Welcome to Hondeklipbaai

While not affluent and used to living meagerly, the community have a pleasant and carefree nature. Here all visitors are welcome and free to meander, without restraint or apprehension, along a picturesque 14 km shoreline. Tidal pools still abound with marine life and as long as you have the necessary licence and keep to the restrictions, you can collect your own seafood or watch as, undisturbed, the Sandpipers, Gulls and Oystercatchers scavenge for theirs. In Hondeklip Bay the ocean still smells like it should since there is a constant supply of clean, fresh and invigorating air. Here peace and tranquillity is a way of life and folks live at ease with their surroundings.

Restaurants

Sams Restaurant

Sams Restaurant

Seating capacity: 20
Open: All year

Fish and Chips
Contact: Sam - 071 797 9435

Die Rooi Spinnekop Restaurant

Die Rooi Spinnekop Restaurant

Seating capacity: 50
Open: All year
Bookings essential!
Fully licensed restaurant, renowned for its' mouthwatering West Coast cuisine. The charming atmosphere, great food, good wines and warm West Coast hospitality, makes for an incredible dining experience.
Contact: Annamarie
M: +27 (0) 76 430 8300
P: +27 (0) 27 692 3966
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The Shack Coffee Shop

The Shack Coffee Shop

Seating capacity: 20
Facilities: Outside seating |
Open: All year

The Shack Coffee Shop for best home bakes and coffee
Contact: Lucas - 076 790 2606
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Dop en Kreef

Dop en Kreef

Seating capacity: 50
OPEN SCHOOL HOLIDAYS & FLOWER SEASON. PLEASE MAKE A BOOKING TO AVOID ANY DISAPPOINTMENT.

Casual pub on the beachfront with a magnificent view of the Hondeklipbaai harbour
Contact: Lohana 083 281 8327
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Landmarks in Hondeklipbaai

The Aristea Shipwreck

The Aristea, an I & J fishing trawler, survived WWII but not the onslaught of her tipsy captain and the shores of Hondeklip Bay. She ran aground on the 4th July 1945.

 

 

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The Old Cemetery

Several very old gravestones of long forgotten inhabitants,sailors and visitors who found their last resting place in Hondeklip Bay.

 

 

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Spitfire Rock

Spectacular “spits” and sprays as the sea blast against this rock. An excellent location to take stunning photographs.

 

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The Dog Stone

A big gneiss rock resembling a dog inspired Thomas Grace to name Hondeklipbaai, which translated, would mean “Dog Stone Bay”. During 1853 the “dog” was defaced when its ear was chopped of and taken to Cape Town in order to start the fictitious “Dog’s Ear Copper Company”. During a severe lightning storm in the 1970’s, it lost its nose as well.

 

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