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About Gourikwa Nature Reserve

Gourikwa Nature Reserve is situated close to Gouritsmond in the Hessequa District. It offers quality accommodation with beautiful views of the Indian Ocean and is ideally suited for guests looking for a peaceful atmosphere while enjoying nature. Accommodation comprises 6 Gourikwa cottages that can accommodate 2 to 4 guests, 9 Fisherman Houses and 15 Single Villa’s. The Fisherman Houses are secluded units that offer 2 bedrooms each, with 1 unit sleeping 6 in 3 bedrooms.The Gourikwa cottages 2 bedrooms, accommodating 4 guests. The Honeymoon Suite has 1 bedroom, accommodation 2 guests - perfect for a romantic getaway.The Villa rooms are 2-sleeper, open-plan units, either as double or twin bed.Gourikwa offers WiFi facilities to its guests.The reserve is also the perfect setting for a beachside wedding. The picturesque chapel, with a thatch roof and bell tower, is a mere 50 m from the shore. Within walking distance from the chapel is a banquet hall, which can accommodate between 180 - 200 people. The pool house can be utilised as an additional bar facility with restrooms. Gourikwa’s conferencing facilities are ideal for groups or corporates and can facilitate up to 50 people. Being an isolated reserve, groups get the chance to experience a true escape making team-building, training or motivational talks so much more effective. Gourikwa Nature Reserve is the largest private nature reserve along the South African coastline. It extends over 2455-hectares and stretches 5 km along the Indian Ocean. The reserve is fully fenced along its 15 km perimeter and only accessible via 2 gated entrances.

Safari: Guests are more then welcome to make use of their 4x4 vehicles on the tough, yet sandy terrain.

Wedding Venues: The chapel next to the beautiful Indian ocean is an fantastic opportunity for couples to tie the knot.

Conference Venues: Conference venue can accommodate up to 50 delegates - fully equipped with a small kitchenette to make use of.

Family friendly: Family bonding time in the middle of nature.

Romantic: Cozy intimate cottages right at the waters edge.

Facilities

  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Conference Venues
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Kids Stay Free
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

There are no shops at the reserve, please purchase your provisions on the way. Please note there is no cell phone reception on the reserve. Please note the beaches are not suitable for swimming its a very rocky shore line, there is however a pool you are welcome to use.

Availability and pricing

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  • Double Villa Room (with sleeper couch) Double Villa Room (with sleeper couch) Sleeps 4 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 15
    • Rooms Adults
      • Double Villa Room Double Villa Room Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 14 Double Self-Catering Unit in Villa House with en-suite bathroom and Kitchenette. Every unit is equipped with a patio... see more
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          • Fisherman Cottage Fisherman Cottage Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 7 Fishermens Houses:The Fishermen Houses are secluded two bedroom (one x King bed room and one x twin bed room) and 1 ½... see more Features:  Twin beds, King beds, Shared bathroom, Sea views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio see more Twin beds, King beds, Shared bathroom, Sea views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Fan, Heater, Wi-Fi, Internet Connection, No Smoking in Rooms
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              • Gourikwa Cottages Gourikwa Cottages Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 5 The lodges are only 40 meters from the high water mark and each of the units have uninterrupted sea views.2 bedrooms... see more Features:  Twin beds, King beds, DStv, En-suite, Sea views, Balcony/patio see more Twin beds, King beds, DStv, En-suite, Sea views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Fan, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi
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                  • Family Villa Suite Family Villa Suite Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 5 Family Self-Catering Unit in Villa House with en-suite bathroom and Kitchenette. Every unit is equipped with a patio... see more
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                      • Fishermans Cottage - Honeymoon suite Fishermans Cottage - Honeymoon suite Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Honeymoon suite (Fisherman's House), sleeping 2 people, spacious with full equipped kitchen, king bedroom with Wi-Fi.... see more Features:  King beds, DStv, Shower only, Sea views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering see more King beds, DStv, Shower only, Sea views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Garden views, Fan, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi
                        • Adults
                          • Gourikwa Double Cottage Gourikwa Double Cottage Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering The lodges are only 40 meters from the high water mark and each of the units have uninterrupted sea views. 1 Bedroom... see more
                            • Adults
                              • Deluxe Fishermans Cottage Deluxe Fishermans Cottage Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering The Fishermen Houses are secluded two bedroom (one x King bed room and one x twin bed room) and 1 ½ bathroom establishm... see more
                                • Adults

                                  Reviews for Gourikwa Nature Reserve

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                                  carol du sautoy
                                  30 September 2021

                                  Enjoyed the flowers. Hiking trails better marked

                                  Lelanie Cornelius
                                  28 May 2021

                                  The view was wonderful, also the staff at the resort, but it was cold and also the shower water was not warm enough.Very disappointed with Safari . com and their contact person who did not supply the information we needed.

                                  Wentzel Schoeman
                                  11 December 2020

                                  We loved the sea view and the silence

                                  Dexter Felix
                                  11 April 2020

                                  Enjoyed the limited number of cottages making it not over crowdedA shop on the premises would be good

                                  Willem Coetzee
                                  06 October 2019

                                  From the first drive through the reserve to the check in amazing.then get to your stay (room)it is an expierece on its own the view wow the zebras playing and the sea infront of you words cantdescribe it.Then the room to bathroom ect just amazing cants fault on anything.thank you fior the amazing experience and stay see you soon again

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                                  Gourikwa Nature Reserve is 22.4km from the centre of Gouritz , the nearest airport 81.3km (George Airport).
                                  *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling