Geography and History
Still Bay is situated on the coast of the Western Cape province of South Africa. Still Bay lies on the Garden Route almost 400 kilometers East of Cape Town. Just a short 26 kilometers off the N2 highway, you will arrive the little village of Still Bay situated at the mouth of the Goukou River.
Still Bay is a charming seaside village on the Garden Route. Its close neighbours Jongensfontein and Melkhoutfontein. Still Bay is situated along the banks of the Goukou River estuary where it meets the Indian Ocean on the Southern Cape coast of South Africa.
Still Bay was established in 1894 and it was used more for holiday purposes than for permanent residence. Between 1930 and 1955 a pontoon ferried vehicles across the river and in 1955 a bridge was eventually built.
Still Bay is the perfect holiday destination! The shallow bay, the clean stretches of sandy beaches, (of which “Lappiesbaai” has Blue Flag status during the Dec – Jan holiday season), the lagoon and the 15 kilometres long navigable Goukou river make Still Bay such a treat over the holiday season!
Water Sports abound: swimming, sunbathing, surfing, windsurfing, kite surfing, angling, walking, sailing, canoeing, boating and waterskiing.
The vegetation in the area consists mainly of coastal Fynbos, including wild olives and numerous proteas.
Still Bay lies on the “Cape Whale Route” and in whale season (July - November) you can observe whale mothers playing with their calves. Whale watching is a must and the dedicated whale watching view point above the harbour is an excellent viewing point.
A wide range of accommodation offers luxury Guesthouses, cosy bed and breakfasts, self-catering chalets and excellent camping facilities.
Still Bay has all the necessary services such as medical and supply services which include Supermarkets, many excellent restaurants and take-away food outlets, clothing shops, beauty salons, gift shops, hairdressers, sport shops.
|Still Bay Tourism Office Information|
|Telephone:||+27 (0)28 754 2602|
|Address:||Langenhoven Street, Stilbaai, 6674