Strandfontein Beach in Strandfontein, Western Cape
The windswept beach at Strandfontein with its impressive fringe of stark ochre cliffs, is situated 300km (3 hours) drive north of Cape Town. The sea temperature rarely gets above 12˚C and typical of most West Coast beaches the coastline is often storm lashed in winter.
Strandfontein is known for its undulating dunes, long, un-spoilt sandy beaches and un-ending vistas, being perfectly suited for sunbathing, long strolls at sunset and bird and whale watching. In season there are lifeguards on duty so you can relax and enjoy the cool Atlantic waves and the hot African sun.
In Papendorp, eleven kilometers to the north, where the Olifants River meets the sea at the Olifantsriver Estuary, a natural wonder occurs as the river mouth becomes a birdwatchers paradise with over 200 species of birds having been identified. The area is well known for its Flamingos and Pelicans. To the south of Strandfontein is an exceptionally rich diversity and density of succulent Karoo plants, that is unparalleled in Southern Namaqualand.
In between Strandfontein and Doringbaai on the rocky coastal cliffs, you will find the Wandering Labyrinth where an atmosphere of peace and serenity to the sound of crashing waves will help you to find yourself again.
Come and indulge yourself in an eco-tourism destinatiion with friendly people and un-spoilt beauty.
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