Hibberdene is a well known, tranquil seaside
resort, close to all amenities and Blue Flag beaches, yet
quiet enough to ensure a great getaway.
Lifesavers are on duty throughout the year from 09h00 to 17h00, with changing rooms, ablution facilities and a tuck shop. Festivals, beach parties, & live shows are some of the activities arranged in season for the youngsters. The Super Tube & Putt-Putt provide fun for the whole family all year around. A 9-hole driving range is a mere stone's throw from the cabins.
A bar and restaurant on the beachfront keep Mom and Dad busy while the kids enjoy the fun in the breakers or in the play park. Lovely handmade beadwork and art are on display daily by hawkers on the beach. Watchful car guards will be watching your car should you prefer to drive to the beach.
Activities: Fishing is popular from the beach in the very early mornings but there are rocks from where anglers can try their luck. Early mornings the fishing boats are set afloat in the river and return late in the afternoons where you can then buy fresh fish from them. If you have your own boat and want to go deep sea-fishing, the ski boat club at Hibberdene can be contacted for more info, or want to book a trip, it can be arranged. Scuba diving is also an option. Details will be provided by agent.
Every year, during June & July, huge numbers of silvery pilchards, locally known as sardines, travel from the cold southern oceans off Cape Point, moving inshore up the Transkei and Kwazulu Natal coastlines in what is commonly known as the annual sardine run - resulting ultimately in "Sardine Fever". This incredible natural phenomenon of millions of fish are followed by a frenzy of game fish, dolphins, sharks and birds. Along with it comes another creature - kindly referred to as the tourist.
During this time of year nature puts on a wonderful display with birds diving into the ocean from lofty heights. Some years up to 3000 Bottlenose dolphins have been seen wave jumping and surfing in the translucent waves, as well as whales basking off shore - one of the most extraordinary sights of the sardine run.