Welcome to your coastal getaway

True North West Coast

self-catering suites in the heart of st. helena bay

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What stemmed from owners Matt & Tertia building their dream home in 2017, with three additional luxury apartments nestled along the coastline of St. Helena Bay, True North was born.

True North is more than just a getaway. It’s a sanctuary and an escape. It’s a holiday for your soul, a place to escape where you can switch off and take in the sounds of the crashing waves in the background. Enjoy a glass of bubbly on your private balcony, or curl up with a good book in your bed.

 

Matt and Tertia are ready to show you what a getaway can do for the soul at True North – Newly established self-catering accommodation in the beautiful Sandy Point Beach Estate.

Give your body, soul, and mind a retreat that recharges you, a retreat away from the city, and a retreat that centres you.

Find your True North.

Luxury
Suites

Comfort, serenity and natural environment are perfectly combined here, because we care about your well-being.

True North is a retreat for couples and individuals to recharge and reconnect.

Relaxation & Celebrations

True North is a retreat for couples to recharge and reconnect. Filled with the fresh scent of the ocean and the warmth of the room, makes True North an ideal celebration or getaway spot. Make your stay even more memorable with a 2-course breakfast for R125 per person (One days’ notice) served overlooking the ocean on the balcony.

Incredible Views & Experiences

Perched on the sands along the picturesque coastline, True North offers three beautiful sea-facing suites, on this very private location right on the beach, their home away from home while staying in the sunny West Coast.

All our accommodations are spacious, fully equipped and all with sea-views of the South Atlantic Ocean. All are tastefully furnished and offer the latest amenities.

The following is available to tantalise the taste buds:

  • Fresh West Coast Mussels and prawns (If available/in season) served with a white wine and saffron sauce on pasta | R180 per person (Two days’ notice)
  • Cheese and Meat platter for 2 with fruit and biscuits (One days’ notice)

Travel like a Local

St. Helena Bay is a coastal town along the West Coast in the Western Province of South Africa. Locally named, “Agterbaai”, the town boasts an immense shoreline that stretches as far as the eye can see.

True North is centred around great local restaurants, entertainment, adventure attractions and a short drive to nearby towns or fisherman villages.

Luxury Rooms.

We believe in functioning in harmony with nature. When that’s achieved, everything comes to its place – experience simple luxury and calm seaside living.

Great Views.

Everything needed for creating special and unique experience is available here. Accept peace of mind and body rejuvenation  directly from nature.

Incredible Service.

One of the basic philosophy for any kind of holiday and pleasure is quality – everything must be set for your comfort, satisfaction and memorable experiences.

