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Old Cape Last Trading Post is a self-catering guest houses and backpackers with its own restaurant and bar drawing inspiration from its unique location on the Southern Tip of Africa. Ideally located within a few minutes’ walk from Struisbaai harbour.

The town is an old fishing village which for many years sported a beautiful natural harbour. Many fishermen still reside in this settlement but it is now known better for its leisure activities, which include fishing, horse-riding, hiking, paintball, quad biking and diving.

Struisbaai also hosts the annual Geelstertfees (Yellowtail festival) which revolves around foodstalls, artists and musical performers. Other Top Attractions in the town include the colourful, bustling Struisbaai Harbour where visitors can see the traditional fisherman bring in their daily catch and buy fresh fish. Also not to be missed, is the resident stingray Parrie making an appearance.


Dwarskerbos is a fishing village 11 km north of Laaiplek. Near here the Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama first set foot on South African soil on 7 November 1497 when he explored the present St Helena Bay. The beach stretches from Velddrif and Dwarskerbos to Elands Bay, making it the longest uninterrupted sandy beach in South Africa. 


We have recently opened new units in Port Owen and Dwarskersbos. Outdoor ‘braai’ facilities laid out and under beautiful Milkwood trees. The perfect place to relax and plan your adventure. 

Unis are Walking distance (50 m) from main port at Port Owen, the marina, kiddy corner from yacht club, wetlands and popular local restaurant. Ideal for those love boating, sailing, bird watching and fishing. A 90 mins drive from Cape Town and international airport. Located around 1-2 hours drive from all interesting attraction areas the West Coast can offer. Located on the R27 West Coast road to northern parts of South Africa.

‘Port Owen’ is a man-made marina in the town of Velddrif, 145km from Cape Town on the West Coast of the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Velddrif, which has incorporated the village of Laaiplek has the lowest crime statistics in South Africa. The marina is surrounded on three sides by the Great Berg River and is one kilometre from the harbour mouth, where the river meets St. Helena Bay. This bay, the largest on the West Coast of Africa, offers the finest sailing conditions on the South African coastline due to its sheltered nature and orientation to the prevailing summer wind.

The marina is adjacent to the fishing harbour of Laaiplek and is surrounded by salt marsh. The area is renowned for its bird life as well over 350 different sea, land and river birds can be found here. Port Owen has a slipway, three restaurants, a microbrewery and a gin distillery as well as shops. The lifestyle is very relaxed.

“Our luxurious self-catering units are furnished in antique old cape style that creates a warm homely environment – take a step back in time and book today!

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