Strandkombuis is the perfect getaway if you're looking to escape the urban sprawl for a few days; and the ideal base from which to explore this spectacular region.
The West Coast - our weskus - includes five diverse regions, each with its own unique attractions.
A short walk along the beach from us you'll find the town of Yzerfontein, an urban conservancy with natural unspoilt fynbos, spectacular sunsets, and views of Dassen Island and Table Mountain. Popular with surfers and windsurfers, there's plenty to do on and off the water... walk the coastline, go fishing, take a boat from the harbour, explore the local 4x4 and mountain bike trails...
The nearby olive farms and wine farms of Swartland are word class. Our Haviside Dolphins in the bay are joined from July to December by migrating whales. And every year in the spring, the flowers on the West Coast put on a show that will take your breath away. And Strandkombuis is no exception. Our coastal strandveld and fynbos put on their own spectacular display after the winter rains.
We are just a few minutes’ walk from the West Coast National Park, and the whole area - and Strandkombuis in particular - is a birding paradise. Strandkombuis is a member of BirdLife South Africa, and you'll find us on the Swartland Birding Route. We are keen birders ourselves, and our restaurant deck looks out over a salt pan that attracts coastal and wetland species of birds in the winter, with the rains, and a rich variety of different species in the summer, when the pans are dry, increasing the salinity.
Continue up the coast, with its spectacular seascapes, magnificent lagoons and historic fishing villages, to explore Saldanha, Jacobsbaai, Langebaan, Paternoster, and St Helena Bay. And if you're planning to drive the West Coast Way and see it all - ! - stop in with us on the way up and on the way back.
We could fill dozens of pages with our favourite things to do and see - food and drink, water sports, hiking, fishing, birding, mountain biking, 4x4 trails, heritage and nature trails. Follow the links on this page to get you started, and if you're planning a trip, get in touch with us.