Coot Club

Coot Club

Wortelgat Road, Stanford, Overstrand 7210 South Africa
Sunset Kayak in the middle of winter
Traveller (93)
View from the upper deck
Room & Suite (48)
Pool overlooking the Overberg Mountains, Hermanus Lagoon & space for soaking in beautiful sunset
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4.5
#3 of 6 cottages in Stanford
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
A choice of things to do; the freedom to do nothing. Views that empty the mind. Birds that make you reach for a book. The sound of the halyard clanking in the wind; the calm silence of a wild encounter. To reach in and reach out. To cherish the quiet. To wear nothing but a sarong. Beach sand on your feet. A reminder that this is life, not a dress rehearsal. Less than 15 minutes from Coot Club, Stanford is a declared heritage conservation area, and one of the Cape’s best preserved villages. Century-old cottages fronted with deep verandahs are edged with well-tended gardens, watered by leiwater channels. A delightful high street lined with second hand shops, and permeated with a foodie culture. Winding through the village is the reed-fringed Klein River, frequented by water babies and abundant birdlife. Yellow-billed ducks float below burrows made by giant kingfishers, egrets and glossy ibis wing their way up and down the waterway… several ways to explore, from hiring a kayak to hitching a ride on a river cruise.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Pool with view
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Canoeing
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Water sport equipment rentals
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Laundry service
Room features
Desk
Dining area
Fireplace
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Kitchenware
Sofa bed
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa
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Peter VM wrote a review Jan 2020
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We absolutely loved our visit to the Mosaic cottages, Lovely area and beautiful views of the lagoon and surrounding mountains. We were a party of 4 couples, and the 2 that were chosen for the Duminy Cottage were very happy (it is absolutely stunning) and the 2 that got the Milkwood Trail not so - especially the room we had, which did not have an ensuite bathroom. But anyway, this place is highly recommended and we will go again, but will be careful which cottage we book next time.
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Date of stay: November 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Choose the Duminy or any of the larger cottages, Not the Milkwood Trail.
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EJC0551 wrote a review Jan 2020
Hermanus, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Thanks to Marcelino and his outstanding secret!
We have lived in Hermanus for 15 years and this was a very special treat for 3 days - kayaks, quad bikes, a water slide, a swimming pool, an outdoor shower, chocolate cake and platters to celebrate .....all with outstanding courtesy and service from the team.
We loved it - especially the picturesque setting and living space in Duminy.
We are returning in October 2020 with 6!
Warm thankyous!
Liz Cheyne and Family.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Planetwanderer1979, Manager at Coot Club
Responded 23 Jan 2020
Dear Liz Thank you for your amazing review. We loved having you and your family here and are looking forward to your stay in October. Warmest regards, Marcelino and the Mosaic family.
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Richard A wrote a review Jan 2023
Haslemere, United Kingdom
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are a family that loves adventures and freedom this is the place for you. The Coot Club brilliantly blends independence for you to explore and do your own thing with your own space while also creating plenty of opportunities for kids to make friends at the pool, games room or football and volleyball fields.
The staff are superb - friendly, very knowledgeable and go out of their way to say hello and make you feel welcome. A big thanks to Justin in particular whose knowledge of the area and Africa more generally was really appreciated. You can tel the staff really care about the experience and the surrounding reserve.
Food quite honestly was probably the best we had in our three week trip so full credit to the chef.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: There are snakes around so worth being aware of if you have small children.
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G0Lightly_2011 wrote a review Feb 2023
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We travelled to South Africa for a two week family holiday and stayed at lots of different places and ended our trip here.

It is a beautiful, remote and wild location.

Here is a list of good points and some items to consider when booking your holiday.

Pros

Good sized accommodation we stayed in a two bed cottage
Kitchens well equipped
Comfortable beds and sheets
Great playroom for kids
Netflix for kids which helped on the rainy days
Great breakfast selection
Welcoming staff
Lots of kayaks
They have a generator which kicks in very quickly when the normal electrical black outs occur
Good wifi
Great food in the evening and good selections for young kids

Points to Consider

Road to the hotel is unpaved and a difficult drive. You will be fine with a 4x4 but with a normal car it is very difficult.

Rural location. So in the evenings it is difficult to navigate the potholes on the road into nearest town - so dinner at the hotel or in your cottage is a good idea and a bit limiting

Cottages are generously sized however the bathroom in ours needed some TLC as they are dated (new boathouses are available)

Towels in the cottages are not great and face flannels are not replaced daily

Checkout is early at 10.30 am and no shower facility at venue which you could use of your flight is later

