LOCATION & SURROUNDS
An Idyllic Haven for Nature Enthusiasts
BOT RIVER LAGOON
Discover the captivating beauty of Oppiedam's location near Hermanus, on the serene Bot River Lagoon. Known affectionately as the "Lake," this tranquil haven offers a secure and nature-filled retreat. Immerse yourself in the soothing symphony of crashing waves as you observe the graceful birds gliding above the lagoon. Take leisurely strolls through the estate, cross the charming footbridge to the beach (weather and tide permitting), or indulge in a refreshing swim in the pool or a friendly tennis match.
Spanning 1000 hectares, the Bot River Lagoon is an estuary where the river meets the sea. With its shallow depths and occasional opening to the ocean, the water levels ebb and flow with rainfall. The lake is perfect for boating and swimming, providing picturesque views at every turn. Explore the inviting beaches, ideal for picnicking and gentle exploration. It's a walker's paradise, with vast stretches of level sand framed by majestic mountains and intriguing wetlands beyond the dunes.
Keep an eye out for intriguing footprints left by various small game species as you traverse the sandy shores. During the whale-watching season, be enchanted by the possibility of spotting these majestic creatures directly from the shoreline. Prepare to be captivated by the unspoiled beauty that surrounds you at Oppiedam Family Cabins, just a short distance away from the charming town of Hermanus.
BIRDERS (TWITCHER'S) HOTSPOT
Nestled within the enchanting beauty of a Nature Preserve, Oppiedam Family Cabins emerges as an unrivaled sanctuary for avid birdwatchers in the splendid Overberg region. Situated on the captivating cusp where the lake meets the sea, this idyllic retreat grants you unprecedented access to a wealth of avian wonders right at your doorstep.
Immerse yourself in the captivating world of birdlife as you embark on a remarkable journey within our Bot River lagoon, renowned as one of the premier birding hotspots in the Hermanus area. This haven has earned its esteemed reputation as an Important Bird Area (IBA), revered by both local enthusiasts and international observers.
With each day spent at Oppiedam, prepare to be mesmerised by the diverse species that grace your private garden. Wander beneath the canopies of our lush milkwood trees, where a symphony of melodious calls will serenade you. Embark on leisurely strolls along the lake's edge, where a mesmerising array of avifauna awaits your admiration.
Every moment spent in this avian wonderland invites you to encounter countless species, each adorned with their unique colours and captivating behaviours. Oppiedam Family Cabins beckons you to indulge in an extraordinary birdwatching experience where nature's marvels unveil themselves at every turn.