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Cape Columbine Nature Reserve Tietiesbaai

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Address: Paternoster, Saldanha Bay Municipality, South Africa
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Well worth a day trip if staying in Paternoster

The reserve is in close proximity to Paternoster and is easy to access for a day trip. We especially loved the space and tranquility that the reserve affords and whilst we realise... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Regrettably the lighthouse was closed on the day of our visit. The area however didn't offer much else expect for a run up a sand dune with the kids.

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Salt Rock, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The reserve is in close proximity to Paternoster and is easy to access for a day trip. We especially loved the space and tranquility that the reserve affords and whilst we realise that we did visit in a quiet time of the year, there are lots of areas to explore if you follow some of the dirt roads to coastal... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see when in the area with Tietiesbaai enroute with beautiful see photos to be taken for that moments that make memories.

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Thank Johanmun
Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A dull day in Paternoster and one could sit inside or go for a walk. We could hardly see the lighthouse but never mind off we went and it was a great walk up and round the lighthouse and down the farside and back along the beach. Great to walk along by the sea and hear (and see in the... More 

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Thank Studd2710
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately you can't visit the lighthouse on a Sunday as its closed . The area is interesting and wild lots the waves crashing against the rocks is pretty spectacular . Well worth a visit if you are in the area .

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Thank Treetops34
Bournemouth UK
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Our U.K. tourists spent an hour here to walk around the shoreline and watch the waves crash over the many rocks. Of equal interest to me was looking at the impressive SA camping trailers and tents for those spending weekend in Park. Most impressive features on display for the 'complete' modern camper.

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Thank Baronscroft
Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

We love exploring during our hols and drove through the nature reserve during one of our days out. It is really lovely. You need to take a bit of care driving however, as the road is mainly unmade. We have a silly little hire car, but it survived. The scenery is stunning, with the ocean crashing over the rocks and... More 

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Thank Sharon B
Cape Town
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

What an amazing setting and well organised event in a beautiful part of the world. Thanks to the Parks board and the Organizers for putting on this great event

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Umkomaas, South Africa
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

We spent a day driving around the reserve. The roads are very easy to navigate. We had a great day, stopping and taking photos. Definitely worth a visit

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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

The light house was unfortunately only open during the week- this would have been a great to do item. Drove down to the beach and had a little adventure hopping on the boulders and had a mini picnic watching the waves crash against the rocks.

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