Struisbaai is a coastal settlement about two hundred kilometres south east of Cape Town, and four kilometres from Cape Agulhas, the southernmost point of the African continent.
The town is an old fishing village which for many years sported a beautiful natural harbour. Some development has taken place since then but Struisbaai is still relatively untouched by the rigours of over-development. Many fishermen still reside in the village but it is now known better for its leisure activities, which include fishing, horseriding, hiking, paintball, quadbiking and diving.
Struisbaai has the longest white sand beach in the Southern Hemisphere – 14km along a aquamarine blue sea. Feel free to visit the port and buy delicious fresh fish from the fishermen.
From May to November the Southern Right Whale uses the bay as a nursery during calving season and visitors flock to Struisbaai to witness these magnificent mammals. This beautiful area also serves as inspiration to artists and photographers.
Struisbaai hosts the annual Geelstertfees which revolves around foodstalls, artists and musical performers.
Other top attractions in the town include the colourful, bustling Struisbaai Harbour where visitors can see the traditional fisherman bring in their daily catch.
Also not to be missed, is the resident stingray Parrie making an appearance.
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