Struisbaai is a gorgeous seaside retreat, located very near to the southernmost point of the African continent at L’Agulhas.
Founded in 1448 by Bartolomeus Dias, he named this remarkable seaside haven, Aquada da Sao Jorge. The Dutch version of this name is Vogel Struys Baay – meaning Big Bird Bay.
For years Struisbaai was no more than a humble fishing village. For years the fishing was fantastic. It is this fact, and Struisbaai’s 14km unspoiled beach stretches that gained the attention of all the people that call Struisbaai home today.
Besides from being one of the most popular destinations along this coast for anglers, Struisbaai also offers huge waves for surfing and body boarding. An ever popular day trip is out to the longest continuous stretch of white sand beach in South Africa - the Plaat.
The quaint little harbour is filled with busy fishing boats and quayside anglers. Pleasure and angling cruises depart from here as well. So here’s your chance to experience a day in the shoes of a real fisherman. The fishermen's cottages at ‘Hotagterklip’ have all been National Monuments and the village retains its proud heritage in age-old fashion.
With all the necessary amenities nearby, including some great restaurants and pubs, Struisbaai makes a convenient and comfortable holiday destination with easy access to the Overberg wine route, Dyers Island Great White viewing, Cape Agulhas Lighthouse and awesome whale watching viewpoints of course.
Struisbaai is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places along the South African coast. Here the water is almost always warm and crystal clear. If you are looking for peace and tranquillity, open beaches, and a whopping good holiday, this is definitely the place to go.
And to round off the day, after the African sun has taken its toll, do venture onto the beach to watch the stars and enjoy the cool night air, as they light up the South African sky like a million diamonds on fire – a true sight to behold.