South Africa’s West Coast is associated with unblemished coastlines, cool white-washed architecture and the deep blue Atlantic Ocean.
Jacobsbaai is the embodiment of all these elements, which makes the West Coast so strongly reminiscent of the Greek Isles. Founded in 1993, a philosophy of slow, almost organic growth had been followed, which today results in the town being a unique showcase of West Coast vernacular architecture.
The town of Jacobsbaai is set along five pristine bays, which affords residents the opportunity of enjoying everything the ocean has to offer including fishing and diving amidst rich sea life. The sensitivity of the natural habitat resulted in the town being developed with large natural parks in between the residential areas and a general low-density philosophy, enhancing its rustic look and feel.
Located halfway between Saldanha and Vredenburg (about 10 km from each town), considered to be the commercial hub of the West Coast, Jacobsbaai is close to amenities, such as a private hospital, various golf courses and a shopping mall, yet its rustic character remains untainted due to the town being tucked away behind a ridge, forever separating it from the commercial activity.
Jacobsbaai is the definitive West Coast experience.
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