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A Guide to Accommodation, Activities, Restaurants & Businesses in Witsand, South Africa

General Information

Witsand is situated on the southern coast of the Western Cape Province of South Africa.  Witsand is well known as the “Whale Nursery of South Africa” and is a popular, tranquil seaside resort town with unspoilt beaches and a small harbour.  

Witsand is situated at the mouth of the Breede River, 300 km from Cape Town along the Garden Route, making it the perfect stop between Cape Town and Knysna.  Take the turnoff just outside Heidelberg on the N2 and drive approximately 37 km along a tarred road to the town of Witsand.

Accommodation in Witsand

There are some good quality accommodation options available to visitors, in the way of Guest Houses, Cottages and Self-Catering units. 

Activities in Witsand

Being the “Whale Nursery of South Africa”, Witsand offers fantastic whale watching opportunities! This area has the largest concentration of Southern Right whales to be found in a single bay -  every year between July and November.  

Witsand has the first Whale Watching Tower on the Garden Route. Land based whale watching is also great with over a 100 whales in the bay in one day, sometimes as close as 100 metres from the shore!

Other activities in Witsand include fishing along the Breede River as well as rock fishing along the beach.  Water sports such as swimming, surfing, windsurfing, river cruises, canoeing, sailing, spear-fishing, snorkelling and skiing can all be enjoyed. 

Restaurants in Witsand

There are many restaurants on offer to suit every visitors budget.  There is a great selection of restaurants, coffee shops and pubs to choose from!

Businesses

Witsand has a thriving little business community and provides a wide range of goods and services to its residents and holiday makers.

See our business directory for a list of businesses in Witsand, or add your own free business listing.

Witsand Tourism Office Information
Web address: http://www.witsand.com/
Telephone: Tel: +27 (0)28 537 1010
E-mail: wact@telkomsa.net
Address: Address: Sands Supermarket complex / P.O. Box 46, WITSAND, 6666

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