Witsand is a popular seaside resort with unspoilt beaches and a small harbour and is situated at the mouth of the Breede River. The tranquil coastal town has the highest concentration of Southern Right whales on the South African coast (July till October).
It is also an important breeding ground for rare birds and home to the Blue Crane, South Africa’s national bird. The surrounding Indian Ocean and Breede River, the country’s largest river estuary, offer an abundance of water-sports and fishing
Witsand and the Breede River mouth are regarded as one of South Africa’s top fishing locations.
The Breede River offers unique fishing with the upper reaches renowned for its fresh water fish such as bass, while the lower reaches are a Kob fisherman’s paradise.
Various other fish species also occur in the river. The rock- and surf angler will also not be disappointed with good catches all along the coastline.
Activities and places of interest
Brilliant land-based Whale-watching from July to October.
Kite surfing paradise.
The Breede River offers ideal fishing and fly-fishing.