Stilbaai Travel Guide

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Stilbaai Things to Do

  • Blombos near Stilbaai

    Archeological site get info from Stilbaai tourism, from June to October the Blombos area has a beautiful *FYNBOS* flower route .

  • A bridge over the river Goukou

    The river Goukou is a great place for bird watching and also offers many sports. The Goukou River is the only river in the area that is navigable for 15km

  • The not so blue flag beaches

    Due to all the floods that we had experienced, the beaches are not looking too good at the moment, but I am sure that by the time that the December school holidays start, they will be in their usual pristine condition again.

  • Sight seeing & Eels

    The small, but active fishing harbour is a wonderful attraction. The harbour is used especially by small concerns. Primarily Hake and Cob are sold here.Fresh fish may be bought at the harbour. See the remnants of an extinct culture. The ancient fishtraps are circular stone structures that the Khoi-San created hundreds of years ago to catch fish at...

  • Boat trips

    You can book for boat trips at the fynbos centre..little shop next to hairdresser. You can just go for the ride, or go fishing.

  • Visit the Harbour

    Visit this lovely small harbour,Buy fresh fish here, watch the fishermen come out with their catch, watch birds having a feast...

  • TOUCH RUGBY december

    Come and enjoy touch rugby during december, contact tourism for dates each year( this year 2007 the touch rugby will be on 26 december, its usually on east side of the river at the river mouth, for info to write in to take part call +27 (0) 8600 86824) or see the web

  • Activities in Stilbaai

    Plane flips contact Andre' +27287558303Pedal boats contact Henk +27287542352Blombos horse trails contact +27287131081Walks with a guide contact +27724480604The picture is of the tidal pool at Jongensfontein 10 km from Stilbaai.

  • Picnic or Braai at silbaai river( west)

    On the west side of stilbaai river are Braai facility and cemented tables for picnic, There is also take away eats available., or take your own braai.

  • Reins Nature Reserve

    Reins is situated along the garden route... it has a quaint little church so you can come and get married romantic!!!The coastline here is breathtakingly beautiful.Rein's Coastal Nature Reserve is situated between Stilbaai and GouritsmondMossel Bay is only 40km from Rein's Coastal Nature Reserve

  • visit Fransmanshoek

    Part of the website I have given is in Afrikaans, but this is a historial area The web site also shows a map

  • Jongensfontein( a must visit!)

    Jongensfontein, South Africa, located next to Stilbaai on the scenic South Cape coast’s Garden Route, is a seaside village offering the ideal holiday by the sea.


    Blue Flag is an exclusive international eco-label awarded to beaches in 24 countries across Europe and South Africa, and is a symbol of high environmental standards and good sanitary and safety facilities. It encompasses highly qualified lifesavers, management of beach activities and compliance with recreational bathing water quality, as well as...

  • Whale watching!!!

    Between July and October the whales visit the coast between Stilbaai and Jongensfontein in large numbers. Excellent vantage points for whale watching are available. The whales can be observed from the restaurants at Lappiesbaai and from the harbour.

  • Hiking routes along the coast

    Hiking routes along the coast, next to the river and through the Nature Reserve are available and very popular. Five hiking trails of between 2 and 5 hours are available.Overnight route are presently being planned.

  • Day Trip:Explore Agulhas

    Explore Agulhas, the southern-most point of Africa. Go to the historical towns of Swellendam and Bredasdorp. In Bredasdorp visit a candle factory and a factory which dries and exports indigenous flowers.

  • Day Trips:Eden Country Area

    Albertinia, Riversdale, Heidelberg and Witsand. This area includes many activities, such as guided tours to various fynbos export farms, while scenic areas such as the Korente/Vette River Dam offer peace and tranquility. Grootvadersbosch, a beautiful indiginous forest just outside Heidelberg is also included.

  • Day Trip:Witsand via Blombos and...

    Witsand via Blombos and Vermaaklikheid where beautifully renovated cottages can be seen. Cross the Breede River at Malgas with the famous pontoon ferry - the only operational one of its kind in South Africa

  • Day Trip:Visit the Aloe factory in...

    Visit the Aloe factory in Albertinia. Watch, or experience, bungi jumping at the Gouritz River bridge. Explore Mossel Bay's historical tourist attractions such as the Maritime Museum, The Old Post Tree and many others.

  • Braai at Jongensfontein tidal pool

    you can buy a cheap braai grid at the supermarkets and there is place to make a Braai at the Jongensfontein tidal pool, there is a table with chairs( cemented in ) , or take your picnic basket and enjoy the scenery, there are also toilets here with a basic cold water shower for after swimming, or even if you just on the road and need to refresh!! (...

  • Flower Routes

    Nature reserves, and flower routes to see beautiful flowers, also see Jongensfontein and Blombos, between June and November some beautiful flowers to see


Stilbaai Restaurants

  • Visarend Restaurant in Plant Nursery

    This is a very affordable restaurant, you can bring the whole family as they even have a play room for small children and someone to watch them, so the whole family can enjoy their evening!!!!!!!They have Rugby at the bar.Prices are very good and I would advise bookings in season. They are open for special occasions and you can make bookings for...

  • makes yummie eisbein

    makes good food, choose a meal thats got hot vegtables included then you can taste the way we eat veg in SA NB: this restaurant has now moved to Riversdal EISBEIN!!

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Stilbaai Shopping

  • Fresh Fruit and veg

    This is a small shop selling fresh fruit and veg, sometimes they buy from locals and you are lucky to buy really fresh onions, spinach and carrots..cheaper than the supermarkets.

  • Second hand clothing ( really cheap)

    A shop selling second hand clothing, blankets and a few other odds and ends...Very Cheap as proceeds go to welfare.

  • Fresh Fish at Harbour

    Here if you lucky and the boats have been out you can buy fresh fish at the harbour,Usually much cheaper than you would buy elsewhere.


Stilbaai Warnings and Dangers

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    please protect our wildlife

    by nora_south_africa Updated Mar 10, 2007

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    These black snakes are not poisoness, please dont drive over them .They can sometimes be seen lie on roads

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Stilbaai General

  • Meeting the locals

    Drive around at sunset and you will meet many locals. The wildlife variety that is, we met some dassies, a deer and her baby, a loerie and this young lass.

  • Getting into trouble at sea?

    You need not worry, the NSRI has an office right here so they will be with you rather quickly in case of need.

  • Historical houses Stilbaai

    Stilbaai has some lovely old historical houses... , some on beach near harbour and others on east side on way to lappiesbaai beach opposite ( the lofts) or caravan park


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