The best of Jacobsbaai

Posted on 19 April 2024 By Louise Bell

Jacobsbaai, a coastal town that embraces the underappreciated charm of solitude and natural beauty, is the perfect place to unwind and decompress. With a friendly seaside community and lime-washed houses, you’ll feel right at home at this tranquil weekend getaway destination.

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Need help to navigate this tiny town like a true local? We’ll guide you through the gravel paths of Jacobsbaai to ensure you have a wonderful time at this underrated coastal gem.

What to do

While it’s fun to soak up the sun at your seaside accommodation, this tiny town offers a few activities if you want to venture out and explore what this area offers.

Explore the rock pools at Jacobsbaai Beach

This activity might be different from the tropical beach activity you have in mind, but this rock-filled space is a beautiful place to slow down and enjoy the beauty of nature. At sunset, you can breathe in the salty air with the soft glow bouncing off the sea’s still waters. If you want to venture into the icy water for crayfish catches, be sure you have the necessary permit. 

Visit the Fairy Village

A whimsical tourist attraction that is sure to be a magical experience, the Pixie & Fairy Village is a unique activity to add to your weekend plans. With a magical kingdom display to explore in the vicinity, you’ll be able to take your kids and spend an afternoon wondering at the mystical creatures of the village.

Hike the Five Bay Trail

Looking to explore the paths of Jacobsbaai on a walking adventure? The Five Bay Trail is the ultimate hiking path if you’re seeking to absorb the stellar seaside views and calming atmosphere fully.

The trail runs between Paternoster and Jacobsbaai, so camping or seeking accommodation along your venture on this trail is vital. If you’re travelling between August and September, be sure to keep an eye out for the rainbow-hued stretches of wildflowers that are known to bespeckle this path when in season.

Where to stay

While there are many accommodation types in Jacobsbaai, nothing beats the breakaway and serene spirit of a self-catering stay in a beautiful setting. Sunset-Sea in Jacobsbaai is a top choice if you’re looking for a mesmerizing mix of luxury and slow living at sea. 

The house can sleep eight people, so you can bring the whole family to craft unforgettable memories in a truly spectacular coastal destination.

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