The history of Witsand can be traced back to the 1400 when Portuguese sailors noted the Breede River mouth as an ideal site to lay anchor.
The town has been developing with tourists finding the small fishing village and returning again for the natural beauty of the region and the tourist attractions like the monuments, the white pearly beaches and tranquility.
Tourists have been instrumental in developing the town to what it is today and the demand for holiday property is constant and thus this is a solid driving factor in the pricing of property in the town.
Tourist attractions at Witsand include the Breede River which offers bird watching, whale and dolphin watching with the Southern Right whales calving here on their migration to the Arctic in season, Bontebok National Park, Cape Whale Coast and Saint Sebastian Bay and De Hoop Vlei Trail.
Witsand also caters for the adventure holiday makers with Kitesurfing and hiking at the Breede River.
Restaurants in the town are of the traditional family type offering unique dishes of fresh fish and good old family recipes are used to lure customers back.
The major benefit of Witsand is that it is only three hours’ drive from Cape Town which makes it an ideal weekend getaway.
The architecture is typical of fishing villages dating back to the Cape Dutch inspired architecture adding to the rustic ambiance of the town.
Situated on the western shores fishing is an ideal past time with a large variety of fish still found in the clear dark blue waters.
One fact not over publicized about Witsand is the dunes that rumble under the right weather conditions.
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