Pikkie Cottage November 2018 Newsletter
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December 2018
We wish all our customers and friends a wonderful Xmas, festive season and a prosperous 2019
From Tilla and Leon at Pikkie Cottage
A few nights accommodation still available!
If you’ve forgotten to make earlier arrangements or suddenly decided you need a few days to get away from it all over the festive season, you might still be lucky enough to find accommodation at Pikkie B&B during the first half of December – but move it – we are getting late bookings at a rapid rate and are already fully booked through the second half until early in January 2019.
Remember, first come first serve! 
Late afternoon in Jacobsbaai - Photo credit: Leon Nell
Beauty on the Rocks
On certain parts of Jacobsbaai’s rock-strewn shores a plant grows hardy enough to withstand the ravages of the elements in most of its harshest forms – from the continuous salt-sprayed air of the West Coast to the arid sun-baked plains of the Great Karoo.
This is the ice plant, so called due to its likeliness of its leaves that forever appear in a semi-frozen state. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of them growing between the huge boulders of Jacobsbaai, where they adorn an already idyllic and picturesque seaside landscape with their dainty white to yellow blooms.
In days of yore, people (especially Namaqualanders) used the leaves’ sap to remove hair from animal skins and soften the hides during the tanning process.
The leaves of the ice plant are one of the favourites used by SA’s newly selected 2018 Chef of the Year, Kobus van der Merwe, in his restaurant Wolfgat, in Paternoster.
The dainty flowers of the ice plant growing in profusion in Jacobsbaai - Photo credit: Leon Nell
Program for December 2018
  • Evita’s (Pieter Dirk Uys) Perron in Darling:
Friday 7th 20:00: Barry Hilton
Sunday 9th 14:00: Tannie Evita praat kaktus
Friday 14th 20:00: Jan Blohm
Saturday 15th 20:00: Jan Blohm
Sunday 16th 14:00: Tannie Evita praat Kaktus
Monday 17th 14:00: An audience with Pieter-Dirk Eish
Tuesday 18th 14:00: Adapt or Fly – From DF Malan to...
      “               20:00: Kaleidoskoop
Wednesday 19th 14:00: Evita’s Xmas Tree
      “                     20:00: Adam
Thursday 20th 14:00: Evita’s Xmas Tree
Friday 21st 14:00: Evita’s Xmas Tree
      “           20:00: Piet Pompies
Saturday 22nd 14:00: Evita’s Xmas Tree
      “                 19:00: When in doubt say Darling
Sunday 23rd 14:00: Tannie Evita praat Kaktus
Monday 24th 14:00: Evita’s Xmas Tree
Friday 28th 14:00: When in doubt say Darling
      “            19:00: An Audience with Pieter-Dirk Eish
Saturday 29th 14:00: Adapt or Fly
      “                19:00: An Evening with Pieter-Dirk Uys
Sunday 30th 14:00: Tannie Evita praat Kaktus      
Bookings: Beryl 022 492 3930 or email
Don’t miss Jan Blohm live at Evita’s Perron
  • The West Coast Fossil Park offers daily on-the-hour guided tours to the dig site to give an informative lecture and demonstration of animal life along the West Coast more than five million years ago. Times during weekdays: 10:00-15:00, weekends and public holidays: 10:00-13:00. Call 022 766 1606 for more information.
  • Explore Yzerfontein per bicycle with the West Coast Explorer’s Club. To book your bicycle and/or for more information contact “I love Yzer” on 022 451 2114 or send an email to
  • The Mill Country Fair Market has stalls every Saturday at 10:00-14:00 at The Merry Widow Country Retreat, Hopefield. Phone 022 723 1528 for more info.
  • Don’t miss the Piket-Bo-Berg Farmer’s Market from 09:00 till 12:00 every Saturday at Kruisementvlei, Piket-Bo-Berg. Contact Jane Paterson at 083 208 6873 for more information and directions.
  • Wednesday 5 December: Pot and Dop Evening with Merrill at the Pumpkin House, Langebaan. Bookings essential. Call Hanli at 082 853 8187 or email for more information.
  • Saturday 8 December: Music Festival at Juffroushoogte. Bring your blanket and picnic goodies and come and enjoy the festival with Elena Forbes, Coleen Forbes, Julian Bach, Mischka Basson and Ricky Nass. All proceeds will go to the local SPCA, cerebral challenged of St Helena Bay and House Wittekruin. Boerie rolls, pancakes and much more available at various stalls, with a swimming pool and jumping castle for the kiddies. Tickets R100 pp available at gate. Events start at 09:00. Enquiries Willie/Santa Burger at 071 442 9826 or 071 442 9790.

Stay at Pikkie Cottage, Saldanha Bay / 022 714 1741

R999 for a Two-Night Weekend Stay for Two People
(Value R1400)
R1299 for a Three-Night Weekend Stay for Two People
(Value R2100)
*Both options includes Breakfast

R899 for a Two-Night Weekday Stay for Two People
(Value R1400)
R1199 for a Three-Night Weekday Stay for Two People
(Value R2100)
*Both options include Breakfast

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Cape fur seals photographed on the West Coast. How can anyone not just adore a face like this? - Photo by Leon Nell
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