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PLACES TO SEE

Places to see on the Cape West Coast & Sandveld

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Places to see in The Sandveld & The Cape West Coast

Spoil yourself and your loved ones and take off to the Sandveld Dorpshuys in Redelinghuys for an experience which will bring you closer to nature than ever before. Experience the hospitality of the Sandveld, the wonderful fireside chats, beautiful sunsets, birds and small game. There truly is something for everyone including absolute peace and tranquillity which you will find nowhere else. Explore towns close by and return to Sandveld Dorpshuys for a delicious hearty meal around a blazing fire and share your day amongst friends. Life doesn't get better than this ... does it?

Aurora | Citrusdal | Elandsbaai | Lambert's Bay | Paternoster | Redelinghuys | Saldanha | St Helena | Veldrif

Aurora

Aurora

The word Aurora means daybreak and it is known as a very small & relaxing village situated in the middle of the Sandveld. This area can look very dry is the summer but when winter rain washes over this magnificent place it is turned into an abundant flower area.

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Citrusdal

Citrusdal

Citrusdal is situated between the magnificent Kouebokkeveld and Swartberg Mountains, and is most certainly one of the most beautiful sights that a trip to the West Coast has to offer. Essentially a farming area, this town is one of the most viable agricultural areas in South Africa with it's enormous production of export citrus fruit.

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Elandsbaai

Elandsbaai

This seaside resort is a paradise for surfers, seafood connoisseurs and birdwatchers. The variety of different soil types ensures prolific flora during spring when the flowers change the area into paradise. Caves in the vicinity of the town produced valuable archeological finds from the different inhabitants over time. The magnificent Verlorenvlei which flows into the Atlantic Ocean at Eland's Bay is a haven for about 240 bird species.

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Jacobsbaai

Jacobsbaai

Jacobsbaai is a small picturesque fishing village situated between Vredenburg and Saldanha. It has only one small café and a restaurant and definitely not meant for the energetic adrenaline seeking adventurist. Long lazy days on the beach are the order of the day in this beautiful bay.

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Lamberts Bay

Lamberts Bay

This picturesque seaside village offers a world in one and must be amongst the ultimate seaside villages to visit.

With more than 205 bird species to view on nearby Bird Island (accessible by boat) and the Southern Right whales which come close into shore during the calving season, this little jewel will keep you coming back for more and more.

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Paternoster

Paternoster

Paternoster is possibly the most scenic and romantic fishing village on the Cape West Coast, reminiscent of a typical Mediterranean seaside village. Azure blue waters, lime washed seaside cottages, delicious seafood delicacies from the ocean and crisp ice cold white wine complete the perfect picture.

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Piketberg

Piketberg

Piketberg may seem an insignificant town to visit when planning your trip to the Sandveld but don't be misled by the fact that you may have heard that there's nothing to see and do in this picturesque little town in the platteland. Besides offering the most spectacular views from the scenic mountain drive up Versveld mountain pass, Piketberg offers a host of activities for the outdoor enthusiasts.

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Saldanha Bay

Saldanha Bay

Saldanha Bay is situated approximately 140Km from Cape Town on the picturesque West Coast Road (R27). The town of Saldanha Bay was built on one of the largest natural bays on our African coast, but development only truly got underway once a pipeline providing fresh water from the Berg River was laid to the town.

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St Helena

St Helena

A bustling fishing harbour, in a tranquil country village. This beautiful bay is a birdwatchers' paradise and home to whales and dolphins all year round, with magnificent flowers in late winter and spring.

Attractions

• Flowers in season
• Whale watching
• Dolphins
• Traditional West Coast food

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Redelinghuys in the Sandveld

Redelinghuys in the Sandveld

Redelinhuys lies 190 km in a North Westerly direction from Cape Town and is better known as the heart of the potato producing kingdom of the Western Cape. Ask anyone in the know and you'll be told "Sandveld potatoes are best!".

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Rocherpan Nature Reserve

Rocherpan Nature Reserve

Rocherpan Nature Reserve lies 25 km north of Velddrif on the Cape west coast, and comprises 914 ha. The reserve, which was established in 1967, consists largely of a seasonal vlei which is usually dry between March and June. The adjacent section of the Atlantic Ocean was declared a marine reserve in 1988.

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Veldrif

Veldrif

This picturesque fishing village is where the mighty Berg River finds its way into the ocean. Birders and fishing hotspot, Veldrif offers ideal family fun for a day trip. Renowned for Bokkoms (salted and sundried harders), enjoy boating, sailing fabulous little art and antique shops as well as studios, restaurants and interesting eateries along the banks of the river.

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