Little House on a Hill
This much-loved family cottage is situated between the river and the sea at the beautiful Xora Mouth, mid-Wild Coast. To adventure here is to step way off the beaten track. It’s where kindred spirits pause the busyness and give themselves space to regenerate.
The cottage has been in the Bennett family for close to 50 years. Over the years, it has been transformed from a basic fisherman’s shack to a comfortable home from home for a family or a few couples. But it has never lost its humble beginnings – it is still a real Transkei beach cottage (although, these days, it has electricity and an indoor bathroom).
The cottage has three bedrooms, including a hut, that can accommodate six adults and four children. Each bedroom has a double or queen bed and a few singles and bunk-beds suitable only for children. Linen is supplied, but you will need to bring your own towels.
The kitchen is equipped with a stove, fridge, chest freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle – and even an ice-maker. Crockery and cutlery is supplied.
Xora Mouth (or Xhora Mouth) is situated between Ntlonyana and Bulungula, just south of Coffee Bay and Hole in the Wall. The cottages (just 12 in total) are wedged between the Xora River where it loops around an island of mangroves, a beach still lined with milkwood trees, and the mouth of the Xora River itself.