Jacobsbaai, Cape West Coast

Jacobsbaai, situated midway between Vredenburg and Saldanha Bay, is an isolated, traditional Cape West Coast Village. Strict building restrictions in the town have preserved the breathtaking 2 kilometers of coastline, boasting 7 individual bays and lime washed houses against an azure blue sea.

Most of the roads are gravel roads which keeps traffic at snails pace which has resulted in a peaceful little resort town, ideal for a weekend getaway or relaxing holiday. Jacobsbaai is well known for its abundance of seafood and the magnificent dislay of wild flowers that transform the lanscape of this West Coast paradise every year from late winter to spring. (July to September).

Jacobsbaai's seven individual bays are Kwaaibaai which is popular with surfers, Jacobsbaai, Smalbaai and Moerie se baai which are great for launching boats from and Bamboesbaai and Toothrock are used for diving, fishing and cray-fishing.

For water sports enthusiasts, boating, fishing and diving are the main activities. For hikers there are coastal hiking trails and dune riding is a favourite with the more adventurous. For the less adventurous, Jacobsbaai is popular for whale watching and bird-lovers will be rewarded with an abundance of birdlife found in this unspoilt resort town.

Additional Reading

For more info about Jacobsbaai see our articles on the SA Travel News Blog:
Discovering the West Coast's Jacobsbaai
Jacobsbaai in the spring

Travellers' Reviews

2 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewvery good

There are few little Gems still left where it is safe to walk and cycle, far away from the hustle yet close enough to Shopping mall should you need anything. The beauty and tranquility of the area make it a natures paradise. The Whales can be seen right through the year as they calve in St Helena bay. The most beautiful season is in Winter from May to September when the flowers are in season. It is also not too cold and although you have a few rainy days here and there, the weather is balmy and the wind is fairly quiet. If it is cold, get under a blanket with a log fire and have some great wines from the area, or get into the car and visit nearby towns and just explore. It is lush green in winter. The summers are hot and although windy it is still a perfect destination to get to being close to Cape Town 140km.

October 2014

Priscilla Meintjes (Vredenburg)

Verified reviewvery good

A great place to kick back and unwind. There is very little to do in the town itself besides relax, take long walks while admiring the waves crashing against the rocks on the beach, and eat delicious seafood ... Langebaan is a short (ish) drive away and there's lots to do there if you'd like to take a break from all of the relaxation.

June 2008

Stef (Cape Town)

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