List of bays of South Africa

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List of Bays of South Africa, A bay is an area of water surrounded or otherwise demarcated by land. Bays generally have calmer waters than the surrounding sea, due to the surrounding land blocking some waves and often reducing winds. It can also be an inlet in a lake or pond.

  • The following is a partial list of Bays of South Africa.

List of Bays of South Africa[edit]

Name Province Nearest Town Coordinates Notes
Algoa Bay Eastern Cape Port Elizabeth 33°48′S 25°48′E / 33.800°S 25.800°E / -33.800; 25.800
Bakoven Bay Western Cape near Camps Bay 33°57′S 18°22′E / 33.950°S 18.367°E / -33.950; 18.367
Ballots Bay Western Cape near George 34°0′S 22°32′E / 34.000°S 22.533°E / -34.000; 22.533
Betty's Bay Western Cape Betty's Bay 34°21′S 18°54′E / 34.350°S 18.900°E / -34.350; 18.900
Blameys Bay KwaZulu-Natal south of Umkomaas 30°14′S 30°46′E / 30.233°S 30.767°E / -30.233; 30.767
Boulder Bay Eastern Cape south of Port St Johns 31°43′S 29°24′E / 31.717°S 29.400°E / -31.717; 29.400
Buffels Bay Western Cape near Knysna 34°4′S 22°59′E / 34.067°S 22.983°E / -34.067; 22.983
Camps Bay Western Cape Camps Bay 33°56′S 18°22′E / 33.933°S 18.367°E / -33.933; 18.367
Chapman Bay Western Cape near Cape Town 34°6′S 18°20′E / 34.100°S 18.333°E / -34.100; 18.333
Coffee Bay Eastern Cape Coffee Bay 31°58′S 29°9′E / 31.967°S 29.150°E / -31.967; 29.150
Cracker Bay KwaZulu-Natal near Umzumbe 30°38′S 30°31′E / 30.633°S 30.517°E / -30.633; 30.517
East Point Bay Western Cape near Pringle Bay 34°23′S 18°49′E / 34.383°S 18.817°E / -34.383; 18.817
False Bay (Valsbaai) Western Cape Simon's Town 34°13′S 18°38′E / 34.217°S 18.633°E / -34.217; 18.633
Fish Bay (Visbaai) Western Cape near Mossel Bay 34°16′S 21°56′E / 34.267°S 21.933°E / -34.267; 21.933
Flesh Bay Western Cape near Mossel Bay 34°19′S 21°55′E / 34.317°S 21.917°E / -34.317; 21.917
Gordon's Bay Western Cape Gordon's Bay 34°9′S 18°50′E / 34.150°S 18.833°E / -34.150; 18.833
Granger Bay Western cape Cape Town 33°54′S 18°25′E / 33.900°S 18.417°E / -33.900; 18.417
Herolds Bay Western Cape near George 34°3′S 22°23′E / 34.050°S 22.383°E / -34.050; 22.383
Hol Bay Western Cape near Betty's Bay 34°22′S 18°51′E / 34.367°S 18.850°E / -34.367; 18.850
Hout Bay Western Cape near Cape Town 34°3′S 18°21′E / 34.050°S 18.350°E / -34.050; 18.350
Hydra Bay Western Cape near Gans Bay 34°36′S 19°19′E / 34.600°S 19.317°E / -34.600; 19.317
John Richard's Bay Western Cape near Port Beaufort 34°28′S 20°51′E / 34.467°S 20.850°E / -34.467; 20.850
Kerries Bay Western Cape near Kleinmond 34°23′S 19°7′E / 34.383°S 19.117°E / -34.383; 19.117
Kosi Bay KwaZulu-Natal north of St Lucia 26°54′S 32°52′E / 26.900°S 32.867°E / -26.900; 32.867
Lambasi Bay Eastern Cape near Port Grosvenor 31°22′S 29°54′E / 31.367°S 29.900°E / -31.367; 29.900
Leach Bay Eastern Cape East London 33°2′S 27°53′E / 33.033°S 27.883°E / -33.033; 27.883
Leisure Bay KwaZulu-Natal near Port Edward 31°2′S 30°14′E / 31.033°S 30.233°E / -31.033; 30.233
Long Bay Western Cape Robben Island 33°48′S 18°21′E / 33.800°S 18.350°E / -33.800; 18.350
Marcus Bay Western Cape near Arniston 34°38′S 20°15′E / 34.633°S 20.250°E / -34.633; 20.250
Mas Bay Western Cape near Pringle Bay 34°22′S 18°50′E / 34.367°S 18.833°E / -34.367; 18.833
Mazeppa Bay Eastern Cape Mazeppa Bay 32°28′S 28°39′E / 32.467°S 28.650°E / -32.467; 28.650
Mngazi Bay Eastern Cape south of Port St Johns 31°41′S 29°25′E / 31.683°S 29.417°E / -31.683; 29.417
Moonshine Bay Western Cape near Pringle Bay 34°22′S 18°49′E / 34.367°S 18.817°E / -34.367; 18.817
Morgan's Bay Eastern Cape Morgan's Bay 32°42′S 28°20′E / 32.700°S 28.333°E / -32.700; 28.333
