Explore where the Indian Ocean and the Breede River meet.
Experience friendly village life that offers food for the soul and a place to simply relax and unwind. Situated at the mouth of the Breede River, Witsand offers 4km of white sandy beaches, surrounded by magnificent species of Cape Fynbos.
The central feature of the Witsand area is the magnificent Breede River, one of the largest navigable rivers in South Africa and a birdwatchers’ paradise.
Witsand is known as THE whale nursery of Southern Africa due to the record number of Southern Right Whales that migrate to San Sebastian Bay annually between June and November. It is the best land-based vantage point from which to view these 58 ton gentle giants of the sea.
It is also an important breeding ground for rare birds and home to the Blue Crane, South Africa’s national bird. The surrounding Indian Ocean and Breede River, the country’s largest river estuary, offer an abundance of water-sports and fishing.
Every year Witsand serves as the finish for the Heidelberg to Witsand marathon and half-marathon road running race.
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