With the cold and rainy winter season swiftly moving in over the Western Cape, the warm beach days are replaced by road trips exploring this beautiful Province we are so blessed to call home. Why not make your next road trip up the West Coast to St Helena Bay. Here the locals’ hospitality is enough to warm up even the coldest winter days.
Situated 150km North of Cape Town lies the picturesque fishing village of St Helena Bay, which is not only renowned for the area’s rich history but also its natural scenic beauty.
The unspoiled beaches make this a playground for surfers, canoeists and yachtsmen. Fed by the Bunguela Current, St Helena is also one of the world’s best fishing spots and a paradise for bird watchers. With the bay’s calm waters and plenitude of fish, dolphins and southern right whales are often spotted off the coastline.
When it comes to dining, you will find a wide variety of restaurants. From cozy corner coffee shops to stunning beach front restaurants, bistros and take away shops, there is something for everyone’s taste.
Don’t miss out on the Sunday buffets at Die See Ster Kombuis and JP’s Grill & Bistro, daily specials and live entertainment “with a view” at the Alegria restaurant or if you feel like a light meal with entertainment for the kids, St Helena Nursery is the place for you. If having a meal while watching the sunset on the beach is more to your liking, why not order through Coastal Eats’ new ordering app.
Follow these local businesses on Facebook to stay up to date with daily specials, buffet menus, and entertainment lineups. Make this winter season one of exploring. Take a road trip, make some memories and support local!