Still Bay is a beautiful resort town off the beaten track and is probably the safest holiday destination in South Africa. You can quite easily spot whales here during the migration period. But whales are not the only creatures that Still Bay is famous for. Eels populate the streams that run close and through the town and some say the eels are so tame that you can feed them by hand.
The best place to see the eels are in the streams in front of the historical "Paling-gat" house, one of the two national monuments in Still Bay. The Still Bay houses are great examples of the unique "Strandveld" architecture. Another point of interest are the old fish-traps that the Still Bay locals use to catch fish. These traps are no more than stonewalls constructed between the high water and low-water marks. When the tide gets low, the fish are trapped in the pools and are easily caught.
During peak tourist season Still Bay is alive with sunbathers, swimmers, and fishermen. Tours are available to Melkhoudsfontein, where most of the occupants are descendants of the Khoi-San, who were the original inhabitants. Close to the settlement is a small botanical garden named "Soete Inval". In this garden are most of the herbs that the Khoi have been using for ages for medicinal and cooking purposes.
The family home Reggetrou is situated on an awesome spot next to the river. Three double bedrooms plus one bedroom with 5 single beds, sleeping 11 to 12 people. Three bathrooms; 2 x bath and toilet and 1 x shower and toilet.
Outside shower for rinsing off sea and river sand and great braai (barbeque) facilities. Electric stove, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine and television (dish and decoder, please bring your own smart card). Pillows, duvets, sheets and towels will be provided. Please bring own beach towels.
Perfectly situated for people with boats, right next to the jetty.
Very safe for children.
Attractions & Activities
whale and dolphin watching
safe swimming beaches
fishing (sea & river)
horse riding (5km)
golf courses (Still bay and Eden on the Bay)
walking trails in nature reserve
centre of town (2km)
medical facilities (2km)