Mossel Bay Western Cape Mossel Bay 34°6′S 22°9′E / 34.100°S 22.150°E / -34.100; 22.150
Murray's Bay Western Cape Robben Island 33°48′S 18°22′E / 33.800°S 18.367°E / -33.800; 18.367
Olifantsbos Bay Western Cape near Cape Town 34°15′S 18°22′E / 34.250°S 18.367°E / -34.250; 18.367
Piet Rogs Bay Western Cape near Port Beaufort 34°24′S 21°22′E / 34.400°S 21.367°E / -34.400; 21.367
Plettenberg Bay Eastern Cape Plettenberg Bay 34°2′S 23°24′E / 34.033°S 23.400°E / -34.033; 23.400
Pooles Bay Western Cape Hermanus 34°24′S 19°15′E / 34.400°S 19.250°E / -34.400; 19.250
Preslie's Bay Eastern Cape 31°52′S 29°15′E / 31.867°S 29.250°E / -31.867; 29.250
Pringle Bay Western Cape Pringle Bay 34°20′S 18°49′E / 34.333°S 18.817°E / -34.333; 18.817
Queensberry Bay Eastern Cape north of East London 32°53′S 28°5′E / 32.883°S 28.083°E / -32.883; 28.083
Saint Francis Bay Eastern Cape Jeffreys Bay 34°2′S 24°59′E / 34.033°S 24.983°E / -34.033; 24.983
Saint Lucia Bay KwaZulu-Natal St Lucia 28°23′S 32°25′E / 28.383°S 32.417°E / -28.383; 32.417
Saint Mungo Bay Western Cape Cape Aghulas 34°49′S 20°1′E / 34.817°S 20.017°E / -34.817; 20.017
Saint Sebastian Bay Western Cape Port Beaufort 34°23′S 20°52′E / 34.383°S 20.867°E / -34.383; 20.867
Saldanha Bay Western Cape Saldanha Bay 33°2′S 17°58′E / 33.033°S 17.967°E / -33.033; 17.967
Salmon Bay (Kwazulu-Natal) KwaZulu-Natal near Stanger 29°24′S 31°18′E / 29.400°S 31.300°E / -29.400; 31.300
Salt Vlei Bay Eastern Cape Port Alfred 33°37′S 26°52′E / 33.617°S 26.867°E / -33.617; 26.867
Sand Bay Western Cape near Hermanus 34°25′S 19°12′E / 34.417°S 19.200°E / -34.417; 19.200
Sandown Bay Western Cape near Kleinmond 34°20′S 19°2′E / 34.333°S 19.033°E / -34.333; 19.033
Sandy Bay Western Cape near Hout Bay 34°1′S 18°19′E / 34.017°S 18.317°E / -34.017; 18.317
Santos Bay Western Cape Mossel Bay 34°9′S 22°7′E / 34.150°S 22.117°E / -34.150; 22.117
Shark Bay (KwaZulu-Natal) KwaZulu-Natal near Stanger 29°26′S 31°17′E / 29.433°S 31.283°E / -29.433; 31.283
Sharks Bay Eastern Cape Port Alfred 33°36′S 26°53′E / 33.600°S 26.883°E / -33.600; 26.883
Shuster's Bay Western Cape near Cape Town 34°11′S 18°21′E / 34.183°S 18.350°E / -34.183; 18.350
Simons Bay Western Cape Simon's Town 34°10′S 18°25′E / 34.167°S 18.417°E / -34.167; 18.417
Skoonberg Bay Western Cape near Cape Aghulas 34°45′S 20°4′E / 34.750°S 20.067°E / -34.750; 20.067
Skulpies Bay Western Cape near Cape Aghulas 34°48′S 20°3′E / 34.800°S 20.050°E / -34.800; 20.050
Snake Bay (Slangbaai) Western Cape near Cape St Francis 34°10′S 24°37′E / 34.167°S 24.617°E / -34.167; 24.617
Sodwana Bay KwaZulu-Natal north of St Lucia 27°32′S 32°40′E / 27.533°S 32.667°E / -27.533; 32.667
Spark's Bay Western Cape south of Gordon's Bay 34°15′S 18°50′E / 34.250°S 18.833°E / -34.250; 18.833
Still Bay Western Cape Still Bay 34°22′S 21°25′E / 34.367°S 21.417°E / -34.367; 21.417
Strachan's Bay Eastern Cape 31°50′S 29°16′E / 31.833°S 29.267°E / -31.833; 29.267
Struys Bay Western Cape near Cape Aghulas 34°43′S 20°6′E / 34.717°S 20.100°E / -34.717; 20.100
Table Bay Western Cape Cape Town 33°53′S 18°26′E / 33.883°S 18.433°E / -33.883; 18.433
Thompson's Bay KwaZulu-Natal near Ballito 29°31′S 31°13′E / 29.517°S 31.217°E / -29.517; 31.217
Umzinto Bay KwaZulu-Natal near Pennington 30°21′S 30°43′E / 30.350°S 30.717°E / -30.350; 30.717
Victoria Bay Western Cape near George 34°0′S 22°33′E / 34.000°S 22.550°E / -34.000; 22.550
Walker's Bay Western Cape near Knysna 34°4′S 22°56′E / 34.067°S 22.933°E / -34.067; 22.933
Waterloo Bay Eastern Cape north of Port Alfred 33°28′S 27°9′E / 33.467°S 27.150°E / -33.467; 27.150
Witsand Bay Western Cape near Cape Town 34°10′S 18°20′E / 34.167°S 18.333°E / -34.167; 18.333

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