Quick Facts: Saldanha
- Saldanha Bay is a natural harbour
- Saldanha is located roughly 120 km from Cape Town
- Saldanha is known for the export of iron-ore
- Saldanha is popular with fishing and boating enthusiasts
Distance to Airport: 140 km
Distance to City: 140 km
Saldanha Bay is a natural harbour located on the picturesque Cape West Coast of South Africa. Saldanha Bay is popular with boating enthusiasts while local industry revolves around fishing and iron-ore mining while Saldanha is also home to a Naval training base.
Saldanha Nature Reserve is also home to the wildflowers of spring while Southern Right Whales are common in the waters of Saldanha Bat.
The area has a Mediterranean climate with a low annual rainfall. Saldanha Bay was named after the captain António de Saldanha who visited South Africa in 1503.