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Hotagterklip: Fisherman Cottage/National Monument
Hotagterklip: Fisherman Cottage/National Monument
4 voyageurs
1 chambre
3 lits
1 salle de bain
4 voyageurs
1 chambre
3 lits
1 salle de bain

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This cottage forms part of the nine fishermen's cottages, known as Hotagterklip, declared as a national monument in view of various architectural and historical considerations. Since there is no electricity (although lights, warm water and cooking are available), one can experience the simple and humble way in which the first fishermen lived in the Southern-most tip of Africa (although there is solar powered wifi). The cottage is situated on the main road, close to the shops, harbor & beaches.

Le logement

The fisherman cottage, Hotagterklip, is a pretty little white-washed fishermen’s house at the entrance to the village. It has been restored and is now a holiday home, despite being a national monument. The cottage is only 7 km away from Cape Agulhas, the geographic southern tip of the African continent and the dividing line where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. It is also very close to the harbor where fishing charter boats and commercial fishermen go fishing daily. Contact Awesome Charters for fishing and/or pleasure trips at +(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).

Échanges avec les voyageurs

Although I will not always be there my mother-in-law, Nelmarie Neethling, lives 1 km away and will be available at all times. Once you arrive you will meet her and receive her telephone number.

Autres remarques

More about the history of Hotagterklip: The date of origin of the fishing community of Hotagterklip is not known. The beaches of the Cape Coast have served as larders for man since time immemorial. The many fish traps and middens that dot the coast are testament to the riparian heritage of the area. These houses originally housed Coloured fishermen.

The name Hotagterklip literally means 'towards the left behind the rock', 'hotagter' being a term traditionally used to describe the left rear ox in a team of oxen pulling an ox wagon. The name is also related with the idiomatic Afrikaans expression 'Hy kry dit hotagter' meaning that someone is having a tough time. The name can thus be construed to refer to the rocky ridge on which the houses are built as a place of suffering.

The houses are constructed of rough stone with reed (Chondropetalum tectorum) roofs. Typically the kitchen fireplace(s) is built on the outside of one of the gable walls as a "kommyntjie". This device is typical of Cape architecture until the arrival of the English at the Cape in 1806. The whole was white-washed. Architecturally they form part of the larger Cape-Dutch family, having the same material and technology employed in their construction. Their simple and humble dwellings speak eloquently of the humble peoples that of need constructed them using locally available materials and minimising the economic expenditure required to build and maintain these dwellings.

Produits de base
Parking gratuit sur place
Internet sans fil
Chambre 1
1 lit double
Espaces communs
2 canapés convertibles
Règlement intérieur
Ne convient pas aux bébés (moins de 2 ans)
L'entrée dans les lieux se fait entre 11:00 et 20:00
Départ avant 14:00

3 commentaires

Profil utilisateur de Katherine
août 2017
The host canceled this reservation 131 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Profil utilisateur de Laura
juillet 2017
The description says the place is basic, but that is not the same as badly maintained. There was for example no light in front of the house next to the fireplace, because the cable was cut by a burglar. There is a second door which can be opened with a screwdriver it seemed. The house is a bit moist. On the upside: Aliza was very friendly and easy to reach despite the fact that she was in Europe. During our stay, we communicated with someone else by text message. The person that let us in was very efficient, so it may be a matter of taste. However, to us she same across as being very much in a hurry. She showed us the house in 3 minutes or so. We were then left in a half dark and very cold house with a stack of wood and barely any firestarters. Luckily she came back upon request and very effectively started a fire and brought some candles. There are a few of these pretty fisher huts nearby. There is a car road right behind the house. You can walk to the beach quite easily.
Profil utilisateur de Aliza
Réponse de Aliza :
After the review I have been in contact with Laura, who confirmed that they had a very pleasant stay in our cottage, besides the points addressed in the review. These matters have been addressed in the mean time. The cottage is regularly maintained and thoroughly cleaned, but it is an acquired taste. I would not recommend a stay if you are not looking for something off the beaten track. Regarding my Mother-in-Law, yes she is a busy but VERY efficient and friendly person. I will return from Europe soon and will then hopefully be able to welcome guests myself then.
juillet 2017

Profil utilisateur de Daniel
juin 2017
Lovely quaint cottage. All as advertised - basic & quiet. Easy check in, very helpful. Great location for accessing the southern most tip of Africa. Thanks very much.

Afrique du SudMembre depuis septembre 2016
Profil utilisateur de Aliza
I am a South African girl currently working and living in Belgium. I love travelling, nature and adventures.

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