Jacobsbaai is lifestyle more than a town
From the early 1800’s, a company called Stefan Bros were conducting trade between the West Coast and Cape Town. Very often farmers became indebted to them and they would take 99 year leases on some farm next to the coast as payment. This meant that they could refuse landing rights to any other traders that wanted to trade on these shores.
Around 1990, an employee at the deeds offices did a search and saw that the 99 year lease for the land at Jacobsbaai had expired, and that the land had once again become available. A property developer, Kuron Holdings, was brought in and the town was started.
Jacobsbaai is halfway between Vredenburg and Saldanha. It is a rather isolated, traditional West Coast Village with strict building restrictions, the result of which is breathtaking. 2km of Coastline with rocky and sandy bays and lime washed houses against a cobalt ocean.
Long walks on the beach, crayfish catching, fishing, whale watching and pure relaxation can only be achieved in a place of such beauty.
Our central location is ideal for fascinating day trips to everything that the West Coast has on offer, such as its great natural unspoilt beauty with its rugged coastline, quaint fishing villages, wine estates and nature reserves. There are numerous hiking trails, bay cruises, fishing charters, water sports, including kayaking, whale watching, horse riding centres and a choice of three golf courses, Club Mykonos and Casino, numerous indoor and outdoor restaurants and in season, the World renowned Namaqualand wild flowers.
Or you can just relax, take long walks on the beach and sip endless cocktails as you watch a spectacular sunset over the Atlantic Ocean!
1. Remember to stock-up on route!
Vredenburg is the closest town to Jacobsbaai (approximately 12km), where you can buy your groceries and other necessities.
Charlie’s Fish Shop in Saldanha is highly recommended if you’re looking to buy some quality fresh fish.
The Pick ‘n Pay in Vredenburg is very well stocked (Tel 022 715 1080 for directions).
Trading hours: Mon – Fri: 08h00 – 19h00; Sat: 08h00 – 17h00 and
Sun: 08h00 – 14h00).
The Bottle Store is also located in the same centre as the Pick ‘n Pay.
Vredenburg has a shopping mall with some major retail shops such as Woolworths (with a food section), Food Lover’s market and Checkers.
2. Emergency Services
Vredenburg has a Private Hospital, Doctors and Pharmacies in case of emergencies.