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.
 
Wegkruip
0.6 km

From R475 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

 
Suidenrus
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 R450 PPS


On the river front - fantastic view. 800 meters from the main blue flag 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 R1200* 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 R390 PPS


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

 
Beach Castle
1.7 km

From R600 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

 
Stilbaai Blombos 20
2.4 km

From R1000* Unit

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This beautifully decorated self-catering unit has a "relaxing holiday feeling" written all over it. With it's large wooden deck, and exquisite views of the Goukou river and sea, which will take your b... More Info

 
Mama Mia at Charlotte House
2.6 km

From R900* Unit


Offering panoramic views across the bay, Charlotte House borders the Skulpies Bay Nature reserve. Only 500m to the beach/harbour and 600m to the ancient Fish Traps. Wonderful walking trails and fabulo... More Info

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Stilbaai Reviews

Stilbaai
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
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.
- Edwin Martin

Stilbaai
A lovely place impressive would love to spent more time there

- Elizabeth Mpikwane

Stilbaai
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

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

Stilbaai
Stunning town, a really great place to go if you just want to put your feet up and recharge. There aren't many options for eating out at night, but the places available are nice enough.
- Ryan Philp

Stilbaai
We loved Stilbaai and will return for another holiday
- Georg Rautenbach

Stilbaai
Love it! I want to retire in Jongensfontein Stilbaai
- Pauleen Redelinghuys

Stilbaai
Dit is die eerste keer dat ons in Stilbaai gaan vakansie hou het en ek is so spyt dat ons dit nie al vroeŽr gedoen het nie. Dit is die skoonste strand wat ek in 'n baie lang tyd gesien het . Stilbaai verdien beslis die groenvlagstatus van WESSA. Daar word regtig daadwerklik gewerk om die strand en omgewing netjies te hou en om die duine te hervestig en die natuurlike plantegroei te bewaar. Die storte is gerieflik naby aan die strand om soutwater en sand af te spoel en die houtpaadjie tot op die strand maak dit gerieflik om maklik en vinnig tot op die strand te kom. Veiligheid is ook hoog op Stilbaai se prioriteitslys met die baie lewensredders wat elke dag op hulle pos was. Die toilette is SKOON en netjies - dit is nie nodig om op jou tone in te trippel en jou asem op te hou nie. Die dorp self gee 'n gevoel van veiligheid - waar kan jou dogters in vandag se tyd nog alleen gaan stap/draf/fietsry. Daar is genoeg winkels om in al jou behoeftes te voorsien. My kinders was so beindruk met Stilbaai dat hulle selfs 'n brief aan die Stadsraad wil skryf! Ons het die veilige, netjiese omgewing beslis waardeer.
- Annelie Volschenk

Stilbaai
Nice, quiet town; very clean and the people are extremely friendly.
- Patrisia Le Roux