Saldanha Bay

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Saldanha Bay
33°02.834'S, 017°57.759'E Chart icon.png
lat=-33.047235 | lon=17.962646 | zoom=11 | y

Saldanha Bay is a natural harbour on the south-western coast of South Africa, north west of Cape Town. The town that developed around the bay, also called Saldanha, was incorporated with five other towns into the Saldanha Bay Local Municipality in 2000. The current population of the municipality is estimated at 72,000.

Saldanha Bay's location makes it a paradise for the watersport enthusiast, and its local economy being strongly dependent on fishing, mussels, seafood processing, the steel industry and the harbour. Furthermore its sheltered harbour plays an important part in the Sishen-Saldanha iron-ore project at which Saldanha Steel takes center stage. With strong historic military links Saldanha is also host to a Naval training base and the South African Military Academy. The SAS Saldanha Nature Reserve offers a display of wildflowers during late winter and spring while Southern Right Whales also visit the waters in and around the nature reserve.

Also see Langebaan

Charts

SAN
2 - Saldanha Bay and Langebaan Lagoon
BA
BA1232 - Approaches to Saldanha bay
BA1236 - Saldanha bay
2082 - Cape Columbine to Dager point–Hout bay

Weather

Mediterranean climate; winter rainfall and dry summer. Prevailing winds south westerly and north easterly.

Sources for Weather forecasts:

Passages

See South Africa.

Islands

  • Jutten Island

Communication

  • SA Maritime Net: The South African Maritime Net operates 7 days a week, and provides weather reports from around the coast, and maintains contact with boats off the coast of South Africa and up into the Mozambique channel. There are two regular schedule times as follows:
    • 06:30 UTC: Starts on 14316 kHz for 5-10 minutes, and then moves to 7,120 kHz.
    • 11:30 UTC: Starts on 14316 kHz for approx. 30 mins and then moves down to 7,120 kHz.

Also see World Cruiser's Nets

Navigation

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Berthing

The commercial harbour here is busy, mostly exporting iron ore.

There sevral marinas serving yachts.

Marinas

Yachtport SA

Yachtport SA/wiki/Saldanha_Bay#.5B.5BYachtport_SA.5D.5D

Saldanha Bay Yacht Club

Saldanha Bay Yacht Club/wiki/Saldanha_Bay#Saldanha_Bay_Yacht_Club
Marina icon Saldanha Bay Yacht Club [[Saldanha Bay#Saldanha Bay Yacht Club|Saldanha Bay Yacht Club]] (SBYC) 33°01.078'S, 017°56.879'E

Diesel is available at the fishing jetty; water and electricity (220v) are available on the fixed jetty. Gas, showers, washing machine, bar, self-catering kitchen, Wi-FI, paraffin and food supplies are all available in the town approximately 1 km from the Club.

Warning: Exposed to strong winds from the SE.

manager@sbyc.co.za; Tel: +27 (22) 714 0884; Fax: +XX (XXX) XXXXXX; VHF channel 12
Address: PO Box 52 , Saldanha 7395, South Africa
Hours: 08:00 to 16:00 (closed Tuesdays)
Prices: First 10 days will be free thereafter R13.00 per meter per day. This includes temporary membership of the club for this period unless advised otherwise.

Club Mykonos Marina

Club Mykonos Marina/wiki/Saldanha_Bay#Club_Mykonos_Marina
Marina icon Club Mykonos Marina [[Saldanha Bay#Club Mykonos Marina|Club Mykonos Marina]] 33°02.856'S, 018°02.336'E

The marina is within a resort complex. 24 hour security. Fuel berth, laundry, WiFi, toilets, showers, bar, restaurant. Some shops. Some distance from all other services. Ask at the office about the travel lift, slip, boat services and hard standing.

marina@clubmykonos.co.za; Tel: +27 (22) 707 7600; Fax: +27 (22) 707 7793; VHF channel 17

Anchorages

None.

Amenities

Facilities
Water In Yachtport SA, Yacht Club, and Mykonos Marina
Electricity In Yachtport SA, Yacht Club, and Mykonos Marina
Toilets In Yachtport SA, Yacht Club, and Mykonos Marina
Showers In Yachtport SA, Yacht Club, and Mykonos Marina
Laundry In Yachtport SA, Yacht Club, and Mykonos Marina
Garbage Bins around the port and in the marinas
Supplies
Fuel In Yachtport SA (bowser), at the fishing jetty]], and at Mykonos Marina
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers ?
Services
Repairs In Yachtport SA and Mykonos Marina
Internet WiFi in Yachtport SA, Yacht Club, and Mykonos Marina
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?

Provisioning

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Eating out

Transportation

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Tourism

History

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Places to Visit

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Friends

Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.

Forums

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Links

References

See South Africa.

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