Often called the Bay of Bays, St. Helena Bay is quite the destination for lovers of the water. Nutrient-rich waters are brought in along the Benguela current, supporting a diverse and thriving sea life and making for one of the world’s prime fishing areas. The spring wildflower season is one of the most popular times of the year for travelers to arrive, taking in the serenity and getting a true break from day-to-day living. Cape Town International Airport would be the entry point to reaching your destination with a drive north to the West Coast Peninsula bringing you to St. Helena Bay.
This popular tourist destination truly caters to those looking to explore the splendors of the bay and all it has to offer. St. Helena Bay is a breeding ground for Southern Right Whales and humpback whales from around August to November. If it is out of season for the whales, then dolphins can be found in large numbers. Those interested in fishing can get some educational insight into the industry with a visit to the quaint little bay of Stompneusbaai. A round of golf in Shelly Point is a great way to take in the atmosphere and views, or simply get lost strolling through town, enjoying the backdrop of granite hills and Piketberg mountains.
Accommodation is plentiful in the area with villas, cottages, and hotels among the mix to choose from. Shelley Point, Golden Mile, and Paternoster each have a selection of their own to entice visitors. Find the most suitable accommodation for you by clicking on our interactive map and exploring St. Helena Bay for hotels and must-see destinations.