Accommodation near Bredasdorp Shipwreck Museum

Bredasdorp is a small town in the Southern Overberg region in the Western Cape. It is 160 kilometres from Cape Town and 35 kilometres from Cape L'Agulhas. It lies just inland from a notorious stretch of coast line, often referred to by locals as the 'Ships' Cemetery'.

The name refers to a 120 kilometre section of the south coast between Danger Point and Cape Infanta. Over a relatively short period of time, no fewer than 130 vessels were wrecked on the rocks between these two points.

The ships and shipwrecks have played an indisputable role in the development of the area, from the names of many of the small settlements, to the populations who made up these settlements, many of whom were survivors from the various wrecks. For example, the idyllic town of Arniston is named after a shipwreck, as is Miles Barton Reef and Northumberland Point!

In 1967 a group of locals opened the Bredasdorp Shipwreck Museum. It was opened in a beautiful old church, which is as much an attraction in itself as the museum artefacts which it houses. With the history such as this coast's, it was only a matter of time before someone decided to pay tribute to all the ships which ran aground nearby. It makes for a very interesting visit and is the only museum of its kind in South Africa.

The museum's accoutrement of artefacts consists solely of donated items, given to the Bredasdorp Shipwreck Museum by people who support its goal of celebrating and remembering the role the ships played along the coast. If you are in the area, it is definitely worth a visit.

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6 on Kloof
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From R550 PPS

6 on Kloof guest house is a unique 1920's home elegantly refurbished to retain the charm of yesteryear coupled with the modernity of today. Offering genuine warmth and welcome that reflects the gentle... More Info

Victoria Hotel
0.1 km

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The Victoria Hotel is a typical country hotel built in the early 19th century. Originally built in the Victorian style but some changes have been made during the ensuing years, some originality can s... More Info

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Bredasdorp Country Manor
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Anna-Maré Human, live-in owner of Bredasdorp Country Manor, invites you to enjoy the country hospitality of the Western Cape in this charming guest house situated in quiet surrounds in the rural town ... More Info

Kate's Country Kitchen Accommodation
0.2 km

From R460* Unit

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A Home Away From Home - Our family driven business offers the visitor quality and comfort at very affordable rates. Accommodation consists of individual 2 or 7 Sleeper unit with all amenities which fo... More Info

Firlane House
0.2 km

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Firlane House is in a quiet, shady lane off Bredasdorp's town square. This charmingly restored 1926 residence was refurbished in 2004. The house has a Colonial ambience and stylish bedrooms with... More Info




De Volkshuijs
0.2 km

From R385 PPS

We are excited to welcome business and leisure travelers from all over South Africa! Our trained staff is prepared to follow strict protocols to make guests feel comfortable and safe. Our histori... More Info

Bredasdorp Square
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Bredasdorp Square is the heart of the old town and the pride of its owners and locals The name Bredasdorp Square was adopted in 2004 with the jingle Eat Sleep Shop to acknowledge its prominent cent... More Info

28 On Hoop
0.3 km

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A little piece of Greece in the middle of Bredasdorp! Our guest house has top facilities and friendly staff who will immediately make you feel at home. Our three rooms are all beautifully decorated an... More Info

The Coach House
0.4 km

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Our quaint one hundred-and-eighty-year-old cottage has been restored to maintain the original vernacular and feeling of the Southern Cape fishermen's cottages, with a reed-thatched roof, white walls, ... More Info

Riverbend Cottage
13 km

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Riverbend Cottage is a stunning new self-catering accommodation just completed down by the river in charming Napier. The cottage offers self-catering accommodation in a tranquil rural setting, surroun... More Info

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Bredasdorp Reviews

Bredasdorp het my aangenaam verras. Ek is spyt ek het nie langer gebly nie, sou baie graag in al die winkeltjies wou rondsnuffel. Die coffee shop Mozart het my baie beindruk met hul vriendelikheid en heerlike eetgoed, en dis so 'n mooi skoon dorp. Die uitstalling van die veldblomskou was 'n belewenis. Bredasdorp het baie vriendelike mense!
- Celda Gouws

Beautiful & peaceful
- Sharon Van Den Berg

Friendly people, great 9 hole golf course and will definitely be visiting again.
- Letitia Peet

My brother lives in Bredasdorp so it was nice visiting him and the surrounding coastal areas like Struisbaai and Arniston. I simply love these off the beaten track places that have not been overdeveloped.
- Angela Mitcham

A lovely vibrant town. Friendly helpful people. A good base to use while exploring the area.
- Michael Jeffrey

Bredasdorp is a little pocket of original small-town South Africa, with quiet streets and a chiming clock for the town to track the time. It made us feel a little like we should pull out the ox wagons! A great experience for our kids, too.
- Robyn Gouws

Interesting area in SA.
- Helene Olivier