Swartriet Beach Chalets - Activities

Activities around Swartriet - “Make every day a holiday!”

Witness the wildflower extravaganza during mid-August to mid-September
To see the world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.” William Blake

Each year from mid-August to mid-September the barren semi-desert landscape erupts into a sea of colour. During this time nature lovers will be joined by visiting European Bee-eaters.

Swartriet is situated centrally between the Saldanha Nature Reserve, Cape Columbine Nature Reserve and the West Coast National Park where you can witness the best flower displays.


To walk in nature is to witness a thousand miracles.
Mary Davis

There is no arguing that the very best way to experience a place is to explore it on foot.

The coastal fynbos supports a variety of wildlife which can best be seen along the 17-km hiking trail that runs between Swartriet and Tietiesbaai.

Keep an eye out for whales

The whales do not sing because they have an answer, they sing because they have a song.
Gregory Colbert

Southern Right Whales visit from July to November.

Bird Watching

I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.

Swartriet is a paradise for sea lovers and bird watchers. The European Bee-Eaters do visit Swartriet during the September months. The rare Black Oystercatcher is also often seen along the stretch of the coastline as well as the arctic tern.

Try your hand at windsurfing and / or kitesurfing

We can’t control the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
Stephanie Chan

Swartriet is the mecca for a variety of water – and wind sports.