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Saldanha Tourism Information

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

Introducing Saldanha

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.