Accommodation near Lappiesbaai

Lappiesbaai is a popular beach in Stilbaai, a small holiday town in the Western Cape, about 3.5 hours from Cape Town. It is an ideal place to pass a summer's day, especially given its Blue Flag status.

The name Lappiesbaai literally translates into 'Bay of Rags', a name earned from the locals' habit of drying their clothes on the shrubs near the beach. This is no longer the case but the name has stuck.

Lappiesbaai is a special place where the Gaukau River meets the Indian Ocean. During the winter months (June-September), the whale watching is top class from the beach. Furthermore, the surrounding vegetation is a haven for birds and bird-watchers alike.

Prolific birdlife and excellent whale-watching aside, Stilbaai (including Lappiesbaai) is a favourite beach holiday destination due to its mild climate. In summer it is rarely scorching hot while visitors don't freeze in the winter. The ocean is also warm making swimming a pleasant experience for most of the year.

Some activities that people partake in given the great weather include the usual beach things - sun tanning, volleyball, and swimming- as well as slightly more specialised ones such as fishing. Lappiesbaai offers good fishing both from the rocks at the end of the beach and from the beach itself.

Perhaps its most important claim to fame is Lappiesbaai beach's Blue Flag status. The Blue Flag is awarded to beaches based on a list of criteria which cover environmental education and information, water quality, environmental management and safety and services. To put it simply, Lappiesbaai's Blue Flag status means that the beach water is clean, the environment in and around the beach is protected and respected, the services such as toilets and drinking water are good and that patrons are physically safe thanks to a life guard(s) on duty.

Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.
0.6 km

From R450 pps

Wegkruip is the ideal holiday house, situated on the front dune with no barriers between the house and the beach, within walking distance from the main blue flag swimming beach.... More Info

0.6 km

From R2200* unit

This beach house has an excellent location with wonderful breaker views and is on a dune directly on the beach. The house has direct access to a magnificent sandy beach, blue flag status, while the ri... More Info

Die Ou Familie Strandhuis
1.1 km

From R300 pps

On the river front - fantastic view. 800 meters from the main blue flag beach. ... More Info

Gull's Stilbaai
1.2 km

From R2500* unit

Gull's Stilbaai is a beautiful self-catering holiday home located in the coastal town of Stilbaai in the Western Cape. Gull's is a 5 bedroom, double storey holiday home located right on Moquini Beach,... More Info

Die Nessie
1.3 km

From R1750* unit

Die Nessie is a cozy holiday home for a maximum of 8 people. It is situated close to the Goukou estuarine river. Come late afternoon you will just want to sit and relax and gaze at the sunset across t... More Info

Osler Place
1.4 km

From R1100* unit

Osler Place offers 6 fully furnished self-catering holiday apartments, each with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open plan kitchen & living room, patio with braai and 1 lock-up garage. The main bedrooms (... More Info

Hibiscus House
1.4 km

From R330 pps

A Comfortable, affordable B&B directly on the water's edge. We offer tranquility, good food and superb views of the ever-changing estuarine river and its bird life. We are within easy walking distance... More Info

Beach Castle
1.7 km

From R550 pps

Beach Castle offers two self-catering units situated in Stilbaai, only a stone's throw from the beach and river mouth. The little seaside village lies just off the N2 between Mossel Bay and Riversdale... More Info

Adagio Self Catering
1.9 km

From R560* unit

Stilbaai, also known as the Bay of Sleeping Beauty, is a town along the southern coast of South Africa. This tranquil seaside town will capture you in a way that cannot be described. Whether for busin... More Info

AITSA! Self Catering / Selfsorg
2.1 km

From R345 pps

We are situated in Still Bay, a beautiful coastal town on the South African Garden Route. Our self-catering unit is only 500 meters and 2 mins walk from the lagoon, offering you easy access to water s... More Info

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Stilbaai Reviews

Love Stilbaai - something for everyone. The town is very, very clean and properties are all well maintained and tidy. Beaches and harbour area also well maintained with no litter - what a pleasure! Fishermen are spoiled for choice - river, rock and beach angling available and nearby Jongensfontein has a lovely tidal pool next to the Caravan/camping site. Stilbaai is our favourite place to visit on the coast.
- June Welsh

Stilbaai was the perfect place to revitalize, small quiet and very reserved and exactly what I wanted and was the perfect getaway, shops were close by which made it convenient. One of the best holiday getaway places and I will certainly recommend anyone to go.
- E Martin

A lovely place impressive would love to spent more time there

- Elizabeth Mpikwane

A pretty seaside town. We enjoyed our museum visit, the walk around the Brak garden and the tour of the gin distillery. The biltong at Vrek Lekker was also good!
- Jayne Fearon

Cannot believe what an efficient town it is. The Spar is absolutely world class. All amenities are available.
- Lenette Morris