Activities in Stilbaai


Stilbaai is also known as the Bay of Sleeping Beauty, is a town allocated along the southern coast of South Africa about four hours by car from Cape Town. It is part of the Hessequa Local Municipality in the Western Cape province.

Stilbaai forms part of the famous, “Garden Route”  it is close neighbours  to Melkhoutfontein and Jongensfontein. It is situated along the Goukou River where it meets the Indian Ocean on the Southern Cape coast of South Africa.

Gin Tasting

Inverroche distillery offers a unique and fascinating Gin experience for visitors, from Gin tasting to distillery tours. Offering Fynbos Gin to visitors.


Stilbaai offers a lot unique places for fishing. The harbor is a popular place for catching fish.


Skulpiesbaai Nature Reserve offers hiking trails criss-cross the entire nature reserve and can be started from the whale watching point near the harbour.

West River Bank Hiking Trail offers a trail that follows the western shore of the Goukou River between the jetty launching area and the harbour.

Pauline Bohnen Nature Reserve is a large reserve and consists out of several trails. Birding, flowers, scenery and wild life can be enjoyed on these walks.

Feeding the Eels

Feel free to visit the Tourism Bureau housed at Palinggat Homestead in Stilbaai where you will see the only tame eels in South Africa being fed.