Kite surfing

Witsand has one of the best kite surfing spots in the world! With prevailing South East- and Easterly winds, you can enjoy this amazing spot on the Breede River which has the best open flat-water area. Perfect activity to clear the mind, soul and body of all the stress city life brings. Book a lesson with Claudi, she is a VDWS certified instructor, operating from November till April each year.

Fishing charters

Book a fishing trip and try your hand at catching the big one. There are many charter services to choose from and they all come highly recommended.

Fish Witsand – Wihan – 072 109 4744

Karooskraal Fly Fishing Camp – Henkie – 082 782 4452

Mulloway Charters – Gerhard – 082 521 6768

MW Fishing Charters – Mark – 084 499 2035

Private – Fred – 076 842 0648

Sanbay Charters – Gavin – 072 614 7940

Why Not Charters – Rens – 082 850 5318

Doerie Pretorius (sea-charters/weekends only) – 082 922 1510

Rens & Co – 082 580 5318

Stand-up paddling

Enjoy the mighty Breede River on a stand-up paddle board. Nothing challenges your balance more than this fantastic activity. Don’t have a board? No problem, you can rent one at the Pili Pili Adventure centre situated in the Breede River Lodge. The Centre sells all watersport equipment.

Putt Putt and Amusement centre

Fun for the whole family, from the young to the old. Kids especially enjoy the amusement centre where the older generation are often dared to a game of putt putt. Open on weekends and school holidays. Situated opposite the caravan park in the centre of town.

Nature trails

De Mond Nature Reserve lies at the mouth of the Heuningnes River. The 954ha reserve is managed as a satellite of the De Hoop Nature Reserve. It supports several species of small animals and has a rich and varied bird life, making it ideal for bird watching. The reserve is particularly important for the protection of breeding colonies of the threatened Damara and Caspian terns (South Africa’s most endangered coastal bird) and the rare African Black Oystercatcher (South Africa’s second most threatened coastal bird).

Breede River Mouth Walk meanders along the sandspit on the river’s eastern bank. At low tide the walk follows the river’s edge and the sea, but at high tide the route is across soft sand and dunes.

Moodie’s Well Walk follows the sandy eastern sweep of San Sebastian Bay for 4km, to a well dug by a Scotsman in the 19th century to store water on camping and fishing trips. The walk should be done at low tide.

Witsand Market

With each visit to the market, you will be surprised at the different little gems found there. Gifts at affordable prices. All items are hand made by different exhibitors. Items vary from leather handbags, toys, glassware, clothing and just about anything you could wish for. Don’t cart Christmas presents along on the holiday, come and buy them at the market. No cash? No problem, they have card facilities. When you are done shopping, enjoy delicious coffee with a variety of cakes at the coffee shop. Don’t forget about the well-known “roosterkoek” on sale. They are delicious. The well-known author J.H. Langenhoven, wrote two books on Witsand/Port Beaufort and the fishing history of Witsand which are also on sale at the market.

Hiking and Mountain Biking

Choose from four different hiking routes, ranging from 12km to 22km. Walk through grain lands, sheep paddocks and ostrich breeding camps – then continue along the cliffs of the Slang River and enjoy the spectacular views.

Bring your mountain bike and give your skills a thorough testing on the hiking trails.

Witsand boasts with 5 restaurants to choose from. Two different shops where one can buy all the necessities as well as two fuel stations at the shops.