Jacobs Bay, West Coast

Who would’ve guessed that I would find this little gem of a town known as Jacobs Bay while zooming in on a map?

Jacobs Bay is a small settlement along the West Coast Route; originally founded as a small town on the farmland registered as 109 Jacobsbaai. The name is said to have evolved from the Frenchman Jacques Titius. He was a colonial trader in the West Coast region.

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We booked ourselves in a self-catering cottage at De Ware Jacob; approximately an hour and a half drive from Cape Town.

We arrived at the entrance gate after being unable to find the exact location, Dianne (our host), welcomed us in; driving along the cobblestones leading up to our cottage.

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Once we got out of the car to stretch our legs, we began unpacking and I was marveled by everything.

The attention to detail and the decor inside the cottage is bespoke and chic. It’s often not expected that a seaside cottage has so much modern decor with that vintage seaside exterior.

Dianne explained how to use the gas stove (because our generation has never used one), about the shower’s hot water, the TV channels and took us around the place. She asked if we liked dogs and my first response was, “how big are the dogs?”. They had two smaller dogs, Lulu, and Bubbles which I could handle but Molly, the one in the above image wouldn’t leave us at all. She laid in front of our patio with her big beautiful eyes, constantly seeking attention.

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From the hanging bed to the simplicity of the restroom, I vowed not to leave this place the entire weekend.

It’s serene yet peaceful to lounge around in an area not hustled by traffic or busy streets. We left the cottage Saturday afternoon to walk along the coast with the sand beneath our feet. It was rather windy but that didn’t stop us from exploring. The beach was quaint yet private enough to enjoy your partners’ company.

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I would definitely recommend this place if you looking to get away from the city. From the host to the cottage and the area itself, I can’t imagine a better stay vacation than this.

To book any of their four cottages, you can do so on SafariNow.

Until our next adventure.

Stephanie Marthinus Blog