" The first yacht happened by chance. Sagitta arrived on Mount Noah when her trailer broke down on a journey to Durban. Being the closest ‘safe harbour’ to the breakdown, she unknowingly found a permanent home. On this day Dr. Warrington, owner, saw the perfect irony in an ocean vessel joining the gorgeous landscapes of the Little Karoo, a pre-historic lake, as yacht accommodation. Mount Noah, a family-run Lodge was born. "
Since this day, Mount Noah has seen great transformation. ‘Bekka Round the World’ (a 22 ft Laurent Giles design yacht) previously owned by Australian sailor Greg Currie, also found a home here.
On a solo trip around the world, Greg arrived on South African shores at Richards Bay, where his journey around the world was unexpectedly interrupted by the local law. He subsequently left South Africa and Bekka. A piece of an adventurer’s history was moored there until her life at Mount Noah began. The history and the perfect encapsulation of a true round-the-world sailor’s life, was what brought Bekka to Mount Noah. She has her own centre-piece ‘marina’ here, where visitors can experience the story for themselves.
The other vessels on our Dry-Dock Marina, are “Juliano”, “Blew Pearl”, “Spartan”, “The Ark”, “The Houseboat” and the first, “Sagitta”. All of have been transformed into on-land yacht accommodation. In addition there`s a variety of “on land” accommodation ranging from basic to luxury rooms.
Located on a cliff in Oudtshoorn, we have magnificent views of the Little Karoo as well as the Swartberg and Outeniqua mountain ranges. This can be seen from a spacious sunroom whilst having your sun downer, or supper, whichever you prefer.