On Wednesday and Thursday evenings, March 27th and 28th, the fourth annual Stilbaai Craft Beer, Gin & Wine Expo will be taking place in the community hall and with wines from 21 selected wine estates as well as craft beer from various breweries and unique craft gins, this Tasting Experience is not to be missed.

The Craft Beer, Gin & Wine Expo is hosted by Stilbaai Kelders, the wine boutique with more than 750 wines, the widest selection of craft beers, 25 craft gins and 30 MCC’s. This liquor store specialises in carefully selected wines of which some wines and even craft beers, whiskies and brandies can not be easily found in Hessequa or even the Garden Route.
This year, eight of the 21 wine estates will be showcasing their wines at the expo for the very first time. The new exhibiting estates include  Marianne WinesMuratie Wine Estate as well as Hartenberg and Kaapzicht Wine Estates from the Stellenbosch area; Prevoir Wines from the Robertson Wine Valley; Lomond from the Cape Agulhas region; Glen Carlou from Paarl and Bonnievale Wines from the banks of the Breede River.
These wine estates will find themselves in the company of Strandveld Winery from the Bredasdorp area; Jan Harmsgat Wines from the Swellendam area; De Krans Wines, a favourite from Calitzdorp; Hermanuspietersfontein from the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley at Hermanus; Kleine Zalze Wines from Stellenbosch; Flying Cloud WinesDelheim WinesBon Courage EstateKranskop Wines and Excelsior Wine Estate from the Robertson Wine Valley and Zandvliet Wine Estate, the home of Shiraz in South Africa.
Baleia Wines, with vineyards in the Vermaaklikheid area and the cellars just outside Riversdale, will be representing the Hessequa area while another ‘local’ wine, Jakkalsvlei Private Cellar from the Mossel Bay area, will also be showcasing their wines.
A total of 131 wines will be available for tasting and for sale.
Expo visitors will be treated to nine different gins from five distillers (BoplaasSix Dogs GinBlack Mountain GinClemengold Gin and Harmony Honeybush) as well as 17 craft beers from three breweries (Mountain Brewing Co., Stellies Beer and the Italian Job Brewery
As always, cheeses from the area including Kasselshoop Cheese from Stilbaai and handmade cheese from the Albertinia area will also be on taste and will be available at great prices as well as local award-winning olives, olive oils and products from Kleinbergskloof Olive Estate and Kransfontein Olives.
Delicious food for the hungry will be for sale as well.
Entry at the door is R80 per person that will include a wine tasting glass as well as a booklet with information about the products at the expo. The expo will be from 17:00 to 21:00 on both evenings.
The annual Stilbaai Craft Beer, Gin & Wine Expo is the biggest Tasting Experience in Hessequa with the widest selection of wines, craft beers and craft gins under one roof.



Op Sondag, 3 Maart, word die Wes-Kaap se drie finaliste vir vanjaar se Kwêla Dorp van die Jaar-kompetisie bekend gemaak en Stilbaai hoop dat dié dorp genoeg stemme gekry het om een van die finaliste te wees. Stemme vind deur middel van sms’e plaas. Indien Stilbaai wél ‘n finalis is, is daar net ‘n week tyd om deur middel van sms’e te stem met 30 sms’e per nommer wat toegelaat word.
Stilbaai was in die verlede al in die finale ronde in die Wes-Kaap, maar het nog nie na die finale ronde deurgedring nie. Mosselbaai het in 2017 met die Dorp van die Jaar-titel weggestap.
Kyk dus Sondag (3 Maart) om 18:00 op kykNET kanaal 144 – en spaar solank die sms’e en lugtyd, net vir ingeval… 



WOW! Look what blogger Eveline Dietz spotted in Stilbaai during February – flamingos!
“Flamingos outside Bosbokduin in the Indian Ocean,” she posted on Instagram. (The Bosbokduin area overlooks the ancient fish traps at Skulpiesbaai on the one side and the ocean and coastline towards Jongensfontein about 8 kilometres away to the west.)
Well spotted, Eveline and thank you for capturing this and posting it!

If you would like to comment about this rather unusual sighting, click here.



Friday, 23 February 2019 – THIS made our Friday –

When Stilbaai became Style-baai !!
We share many photos by visitors and locals and sometimes we have to make use of the Translation button to understand the captions on Instagram.
Well, we did not mind Stilbaai being translated into Style-baai on a recent post by German visitor Yvonne!
Enjoy ‘StyleBaai’ this weekend!
Find lots of ideas and information about Things to Do and happenings on the Stilbaai Mobile App and www.mystilbaai.co.za

Photo by Richard Webb

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Experience the Skulpiesbaai Hiking Trails

The hiking trails through the Skulpiesbaai Nature Reserve, only a few metres away from the beach and the ocean, take hikers – or trail-runners – through a ‘forest’ of age old milkwood trees that has been formed in all shapes and sizes over the years. The trail is neat and relatively easy to do – just mind the heads for low hanging branches and be careful of the roots.

You can enter or exit the hiking trail(s) either from:

  • the gravel parking lot at Skulpiesbaai’s fish traps,
  • or a few smaller entrances from the gravel road leading to the parking lot,
  • or from the beach between Morris Point and the Skulpiesbaai parking area,
  • or from the ‘main’ entrance / exit close to the bathrooms on the gravel road between the harbour and Morris Point,
  • or from opposite the Whale Look-out Point above the harbour.

You can not get lost and if you take a different route than planned, you might just end up at one of the other exits. Experience the breathtaking scenery on-route as well over the vast ocean and beautiful beach.
Find more information about the Skulpiesbaai Nature Reserve hiking trails as well as other hiking trails in and around Stilbaai on www.mystilbaai.co.za under Things To Do