Situated on the coast of the Southern Cape, Still Bay is a beautiful seaside resort known for its scenic beauty and peaceful atmosphere. Together with nearby Jongensfontein and Melkhoutfontein, the area attracts people from all over the country, especially during the warm dry summer months. Visitors are offered wide open spaces, a tranquil river, white sandy beaches and the weather in which to enjoy it all – moderate days and still, languid evenings.

Aerial View over Still Bay

Tourism forms a vital part of the economy of Still Bay. On offer are amenities such as: Supermarkets, clothing stores, décor shops, books and stationary shops, antique shops, gifts and sports shops, butcheries and bakeries, laundromats, a hardware store, a service station and a garage.

Lappiesbaai Beach

River Mouth

Services are provided by doctors, chemists, architects, engineers, builders, real-estate agents, banks, a manufacturing industry, police force, landing strip, Internet, computer and communication services.
A wide-range of cost-effective accommodation is on offer such as caravan parks and camping sites, a backpackers, self-catering private apartments and homes, chalets, bed-and-breakfast establishments,
time-share facilities, hotel and guest houses.
There are numerous restaurants, coffee shops and take-away outlets.
The Still Bay community are also benefited by churches, schools, old age homes, libraries, and a tourism bureaux.

Matchbox Coffee Shop


An abundance of fauna and flora, especially the selection of fynbos, and a large variety of wild, marine and bird life have always been a source of enjoyment.
The unique harbour culture, that was the basis of the original economy, is of special interest to those who visit. Suitable whale-watching sites are situated, amongst others, above the Still Bay harbour.

Pictures of Still Bay Harbour

Interests, Attractions & Recreation

  • Whale watching (mid June to October).

  • Historical and architectural heritage, such as the two National monuments: the Palinggat and Jagersbosch homesteads.

  • Botanical gardens in Palingkloof and at Melkhoutfontein.
  • Nature Reserves: Pauline Bohnen, Geelkrans and private reserves.
  • Tame hand-fed eels viewed at the tourism Bureau at 11h00 daily, except Sundays.
  • Fish traps constructed by Strandlopers and visible at low tide.
  • Bird watching.
  • Various sporting amenities: Golf, bowls, squash, tennis, bisley, horse riding (in season), water sports, fishing, angling and scuba diving.

  • Hiking routes and leisure walks.

  • Local art route.

  • Soete Arbeid, the tourist craft workshop at Melkhoutfontein.
Pauline Bohnen Nature Reserve Goukou River "Preekstoel" "Skulpiesbaai" Nature Reserve "Lappiesbaai"

Situated about 12km west of Still Bay, this fast growing seaside resort offers breathtaking scenery and a rocky coastline ideal for angling and water sports.


Services of interest include: Soete Arbeid, the tourism production centre; the Soete Inval Botanical Garden; the Soeterus Care Centre and Nuut Begin, the shelter for the homeless.



Phone/ fax: 028 754 2771
Cell: 082 393 4061
International : +27 28 7542771


89 Waterkant Street
Stilbaai, 6674, Stilbaai
P.O Box 701
6674, Stilbaai