About Baviana Beach Lodge
The comfortably appointed Baviana Beach Lodge enjoys pride of place at the very heart of Jacobsbaai and is an excellent combination of self-catering accommodation and guest house facilities. With its breathtaking views and situated on the seafront, it would be hard to imagine a finer setting.
Baviana Beach Lodge is an exclusive retreat overlooking Jacobsbaai. This elegant guest house offers 4 units which are fully equipped for self catering and is a true reflection of the tranquillity and warm hospitality of the West Coast. Here you will be treated to English country style breakfasts and dinners which will most certainly include the traditional West Coast seafood, potbrood, good wine, beautiful sunsets and cheerful log fires.
The hosts of Baviana Beach Lodge, Archibald and Belinda Hanekom, look forward to offering you the warmest of West Coast welcomes and pampering you with their homely, personalised service. They are very proud that most of their guests are those visiting for the second or third time.
All apartments are stylishly furnished with private entrances, braai-areas, DStv and secure on-site parking. Experience true West Coast hospitality, healthy and hearty breakfasts, breathtaking sunsets, wild flowers in season and an amazing variety of seafood.
Dassen- one bedroom unit (sleeps 2) - seafront, with garden views
One double bed and two single beds in open plan room. Linen supplied. En-suite bathroom with shower, basin and toilet. Bath towels and hairdryers supplied. Kitchenette with built-in table with two chairs and TV / DStv decoder in open plan room. Garden view. Outdoor barbecue / lapa. Secure on-site free parking.
Jutten- one bedroom unit (sleeps 2) - seafront, with sea views
One double bed, round table with two chairs and TV / DStv decoder in room on top floor (loft room). Linen supplied. Stairs. En-suite bathroom with bath, basin and toilet in loft room. Bath towels and hairdryers supplied. Kitchenette on ground floor (under the stairs). Stunning sea view from loft room and front door in the kitchen. Outdoor barbecue / lapa. Secure on-site free parking.
Malgas- one bedroom unit (sleeps 2) - seafront, with garden views
One double bed in bedroom on top floor (loft room). Linen supplied. En-suite bathroom with shower, basin and toilet in loft room. Bath towels and hairdryers supplied. One sleeper coach, round table with two chairs, TV / DStv decoder in lounge/open plan kitchenette on ground floor. Stairs. Outdoor barbecue / lapa. Secure on-site free parking.
Meeuw- one bedroom unit (sleeps 2) - seafront, with sea views
One double bed in bedroom. Linen supplied. One sleeper coach, round table with two chairs and TV / DStv decoder in lounge. Shower, basin and toilet. Bath towels and hairdryers supplied. Kitchenette. Ground floor. Stunning sea view from bedroom and lounge. Outdoor barbecue /lapa. Secure on-site free parking.
PLACES TO VISIT
Jacobsbaai is situated about 145km (1½ hours drive) from Cape Town and about 8km north of Saldanha Bay. It is centrally situated to explore the breathtaking West Coast region and attractions. There are lots to explore in the neighbouring towns, all less than a 30 minutes drive from Jacobsbaai. Some of the “must sees” while you are here, are the Rocherpan Nature Reserve near Velddrift, Cape Columbine Nature Reserve and the Columbine Lighthouse, the West Coast National Park and the Fossil Park - all offer an insight in the natural history of this area.
Be sure not to miss the most scenic time of the year to visit Jacobsbaai for an unforgettable personal experience of our majestic flowers from August to October. A botanist’s dream, with free veld displays every year! There are 1200 indigenous plants in the area. Wildlife such as small wild cat, Duiker, grysbok and steenbok, are common sightings in Jacobsbaai. It is a birdwatcher’s paradise with over 200 species of birds, including the spotted eagle and owl. Between March and November, whales and dolphins are regular visitors to the bays of Jacobsbaai.
Jacobsbaai is a fisherman’s haven with the azure Atlantic Ocean providing an abundance of seafood like crayfish, hottentot, galjoen, white steenbras and black mussels. You will find fresh crayfish in season, normally from November to January. Visit the fishing boats on the beach as they arrive back with their morning’s catch.
The area offers spectacular hiking along the scenic coastline. Nature walks, bird watching and the multiflower extravaganza during spring are all part of the West Coast experience. When the wanderlust sets in, the 17km hiking trail between Swartriet and Tietiesbaai, is a good option to satisfy your curiosity of the equally gorgeous surrounding bays. Golf, sailing, deep-sea fishing, underwater diving, horse riding, organised boat trips and romantic sunset cruises can be arranged. Other activities in the area include windsurfing, sailing and canoeing.