The Anchorage

The Anchorage Stilbaai

A Bed & Breakfast (B&B) or self-catering holiday accommodation on the eastern bank of the Goukou River. One kilometre before the Still Bay bridge to the western side of the river. Still Bay is situated around the river estuary in the Western Cape, South Africa along the beautiful Garden Route.

The Goukou River is navigable for 17 km which makes it a popular place to fish, swim and row. The Anchorage is also only 3 km from one of the blue flag beaches, Lappiesbaai Beach on the eastern side of the river.

Guests can choose between self-catering or B&B, but not on weekends, public holidays or school holidays. Apart from being equipped for self-catering, there is a restaurant on the property as well as outdoor braai/barbecue amenities. There are also canoeing facilities available for guests.

Furthermore there is a solar heated swimming pool with a spacious outside area with sun loungers. Also a communal guest lounge with an open fire-place and a flat screen TV with access to all DStv programmes.

The self catering accommodation is situated close to beautiful sandy beaches, scenic nature reserves as well as golfing facilities. Still Bay is a popular playground for kite surfing and surfing. It is the perfect place to unwind and relax!

Accommodation at The Anchorage Stilbaai

This Bed & Breakfast (B&B) or self-catering holiday accommodation offers 5 studio apartments on two levels. Of course the top rooms have a better view onto the river and surrounding areas, but the rooms on ground level are nearer to the barbecue area. Decoration of the rooms is stylish, modern as well as uncluttered.

The bedrooms have either king-size or twin beds, thus sleeping 2 guests each and all come with an en-suite bathroom. Four of these bathrooms have a shower as well as a bath, while the 5th one has a shower only. The bathrooms also have underfloor heating as well as heated towel rails.

All rooms have seating and dining space as well as either a private balcony (top floor) or a private veranda (ground level) with outdoor furniture.

Furthermore each room has a kitchenette equipped for self-catering with a stove and oven, microwave, bar fridge, kettle, toaster, cutlery, crockery, etc.

Room amenities

  • Bath towels as well as beach/pool towels
  • Bed linen and also other bedding
  • Covered balcony or veranda
  • Free WiFi
  • Hair dryer
  • Heater
  • Shared DStv
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Facilities at The Anchorage Stilbaai

  • Braai/barbecue area with a Weber braai
  • Canoes
  • Communal guest lounge with fire-place as well as a flat-screen TV
  • Credit card facilities (Visa as well as Mastercard)
  • No children under 12 years of age
  • No smoking indoors
  • Pets not allowed
  • Restaurant on the premises
  • Safe available
  • Satellite TV (all DStv programs)
  • Secure parking on the premises
  • Solar heated outdoor swimming pool

Activities and Attractions in Still Bay and Surrounds

Water Sport

  • Blue Flag beaches for swimming and sun bathing, surfing in the breakers, scuba diving, as well as windsurfing and body boarding and more
  • Goukou River for canoeing, water skiing, fishing, paddling as well as boating
  • Fishing in the river as well as rock fishing and deep sea fishing

Enjoy Nature

  • Paradise for bird watchers what with the many land as well as sea bird species around
  • Hiking trails from gentle strolling along the beach/river to challenging trails such as the Still Bay to Jongensfontein trail along the coast
  • Mountain biking trails for the more adventurous and fit
  • Whale watching during the winter months when the southern right whales are visiting the South African coastal waters

Heritage Sites

  • Visit the fascinating ancient fish traps
  • Peruse the shell middens where the ancient people disposed of their waste
  • Visit the Blombos Museum of Archaeology which is accommodated in the Still Bay Tourism Bureau. Obtain full insight on the Blombos cave and the discoveries made such as cave drawings and other interesting artefacts
  • Witness the feeding of the eels at the Palinggat (eels rock fountain) and pop in at the Museum while you are there
  • Take a walk through the ‘Tuin op die Brak’ indigenous garden on the eastern side of the river
  • Visit the cheese-producing farm, Kasselshoop and learn about cheese-making
  • Or visit the local gin distillery for a taste of the gin they are very proud of

Formal Sport

  • Still Bay has a lovely 72 par, 9 hole golf course
  • Likewise a bowling green with the most striking view over the ocean
  • Also other active clubs such as tennis, jukskei, pistol shooting, bridge and chess
  • There is also a miniature golf course (Putt-Putt) on the eastern side of the river

Shopping Opportunities and Banks

  • Various gift shops, clothing stores, grocery stores, flea markets as well as side-walk fruit and vegetable stalls
  • Still Bay also offers various restaurants, real estate agents as well as night life and events organised with holiday makers in mind
  • There are three banks as well as various ATMs
  • One petrol station in town as well as one a few kilometres outside town on the way to Riversdale

Emergency Services

  • Still Bay has available all the necessary emergency services such as doctors, pharmacies, dentists as well as vets
  • The decidedly efficient and competent S A Police Station
  • Also the highly responsive and capable NSRI Station (National Sea Rescue Institute)

Vakansieverblyf by The Anchorage Stilbaai

Bed en Ontbyt (B&O) of selfsorg-vakansieblyplek op die oostelike oewer van die Goukourivier, so 1 km voor die brug oor die rivier. Die rivier is navigeerbaar tot sowat 17 km inland, dus ‘n gewilde plek om vis te vang, te swem, te roei en so meer. So ongeveer 3 km van The Anchorage is die oostelike blouvlagstrand, Lappiesbaai.

