Whale Coast

Coot Club


Do a little, do a lot

Coot Club is set in a private nature reserve on the south bank of the Klein River Lagoon, between the Maanschynkop mountains and Walker Bay Whale Sanctuary.

A collection of charming one to four-bedroomed stone cottages and contemporary boathouse-inspired villas are tucked amongst the fynbos with fabulous views, making it an ideal spot for couples, families and groups.

The focus here, for young and old, is all about play. Borrow kayaks and paddle boards or head out on beach walks, while sailing, mountain biking, whale watching, nature excursions and private dining experiences can also be arranged.

The clubhouse is the hub of the resort where breakfast is served, along with relaxed lunches, sundowners and hearty local dinners. Nearby Stanford is also renowned for its restaurants if you fancy exploring.


At a glance

  • Collection of villas for up to 40 guests

  • Club house with restaurant and wine cellar

  • Swimming pool

  • Spa treatments available

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    Venture out onto the calm lagoon on kayaks and stand up paddle boards, or try your hand at sailing

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    Walks and cycling

    Enjoy self-guided or guided walks and rides through the fynbos, looking for animal tracks. Long walks on pristine, undeveloped Walker Bay beach. Fat bikes to explore the sandy pathways and dirt track that leads to Walker Bay beach, or cycle into Stanford village.

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    The area is well known for its wonderful birding and whale watching from Walker Bay beach dunes. It is also possible to participate in conservation activities such as the analysis/downloading of overnight camera traps capturing visits by caracal, leopard, porcupines and more.


Coot Club is committed to the conservation of the environment in which they operate, with every guest stay and conservation levy directly contributing to the protection of this fragile wonderland, including the Walker Bay Nature Conservancy. The founders and shareholders are united in the common interest of protecting vulnerable areas of biodiversity and maximising the sustainable economic potential for the greater community.

Each guest over the age of 13 pays a daily Conservation Levy of R160 which supports the wider protection of the area through the ongoing clearing and eradication of alien vegetation, clearing firebreaks and employing local people in conservation activies with a portion set aside for socio-economic opportunities in the area.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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