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Walter's Place


"Breathe and let be..." - Jon Kabat-Zinn

Walter’s Place – an excellently located self-catering guest house right on the shore. It is a modern white double storey thatch roof house with a balcony on the upper level overhanging the ground level veranda.

Apart from the house, there are three clean and comfortable self-catering rooms on the ground level. These rooms open to the large sea-facing patio with its chic wicker cane furniture and Weber braai.

The spacious house can accommodate up to four adults and two young adults, while each of the lovingly decorated rooms can accommodate two guests older than 18 years of age.

Because of the open nature of the premises, as well as to honour the preferences of all guests, pets can unfortunately not be accommodated. Free parking is available on the premises.

As this is a self-catering establishment, guests can either prepare their own meals, or enjoy meals at the local restaurant. The Drie Pikkewyne restaurant is within walking distance from Walter’s Place.

In Jongensfontein you can make peace with your broken pieces.

The Main House

Upper Level

Stylish comfort, combined with an exquisite view of the vast ocean and fresh clean air, all contributing to your holistic well-being. Walter’s Place Jongensfontein.

Sleeping 4 adults and 2 young adults (16 years and older).

other Units

Lower Level

Three separate stylishly appointed, sea facing rooms, each with a private entrance from the shared covered veranda.

Sleeping up to 2 adults per room.

Walter's Place

lose yourself in the view

All lower level rooms open to the wide sea facing veranda offering a breath-taking view of Jongensfontein and the main beach to the left. Towards the right, you can enjoy a sweeping view of the vast Indian Ocean as far as the eye can see. Beautifully furnished with comfortable outdoor furniture for guests to relax while absorbing the natural beauty of this lovely village.

The same incredible and even wider view can be enjoyed from the upper level balcony and sea facing rooms as well. From either spot guests can lazily watch as the surfers practise their sport in the popular breakers of Jongensfontein.

 Round June to November guests might also spot whales as they happily romp and spout in the blue water. Dolphins, on the other hand play in these waters all year.

A Weber braai is available on the front porch which guests can use preferably on the lawn running along the front of the porch. Sip on a sun-downer while the day fades away and the night slowly moves in, and the lights start flickering one by one as darkness grows deeper and deeper.

For guests in the main house, there is a large inviting outdoor braai and social area at the back. As for those unpleasant days, there is an indoor braai where you are snugly protected from the wind and rain.

Main House

Spacious, comfortable house with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and well-equipped kitchen accommodating four adults and two young adults.

Additional Rooms

Three stylish rooms (one wheelchair friendly) with own bathroom and kitchenette, can accommodate up to two adult guests each. 

Sea-facing Patio

Each room opens onto the shared patio that faces the ocean and is furnished with cane furniture as well as a picnic table and Weber braai.

Beach & Tidal Pool

Down the wooden steps across the street left of the house is a narrow sand strip and small tidal pool that forms a “private beach”.

This special little seaside village is in the Hessequa area of Garden Route in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. It is situated 10 km west of Stilbaai, which is the business hub of this area.

Jongensfontein’s beauty lies within the hilly nature of the land as well as the rocky shore sprinkled with slivers of sand. Popular for surfing, snorkelling, rock fishing and swimming in the large natural tidal pool.


History of the Town

Some distance from the beach is a freshwater fountain that attracted early Khoi people to settle there. The name Groot-Jongensfontein was derived from the observation of passing ships of these “groote jongens” at the fountain. Today, though, most people use the shorter version of the name when referring to this town with its remarkable history.

Visit the Fonteinhuisie, built around 1940 as holiday house, but nowadays is a museum containing the history of Jongensfontein.

Archaeological artefacts found in the Blombos Caves near Jongensfontein are carbon dated to the Middle Stone Age, 70 000 – 75 000 BC. (Not open to the public.)

Various archaeological sites in the area show that the early ancestors of the Khoi people have, in fact, lived in this area as long ago as 1000 BC.

Visit the cleverly engineered ancient fish traps in Stilbaai as well as the shell midden at the Stilbaai Harbour, one of several middens in the region.

Also visit the Blombos Museum of Archaeology in Stilbaai to peruse the artefacts from the caves and learn more about the history of the area.

History of the Area

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