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Seaside getaway in Jongensfontein

Seaside getaway in Jongensfontein

Stillbaai

Jongensfontein is a small coastal community situated along the Garden Route. Everyone seems to visit its bigger neighbour, Stilbaai, and so Jongensfontein  remains a hidden gem and is perfect for those wanting to get away and experience peace and quiet.

With pristine beaches, a natural tidal swimming pool and coastal walking paths, it’s really a fantastic seaside destination. Not too long ago my family and I stayed at a lovely self catering accommodation called Op Eie Houtjie.  The interior is fuss-free with an easy going style and nautical touches. It has three bedrooms, an open-plan living/ kitchen area and a deck for braais and lounging. You just can’t beat the the views… 

Jongensfontein

Jongensfontein

Jongensfontein

Jongensfontein

Jongensfontein

You’ll need to venture into Stilbaai to do your shopping and to stock up on supplies. I recommend a visit to the Inverroche Distillery for a superb gin tasting and brekkie or lunch at The Press Room Café. If you have kids then a visit to the Stilbaai Tourism Bureau to see the feeding of the eels is an absolute must. These indigenous fresh-water eels have been living in this pond, which is fed by a natural fountain, for generations. You’ll get to hear about their fascinating lifecycle and take part in the feeding which happens daily at 11am. Afterwards take a scenic walk down to the river mouth.

Stillbaai

Stilbaai

All photography: Lana Kenney ©


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