Things to do near
St Helena Bay
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Game Reserve in West Coast National Park (50.3 km from St Helena Bay)
The West Coast National Park stretches from Yzerfontein up to the edge of Langebaan and surrounds most of the enormous Langebaan Lagoon. Just a one-hour drive north of Cape Town lies this watersports junkie’s paradise offering awesome kayaking, snorkelling and some of the best windsurfing and kite surfing on the planet.During summer, migratory...
Velddrif (17.9 km from St Helena Bay)
Tollies River & Boat Cruises in Velddrif offer fun and exciting cruises for all.
Enjoy splendid sunset cruises and bird-watching cruises - just bring your snacks and refreshments along and you'll be treated to an unforgettable experience. This activity is child friendly with high safety standards.
Paternoster (15 km from St Helena Bay)
If you’ve ever been to Paternoster, the standout will be the endless stretch of deserted white sandy beach. Think spectacular sunsets, succulent West Coast seafood, brightly painted wooden boats and friendly fishermen.
Paternoster happily remains an easygoing fishing village where you can buy freshly caught crayfish from locals off the boat. It’s...
Paternoster (19.7 km from St Helena Bay)
Trip up the spiral staircase of Cape Columbine Lighthouse and gaze at jaw-dropping views of the formidable Britannia reef and Atlantic Ocean.
Fortress-like and spectacularly situated on a windswept headland, Cape Columbine Lighthouse is usually the first lighthouse sighted by ships coming from South America and Europe.
The prominent rocky point...
Bluewater Bay (27.2 km from St Helena Bay)
Bluewater Bay is a beautiful stretch of beach that is great for swimming, fishing and surfing. In peak season the beach is patrolled by life guards, and there is a kids playground and ablution facilities available.
Langebaan (35.8 km from St Helena Bay)
Langebaan Country Estate features a beautiful 18-hole golf course, set amongst the splendid natural surroundings of Langebaan, teeming with flowers and wildlife.
This Gary Player inspired course will provide a good challenge to players of all skill levels. The clubhouse is open to visitors, members and residents alike, and boats lovely facilities...
Galleries and Museums
Langebaan (24.7 km from St Helena Bay)
Five million years ago the Cape’s West Coast was very different from what it is today. A wide range of animals (now extinct) lived in riverine forests, wooded savannah, and ocean as well as on offshore islands.
Phosphate mining operations at Langebaanweg uncovered one of the richest fossil sites in the world.
Over the past 40 years bones of 200...
Shelley Point (7.3 km from St Helena Bay)
Wonderful 9-hole links golf course in the middle of the peninsula where you have seaviews from all, except one hole.
Mykonos (32.6 km from St Helena Bay)
Mykonos Casino in Langebaan is an easy one-hour drive from Cape Town, making it accessible to come for the day or stay for a weekend. Catch your breath and enjoy hours of entertainment and good times. Strike it rich on one of 320 slot machines or on the blackjack, poker or roulette tables.
Shelley Point (7.5 km from St Helena Bay)
Three gorgeous beaches surround the peninsula of Shelley Point, each with their own unique characteristics. On the western side is Britannia Bay Beach, an unspoiled 5 km stretch of white sand.
Tucked away on the northern side is the protected Shelley Bay Beach, named for the fusion of sand, beach pebbles and shells. Stompneus Bay Beach is on the...
Britannia Bay (10 km from St Helena Bay)
This beautiful beach boasts magical scenery and a typical Cape West Coast feel, with a pristine stretch of whit sand, tiny shell-strewn nooks, and beautifully etched rocky areas. Swimming and diving is very popular here.
Paternoster (14.7 km from St Helena Bay)
Come and enjoy the beauty of the West Coast on horseback with Drikus Horse Trails.
There are various horse trails upon request, both for experienced and novice riders. From '1 hour' trips to weekend party trips, you'll find something that will suite your needs. Stabling and camps are provided for visiting horses.
Vredenburg (18.8 km from St Helena Bay)
For far too long have shoppers from the West Coast been forced to leave the coast in search of choice and beauty in foreign towns! The unnecessary travel will now be a thing of the past because the West Coast finally has a retail offering with all the major brands under one roof which is featured in Weskus Mall.
Velddrif (19.2 km from St Helena Bay)
Wander along the oldest road in Velddrif where time seems to stand still. Watch the tide come in while the local fisherman ply their trade in the age old way. Sip a cocktail at one of the restaurants or amble along and buy a piece of West Coast art from the local art gallery.
Jacobs Bay (28.6 km from St Helena Bay)
This beautiful unspoilt beach in Jacobs Bay still retains the typical, warm West Coast holiday village feel. The sandy shores are perfect for long walks and the Atlantic waters ideal for water sports and swimming, albeit quite icy.