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Winter Breakaway at Cape Recife Lighthouse Villa: Cosy Up by the Fireplace

A seaside winter vacation? Is that really the season to visit?

Oh yes, a thousand times yes, it certainly IS a most magical time to experience the raw beauty of the coastal area of the Eastern Cape province with its mild oceanic climate tempering any extreme cold. Instead, the chill is a welcome relief from the heat of summer – a respite to recharge and regroup, nourish and retreat. Especially when the said destination is nothing short of extraordinary, jaw-droppingly refined and stylish, and with as dreamily warm an ambience as only a real wood fire creates.


Experience a cosy winter breakaway at Cape Recife Lighthouse Villa – where you can enjoy the warmth of a fireplace, stunning ocean views, and a serene beachfront escape all at once, in Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth).


Are you dreaming of a perfect winter breakaway—a comforting cocoon to curl up and appreciate the wild and wondrous vistas of the stunning coastline? You’ve found it at our self-catering Cape Recife Lighthouse Villa. It’s the quintessential winter getaway in Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth).


Perched on a stunning rocky peninsula, surrounded by the deep blue hues of Algoa Bay and the whitest sandy shores, this charming villa adjacent to a stately working lighthouse offers a unique romantic winter retreat and beachfront escape in one.

Serene Coastal Getaway

The Perfect Winter Getaway - Why Choose Cape Recife Lighthouse Villa for Your Winter Breakaway?

Unique Lighthouse Experience – Adjacent to the Cape Recife Lighthouse, the self-catering villa comprises two stories of refurbished luxury living, perfect for couples and families seeking a winter holiday in South Africa.


Stunning Beachfront Location –It would be difficult to find a vacation spot closer to the sea. Virtually within the spray zone of the breaking waves, with glorious 360 degree views of beauty and nature, the Cape Recife Lighthouse Villa is the very definition of ‘stunning beachfront location’.


Tranquil and Serene Environment – Seldom busy by day, at night the nature reserve empties of visitors and leaves you as perfectly alone and at peace as if you were on a boat on the ocean. In the sole company of otters, birds and distant whales and dolphins, you are nonetheless only a short drive from the vibrant oceanfront strip of Gqeberha’s busy tourist area with its restaurants, activities and attractions. The best of both worlds!


Cosy up by the Fireplace and embrace the warmth of winter – The juxtaposition of water and fire is a most intoxicating cocktail. To be safe and warmly embraced within the glass, while the wind and waves beat a steady thrum just beyond the frame… This is a true adventure! And it’s not just any fireplace, but a huge, open hearth.


Relaxing and unwinding by the fire is the most simple but fundamental a privilege and pleasure from the dawn of time. Get back to your roots and soul with this perfect winter vacation.

winter breakaway at cape recife

Winter Activities at Cape Recife

As enticing as the indoor warmth may be, there are many reasons to go outside and enjoy winter activities at Cape Recife Lighthouse Villa. The crystalline sandy shores beg for long, bracing beach walks and dune trails to take in the sweeping scenic views of ocean and fynbos thicket.


Bird watching is renowned in the area, from the self-guided nature trails or bird hide overlooking a pond.

Cape Recife Light House Tours

Exploring the historic lighthouse with a guided tour is a definite must, to learn about the history and logistics of this life-saving light.

Fauna at Cape Recife Lighthouse

Marine fauna - Algoa Bay is known as the Bottlenose dolphin capital of the world, as well as Whale Heritage Site, with the latter frequenting the sheltered bay from the mid-winter months. And of course, fishing, diving, kayaking, surfing and more are popular pursuits.

Cameras and binoculars - Cape Recife Lighthouse

And don't forget the camera and binoculars - you will not know where to point them with so much to see and capture!

Comfortable Self-catering Accommodation: The Details

The Cape Recife Lighthouse Villa comprises two levels in the exclusive-use unit, with two elegant and dreamy double-bedded bedrooms (sleeping a total of four people)  sharing a bathroom and small lounge on the lower level. Upstairs, an excellently-equipped kitchen with state-of-the-art modern amenities and appliances, enables your creative culinary skills to shine. A handsome dining table in the open lounge is ideally placed to enjoy the fire, as are the cosy occasional chairs and couch. And all of this with a view worthy of every superlative.

winter breakaway at cape recife

The unit is additionally stocked with several books, games, blankets and beachy supplies to enhance your visit. Young and old will find beauty, comfort and delight in this most sought-after and unique winter destination.

Booking Your Winter Breakaway

How to Book Your Winter Breakaway at Cape Recife Lighthouse Villa

Easy Online Booking – visit or call +27-83-2343454 for expert assistance in securing your unforgettable retreat.


Special Winter Offers and Packages – keep an eye on our social pages or enquire after specials.

Contact Information for Inquiries

As the winter chill deepens, there’s no better place to cozy up than Cape Recife Lighthouse Villa. With its warm fireplace, stunning ocean views, and a tranquil beachfront setting, this villa offers the perfect winter retreat. Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway or a family vacation, Cape Recife Lighthouse Villa is your ideal winter escape. Book your stay today and experience the magic of a winter breakaway at Cape Recife Lighthouse Villa.


ERF 2410



South Africa, 6001


Phone: +27 (0)42 235 1450