vast landscapes, terrains and many different eco-systems, making it an idyllic holiday destination no matter what time of year you choose to visit. South Africa generally experiences sunny weather with mild rainfall during the year. The weather in South Africa, particularly in the Eastern Cape, can get difficult to predict where one may experience four seasons in one day.