struisbaai-harbourStruisbaai is ideally suited for the whole family. Mermaid Guest House is just a short walk to the nearest beach. As the name suggests Struisbaai is in a beautiful natural harbour where the ocean floor gradually slopes away creating gentle waves for the kids to enjoy. The main beach is the longest, uninterrupted white sandy beach in the Southern Hemisphere.

A boardwalk connects the main beach to the harbour beach. This beach is otherwise known as ‘seekoei gat’ by the locals and is protected from the waves by a boulder breakwater and the harbour wall. The water is as clear and as calm as a lagoon, at low tide bathers can ‘walk’ out to the little fishing boats without getting their hair wet. This beach is popular, especially with young families where the kids can swim in safety.