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Coot Club - Opening 1 July 2022

WALKER BAY NATURE RESERVE, STANFORD, SOUTH AFRICA

With the growing demand for simplicity and connection, we are delighted to launch COOT CLUB. Created and crafted during lockdown by Jo Sinfield (Explorers Club in Franschhoek) and Bas Hochstenbach (ex Asilia), Coot Club is about finding balance, having fun, kicking your shoes off and experiencing some of the best coastline in the Western Cape.

Just two hours from Cape Town, Coot Club is set on 464 hectares of private nature reserve on the south bank of the Klein Rivier Lagoon. The closest village is Stanford, a quaint community where life is simple and gentle.

QUICK FACTS:
  • Opening 1 July: the new Boathouses (3 x 1-bedroom & 2 x 2-bedroom) positioned on the lagoon edge.
  • Currently available: Stone Cottages (5 cottages sleeping from 2 guests to 11).
  • Rates: Boathouses start from R4,000 per unit per night | Stone Cottages from R 2,800 per unit per night.
  • Inclusions: Breakfast at the Clubhouse and daily sundowners plus non-motorised water sport activities.
  • Meals: the central Clubhouse is the heart of the experience and offers all day dining: BBQ under the milkwood trees, pizzas cooked in the wood-fire oven, refreshing salads, homemade burgers and the like.
  • Children: all ages, this is a fabulous location for families.
  • Conservation Levy: R160 per person over 13 years per day which supports the wider protection of the Walker Bay Fynbos Conservancy. 
Coot Club is all about hitting the reset button and spending time with family and friends, rising early for a meditative walk, or paddling across the lagoon in tune with the rhythms of nature.
 
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5 BOATHOUSES & 5 STONE COTTAGES

Coot Club is home to an eclectic mix of traditional stone cottages and sleek boathouses. In keeping with the strict regulations that make Stanford so charming, the design does nothing to detract from the natural environment, and the new Boathouses in particular make the most of the magnificent views across the lagoon to the imposing Maanschynkop mountains.
 
BOATHOUSES: Opening 1 July
  • Located in the fynbos with wonderful lagoon and mountain views
  • Inspired by a nautical theme. Choose between a neat 1-bedroom studio with lounging area and fireplace, or a 2-bedroomed unit (both en-suite) with a separate lounge, fireplace and patio.
  • If travelling with friends or a larger family, the 1 and 2-bedroomed units can be booked together and linked with inter-leading access for the perfect 3- bedroomed unit. 
STONE COTTAGES
  • Tucked into the milkwood forests set slightly back from the lagoon edge.
  • Built from local limestone they have a down to earth charm perfect for extended holidays or weekends away.
  • Exceptional value and all cottages have extra beds for younger children.
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THE EXPERIENCE


This one-of-a-kind retreat offers families and couples the opportunity to rediscover the simple pleasures of play. Sailing boats, enjoying warmth of the sun after a bracing swim, SUPing and laughing, floating lazily across the lagoon in a kayak, walking in the fynbos, lazy braais with friends, and ice-cold drinks and a crackling campfire…
 
At the end of each day the ship’s bell is rang and guests are welcome to gather on the lawn or jetty for sundowners. Here the dinner menu is introduced focusing on a few options that are updated each day.

In the surrounding area of Stanford, Gansbaai and Hermanus numerous activities can be planned: Klein River boat trips, whale watching (land or sea), shark cage diving, quad-biking, wine tasting, guided fynbos and nature walks.
 
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AGENT ZONE


All the key information you require is located between the Coot Club page on our website and the easy to access downloadable documents are in our Agent Zone:

2022 & 2023 Rate Sheets
Fact Sheet
Image Gallery
Online Availability
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Reservations are managed by Meliza and Olivia who look forward to working with you.
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Next week Michelle and I will be at Indaba. We are going as buyers this year and look forward to reconnecting with industry friends.
Anton and I will also be attending We Are Africa and again look forward to connecting to the agents and products who will be at this show.

Thank you for the growing support we are seeing across Classic Portfolio. Business is certainly picking up very nicely for this year, but there is always space for new bookings.
 
Warmest regards
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