Struisbaai, Cape Agulhas

Start your South African holiday in the little town of Struisbaai, which is home to many popular fishing spots, and plenty of catered and self-catering Struisbaai accommodation on the beach. When asked to describe Struisbaai, many refer to the pretty little white-washed fishermen’s houses at the entrance to the village - the ‘Hotagterklip cottages’ - that have been restored and are now mostly holiday homes, despite their being national monuments, as a showcase for the area.

And it’s true that these, together with the white sands of the beach here that stretch right the way from Struisbaai to Arniston, are a good representation of what makes Struisbaai so attractive to visitors, who mainly flock here for the water sports. On most days it is easy to launch a kayak, a small boat or rubber dingy off the beach; and board and kite sailing are particularly good here.

Langezandt is a 93 hectare coastal estate within Struisbaai. The development lies on the border of the De Mond Nature Reserve right on the long beach of Struisbaai and is notable because it has maintained the region’s beautiful architectural heritage by only allowing the erection of houses that follow the design of original fishermen’s cottages. It also intends building a Prayer Park for Africa - a five hectare park that will be a place of solitude that all can visit when in the area for moments of quiet.

Struisbaai’s quirky little harbour, originally built in 1959 but enlarged in 1990, serves both fishing and ski boats for the myriad visitors to the town during holiday season, and the Anglican Church, also a restored national monument, is worth a visit. It is often the venue for small weddings and local services.

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Verified reviewvery good

My family and I have visited this magnificent coastal town every year, for the past 3 years and nothing ever gets old. The sandy, white beaches are lovely to walk across in the early morning and the sea breeze is something so calming. The fact that it's such a small town, makes it even better, so it's always peaceful and quiet. The restaurants there are very nice to eat at, especially Aviators. The Ice-Cream at the Caltex is to die for and the people are oh so friendly. A person really does feel welcomed or accustomed to this small town, as soon as you get there. :)

Carlene de Friedland (Cape Town )

Verified reviewexcellent

Struisbaai - Fisherman's Village - A definitely must visit for an experience out of this world and memories that will last a lifetime! Thank you!

K SMITS (Potchefstroom North West)

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