Churchhaven is a quaint fishing village tucked into the West Coast National Park, just an hour’s drive from Cape Town. It offers a remote slice of paradise. Expect beautifully restored whitewashed fishermen’s cottages, a 100-year-old church and the Sandpiper bird that flies around 15,000 km yearly from Russia to come and breed near the signature turquoise lagoon.
The textured and verdant landscape of the West Coast National Park is spectacular. In this unspoiled space, pink flamingos roam the shallow reaches on their nimble stilts, schools of dolphins frolic in temperate waters, kudu, eland and springbok bounce through vast open plains and on a whitewashed wooden gatepost, an owl resounds the echo of an endless summer.
A day in the life of Churchhaven is blissfully simple. Let the sunrise set your rhythm clock. After breakfast, stretch out on the beach with a racy read or cycle along the reserve’s pathways. Afternoons shout out siesta, or perhaps a sundown paddle session, to catch a last glimpse of the diverse ecology that cohabits so harmoniously. Spend evenings under the stars, of course.
This secret part of the Cape is a coveted sanctuary considered one of the most beautiful places on planet earth. Entirely off the grid, on the edge of the lagoon, in the natural wilderness setting of the West Coast National Park, you will possess a quiet personal space for peace, beachcombing, seabirds and solitude, driftwood and dreams.
Hit the reset button and discover a fresh perspective on life, ensuring you return to the hustle and bustle refreshed and reinvigorated, ready to take on life on its terms. As the colours of the fynbos change, each season brings something new to behold and the migratory bird life is breathtaking.
At Perfect Hideaways Invest we know how you like your beach house… frontline, beautifully styled, yet sufficiently laid-back to welcome sandy-footed little people! Play for hours in the blue stuff before returning home, sun-kissed and ravenous for a long, lazy seafood feast. Sumptuous stoeps entice you in for sundowners, ocean soundscapes lull you to sleep.
“I always feel taken out of the common world, with its cares, its excitements and its affections when I find myself here, I cannot wish anyone a happier haven of rest in which to spend a month or so than on the shores of one of these beautiful bays of the lagoon.”
Lunchtime at Churchhaven, By Jill Baikof (1991)