Make Hoedjiesbaai Hotel in Saldanha Bay your winter holiday destination

Hoedjiesbaai Hotel

In winter, Saldanha Bay often draws game fishermen with its good catches of yellowtail, tuna and the famous Cape snoek – one of many reasons to book your stay at Hoedjiesbaai Hotel.

Even if you visit late winter, you will witness the SAS Saldanha Nature Reserve in full bloom – it’s a magnificent sight, and catch glimpses of Southern Right Whales visiting the bay. Certainly, winters are not dull in this part of the country. 

Partially built into the water, Hoedjiesbaai Hotel offers seclusion and unrivalled views of the bay and its surrounds. Many of their previous guests have had many wonderful things to stay about the hotel, its facilities and the level of service excellence they received.

Accommodation at Hoedjiesbaai Hotel

Since it was built in the 70’s, you can expect a retro-style décor theme. However, your utmost comfort has not been spared with various modern amenities available in the suites.

Accommodation at Hoedjiesbaai Hotel consists of comfortable 32 rooms. The second-floor units also come with private balconies from where you can enjoy amazing views of Saldanha Bay. All the suites are spacious and en-suite with double bed or single bed/s options.

Room amenities include coffee & tea facilities, a fridge on request, towels and selected DStv channels. The first-floor rooms come with showers only while the second-floor rooms have a shower over bath option. Read more here…

Facilities at Hoedjiesbaai Hotel

Guest facilities include daily housekeeping, Wi-Fi access, ample parking for vehicles.

The Eigebraai Restaurant on the third floor of the hotel, offers spectacular 360° views of Saldanha Bay complimented by home-made local cuisine – breakfasts, lunches and dinners, with wines from award-winning South African wineries. At the bar and lounge area, you can watch the sun set with your ideal sundowner.

The hotel also has its own private spa, hair salon, a gymnasium, a ladies’ bar (ground floor) and a Function/Conference Room that can host up to 120 people.

Activities at Hoedjiesbaai Hotel

Aside from the attractions already hinted above, Saldanha Bay offers various activities including waters sports, beautiful beaches, horse-riding, hiking trails, bird watching and many other outdoor activities. Don’t leave without visiting their West Coast Mystery Room!

The hotel is also within walking distance of local shopping centres.

Reviews from previous Hoedjiesbaai Hotel guests

“We had a friendly reception and the staff was very helpful and very insightful Covid protocols was in place and we felt very safe. The place was neat and clean. The location of the place is what we just needed seeing that we are in this pandemic and the views was very good … imagine just to be on the water and was very calm and tranquil. We would definitely come again,” wrote allistone on their TripAdvisor page.

Turyalex added; “The view from our room was spectacular. The staff at the hotel were phenomenal and very helpful. Everything was in walking distance from the hotel and it was great to watch the sunset from the balcony of the room.”

Hoedjiesbaai Hotel is located at 38 Main Road, Saldanha. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, call +27 (0) 22 714 1271; email or visit them online at today.  Follow them on Facebook HERE.


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