Our Happy Guests

koettelchen
koettelchen
2020-03-04
Wir können True North West uneingeschränkt empfehlen!! Das Zimmer ist sehr nett eingerichtet. Es gibt ausreichend Platz und alles ist blitzeblank sauber. Das Haus liegt in einem bewachten und komplett ummauerten Bereich in erster Meerlage. Vom Balkon hat man einen phantastischen Blick. Bei Ankunft bekommt man ein Handy in dem die Nummer zu Öffnen des Tores und die Nummern von Tertia & Matt abgespeichert sind. Im Zimmer gibt es eine Alarmanlage, die über eine Fernbedienung aktiviert werden kann. Unbedingt das Frühstück mitbuchen, das immer aus 2 Gängen besteht. Zunächst gibt es Saft und Müsli mit frischen Früchten und Joghurt. Der 2. Gang bestand am ersten Morgen aus einem tollen Omlett mit frischen Beilagen, das Ganze nett dekoriert. Am zweiten Tag gab es leckere Pancakes mit Speck und Obst, alles seeehr lecker! Tertia & Matt sind unglaublich nette und hilfsbereite Gastgeber! Matt sprich gut Deutsch und mit Beiden kann natürlich auch in Englisch kommuniziert werden. Bei Ankunft in Kapstadt war leider unser Gepäck nicht mitgekommen. Am Serviceschalter haben wir dann den Papierkram erledigt und es wurde uns zugesagt, dass das Gepäck noch vor der Weiterfahrt von St Helena Bay nach Clanwilliam zugestellt wird. Tertia & Matt haben 2 Tage lang alles versucht, was möglich war, aber wie es wohl zu erwarten war, das Gepäck wurde natürlich nicht zur Unterkunft geliefert. In der Hoffnung, dass unser Gepäck noch am Flughafen lagert, sind wir dann nicht weiter nach Clanwilliam, sondern zurück zum Flughafen gefahren, wo wir unser Gepäck dann glücklicherweise entgegennehmen konnten, leider war es durchwühlt worden und auch nicht vollständig, aber trotzdem waren wir natürlich happy. Lieben Dank an Tertia & Matt für die tolle Gastfreundschaft, wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt!!
Jan W
Jan W
2020-02-19
Peaceful, quiet, clean, bright, spacious room, well equipped, with private balcony. You couldn't get nearer to the sea than this. Great hosts warm and friendly on site if you need anything. Private gated estate. Highly recommend and we will return :)
Kristi
Kristi
2019-11-16
True North West Coast is the retreat you’ve been needing without even knowing it. It’s the place you go to get away from the city life. The place you go to for silence and solitude where you can hear the waves breaking and take in the scents of the fresh ocean air. True North West Coast is a home away from home, where you’re getting so much more than a guesthouse, but a sanctuary where your hosts, Matt & Tertia, are like friends you’ve slipped away to visit. We visited True North in St. Helena Bay for what ended up being an incredibly special weekend, filled with moments we wouldn’t have experienced anywhere else. Whether you’re sitting on the balcony, waiting for the sunset with a glass of bubbles in your hand; or relaxing on the bed with your eyes closed. True North is going to relax your soul in ways you have never felt before. Matt & Tertia are hosts that give everything to their guests. They have the most amazing optional breakfast and platters, where you don’t need to leave your room to experience fresh seafood from the ocean. Of course, if you’re looking to explore St. Helena Bay, you can have a beer at De Palm, enjoy breakfast at Die See Kombuis, and indulge in seafood at Alegria or at Oppikaai at the harbour. Take the breather you need. Leave the little ones at home and take off to a weekend on the west coast. You’ll find secluded beaches with sunsets that pictures don’t do justice of, and you’ll find oceans so clear you can spot whales, jellyfish and seals.
GingerB
GingerB
2019-07-07
So I've already shared some pictures on Instagram, but one last review is definitely in order. We arrived around 14h00 on Friday, 5 June and was showed to our room by the lovely Tertia. The room was absolutely stunning. I have a soft spot for clean, white furniture, large open windows and cool blue tones in the decor; and boy did I fall in love with this little place. The room has a lovely heater and winter linen on the bed (which is totally amazing). They have additional warm blankets in the cupboard, which came in handy for a movie on the couch (lovely couch too by the way). The views from the rooms are spectacular! I can't wait to go back during the summer months. I don't even want to start with the breakfasts, because then I am sorely reminded that I am not there anymore... These