Grotto Beach

By / 11th Aug, 2014 / Things to do / Off

In our picturesque corner of the Western Cape, we are blessed with the beauty and majesty of the Mountains, the Valleys and a number of stunning local beaches. Of these beaches, one particular favourite is the Blue Flag ‘Grotto Beach’, which is reputed throughout the region as one of the best places to relax beside with the Ocean on one side, and the majesty of the Onrus Mountains in the background.

We cannot recommend this beach enough to our customers, the beach is over 18 kilometres long and is the perfect location to enjoy beach games, swimming, bodyboarding, surfing and long leisurely walks with unending scenery. But don’t just take our word for it; here are a selection of photographs that we have taken for you to browse.

Bird Watching at the Robin’s Nest

By / 9th May, 2014 / Around The Guest house / Off

The Robin’s Nest Self Catering Guest House is a fantastic place to do a spot of Bird Watching. With hundreds of local species flying around the premises, you will?be able to see?everything from the?chirpy Cape Robin, the namesake of the Robin’s Nest, to Guinea Fowl, Kingfishers and Herons.

While you are staying at the Robin’s Nest, see if you can spot the infamous?Cape Robin or Cosypha Caffra (approximately 18cm in length). You will see many of the cheerful and curious little birds in the garden.

If allowed they will come to within a meter of you. Distinguished by white eyebrows, orange upper breast and greyish underparts; in flight showing orange tail-feathers and back. Adolescent Robins?have pale a orange breast that is spotted black. They have a pleasant and continuing song, each passage starting on the same note and with the phrase ?Jan-Frederick? often repeated. It also jerks its tail up when alert.

We would be interested to hear about the types of birds that you have seen on your visit to the Robin’s Nest. Please feel free to?email us your photos or post them to our Trip Advisor page.