Some say it is a spectral schooner seen under full sail, sometimes in the distance, sometimes at night or through the fog, sometimes gliding above the water; its sails may be torn to ribbons, or it may be making great headway even in the lack of wind. Some say the captain and his ship are doomed to forever try to round a stormy cape, never quite succeeding and always being beaten back by the howling wind and waves.

Some say the captain swore at the Devil, who condemned him to sail the spectral seas forever, with only the true love of a woman who will release him from this curse. Some say the woman in the painting in this room is the captains’ true love, waiting for him in her wedding dress.

Whatever the specifics of the legend, the Flying Dutchman and the origin of the bride in the painting in The Smugglers’ Cottage; it is without a doubt that you will have an unforgettable stay here with us.

This comfortable lower level room with a luxurious Queen size bed and en-suite bathroom with rain shower leads on to the beautiful courtyard filled with indigenous succulents, colourful potted flowers and Bougainville’s. The Smugglers’ Cottage is less than 1 minutes’ walk from the beach.

For the more discerning smuggler, please note that we do not have television sets in the rooms and due to satellite connections the WiFi  connectivity is exceptionally slow on the West Coast.

Due to the current, persisting drought in the Western Cape we kindly urge our guests to help us save our precious water. Should you wish to help us in our efforts of saving water, please use the buckets provided during your shower, we make use of this gray water to water our gardens. Ask your friendly host of other ways you can contribute to saving water.