Struisbaai

Struisbaai (“Ostrich Bay”) is a vision of restored whitewashed fisherman’s cottages and colourful fishing boats set against a turquoise sea. It is rapidly growing in popularity among holidaymakers, especially those who wish to avoid the crowds. The 14-km continuous white beach of Struisbaai is one of the longest beaches in the Southern Hemisphere. According to legend, the name refers to the ostriches that were once found in the area.

Adventure And Sport

Harbour: The small harbour was built in 1859 and was deepened and improved in 1990. It is mainly used by fishing boats and ski boats.

Entertainment And Shopping

Shell Shops: Various shops sell the treasures deposited on the beaches by the sea on their own or use them to manufacture little fantasy sculptures.

History And Architecture

Anglican Church: This thatched church is a national monument and is becoming increasingly popular as a venue for wedding functions.

Hotagterklip Cottages: These restored fishermen’s cottages at the entrance of Struisbaai were built by early fishermen

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