Struisbaai boasts the longest beach in South Africa! This means that there is plenty of space to spread out a big towel on the beach and get some serious suntanning done.
But if you aren’t one to lie around all day then bring your big boy toys and have some fun. The ocean conditions in the bay are perfect for water-sports and jet skis, sailing, and fishing.
When the wind blows the cross-onshore conditions make the bay a perfect venue for kitesurfing or land yachting. Between the beach and the ocean the only limit to the fun is your imagination and your toys.
The Cape Agulhas Lighthouse is situated at Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of Africa. It was the third lighthouse to be built in South Africa, and the second-oldest still operating, after Green Point.
Built in 1847 by the government of the Cape Colony and was originally fuelled by the tail-fat of sheep, but in 1905 an oil-burning lantern was installed. In March 1910 the lens was replaced with a first-order Fresnel lens. In 1929 the oil burner was replaced by a petroleum vapour burner, which was in turn replaced in 1936 by a four-kilowatt electric lamp powered by a diesel generator.
In 1968 the lighthouse was taken out of service due to excessive weathering. The building was declared a national monument in 1973 and is also a Western Cape provincial heritage site. The lighthouse has recently undergone restoration and is a majestic sight at the tip of South Africa.
Struisbaai harbour is home to a well known couple of Stingrays. Parrie the larger one is a long time resident, and has even travelled to Cape Town for a visit to the Aquarium. Parrie can often be seen around the slipway, waiting for morsels from returning fisherman.
Parrie is an excellent mascot for our beautifull harbour. This page has a simple goal, which is to ensure that Parrie is protected, and Struisbaai Harbour is maintained as a key tourist attraction to our town.
source Parrie The Stingray