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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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Peaceful, beautiful

Quiet, natural, friendly staff at lighthouse, wildlife all around. Bumpy road though. Climbing... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
London, United Kingdom
Lighthouse the highlight!!!

Visited on a cold windy afternoon ( the lighthouse closes at 3). Such friendly staff there... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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“nature reserve” (16 reviews)
“west coast” (18 reviews)
“out of season” (9 reviews)
Paternoster, Saldanha Bay Municipality, South Africa
+27 21 449 2400
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank Treflesg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

1  Thank adiabatic
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
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely spot to camp. Even in winter. Cheap too. Nice sandy cove, but water cold Plenty of wildlife too

Thank Russell O
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Regrettably the lighthouse was closed on the day of our visit. The area however didn't offer much else expect for a run up a sand dune with the kids.

Thank Lynton C
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The reserve is in close proximity to Paternoster and is easy to access for a day trip. We especially loved the space and tranquility that the reserve affords and whilst we realise that we did visit in a quiet time of the year, there are...More

1  Thank Bedindin
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A must see when in the area with Tietiesbaai enroute with beautiful see photos to be taken for that moments that make memories.

Thank Johanmun
Reviewed 9 April 2017

A dull day in Paternoster and one could sit inside or go for a walk. We could hardly see the lighthouse but never mind off we went and it was a great walk up and round the lighthouse and down the farside and back along...More

1  Thank Studd2710
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Questions & Answers
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