Monday, March 18, 2013

Cottage 51 at Kaysers Beach, Eastern Cape – Our Honeymoon Destination

Just 40km West of East London, Eastern Cape you will find the little coastal village of Kayser’s Beach.  This is where Mark and I went on our honeymoon.

We stayed in a self-catering cottage, quaintly named Cottage 51.  The owner of this cottage, Dee, lives on the premises, and in fact, her house is separated from the cottage by a single door.

Mark and I arrived after dark at the cottage, and Dee welcomed us with open arms.  She had stocked the little fridge with a few basics, like milk, butter and some delicious marmalade, not to mention a cookie jar of rusks on the shelf as well as tea, coffee and sugar.  It was so welcoming to sit down to a cup of coffee upon arrival.

Waking up in the morning, Mark and I were welcomed with the beautiful site below from the patio of the master bedroom.

Cottage 51 - Kayser's Beach - Eastern Cape - Sea View From Master Bedroom Patio

Cottage 51 - Kayser's Beach, Eastern Cape - Sea View from the Garden

We had heard the ocean during the night, but I had no idea how close we were until that morning.  We were able to walk to the beach (about 500m or less) and often did so twice a day during our stay at Cottage 51.

We had a comfortable stay in the cottage, and found ourselves spending most of the time in the living area of the cottage (when we were not on the beach), and we can safely say we made ourselves quite comfortable in the chairs to the right of the photograph below.

Cottage 51 - Kayser's Beach, Eastern Cape - Living Area

My favourite part about the stay in Cottage 51 was the discovery of a little book in the bathroom called “The Specialist”, a story which I read in one sitting and had me giggling along to the various ideas and comments… the story can be read online here.


And this is all I have to say about Cottage 51.  More pictures and details can be found at the following link:

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