Port Owen

Port Owen is the laid-back West Coast Saint-Tropez on the Berg River.

Located on the Berg RoutePort Owen

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West Coast Way is South Africa’s road trip with the most twists. Explore a unique collection of 101 road trip stops along themed routes by planning a self-drive trip or guided tour for a nature and adventure-filled Cape West Coast vacation. The new West Coast Way “basket” of free routes on offer include the West Coast Way Tractor Route, the West Coast Way Berg Route, the West Coast Way Foodie Route, the West Coast Way Cultural Route, the West Coast Way Wild Route – as well as the newly launched Cape Way Route – all of which are designed to showcase the many attractions and activities that are already on offer on the Cape West Coast and inland areas – but may be unknown to many.

For more information on West Coast Way, the other routes on offer, and the list of 101 Things to Do on the West Coast visit westcoastway.co.za or call West Coast Way on 0861 321 777. Connect with West Coast Way on Facebook and Twitter at WestCoastWaySA.

Port Owen is located on the West Coast Way Berg Route. Located only 90 minutes from Cape Town, the unexplored area around Port Owen is the idyllic location for a restful stay.

Port Owen is exactly what its name suggests, a port, with a beautiful marina and yacht club. The stunning Berg River curls around two sides of the town and feeds 3,5km of canals, creating sheltered waterways for superb kayaking. The network of canals gives boat’s access to both the sea and the river. Its proximity to St. Helena Bay makes it ideal anchorage for yachtsmen. This bay, the largest on the West Coast of Africa, offers the finest sailing conditions on the South African coastline due to its sheltered nature and orientation to the prevailing summer wind.

Port Owen is named after H Owen Wiggins Junior, who developed the marina and its residential plots. To achieve this, approximately1 million cubic metres of sand and rock was dredged over a 15 year period and a 7km embankment was constructed as well as many jetties and a commercial centre.

Port Owen was the first deep-sea, residential marina developed in South Africa. The waterways are controlled by the Port Owen Marina Authority.Port Owen is surrounded on three sides by the Great Berg River, which limits its future growth making sure it remains restful and exclusive. The river is navigable for 56 km for shallow-drought boats.

In a nutshell – Port Owen is definitely the place to stay for a while with many accommodation options available!

Port Owen, Velddrif is located on the West Coast Way Berg Route

Russells on the Port:

Open 7 days a week
Distance from Cape Town: 156.1km
Where: Brownwen Avenue , Port Owen
Tel: +27 (0)22 783 0158
Email: [email protected]

Charlie’s Brewhouse:
Distance from Cape Town: 156.1km
Where: Marina Centre , Port Owen
Tel: +27(0)22 783 0448
Email: [email protected]

Port Owen

Road-Trip-Southern-Africa-West-Coast-Way-Routes

West Coast Way is South Africa’s road trip with the most twists. Explore a unique collection of 101 road trip stops along themed routes by planning a self-drive trip or guided tour for a nature and adventure-filled Cape West Coast vacation. The new West Coast Way “basket” of free routes on offer include the West Coast Way Tractor Route, the West Coast Way Berg Route, the West Coast Way Foodie Route, the West Coast Way Cultural Route, the West Coast Way Wild Route – as well as the newly launched Cape Way Route – all of which are designed to showcase the many attractions and activities that are already on offer on the Cape West Coast and inland areas – but may be unknown to many.

For more information on West Coast Way, the other routes on offer, and the list of 101 Things to Do on the West Coast visit westcoastway.co.za or call West Coast Way on 0861 321 777. Connect with West Coast Way on Facebook and Twitter at WestCoastWaySA.

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