Gourits Self Catering Units
In 1998, Org Nieuwoudt started converting the Old Gourits Hotel into self catering units with his bare hands one unit at a time. Today we know it as Gourits Self Catering Units, under the Gourits Nieuwoudt Trust. Org`s wife, Sanet Nieuwoudt runs the Gourits Self Catering Units, as well as the Kontrei Winkel (Onsite Shop). We have 16 units in total, but are numbered from 1 - 17, keeping the "Old Hotel" tradition number 13 as bad luck. Each unit has its own braai, bathroom, fully equipted kitchen, microwave, fridge, TV and more. Units at the front of the building all have sea views, while the units at the back of the building all have views of the town, the old church and the famous open field which we know as the "Old Caravan Park". The "Old Caravan Park" is now a public park and is a rocks throw from the building for fun activities like playing cricket. The building also has a small court yard with washing lines and sinks for laundry.
The Gourits Self Catering Units are situated about 150 meters from the main beach (Blue Flag Status). The Gourits Self Catering Units is situated in the right spot of the town, as the local shops, bars, river, beach, rocky shore and the tidal pool is all walking distance away. Gouritsmond itself is a very safe town where children have the opertunity to roam free!
Gouritsmond is a small town situated on the west side of the mighty Gourits River. This small little town is one of the few place left where the atmosphere is quiet and relaxing. This little town is famous for its fishing as well, boasting with river, rock and surf and deep sea fishing.
The Gourits River is the second largest flood river in South Africa. Gouritsmond has a slipway for boats to launch in the river. Spend your day on the river, or for more addrenaline, go trough the river mouth for a deep sea fishing trip. Be warned, the river mouth is famous for its dangerous surf launches. Gouritsmond offers a large variety of fish species to catch, and holds the record for the biggest cob (76.9 Kg). Unofficially two even larger cobs were recorded.
Gouritsmond has a 12km coastal road, linking it to Reins Nature Reserve. Exploring this coastal road is a must!
Gourits Fishing Charters
Gourits Fishing Charters is founded by Org Nieuwoudt. Org has 5 years commercial fishing experience and 10 years fishing charters experience. Charters are provided in a 18 feet Invader cat equipped with two 60 Hp 4 stroke Honda engines. Daily trips of 6 hours are available by prior booking. Cost is R780 per person, minimum of three persons, tackle and bait included. Main fish species targeted are cob, hake, poenskop, yellow tail, skipjack, tuna and bottom fish. Best fishing months are from October to April. Average weight of cob is between 8 to 15 Kg, but catches of 40 Kg and higher during the year are often encountered.
Org believes firmly in tag and release to preserve our rare fish species. Only trophy photos may be taken of a rare catch as you can see the photo of the Poensie on the page. Other more common fish species are allowed to be kept, like the Cob if its the right size.
You can also contact Org Nieuwoudt for a booking at +27 82 253 8033.