Witsand Travel Guide

  • The View over the River's mouth
    The View over the River's mouth
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  • Mario and Anri
    Mario and Anri
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  • Mr Ugene Beukes, the fisherman, and myself
    Mr Ugene Beukes, the fisherman, and...
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Witsand Things to Do

  • Buying Cob fish in Witsand

    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...

  • Visit Jongensfontein

    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...

  • Photography

    this small village is excellent for photography! you will be able to take the most beautiful photos here also stunning sunrise and sunsets..

  • Whale Watching

    Whale watching is excellent in this small village, they love it here! usually from June till November but I have seen whales during May and still during December, so you may just be lucky if you come these times.

  • Whale Watching

    Whale watching is excellent in this small village, they love it here! usually from June till November but I have seen whales during May and still during December, so you may just be lucky if you come these times.

  • Good fishing in sea

    Witsand has very good fishing for sea, even if you have a speed boat.So if you love fishing then please bring your equipment and dont forget you need a license for sea fishing in South Africa, available at most post offices

  • swimming in sea

    Swimming I would advise from November to March, other times the water is for most people too cold for swimming, watch out for swimming right at river mouth....SHARKS! love it there.

  • Enjoy Fynbos plant life

    Here is a wonderful variety of Fynbos, especially if you travel via Blombos to Jongensfontien, its at some times of the year a really wonderful flower route, we love to go in July.

  • Braai or Picnic

    this area is wonderful to have an outdoor meal, Braai or Picnic.Its a fishing village so you might even find fresh fish for a fish BBQ...stunning views

  • Long beach walks

    lovely sand dunes, you can take lovely long walks on this beach...take beach shoes with that will walk on loose sand as the sand can get very HOT!!!you might find your feet burning.

  • Whitsand

    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...

  • Ferry in Malgas

    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!!


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Witsand Restaurants

  • fresh seafood

    There is a restaurant on the beach at Witsand, not sure of its name but will put pictures on my tip, you cant miss it, at the parking area of the beach. Here you can get fresh seafood, witsand is a fishermans village so fish and seafood usually fresh here.

  • Not very exciting!

    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!

  • African Style

    This restaurant is part of the hotel in Whitsand. It has a great atmosphere with the thached roof and the open fire! It's right at the border of the river!The food is absolutely delicious! There is a great variety of meals! Sea food, ostrich, european, african...


Witsand Local Customs

  • The Breede River

    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:...

  • Getting the boat out of the Breede River

    Getting the boat out of the Breede River in Witsand.Set of five sequential pictures being show on this Tip.

  • There's a portuguese street in Witsand

    Being myself a portuguese, I was happily surprised when found that there is a Portugueseesstr (a portuguese street) in Witsand ..:)-Mario-


Witsand Warnings and Dangers

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    Dangerous Sand Banks

    by MarioPortugal Updated Aug 19, 2010

    Notice for Fishing Boats: those sand banks (visible on the pictures) on Breede River' estuary are considered dangerous for the navigation.

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    • Fishing

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  • Anri - my "adopted" niece.

    Anri, my "adopted" niece from the Western Cape, and I pose for picture shot. Anri shows a feather she had just found on the beach.- Witsand, Western Cape, South Africa, in February 2010.

  • Mixed Colours on the portrait

    Mixed Colours on the portraitLight Blue from the Sky.Darker Blue from the Ocean & RiverYellow from the Sand.Green from the vegetation.check out the attached pictures.

  • Directions provided to some World...

    Directions for some of the world capitals may be gotten in Witsand.Check out the attached pictures.One just needs to follow the sign to get into New York or London (for instance).


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