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Cape Columbine Nature Reserve Tietiesbaai

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Paternoster, Saldanha Bay Municipality, South Africa
+27 21 449 2400
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Stunning scenery

We took a drive to the lighthouse and then walked along the coastal path. What stunning scenery! A... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SRBoC
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London
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Beautiful bay

During a stay in Paternoster we visited Tieties Bay. Very nice location, views and very quiet... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
sebregts
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the netherlands
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a drive to the lighthouse and then walked along the coastal path. What stunning scenery! A wild rocky coastline that feels untouched by human hand. We spent a good couple of hours walking along the sandy coastal path and exploring the huge rocks...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

During a stay in Paternoster we visited Tieties Bay. Very nice location, views and very quiet. Lighthouse also visited and climbed the very narrow and steep stairs up!

Thank sebregts
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

It had beautiful rock pools at low tide and a wonderful place to camp under the stars with no electricity to disturb nature

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Must be honest, have not been here for years. The nature and picture moments are stunning. Camp sites very basic, but you know that. Serviced

Thank madejager
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

We spent a few hours in the reserve in March. The coast here is sensational with numerous rocky islets and small coves. The birdlife is exceptional. Camping spots are set out around the coastline - being widely separated. There is one budget level accommodation option...More

Thank Peter E
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Cape Columbine Lighthouse was an experience (360 view); Tieties bay a beautiful quiet beach with its own character

Thank Fransjs
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We annually attend at Tietiesbaai for the Jazz on the Rocks festival. This pristine piece of beach is a stunning setting during the day and at night. The musicians have a tough time competing with the beauty of the ocean, the sound of the waves...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

The road to the reserve and in the reserve are very bad, a normal sedan takes quite a beating. We did not have to pay at the entrance (R20) and were just waved through. We were disappointed that the lighthouse tours were not done over...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

We paid at the entrance to the nature reserve, drove up the bumpy road to the lighthouse and found the gate locked with no-one there, even though we were well within opening hours. The lady who had taken our money rather impolitely pointed out that...More

Thank TimW24
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

We arrived after the annual camping crowds had left and had the reserve almost to ourselves. On a hot summer’s day it’s raw beauty is captivating. There are few facilities or attractions just the awesome power of the ocean and unspoilt natural habitats for birds...More

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NicoleLawry
27 December 2017|
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Response from dacabs | Reviewed this property |
The beach is quite exposed. So should there be wind, it would be windy there
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Delintwiiliams
17 April 2017|
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Response from Danel N | Reviewed this property |
Yes at the camping site
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Jes H
11 November 2016|
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Response from LekkerCamper |
Just turn up! - there will always be space as its really huge and sprawling (except around the most peak weekends, Christmas, Easter etc). If you want to get a specific spot for the weekend then go early on the Friday... More
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