We share this photo for everyone who had a great holiday in Stilbaai and hope you visit again soon!
The Stilbaai harbour has changed over the years – and so has the VW Kombi! – but it is still a popular place to go – to go fishing or to look at the sunrise or sunset or to watch the boats coming in with their catch of the day or to have something to eat at the restaurant…
Follow us on Instagram to see more beautiful photos – this photo was taken by photographer Willem Immelman.
‘You are never too old to have fun’…
This photo of a cool surfer in action early in the new year in Stilbaai, was taken by photographer Bertus Preller.
Want to know where to surf when you’re in Stilbaai? Here are a few suggestions.
Make sure to visit the Surf Shack for all your surfing requirements and to book your surf lessons (Tel: 072 244 2165).
During the December holiday, there is usually something for everyone – if it is a windless morning, the beach is the place to be and when the wind picks up, the kite surfers and wind surfers are in there element.
Karen Meiring captured some of the kite surfing action at the river mouth.
Looking for ideas about what to do while in the Bay of the Sleeping Beauty?
Visit the Things to Do page for a few suggestions.
There are a few big events happening annually during the December holidays in Stilbaai, like Touchies that is now a tournament along the Cape coast after it originated in Stilbaai in 1978 and always takes place on the 26th of December. The most gruelling inflatable boat race in the world, the five-day Trans Agulhas Challenge, starts on 28 December in Plettenberg Bay and finishes in the Strand after competing teams overnight in Stilbaai on the 29th Dec. after the second leg of this race that is taking place for the 31st time this year.
Then there is Stilbaai’s very own NSRI 10km race annually organised by Nico Steenekamp, who spends his December holiday in Stilbaai and started organising this event 12 years ago. The event is always scheduled for the 31st of December to end off the year and start the new year on a trot.
This scenic 10km route takes runners and walkers from tarred roads to dirt roads to hiking trails through the most scenic parts of Stilbaai. Last year 1 073 participants finished it. The funds go to Stilbaai’s NSRI Station 31 that is an extremely important volunteer organisation in Stilbaai.
Participants can enter for the event the day before, on Sunday 30 Dec. between 17:00 and 19:00 at the NSRI at the harbour and from 5:30 on Monday morning before the event starts at 7:00. The entry fee is R50.
To see what else is happening in Stilbaai, visit the Events sections and have a look at Things To Do for suggestions on what else you can do.