Our municipality comprises the following towns:
Bredasdorp can be reached by turning at the crossing of the N2 and the R316 route from Caledon to Arniston and on the R319 route from Swellendam to Struisbaai / L’Agulhas. Although it has a typical rural atmosphere, it has an average business core with all the important services, such as a hospital, clinic, police station, magistrate, bank services and retirement facilities.
Napier is situated between Caledon and Bredasdorp on the R316 route. The town consists of a number of small businesses with agriculture as the dominant economic activity in the areas.
Waenhuiskrans / Arniston
Waenhuiskrans/Arniston is the only town in South Africa with two acknowledged names. This fisherman’s town is situated approximately 24km from Bredasdorp on the R316 route. It is also host to the World Heritage site of Kassiesbaai, a quaint subsistence fishing community.
Struisbaai is known for its 14km white sand beach. This is the longest uninterrupted white sand beach in Southern Africa. This beach town is a popular holiday town that attracts visitors throughout the year and is also home to a thriving fishing industry.
L’Agulhas is the most southern town in Africa. The legendary point of Africa is surrounded by both the warm Indian and the cold Atlantic Oceans that meet at the most southern point.
This beach town is situated approximately 5km from L’Agulhas. Suiderstrand is also a holiday town and was established as a result of a need for holiday houses with a rustic rural character.
Elim is a historical Moravian missionary station with monumental status. The town is communal property, belonging to the Moravian Church.
Klipdale and Protem
Both these rural towns owe their establishment and development to the railroad and the grain silo’s that were built there.
The following economic sectors are thriving in our Municipal Area:
Agriculture and Agro-processing
Agriculture- Livestock farming, ostriches, wheat crops, canola, vegetables, dried flowers, grapes & olives
Fishing and Mari-culture
Cape Agulhas is the most important production area in the Cape line-fish industry. Mari-culture and the processing of marine products like saltwater- and freshwater fish farms, abalone farm, mussels and seaweed cultivating, has the potential to become a very lucrative industry for the area. This provides valuable natural resources which can be harvested and processed for commercial use and can be converted into a financially viable economic opportunity with multiple business ventures
The trading industry has remained one of the dominant economic sectors in the municipal area during the past 10 years