were made with so much love and attention to detail. They use fresh micro greens and edible flowers - this is just to die for. We went for walks on the beach / rocks - litterally right on the doorstep. The peace and tranquility that True North West Coast has to offer is something I have yet to feel somewhere else... The hosts, Tertia & Matt are such lovely people. I can totally see myself enjoying a meal with them in the future. We asked for some recommendations for restaurants around the area and in Langebaan for when we drive back to Cape Town; as usual Tertia was all over it and her recommendations were 5 star places. We will definitely be back - very soon! Bianca & Riano
Ulf130
Ulf130
2018-08-29
Tertia & Matt are PERFECT hosts: even before we arrived they were very helpful with tips about the area and reserved a nice table at a local restaurant. Their welcome was great and can be proud of their gem. The rooms are very spacious and have excellent seaviews - we even slept with the large sliding window open to enjoy the sound of the waves. The breakfast offered was devine and could not have been better in a 5-star guesthouse. While it was winter, the room was sufficiently heated and extra blankets were provided - so were towels on request ( we stayed 3 nights). Instant hot water in the shower and kitchenette - sufficient crockery and cutlery. Even DSTV with extra foreign channels was provided - we watched 'BVN', Dutch television. We will certainly be back at this well maintained and excellent guest house.
Yola Baliya
Yola Baliya
2020-03-07
Peace and Tranquility
Günther Reifferscheidt
Günther Reifferscheidt
2020-03-05
Wir können True North West uneingeschränkt empfehlen!! Das Zimmer ist sehr nett eingerichtet. Es gibt ausreichend Platz, es fehlt an nichts und alles ist blitzeblank sauber. Das Haus liegt in einem bewachten und komplett ummauerten Bereich in erster Meerlage. Vom Balkon hat man einen phantastischen Blick. Bei Ankunft bekommt man ein Handy in dem die Nummer zu Öffnen des Tores und die Nummern von Tertia & Matt abgespeichert sind. Im Zimmer gibt es eine Alarmanlage, die über eine Fernbedienung aktiviert werden kann. Unbedingt das Frühstück mitbuchen, das immer aus 2 Gängen besteht. Zunächst gibt es Saft und Müsli mit frischen Früchten und Joghurt. Der 2. Gang bestand am ersten Morgen aus einem tollen Omlett mit frischen Beilagen, das Ganze nett dekoriert. Am zweiten Tag gab es leckere Pancakes mit Speck und Obst, alles seeehr lecker! Tertia & Matt sind unglaublich nette und hilfsbereite Gastgeber! Matt sprich gut Deutsch und mit Beiden kann natürlich auch in Englisch kommuniziert werden. Bei Ankunft in Kapstadt war leider unser Gepäck nicht mitgekommen. Am Serviceschalter haben wir dann den Papierkram erledigt und es wurde uns zugesagt, dass das Gepäck noch vor der Weiterfahrt von St Helena Bay nach Clanwilliam zugestellt wird. Tertia & Matt haben 2 Tage lang alles versucht, was möglich war, aber wie es wohl zu erwarten war, das Gepäck wurde natürlich nicht zur Unterkunft geliefert. In der Hoffnung, dass unser Gepäck noch am Flughafen lagert, sind wir dann nicht weiter nach Clanwilliam, sondern zurück zum Flughafen gefahren, wo wir unser Gepäck dann glücklicherweise entgegennehmen konnten. Leider war es durchwühlt worden und auch nicht vollständig, aber trotzdem waren wir natürlich happy. Lieben Dank an Tertia & Matt für die tolle Gastfreundschaft, wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt!!
Ralton Vermaak
Ralton Vermaak
2020-02-19
Nice and secure complex. Beautiful view. Friendly and humble host. Fully fitted apartment. I recommend it for any couple that wants a peaceful quiet environment. Away from the busy city life. Definitely again for us, love it. Lo
Andre Snyman
Andre Snyman
2020-01-02
Rest for the soul
Johan van der Merwe
Johan van der Merwe
2019-09-16
Brilliant experience. Beautiful views. Clean and friendly service. Great breakfast
Gail Van Boom
Gail Van Boom
2019-09-12
Such a special place
Jan Rudnansky
Jan Rudnansky
2019-08-18
Lovely place
Steve Withers
Steve Withers
2019-04-04
Wonderful location. Very comfortable accommodation. Very friendly and helpful owners. The breakfasts were delicious and very well presented. Thanks very much for allowing us to share your lovely home with you.
jacques roux
jacques roux
2019-03-24
Tertia is an amazing host and makes you feel like family. I will reccomend this place to anyone visisting St Helena Bay.
Esme van Deventer
