Struisbaai is an unbelievably picturesque coastal village located in the Overberg region of the Western Cape, South Africa. Just 4 kms from Cape Agulhas, Struisbaai is close to the southernmost tip of Africa. A deep-rooted fishing village which has many sights and activities to offer visitors. The old white-washed fishermen cottage's at the entrance to Struisbaai are national monuments and have been restored into holiday homes today.
The spectacular white sandy beach which stretches all the way to Arniston provides endless views and is a good representation of what makes Struisbaai so striking to visitors. The quaint little harbour originally built in 1959 and expanded in 1990, is another great draw-card for visitors as it serves leisure boats as well as local fishing boats. Visitors can watch traditional fishermen bring in their daily catches and where fresh fish can be purchased.
Struisbaai is home to a famous resident in the form of Parrie the Stingray – he even has his own Facebook page! Parrie is undoubtedly the world’s most famous giant stingray and can be found in the shallow waters of the harbour.
Struisbaai has plenty of accommodation options ranging from Bed and Breakfasts, Guest Houses and Backpackers to Self-catering houses. There is also a caravan park alongside the ocean providing chalets as well.
There are many things to do and see in and around Struisbaai to keep the whole family entertained. The town has a wonderful and scenic beauty that enthrals all who spend any time here. Some of the sights and activities are as follows:
Being a village that has many visitors flocking to it throughout the year, Struisbaai is geared towards tourists. There are many restaurants, coffee shops and pubs offering superb fresh and local cuisine. Whether you're looking for traditional seafood dishes or something more adventurous, Struisbaai has something for everyone. From relaxed beachside eateries to upmarket fine-dining establishments, there are plenty of places to eat in Struisbaai no matter what your preference.
Struisbaai has a thriving little business community and provides a wide range of goods and services to its residents and holiday makers. The village has all the amenities of a large town providing a comfortable holiday experience for the whole family.