St Helena Bay Break-Aways
Whatever your self-catering requirements, be it for a honeymoon, family vacation, get-away with friends or a business trip, we are confident that you’ll find a house/cottage/apartment to suit your needs at St Helena Bay Break-Aways.
We have something for everyone – shoestring, budget, middle-of-the-road, luxury and all-the-bells-and-whistles.
St Helena Bay is a beautiful, tranquil town on the West Coast in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Its 31 km stretch of coastline boasts 18 bays, three working harbors, stunning beaches and rock formations. It is also the only area in the Southern Hemisphere where the sun rises and sets across the bay, making for breathtaking viewing. Dolphins visit the bay in search of food and the calm waters give shelter to southern whales that come to mate and calve in the second half of the year. They can easily be seen from the shore. St Helena Bay is a popular tourist destination, particularly during the spring wild flower season from mid August to September. After good rains the fields are bedecked in the bright colours of myriad flowers, making it a great destination for a winter vacation.
Ancient granite hills and boulders form a backdrop to the town and offer amazing sea views while the pristine white stretches of beach are perfect for scenic walks and even a refreshing dip in the Atlantic. Don’t forget to bring your fishing gear – this is an angler’s paradise! Our quiet bay is ideal for kayaking/canoeing and if you’re into kite-surfing, brave the winds in Langebaan, only a 30-minute drive away. Bird enthusiasts will find plenty of species to observe and record in their logbooks. Bring your bicycle to enjoy the local cycling routes, walking shoes for the various hiking trails or go horse riding on the beach. Swing a club on the golf course at Shelley Point or pamper yourself at the spa in the Wellness Centre. Worth a visit is the monument on the actual site of Vasco da Gama’s arrival, the Cape Columbine Lighthouse (19.7 km from St Helena Bay), and the West Coast Fossil Park outside Vredenburg.
We can’t wait to welcome you to the beautiful West Coast!