The Stilbaai boat, a much-loved and well-known beacon at the N2 turn-off to Stilbaai, has been damaged by strong winds and the weather and the mast has broken off for the third time this year.
It will cost R12 000 to repair it again and the Stilbaai Business Chamber has called on inhabitants and friends of Stilbaai for donations to make sure that the iconic beacon can be restored in time to welcome the holidaymakers.
Deposits can be made into the Stilbaai Business Chamber account and additional funds will be set aside for future reparations to the little boat.
Account Number: 2188-146-166
Reference: Boat followed by a mobile telephone number
Stilbaai photographer Richard Webb took this spectacular photo at the harbour – and yes, the moon was exactly there!
To view more of his beautiful Stilbaai photos, click here.
He will also be displaying and selling a selection of special photos, enlarged and printed on canvass, at the annual Arts & Crafts Market that will be taking place on 16, 17 and 18 December 2019 in the Stilbaai Community Hall.
To feed Stilbaai’s special ‘inhabitants’, the eels that have been living at the Palinggat Homestead in the freshwater pond for more than two decades, is quite a unique activity when in Stilbaai.
The Palinggat Homestead is also a historical building and it is here where Stilbaai Tourism / Information Centre is situated. Here you will find the Archaeological Museum; the school museum; the Country Shop and the Thyme to Relish Restaurant as well as lots of information.
The eels are being fed every day at 11:00 (excluding Sundays) and visitors can join in the experience for a small fee.
16 October 2019 – Two months to go to the summer holiday when families and visitors from all over the world flock to the quiet town of Stilbaai. With an estimate of between 40 000 and 60 000 visitors during December, one can just imagine how busy it can be – from the beaches to the streets to restaurants and shops. It is however always nice to see so many happy people enjoying everything Stilbaai – and Jongensfontein – has to offer. www.mystilbaai.co.za and the Stilbaai App (download it for free on your mobile device) will keep everyone updated with information and news about activities and events and lots more.
Please like our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram – even if it is just for beautiful photos like this one shared by Esmari Cruywagen du Toit.
Look who peeped through the bedroom window of Kirsty Boyle, owner of Charlotte House Guest House situated on the verge of the Skulpiesbaai Nature Reserve in Stilbaai West. These owls have made their next on the balcony of the house and have been living here for several years now.
Owls are still regularly seen in Stilbaai.
Whale Watching – from Halcyon Cove, a spectacular secluded self-catering guest house on the coast between Jongensfontein and Stilbaai. Just look at this! “Each year between July and November the whales can be seen in Stillies. We were lucky enough to get drone footage from our guests, who took this footage right from our stoep! Incredible creatures. Book your stay at www.halcyoncove.co.za and pack your binocs!” – Halcyon Cove (Facebook)
Each year between July and November the whales can be seen in Stillies. We were lucky enough to get drone footage from our guests, who took this footage right from our stoep! Incredible creatures. Book your stay at www.halcyoncove.co.za and pack your binocs!