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Cape Columbine Nature Reserve Tietiesbaai

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Address: Paternoster, Saldanha Bay Municipality, South Africa
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Interesting visit to view rocks, swell breaking and happy campers

Our U.K. tourists spent an hour here to walk around the shoreline and watch the waves crash over the many rocks. Of equal interest to me was looking at the impressive SA camping... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Baronscroft
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Bournemouth UK
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Bournemouth UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our U.K. tourists spent an hour here to walk around the shoreline and watch the waves crash over the many rocks. Of equal interest to me was looking at the impressive SA camping trailers and tents for those spending weekend in Park. Most impressive features on display for the 'complete' modern camper.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love exploring during our hols and drove through the nature reserve during one of our days out. It is really lovely. You need to take a bit of care driving however, as the road is mainly unmade. We have a silly little hire car, but it survived. The scenery is stunning, with the ocean crashing over the rocks and... More 

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Cape Town
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an amazing setting and well organised event in a beautiful part of the world. Thanks to the Parks board and the Organizers for putting on this great event

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Umkomaas, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

We spent a day driving around the reserve. The roads are very easy to navigate. We had a great day, stopping and taking photos. Definitely worth a visit

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Thank Debbieholroyd
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

The light house was unfortunately only open during the week- this would have been a great to do item. Drove down to the beach and had a little adventure hopping on the boulders and had a mini picnic watching the waves crash against the rocks.

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Durban, South Africa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We have visited this reserve numerous times but were horrified to see how packed it was over December. As far as we knew their was only 1 camping area in the reserve only to find random tents and caravans casually parked all over! It is really such a shame and just completely ruined the beautiful landscape of this reserve. From... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We initially visited to see the lighthouse, which was closed over the new year, so we had to content ourselves with photos from outside. The roads in the park are very sandy and slippery and a four wheel drive makes like easier. The park boasts a variety of wildlife with a fine range of birds and plants. We also spotted... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful nature and a well-maintained lighthouse; although the windows at the top need replacing (sticky tape over the cracks will only last so long in Western Cape weather). Take note that the lighthouse / museum proprietor does take it lunch break, so it may be closed for an hour around noon. At least one can take a walk around the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The reserve is quite basic - beautiful views of the stark scenery. Easy to access; and gravel roads that are manageable in a regular car. We spotted a beautiful huge cobra. Do take a moment to visit the lighthouse.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

During our stay in Paternoster we did a morning drive to Cape Columbine (Tietiesbaai). We drove all the way to the end of the track and got out and climbed the rocks. We took some time to scan the ocean and saw some whales! As it was our first visit we did not know what to expect, but if we... More 

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