Welcome to Stilbaai

a taste of Eden in the Garden Route


Stilbaai is a charming seaside village along the Western Cape Garden Route. It is close to the towns of Jongensfontein and Melkhoutfontein along the banks of the Goukou River estuary, where it meets the warm Indian Ocean on the Southern Cape coast of South Africa. 

Stilbaai is 26 kilometres from the N2 between Mossel Bay and Riversdale. It can also be reached by air and sea. The local airstrip can accommodate small aircraft. while George airport, which handles normal passenger aircraft, is 150 km away. Stilbaai also boasts a fishing harbour.

The shallow bay and the clean sandy beaches make Stilbaai the perfect holiday destination. (There are 4 beaches with Blue Flag status during the December – January season). The estuary creates a large lagoon and the Goukou river is navigable upstream for fifteen kilometers. 

Every water-related activity is available. This includes swimming, surfing, sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, kite surfing and angling. There are also walking trails and of course, just plain old sunbathing.

Other sporting activities are also available. These include golf, tennis, bowls, jukskei, squash, cycling and mountain biking.

Public services include medical facilities, two franchised grocery shops, restaurants, take-away food outlets, clothing shops, beauty salons, gift shops, hairdressers, and sports shops.

Despite the rapid development in Stilbaai and Jongensfontein, well-balanced commercial interests are maintained, and our natural environment is fervently protected. The permanent population of Stilbaai and the two adjacent villages, Jongensfontein and Melkhoutfontein, amounts to approximately 7000.

The popularity of Stilbaai, as one of the best tourist destinations on the Garden Route, is well established and continues to grow. but it remains a pollution-free, safe, and peaceful place to spend your holiday.


10Km west of Stilbaai, this little hamlet is one of the most popular holiday resorts along the Garden Route. Jongensfontein offers spectacular views of the ocean. Accommodation facilities of a very high standard, include a caravan park on the beach front, self catering houses and flats, B+B’s and guesthouses. Facilities and services like shops that also provide take-away foods and ATM. The waves at Jongensfontein are very popular among surfers while fishing, swimming, snorkeling and scuba-diving can also be enjoyed. The “Fonteinhuisie” is a historical landmark and serves as museum that depicts the history of the town.


Situated about 7 Km inland from Stilbaai. Not too many years ago this township was amongst the poorest places in the country. Today Melkhoutfontein has a proud heritage and is blooming with tourism activities. Connect to people, with the promise of heart-warming un-staged intra-cultural encounters. These include a local walkabout tour and Cooking up mouth watering traditional food with the Kamamma. With comfortable and affordable accommodation.