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Cape Columbine Nature Reserve

Tietiesbaai

Cape Columbine Nature Reserve is on the West Coast near the fishing village, Paternoster. It is the furthest westerly destination in the Western Cape. The reserve covers an area of 263ha along the rocky stretch of coastline. This area was declared a nature reserve in December 1973.

This reserve boasts the last manually controlled lighthouse to be built in South Africa. It is usually the first South African lighthouse to be seen by ships coming from Europe. The lighthouse was built in 1936 on Castle Rock. The light stands at a height of 80m above sea level and casts a beam, which is visible for about 50km.

Beautiful hiking trails and unforgettable sunsets right on the Atlantic Ocean. Camping doesn’t get much better than this.

Address all correspondence to:
The Municipal Manager
Cape Columbine Nature Reserve
Private Bag X 12
VREDENBURG
7380

R. Martins: 083 992 2237
Telephone Number: (022) 7522 718
Fax Number: (022) 7522 015


Bookings only in writing or fax to above address.
No bookings by telephone will be accepted.

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Tietiesbaai

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Geography

Province Western Cape
Region West Coast
Closest Town Paternoster
Distance to Town 5km

GPS: Campsite

17° 51' 56'' E
32° 49' 2'' S

Accessibility

Camping Allowed Caravans & Tents
Access Road Gravel Road
Vehicle Sedan
Trailer Standard Trailer
Caravan Standard Caravan
   

Camp Sites

Sites Available 60
People per site 6
Ground Cover Grass & Ground
Power Points None
Day Visitors 150
Maximum Occupation Time is 8 weeks

Facilities

Toilets Flush Toilets
Showers Cold
Lights None
Water Taps Yes
Braai Must provide own
Chemical toilets are recommended for overnight camping.
 
 
 

Activities

Swim sea
Fishing sea
Kayaking sea
Only those in possession of valid permits will be allowed to catch crayfish in the reserve.
No fish bait or seafood may be removed from the rocks.
 
 
 

Rules

No Dogs
No Motorcycles
No rubber ducks may be launched in Tietiesbaai
No vehicles are allowed on the beach

Entrance at own risk

Speed restriction inside reserve is 20km/h.
No plant or animal life may be destroyed.