Tours in and around Saldanha

Many tour options can be used when visiting the West Coast.

Due to the Military Area being closed to the public until further notice we have decided to do similar tours on the West Coast.

Historical Town Tour

Historical tour overview.

Put your walking shoes on and come and enjoy this 1 to 2 hour tour in the town of Saldanha.  Our history journey on how our town was build over the years will start at the Protea Hotel in Saldanha. Many historical places in town will be visited and many stories will be told from Antonio de Saldanha who discovered Saldanha in 1503.

We will tell guests the history of the hotel and how the Silverman brothers became the owners of the hotel which was build in early 1900’s. 

We will visit the Angling church which was built in 1820, which is till today very active today. It also hosts the Seafarers save haven for sailors who visit the Saldanha port. We will then walk down the road to visit the house/businesses (old buildings), the 1st garage as well as the 1st butchery of mr Tolken a well known business man from the early years.   

We will then walk to the Silverman’s house which was also build in the early 1900’s. A unique house where the 1st telephone and flush toilet was installed in town in 1926.

From here we will walk to Hoedjies Kop. This is a short up hill walk which takes us to the old fisherman’s houses and the town’s museum.

We will then walk back to the big grey Sandstone building where the history of the building with its natural water well in the basement will be told before we enjoy a cup of tea and a cupcake to end the tour.  

Flower Hiking Tours

Three trails are in the West Coast National Park and one trail in Postberg.

Four hiking trails to choose from.

Trail 1 : This is a 9km circular tour to the dunes and back which start at Geelbek Information Centre.  Many flower species will be seen on our route.

Trail 2: This is a 7 km circular walk which also begins at the Geelbek Information Centre.

Trail 3: This trail is called the “Bakoor Trail”. This is a short walk from the Langebaan gate to the Seeberg View Point, which is 4,6km long. Along this route bat eared foxes, Ostriches, Eland and many other animals can be spotted, as well as the beautiful view of the Langebaan lagoon.

Trail 4: This trail is in Postberg. This is a one day flower tour (13.9 km) in the West Coast National Park(“Steenbok Trail”). This tour start at 09h00 and ends at 17h00 at the gate of Postberg. These tours can only be done during flower season when Postberg open their area to the public during Aug to October each year. These tours must be planned and organised well in advance as only 20 people are allowed to walk the trails per day.  

For more information contact Edwin Dwyer:

 Cell:           082 320 0549         

E-mail:       saldanhanature@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

One Response to Tours in and around Saldanha

  1. Mark Blaine says:

    Thank you very much for your dedication in promoting the nature area.

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