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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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loved it

paid a small fee to enter with our car and enjoyed driving around for few hours. amazing places to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Romano S
Lugano, Switzerland
Great activity for non-beach day

Visited the lighthouse... What a great experience with such amazing & knowledgeable staff... Jannie... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Benoni, South Africa
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“nature reserve” (17 reviews)
“out of season” (9 reviews)
“light house” (7 reviews)
Paternoster, Saldanha Bay Municipality, South Africa
+27 21 449 2400
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Reviewed 6 days ago

paid a small fee to enter with our car and enjoyed driving around for few hours. amazing places to visit. wild nature

Thank Romano S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the lighthouse... What a great experience with such amazing & knowledgeable staff... Jannie was outstanding & made the visit very worthwhile.

Thank dmestikdiva
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the 2nd time I have been to this beautiful piece of the Westcoast and all I can say is it is worth a day trip. The sea life is teaming in the little pools between the rocks and the many shells tell a...More

Thank Nicole R
Reviewed 2 November 2017

We were staying in Paternoster, and took a drive out of town to explore the surrounding area. We spent a lovely sunny morning at the nature reserve, stunning coastal walks, the lighthouse is open to visitors although we didn't go in. Abundance of wildlife and...More

Thank nette08
Reviewed 29 October 2017

It is a pretty place to explore the coastline but as a camp site I would not stay here because of the crime. Worth a day trip.

Thank Emma F
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Quiet, natural, friendly staff at lighthouse, wildlife all around. Bumpy road though. Climbing lighthouse is fun.

Thank Treflesg
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Visited on a cold windy afternoon ( the lighthouse closes at 3). Such friendly staff there. Pensioners discount rates . You climb 4 flights/ ladders to reach the top. Amazing 360 degree views! Lighthouse keeper was very interesting. Rest of reserve very flat. Not a...More

Thank dacabs
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Just South of Paternoster you will find the entrance to this reserve which also incorporates the Cape Columbine lighthouse which is well worth a visit commissioned in 1936. Roads are well maintained and if you catch it right there will be lots of wild flowers....More

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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

A friend recommended we visit and although it was a rainy day we did venture into this reserve and I am so glad we did. Absolutely stunning. I imagine it would also be a great camping site as the facilities seemed to suggest. A drive...More

Thank NauticalVoyager
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Stunning camp spot but unfortunately it is general knowledge that the crime in the area is very high so would not recommend camping here. Perfect for day visit/braai.

Thank Johanniev
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17 April 2017|
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Response from Danel N | Reviewed this property |
Yes at the camping site
Jes H
11 November 2016|
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
Jes H
11 November 2016|
Response from JokeDeK |
Does anyone know what the sea temp. is like ? Too cold for swimming or not?