St Helena Bay at a glance
St Helena Bay comprises a pristine settlement along SA’s remarkable West Coast. St Helena Bay property owners will enjoy the fact that the town’s beauty and diversity has earned it the reputation of national treasure. It is around 150 kilometres from Cape Town, and the actual bay of St Helena extends from Dwarskersbos, to Cape St Martin.
What are the major attractions in St Helena Bay and what makes the town unique?
The town is believed to be the place where Vasco da Gama first set foot in SA in 1497. It was named after Saint Helena, a devout Christian and mother of Constantine, the 57th Emperor of the Roman Empire. The area is also considered to be one of the best fishing areas anywhere, thus commercial fishing remains close to the town’s heart. Local fishermen regularly sell their catches fresh from their boats. The town also offers a wide variety of water sports including water skiing and diving; it is also an excellent whale watching spot, and the flora rich countryside is dotted with various unforgettable hiking trails.