Our Accommodation in Saldanha
Villa-Mari Self-catering Accommodation in Saldanha is a gem for visitors in search for a tranquil stay. Far enough from the beach not to be disturbed by the beach traffic, but within 20 minutes walk and with a view over the sea from the BBQ (braai) area, this makes for a superb place to stay over for a day, two or even longer.
Being a community which is largely dependent upon the sea for its survival, the people in this region tend to be closer to the earth, or in the words of some important person… the salt of the earth.
West Coast History
The western cape of South Africa is as diverse and rich in culture and history as the rest of this beautiful country. We focus on adding to your experience of our towns so are proud to bring you a bit of history.
Flowering Season in the West Coast
The Cape Wild Flowers are one of the natural wonders of the world. The arid areas of the Cape West Coast and the semi desert of Namaqualand, transform into a floral wonderland that attracts photographers, artists, botanists and sightseers from around the globe.
Hike the five bays
28 kilometres in 2 and a half days:
One of five trails developed in the West Coast Biosphere Reserve, the Five Bay Trail explores the coast between the fishing villages of Paternoster and Jacobsbaai.This theme is for this trail is tracing human harvesting of the sea, and tracks several shell middens as well as contemporary life in fishing villages. You can stay in a choice of guest houses in Paternoster.
The trail starts with a very late afternoon stroll along the beaches of Paternoster as far as ‘Tweede Mosselbank’ (named such by local fishermen) and on to a dinner at a local restaurant. Day two takes one through the fishing village of Paternoster along the beach to Cape Columbine Nature Reserve and Tietiesbaai. During winter this stretch is quiet and wild, whilst in the summer months crayfish season brings a riot of festivity and an influx of campers, none of which interferes with your passage over the rocks and sand.
The Five Bay Trail is a wonderful beach-filled hike where you might spot whales, dolphins and seals.
you can contact them at +27 0861 872 457.