Seashell House


  • A self-catering unit with a sea-view that sleeps two people. There is also an outside braai (barbeque). The unit is spacious, open plan and fully equipped. A king size bed may be converted to two single beds on request;
  • De-stress walking the Southern Cross Labyrinth – a small labyrinth inspired by the Southern Cross Constellation;
  • The Peace Garden gives one time for reflection and attracts a variety of birds; and
  • View silk scarves, cards and paintings in the Home Gallery.

Within walking distance are the Cape Agulhas Lighthouse which has a restaurant and museum, the Agulhas National Park, the southern tip of the African continent, art galleries, restaurants, superettes and tidal pools.

Hiking trails and long beach walks are within a 10km radius from Seashell House. One can view the ancient Khoi fishing traps on the Rasper Point Trail as well as the wreck of the Meisho Maru 38. At Struisbaai you may walk for 14km. Swimming in this area is safe.

This historic, Cape Dutch gabled home was decorated by previous owner, Babs Van Wyk, with thousands of locally collected shells.

“Shells and the sea have always been attractive to me. After visiting the area and walking along the beach I discovered how much plastic there was on the shore. As an artist I felt I could construct works of art that bring marine pollution awareness to the public’s attention. I feel I am also the custodian of the shellwork. I spent some time restoring my home and give art classes to local residents.”

“I have produced a CD, SEALIFE, which is a result of a collection of flotsam and jetsam over three months and a distance of  3-4km. The materials were washed, weighed, recorded, re-used and recycled. With the residue I constructed  works of art to highlight the state of our oceans and beaches world wide. I found that the effect of human-generated trash on marine and other wildlife is shocking. The Sealife CD also gives solutions and ways to make ‘something out of nothing’. It is directed at learners and educators.”

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