About Annies’s Cottages 

Annies Cottages are owned and managed by Melanie Albertyn. She is also the owner and chef of the Nacht Wacht Restaurant and Wedding Venue.

Melanie married Dawie in 1998. They have two children, Zabet and Isabella. Melanie, originally from Swellendam, always had a passion for creating new and interesting culinary dishes. She was a former top 10 finalist in the Rooi Rose teenage chef competition. Following her studies at Stellenbosch, she worked as chef and manager at the Agulhas Guest House, before deciding to launch the restaurant at Nacht Watch.

Today Melanie fulfils her dream on a daily basis. She runs her Nacht Watch Restaurant and Venue for Arniston Weddings, she samples new flavours and tastes to evolve her menu, she enjoys the silent spirituality of her time painting – all the while caring for her family.


“Live with passion, live everyday”

Melanie Albertyn


What visitors say

quote2“One of the most quaint cottages we’ve ever stayed in. Modern facilities but with rustic charm, loved it! Also a nice town and a great location to explore the surrounding area from.”

Louise van S

“We stayed at this delightful thatched cottage built in 1846 for two nights over the Easter weekend and found it to be very pleasant and comfortable, close to the centre of Bredasdorp and in easy access of the neighbouring towns and beaches at Struisbaai, L’Aghulas and Arniston. The cottage is very well equipped, with all the home comforts.”

Faye Clarke

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+27 (0) 82 927 9706 | bookings@annies.co.za | GPS: S 34°32’12”  E 20°02’21”

Address: 17 Matthee Street, Bredasdorp, Western Cape, South Africa