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.

Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

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A Taste of Heaven
0.1 km

From R350* unit


A Taste of Heaven is a large five bedroom home with a lovely garden and gorgeous mountain views located at the top end of Bredasdorp. The house comprises of five bedrooms, a kitchen with adjoining bre... More Info

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6 on Kloof
0.1 km

From R480 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

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Victoria Hotel
0.1 km

From R225 pps

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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

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Kate's Country Kitchen Accommodation
0.2 km

From R400* 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 apartments with all amenities which forms part ... More Info

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Firlane House
0.2 km

From R950* unit


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

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De Volkshuijs
0.2 km

From R350 pps


Have you ever wondered what living in a National Monument would be like? Whether you're on a business trip, on vacation or doing sport, De Volkshuijs is the place where memories are made; where drea... More Info

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Linger Longer Cottage
0.3 km

From R200 pps


Restored old Cottage situated in residential area,close to all shopping centres.2 bedrooms,sleeps 4 people,4 single beds.Open plan lounge/dining room.Fully equipped kitchen.Shower/Toilet.Self Catering... More Info

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Bredasdorp Square
0.3 km

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According to the minutes of the Dutch Reformed church from 1886 Mr. J Herold requested the church council for permission to upgrade the peace of land in front of the public office to make it suitable ... More Info

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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

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Bredasdorp
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

Bredasdorp
Beautiful & peaceful
- Sharon Van Den Berg

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

Bredasdorp
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

Bredasdorp
A lovely vibrant town. Friendly helpful people. A good base to use while exploring the area.
- Mike Jeff