African Oyster Catcher

African Oyster Catcher

This beautiful wader, African Oyster Catcher (Haematopus moquini), can be seen right here on the beach in Saldanha Bay.  These birds mate for life and their average lifespan is around 35 years.  The females are slightly larger than the males but their appearance is...
Westcoast Idioms and Nicknames

Westcoast Idioms and Nicknames

Every few weeks we prepare a large snoek on the open fire – one of my favourite West Coast dishes.  The kids love it because the fish bones are large and easy to spot, and I love it because there are always left-overs for another meal the next day and remains an...
Get ready to enjoy Flower Power on the West Coast

Get ready to enjoy Flower Power on the West Coast

Traditionally the flower season runs from July- October each year. There are however peak times when flowers are at their best, and rain and wind influence when and where your best sightings may be. There is a Flower Hotline which might assist you in planning your...
The Pixie and Fairy Village, on the West coast in Jacobs Bay

The Pixie and Fairy Village, on the West coast in Jacobs Bay

Don’t have doubts about visiting this little bit of magic in Jacobs Bay.  It is only about 12 km from Gultyde guesthouse in Saldanha Bay.  We took a group of children one cloudy afternoon and got a good dose of magic.  The garden totally captured their imaginations...
West Coast National Park – Birding Hotspots

West Coast National Park – Birding Hotspots

Bring your Wild card and binoculours along for a visit to the West Coast National Park, which was established in 1985.  Even if birding is not your thing, come anyway, just to be immersed in nature and the sheer beauty of this beautiful lagoon.  It is magical and only...