Struisbaai accommodation self catering, bed and breakfast and guest houses

Struisbaai accommodation establishments, situated just 8km before the southernmost tip of Africa at Cape Agulhas and 34km from Bredasdorp, offer visitors a variety of Struisbaai self catering accommodation holiday houses, cottages, guest houses and bed and breakfast venues. Struisbaai is renowned for its 14km stretch of pure white sandy beach and crystal clear water with its brilliant colour, stretching all the way to the holiday town of Arniston / Waenhuiskrans.

Struisbaai accommodation

Struisbaai South Africa

Visiting Cape Agulhas

Struisbaai Visitors Guide

Contact Us Details:
Main Road
Struisbaai
7285
Western Cape
South Africa
Telephone: 028 435 7476
Cellphone: 073 618 6389
E-mail: info@gotostruisbaai.co.za

Struisbaai Accommodation South Africa About the Town

Struisbaai south africa

Visitors will mainly come to Struisbaai for the varied water sports, although there are plenty of other attractions that will keep everyone happy. One can kayak, board sail and kite sail, walk on the long stretch of beach and collect shells, and safely swim in the ocean. There is almost a subtropical feel to the beach, with crystal clear water. During the holiday season, organized entertainment is offered on the beach as well as in town. There are quite a few Struisbaai self catering accommodation venues, Bed and Breakfast establishments and guest houses as well as a caravan park alongside the ocean that comes with chalets. Some good restaurants can be found, as well as lots of shell shops. Struisbaai enjoys a Mediterranean climate, and with its natural beauty and unspoilt environment, visitors will always be drawn to this small coastal town.

If you enjoy nature and walking, you will love the many hiking trails that can be found that meander through fynbos vegetation and some beautiful dunes, and that also give one the opportunity to whale watch. There are some spectacular fynbos nature reserves. The fynbos is part of the Cape Floral Kingdom and has more than 8500 species of exquisitely flowering plants. It is at its most splendid from autumn to springtime. Mountain biking is another way to enjoy the wildlife, birdlife and of course the fynbos. One can also spot ostrich along with merino sheep and dairy cattle on the low shrub covered terrain which borders the sandy coastline. There are also many seabirds including sandpipers, cormorants, gannets and seagulls.

About 4 km from Struisbaai lies Cape Agulhas, which is the southernmost point of Africa. The Atlantic and Indian Ocean meet at this point. The coast here is named 'the graveyard of ships' because at least 130 ships have gone aground over the years. Portuguese seafarers christened Cape Agulhas 'Cabo das Agulhas', meaning 'Cape of Needles', because at this point the compass needle shows no deviation between magnetic north and true north. There is a lighthouse that was built in 1848 where one can climb the 71 steps to the top for a wonderful view. This lighthouse is the second oldest working lighthouse in South Africa, and there are showpieces from shipwrecks on display at the lighthouse's museum. Scuba diving can also be done to explore the spectacular wreck sites.