Struisbaai, Western Cape, South Africa
Did you know that Struisbaai holds the title for having the longest stretch of beach in the Southern Hemisphere?
Directions to Stuisbaai lead you off the N2 and onto the R316 on a scenic route that is blissfully uncongested and literally traffic-free.
Other than being known for its pristine white sandy beaches that stretch all the way to Arniston, Struisbaai is also known for its thriving fishing community many who have been in the industry for generations.
The picture-perfect settlements of Hotagterklip and Molshoop are characterized by their authentic and beautifully preserved thatch roof houses as well as the smiling faces of the local community. Struisbaai Harbour is always a colourful mixture of people, laughter and activity. The multi-coloured boats bring in freshly caught fish nearly every day and they, along with the now resident stingrays, are delightful attractions of the town.
The sheltered bay offers watersport and ocean-based activities that include angling, whale watching, kite surfing, kayaking, diving and swimming and you are almost always guaranteed an azure coloured ocean and a fun-filled day.
Other than spending time in-and-around the ocean, there are many things to do in Struisbaai. Bordering the De Mond Nature Reserve there are hiking, trail running and MTB opportunities aplenty.
The restaurants in Struisbaai specialise in fresh seafood and many visitors have been known to drive for hours to spend a day in the area just to enjoy melt-in-the-mouth ‘catch-of-the-day’ and other ocean favourites.
Many visitors on their way to Agulhas fall in love with Struisbaai and immediately find themselves accommodation for a night or two so that they can spend more time experiencing this tranquil Overberg destination.
For those looking to relocate, the property market includes lovely houses and plots of land where you can build your dream home. A visit to the local estate agents in Struisbaai is an added thing to do while in the area even if you are still in the initial dream-phase of such a move.