Esme van Deventer
2019-03-24
Lovely jewel. Loved every moment
Derek van Niekerk
Derek van Niekerk
2019-02-23
For the Month of February 2019 Shirley and I have been traveling through the West coast region of the Western Cape. We so enjoyed our stay with Matt and Tertia that after our first stay of four nights we returned at the end of our travels to spend a further 5 nights with them. They are a delightful, kind couple who have immaculate, beautifully decorated apartments overlooking the Bay. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to visit again in years to come.
Cécile Gary
Cécile Gary
2019-01-07
Bien pour une halte entre le parc national de la côte ouest et Paternoster. Chambre avec balcon donnant directement sur la mer. Petite cuisine équipée d'une bouilloire, d'un grille pain, d'un four à micro onde et d'un petit réfrigérateur. Absence de plaque de cuisson. Absence de sèche cheveux dans le coin toilette. Commodités à 5 mn en voiture. Chambres à l'étage. Bon accueil.
Matthias Vogler
Matthias Vogler
2018-10-12
The best on the west coast.
Ronell De Wee
Ronell De Wee
2018-10-03
I had an awesome experience and will definitely go again.
Mariaan Ellis
Mariaan Ellis
2018-06-26
There's a new kid on the block - and this one will be going places!! True North West Coast is one of the best - if not the best place I have stayed at since I started visiting the West Coast in 2010. Located next to the ocean in a security complex, each of the 3 rooms have a view on the ocean. Ocean music in your ears, one relaxes completely. I love photography and this time I did not need to drive around finding something to capture - it was all in walking distance. Being winter time, even the sunrise and sunset could be captured from the balcony - what a privilege to experience it this way. Matt and Tertia are awesome hosts - friendly and caring and nothing is to much trouble to make sure you enjoy the stay. I can strongly recommend the breakfast - it was really tasty and well prepared. Reasonably priced, True North will definitely see me again. Well done Matt and Tertia and all the best for the future at True North!!
Alex Ross
Alex Ross
2018-06-05
Special place with a spectacular 180° view over the bay. I highly recommend a weekend break away to True North. Thanks again to the owners for making our stay unforgettable.
Enzo Bernabei
Enzo Bernabei
2018-03-21
Discovered a Jewel on the West Coast!! True North, a great place, very cosy and perfectly located in Sandy Point, St Helena Bay, easy to reach, with ample parking. The views of the bay are breathtaking and both sunrise and sunsets leave you speechless. The rooms are well-appointed, spacious and comfortable, modern with a personal touch, a perfect place to relax and enjoy the quietness of the area. From the moment you are welcomed by Tertia and Matt, peace and tranquillity settles over you. They will go to extra lengths to ensure you have an enjoyable stay. We highly recommend True North to anyone looking for that special place, to make memories. Cannot wait to go back for more of the same. The best kept secret of St Helena Bay. Enzo & Alida
Andre Kruse
Andre Kruse
2018-03-03
Words cannot explain what we experieced from the moment we arrived at True North. From the pleasant arrival to the most stunning room and view that takes your breath away. We watched the moon making the most dramatic appearance over the bay while the ocean lays still like a dam with not a breath of wind. The seafood meal we had was fresh from the sea and prepared to top cheff quality. This weekend away was a breath of fresh air to think that there are still places where you can enjoy excellent accommodation and 1st class service and food. An experience you cannot miss. Thank you Matt and Tertia x

True North is located in St. Helena Bay, which traverses around 18 bays that are fed by the Benguela Current. A prime fishing, yachting, surfing and canoeing spot, as well as being home to one of the few untouched areas along the West Coast, such as The Cape St. Martin Private Nature Reserve

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St. Helena Bay

Feel at Home, work from Anywhere

Need to get off site for the day, week or month? Work from home on a beautiful stretch of the West Coast. Wake up to the sound of the ocean, take a break and enjoy a relaxing walk for lunch – finish off your workday and head to one of our local restaurants for supper.

Everything you need to do your best work