By coincidence, on my very first visit to Witsand (Western Cape) I got to meet Mr Ugene Beukes, a local fisherman, that was just arriving from a fishing ride and was happy to sell us some fish after unloading his latest catch. We, the buyers, were excited: fish could get that fresher and dinner for that night was now being planned.Price: Cob at R35...more
A visit to Jongensfontein via vermaaklikheid and blombos will be a wonderful experience, if arriving in the summer bring swimwear as Jongensfontein has a tidal pool....In Jongensfontein drive along main road past shop almost till where tar road ends you will find it.Jongensfontein has stunning scenery, great also for photography, amazing sunrise...more
Whitsand is a very small town just to the east of the "De Hoop Nature Reserve".The shore is very flat and when it's low tide the water gives way to a big sandy beach. It's a bit tricky, however, because you see the waves breaking far away from you and you wouldn't expect the water to get all the way to you! Be careful, it's very fast and you cannot...more
This ferry in Malgas is the fastest way to get from Witsand to the "De Hoop Naturreserve".It's acctually pulled by only two men and no engine! And there is space for only 2 cars.In the plants along the river there are hundreds of shiny red birds! A big contrast to the green plants!!more
Protea Road, , Witsand, Western Cape
Well, from this little restaurant you would have a great view of the sea if the windows were clean... But I guess that's from the wind and sea water...This little restaurant is a bit low life. However, it lies beautifully at the end of the town just at the beach. But it's a bit dirty and smelly! And the food you get isn't really exciting!more
quote:"The Breede River (also known as Bree River), is a river in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Travelling inland north from Cape Town, the river runs in a west to east direction, the surrounding western mountains thus forming the first continental divide experienced by European settlers in the 1700s [...]"in Wikipedia.url:...more
Notice for Fishing Boats: those sand banks (visible on the pictures) on Breede River' estuary are considered dangerous for the navigation.