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Cockle Inn . . .

Birah, Sunshine Coast, South Africa

Accomodation on Offer. . .

Sea-Side Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast accomodation is available on the upper level of the new wing of Cockle Inn. These modern, stylish and comfortable rooms all have balcony acces with spectaucular 180 degree views of the Sea, with its unique saltwater fragrance wafting in through the windows. Also with panaromic views of the beach and river, the balcony is the perfect place to sip an early morning cuppa and watch the rising African Sun herald a new day.


There are 3 bedrooms :

Moodie Blues - Couples Room with King Size Bed

Mellow Yellow - Couples Room with Quenn Size Bed

Family Room - Double Bed and Bunk bed for 2children or Singles


Guests have access to the lounge and dining area on the ground floor.  This (very) spacious area is the perfect indoor space to match the splendour outdoors. Sit down and relax in front of the T.V. or slip into a novel in the 'Blue Room' reading area. or grab a drink at the bar. With a fully equipped kitchen and indoor braai, and plenty of dining and leisure space, this is the perfect place to bring families and friend's together after a day of fun in the sun.



•    Sleeps up to 8 people

•    Accomodation includes Continental Breakfast / Full English Breakfast, and Light Suppers can be    

           provided on request (at an additional charge)

•    All Three rooms are En-Suite, Have a Ceiling Fan, Flatscreen TV, Closet Space and Share a    

           Communal Tea-Station

Ye Olde Fisherman's Self-Catering

The original house is offered as a stand-alone Self Catering Unit.  The charm of this sea side cottage takes guests back to yester-year, and  offers the simplicity of Rustic Sea-Side living with the comfort of modern day amenities.


This is the perfect place for Families and Groups of friends to come together, and forge unforgettable memories on this unspoilt stretch of African coast.


Guests can enjoy the spacious open-plan living that this unit has to offer. Features include:  

• Spacious, comfy and cosy lounge area with satellite T.V.

• Dining room with 10 seater table and views of the sea

• Bar-Style Counter top with bar stools, great for meal times, having a drink or discussing the day's catch

• Guest Toilet off Lounge Area

• Fully equipped Kitchen - Large Fridge&Freezer, Chest Freezer, Gas Stove, Microwave, Cutlery&Crockery


SLEEPS 13 PEOPLE!!! Ample Bedrooms Available:

•  Verandah room:     Cosy Double Bed with the best view of the Sea.

•  Uncle Bill's Room: Small Bunk Bedroom

•  Shell Room:            Queen Sized Bed and en-suite bathroom

•  Blue Room:             Houses 2 double beds and has an en-suite bathroom.

•  Family Rooms:       Two interleading rooms,  both with 2 single beds in each


• PLEASE NOTE: All Linen is provided, but PLEASE bring own Bath and Beach Towels • As it is self-catering, please do not forget to bring your own consumables, such as washing liquid/powder, soaps, toilet paper   etc • Laundry Service for extended stays is available • Domestic service available at an additional daily rate.

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Activities and Facilities Nearby

WESLEY - 2.8km's away

Macassar Trading Store (040 6771063) for all supplies, such as household needs, groceries, Lotto, fesh daily bread and milk. Bira Crafts Centre for a good range of African Curios, Furniture, Mohair and Gifts

M&J's Cottage Kitchen (040 677 1036) - Famous for its Home-made Pies, Jams and Tea-Time Treats.  

Sit down and take away meals available, as well as daily and weekly newspapers.


MPEKWENI HOTEL - approx 18km's away

River and beach acticities, as well as restaurant and bar.


FISH RIVER SUN - 25km's away

Famous Gary Player designed golf course, restaurant, bar and conference facilities.


PORT ALFRED - 53km's away

Shopping, Dining, Boat Charters, Helicopter and Plane Charters, Yachting, Diving, Hospital, Health Spa


BATHURST - 68km's away

The Big Pineapple, cultural and historical points of interest, gifts, craft and curio shoppping, restaurants and galleries.



Fort 'D Acre Reserve is only 26 km's away. Addo Elephant Park is less than 2 hours away (198km's). There are over a dozen other game farms and reserves within that radius


EAST-LONDON  - 82km's away

Airport, hospitals, shopping malls - all the attractions of a city


PORT ELIZABETH - 205km's away

Airport, hospitals, shopping malls, soccer stadium - all the attractions of a city

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Rates and Rules

Things To Do in

and around Birah

• Bird Watching

• Game Drives

• Whale Watching

• Fishing (River, Surf, Fly,  

     Deep Sea)

• Surfing

• Hiking

• Swimming

• Beach Walks

• Shopping Close-by

• Golf (Fish River Sun)

• Picnics

• Braais/BBQ's

• Whale Watching

• Spa (Port Alfred)

• Horse Riding (3Sisters  

   Horse Trails)

•  Boat Trips (Port Alfred)

•  Snorkelling/Scuba  


•  Canoeing/Kayaking

•  Restaurants Nearby

•  Shell Collecting


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In Season:

Moodie Blues - POR

Mellow Yellow - POR

Family Room -  POR (Kids Sleep Free!!)


Out of Season:

Moodie Blues - POR

Mellow Yellow - POR

Family Room -  POR (kids sleep Free!!)

Bed and Breakfast

• Fax

• Photocopy Machine

• Garden

• Braai / Barbecue

• Off Street Parking

• DVD player, Television, Satellite TV,

   Local channels, DStv,radio

• No Credit Card Facility

• Fully Equipped Kitchen

• Gas Stove and Oven

• Balcony/patio

• Single beds, Double beds

• Fan in Rooms



In Season:  POR

out of Season:  POR


In Season: 15/12/12 -15/1/13, Easter Long Week-end and School Holidays


Check-In  02:00 PM  

Check-Out 10:00 AM



• No Smoking in Rooms

• Minimum Stay 2 nights

General Facilities

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