From a quiet out-of-season place to a destination that’s bustling with holiday makers and energy in season. Strandfontein is über popular with campers and caravanners and it has a camping site which is known for its upkeep and neatness. The caravan park is half-way up on a hill that overlooks the ocean.
Naturally everyone yearns to have a view over the ocean but apart from a pristine coast line – great for jogging on the beach – this is also where the whales make their annual seasonal visit. All around the district wild flowers can be seen during August and September when it’s wild flower season – Strandfontein is part of the Namaqualand Wild Flower Route.
Strandfontein is known for its mild summers with lovely clear days, perfect for spending time on the beach.
The water might be cold, but, hey, it’s really refreshing. At any given time over the holiday season you will find jet skiers, surfers, canoeists and kayakers, and fishermen in the water or on the beach. There’s a slipway to launch rubber dinghies. Snorkelers explore the kelp beds and try their luck to see what they can find for the pot. The three-legged potjie that is, because nothing makes potjiekos, a type of bredie (stew), like this potjie thus an essential item for a sea holiday.
Should things get too quiet for you, opt for paragliding and look at what Strandfontein looks like from the air. Gholf can be played at Vredendal and Lutzville.
Inevitable winters are quiet in Strandfontein though this season has a charm of its own. Not just because the winters are mild though do remember that at times it can be chilly at night. But of course you don’t need an excuse for a cosy fire, a glass of red wine and a good book or a chat with someone special.
You can also take a drive to Citrusdal, Klawer, Clanwilliam or Doringbaai.