Limited wine selection if you are buying by the glass

In general a nice place and lots to do when the sun shines however felt that the cottage we were staying in was over priced in comparison to more modern and luxurious accommodation available in South Africa.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kay B wrote a review Mar 2024
Upton upon Severn, United Kingdom
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a wonderful hidden treasure Coot Club is! The location is stunning as was our accommodation in Boat House 1, as well as the lovely main house with the bar and dining room and the outdoor dining area under the trees. All really beautiful. Ella Anne her husband were very welcoming and friendly and provided us with an accommodation upgrade which was most thoughtful and much appreciated. The staff were all very friendly, attentive and efficient - delightful. There were kayaks and paddle boards available during the day and a host of organised activities for children and, although we were there as just a couple, it was clear that the children there were having a wonderful time! The adult only pool provided a very pleasant tranquil area where we were able to relax and enjoy the amazing surroundings while sipping something delicious in peace. Definitely a hidden gem!
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Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Coot Club is a brilliant place for families with children but avoid school holidays if your...
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Footprints601164 wrote a review Jan 2023
London, United Kingdom
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Awesome stay in a perfect location. We had a wonderful experience combining friends and family with relaxed setting and fun experiences. Highlights included Braai on the beach, pétanque on the lawn, birdwatching by the lagoon edge and of course sundowners and tasty food. Very friendly staff and always ready to help. We will be back !
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Douwe Snel wrote a review Aug 2023
Vught, The Netherlands
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Superb staff, fantastic food and a dream for children. Great biking, kayaking and hiking in a nature reserve on the edge of the ocean. Heaven for families!! We were there for 4 nights and could have stayed for a week more had we known in advance how well this lodge tailors for the needs of sporty families that want to get away from busy ordinary life! Simply outstanding
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Nao186338 wrote a review Jan 2024
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Coot Club is amazing! From the moment we arrived to the moment we left it was just wonderful! The location is stunning! The staff are just wonderful! They helped us book activities before we arrived and helped with everything during our stay. The service was so personalised, asking our 2 year old if he wanted to play with this / that. It was just wonderful, 2 months on and he still asks if he can go to the beach with Becky (guide) again! We are altready talking about when we can visit SA again to come back here.
The food is also superb!

You do not need a 4x4 to drive the road in, we had a 'normal' car and its absolute fine

My only regret is that we didn't have longer here!
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Date of stay: November 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ran24 wrote a review Sept 2023
Haarlem, The Netherlands
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Where to start? Ella and Chris and their amazing team take hospitality to a whole new level!

From the moment we arrived we felt part of your amazing and loving family. We have traveled a lot but the feeling you gave us was like nothing else!

Patricia: Thank you so much for your kindness, attention and love to our kids and ourselves .
Tino: Thank you for the great coffees and company and shooting pool ;-)
Mozes & Charles: Thank you guys so much for a wonderful day at the beach and making our engagement so very special! Also thank you guys for everything the conversations and service!
Ingrid: Thank you for your kindness, fantastic service and story telling .

Ella & Chris: Thank you for everything, nothing is to much for you guys. You have built an amazing home with a suburb atmosphere. We will be back! You are all missed already! ♡
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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JulieOstrand wrote a review Nov 2014
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wow and wow! This is truly a 5 star experience. We stayed here over the weekend for our anniversary and it was amazing. The accommodations are luxurious, the food is exceptional and the staff offers the best customer service we have experienced in South Africa. Every person on staff is friendly, helpful and goes above and beyond. Of course the scenery is absolutely breath-taking and the entire experience left us feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

There are so many great activities (kayaking, quad biking, boat cruise, etc) - but since I am pregnant it was delightful just to enjoy quiet walks, the stunning view, reading at the Spook Haus, and an amazing massage. We give Mosaic our highest recommendation!
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Date of stay: November 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ChristinaCapeTown asked a question Dec 2021
Claremont, South Africa8 contributions2 helpful votes
Hi, just wonder if fishing is allowed? Thanks.
clivekathy asked a question Mar 2017
Paarl, South Africa
Is there any TV?
Answer from WhereWildThingsAre
Knoxville, Tennessee260 contributions46 helpful votes
There is a large screen TV in the building that our Cafe and lounge are in, but not in the individual cottage. There will be in the future though.
Kay B wrote a tip Mar 2024
Upton upon Severn, United Kingdom38 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Coot Club is a brilliant place for families with children but avoid school holidays if your prefer total peace and quiet."
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Richard A wrote a tip Jan 2023
Haslemere, United Kingdom6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are snakes around so worth being aware of if you have small children."
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Peter VM wrote a tip Jan 2020
44 contributions49 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose the Duminy or any of the larger cottages, Not the Milkwood Trail."
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Hanoch-R2012 wrote a tip Oct 2019
Tel Aviv, Israel59 contributions23 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't forget to order the DIY dinners/breakfasts to the cottages "
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wenz08 wrote a tip Aug 2019
Cape Town Central, South Africa3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Duminy cottage is the best! "
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PRICE RANGE
R 3,239 - R 8,366 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Spookhuis Cottages
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeOverberg DistrictOverstrandStanford
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Coot Club
Which popular attractions are close to Coot Club?
Nearby attractions include Grotto Beach (5.8 km), Voelklip Beach (6.9 km), and Kammabaai Beach (7.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Coot Club?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Coot Club?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Coot Club?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Coot Club?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Coot Club?
Conveniently located restaurants include Wortelgat Fine Dining @ Springfontein Wine Estate, Lizette's Kitchen, and Dutchies.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Coot Club?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Does Coot Club have airport transportation?
Yes, Coot Club offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Coot Club offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Coot Club?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.
Is Coot Club accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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