There are few places in South Africa where you can look out over a private game reserve to your private beach front. Sandcastle offers exclusive luxury accommodation for 12 guests. It’s the perfect multi-generational family holiday with both bush and beach experiences! Filled with activities for the whole family to enjoy, our focus is on slow travel and quiet luxury. Switch off, unwind and settle in while you look out over the ocean.
Two Solar Heated Swimming Pools
Most days are spent relaxing by the pool with a drink in hand and a book in the other. There are two solar heated pools at Sandcastle for you to choose from. One smaller plunge pool in the Mexican inspired courtyard and an infinity pool that overlooks the Indian Ocean. While you soak up the sun, let our resident private chef cater to your every need. Chef Khanya is an exceptional addition to any stay, doing the shopping, menu and preparation of all your meals.
Our private beach is unlike anywhere else in South Africa. One of the most special parts of any stay, is strolling along the white sandy beach, collecting shells and not seeing a single person! The beach is filled with ancient history as the Strandloopers called this area home and their stone age tools are scattered amongst the dunes.
Our rock pools are teaming with sea life from hermit crabs, star fish and even octopus if you are lucky! Spend hours with the little ones exploring the pools with a little net to catch and release your finds. This stretch of the Eastern Cape is renowned for its fishing with black tail, blue fish (bronze bream), galjoen, stone bream, silver steenbras, pignose and spotted grunte. The villa is stocked with fishing rods and a tackle box which you may make use of if you feel like reeling in dinner.
We are kitted out with all thinkable beach activities! From bat and ball, to Boulle and even bum boarding you can spend hours on the beach. Enhance your stay at book a luxury picnic on the beach!
Sandcastle is situated on 275 hectares of private game reserve that you are free to explore. Put the sunblock on and explore the dirt paths up to the runway, where you can overlook the river flowing into the ocean.
It’s not uncommon to be joined at the villa by the nyala for evening sundowners or even the giraffe popping up to see what you’re doing for breakfast. Sandcastle has most of your plains game, zebra, giraffe, waterbuck, nyala, kudu, reedbuck and bush buck. Where else can you enjoy a bush and beach break in one?
Even though we are on the sunshine coast, occasionally we will have a rainy day. Make use of our library to read up on what you’ve seen at Sandcastle or challenge the family to one of our many board games. There are also fireplaces in both of our lounges for you to cozy up to. At our luxury villa, time is the ultimate luxury, allow yourself to immerse in this surreal experience.