Galjoenswaai

Galjoenswaai is an authentic fisherman’s cottage from yesteryear, which is nestled on top of the dunes just a short stroll from the water’s edge. Awake to the crisp west coast climate and unwind on a veranda with your favourite morning drink overlooking the ocean.

Enjoy spectacular sunsets from Galjoenswaai cottage patio, gentle strolls and lazy afternoons.
Galjoenswaai cottage is lovingly restored and comes fully equipped with all the soft luxuries of modern-day living and rural hospitality.

The stylish main bedroom offers the ultimate excuse for a lie-in with stunning views of the ocean, white dunes, and natural fynbos from your pillow. Galjoenswaai cottage is a popular summer and winter retreat.

The story of Galjoenswaai

Long before the days of fancy Penn fishing reels, fishermen used centrifugal force to get their hooks and bait into the galjoen-rich waters of Wamakersvlei. 

The fishermen would patiently attach their sinkers and baited hooks onto a piece of rope. The rope and bait would then be whirled around in a horizontal plain and then released between the second and third waves where the galjoen normally feed. 

Nowadays, local fishermen still have a saying that “die galjoen loop by Wamakersvlei, ons gaan vandag galjoen swaai” (the galjoen fish is around today in Wamakersvlei, and we are going to catch galjoen!) You should try it!