Gaste kan kies tussen bed en ontbyt of selfsorg maar nie oor naweke, openbare vakansiedae of skoolvakansies nie. Daar is ook ‘n restaurant op die perseel en so ook ‘n braaiplek by die swembad. Dit word d.m.v sonkrag verhit en daar is ‘n ruim area rondom die swembad met sonstoele waarop jy kan ontspan.

Die gemeenskaplike sitkamer is ook hier met ‘n kaggel en so ook ‘n platskerm TV met alle Dstv-programme.

Akkommodasie by The Anchorage Stilbaai

Hierdie Bed & Ontbyt (B&O) of selfsorg-vakansieverblyf bied 5 kamers versprei oor twee vlakke. Kamer op die boonste vlak het ‘n beter uitsig oor die rivier, maar kamers op die grondvlak is nader aan die braaigeriewe.

Die kamers het óf koningsgrootte beddens, óf tweelingbeddens en elk het ‘n en-suite badkamer, so elk kan 2 gaste huisves. Vier badkamers het ‘n bad en so ook ‘n stort en die ander een slegs ‘n stort. Al die badkamers het ondervloerse verhitting en so ook verhitte handdoekrelings.

Daar is sitruimte sowel as eetruimte in elke kamer en so ook ‘n privaat balkon of stoep met ‘n tafel en stoele. Verder is daar ‘n klein kombuisie, goed toegerus vir selfsorg met ‘n stoof en oond, mikrogolfoond, kroegyskassie, ketel, broodrooster, breekgoed, messegoed, en so meer.


Badhanddoeke en so ook strandhanddoeke
Bed linne en so ook ander beddegoed
Gesamentlike DStv
Gratis Wi-Fi
Onderdakbalkon of stoep
Tee- en koffiemaakgeriewe

Geriewe by The Anchorage Stilbaai

Braaigeriewe buitekant (Weber)
Geen kinders onder 12 jaar oud
Geen rokery binneshuis
Gemeenskaplike sitkamer met ‘n kaggel en so ook ‘n platskerm TV
Gratis WiFi
Kluis beskikbaar
Kredietkaartfasiliteite (Visa en so ook Mastercard)
Restaurant op die perseel
Satelliet TV (alle DStv-programme)
Troeteldiere word nie toegelaat nie
Veilige parkering op die perseel

The Anchorage

Graig & Annette Thorne

Tel: 028 754 3730

Cell: 083 441 9900

Rooms/Units and Seasonal Rates – Bedrooms (5)

Seasonal FROM
The rates for the current year, per person per night sharing, are:
From R 390.00 to R 700.00. Per Person Per Night Sharing
Single room on request
Rates and conditions are subject to availability and changes.

Category: Bed and Breakfast, Self Catering


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Five stylish bedrooms include quality king-size or twin beds, full bathrooms (free standing shower, bath etc), kitchenette (fully equipped with stove / oven, microwave, fridge, kettle, cutlery, crockery etc.) and balcony / verandah with lovely views onto the river. Every unit has a Weber braai at its disposal.

Please note: The satellite TV (including M-Net) is a shared one.

The balcony and private verandahs invite guests to relax and enjoy the spectacular views and the tranquil surroundings. The sun sets behind the river and the hills which can be experienced from anywhere on the property. Why not have a swim in the river, or catch some fish or enjoy the scenery on one of our canoes?

A swimming pool with a spacious outside area invites you to relax as well as the guest lounge with an open fire place and a flat screen-TV with access to all DSTV-programs. The area lends itself to spending lazy afternoons swimming in the pool and enjoyng a few books or magazines from the library. WiFi is available.


The Anchorage is operated by a friendly German-South African couple – Annette and Craig Thorne – who have been in the hospitality industry for many years.

The Anchorage is a perfect place to unwind and relax. Braai (barbecue) areas (ie Weber braai’s) and canoes available. 9-hole golf course, scenic walks and river and sea fishing.
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Check InOut Times
Check in after 14:00
Check out before 10:00

If you have any questions or comments please call us on
+27-(0)28 754-3730 in south africa
or e-mail us on

Rooms/Units and Seasonal Rates – Bedrooms (5)

Seasonal FROM
The rates for the current year, per person per night sharing, are:
From R 390.00 to R 700.00. Per Person Per Night Sharing
Single room on request
Rates and conditions are subject to availability and changes.

Our cancellation policy:

The general rule for cancellations prior to arrival is:

During the high demand period over December/January and Easter DEPOSITS are NOT REFUNDABLE.

During the REST of the YEAR the following applies:

Less than 1 day, forfeit 100% of the Booking
Less than 7 days, forfeit 100% of the deposit
From 8 days to 14 days, forfeit 75% of the deposit
From 15 days to 28 days, forfeit 50% of the deposit
29 days plus, a small cancellation fee may be charged

In the event of premature departure we will charge the full extent of the stay that has been booked.

Booked rooms can be let again if deposits are not received timeously. Rates are subject to change without notice if required deposits have not been received timeously.

Features in these Rooms/Units:
Beds – King Bed or Twin Beds, Extra Length Beds
TV – TV, MNet, Shared Satellite, WIFI
Bathrooms – En suite bath and separate shower, En suite shower only
Views – River View
Other – Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Kitchenette

Kitchenette, Safe, Shared DSTV/Satellite, TV, Bathroom Facilities, Off – Street Parking, Beach House Décor Style, Stylish, Restaurant on the Property.