The small cove of Victoria Bay in the Western Cape is situated on the Garden Route between George and Wilderness.
It is a popular spot for surfers as it consists of a right hand reef-like wave which rolls over small boulder-like rocks for about 200m.
Surf competitions are often held at Victoria Bay and despite its small size, it is a well-known and much-visited spot.
Victoria Bay – Land’s End
Large boulders, believed to have rolled down from the top of the hill, make up the western side of the bay. This area is known as Land’s End.
The name was given to the original bungalow at the end of the then-dirt road, which is now a large self-catering and B&B property.
The eastern side of the bay consists of rocks, flanked briefly by a concrete wall built to prevent erosion of the slope. The end of the eastern side is call Kabeljou Bank. It is named after the large Cob which are often caught from the rocks.
Victoria Bay tourism
It is a popular holiday destination and there are a number of camp sites overlooking the bay. There are also clusters of holiday chalets situated nearby. For day visitors, the grassy area above the beach has braai facilities. There are also a small shop and restaurant situated at the top of the beach road.