Tietiesbaai is located on the doorstep of Paternoster in the Cape Columbine Nature Reserve. It is a brief 90-minute drive from the city of Cape Town, you will find the peaceful coastal destination called Tietiesbaai. In December 1973, this area was declared a nature reserve, The Cape Columbine Nature Reserve, and boasts the last manually controlled lighthouse to be built in South Africa.
Things to do in Tietiesbaai
Not only is Tietiesbaai well-known for its pristine and relatively unspoilt beach where one can laze around and escape the hustle and bustle of the city, but it also offers visitors the opportunity to experience exceptional food and a unique display of fauna and flora.
For the Camper
Camping is an activity many enjoy when visiting this beautiful and serene area. The proximity to the city makes for a quick and easy weekend breakaway. If you are an avid camper that enjoys doing so with your family or friends whilst you hear the waves break and the fire crackle, it does not get much better than this.
A brief walk from the campsite, you will find the Cape Columbine lighthouse. It was the last manned lighthouse built in 1936 with a spiral staircase that produces incredible views over the Atlantic. If you are lucky, you might even spot a couple of penguins along the way.
For the Adventurer
Furthermore, the area offers numerous walking or hiking routes allowing you to soak up the beautiful surroundings. However, if you prefer to cycle instead of walking, Wow eBike offers a variety of guided electronic bicycle tours. No need to worry about your fitness level as these e-bikes do all the hard work for you.
For the Nature Lover
As part of Tietiesbaai natural environment, the lovers of fauna will be pleased to know that The Cape Columbine Nature Reserve boasts a wide variety of indigenous vegetation, including fynbos. The area erupts into a multicoloured bloom every year after the winter rains. An affair that attracts visitors from all over the world.
Moreover, many artists have found inspiration in the beauty of this area, thus browsing, buying and taking home a piece of Tietiesbaai and the surroundings is another activity enjoyed by many visitors.
For the Fishermen
Tietiesbaai offers a beautiful coastline for you to soak up the sun, while casting a fishing line in the sea. For those wanting to go a bit deeper, this coastline is a sight to behold with a change of perspective from a kayak. Bring your own kayak or rent one just around the corner in Paternoster. Still too dry for your liking? Then why not try your hand at crayfishing.
For the Explorer
In addition, if you would like to venture a bit further, the wharf at Paternoster is a very popular spot to visit. The wharf offers various shops, restaurants, art galleries and more.
Overall, Tietiesbaai is a destination that caters for the entire tribe where you can switch off, reconnect and enjoy the natural beauty of this coastal destination. Explore the complete tranquility that is Tietiesbaai.