THE ARISTEA SHIPWRECK
The Aristea, an I & J fishing trawler, survived WWII but not the onslaught of her tipsy captain and the shores of Hondeklip Bay. She ran aground on the 4th July 1945.
THE DOG STONE
A big gneiss rock resembling a dog inspired Thomas Grace to name Hondeklipbaai, which translated, would mean “Dog Stone Bay”. During 1853 the “dog” was defaced when its ear was chopped of and taken to Cape Town in order to start the fictitious “Dog’s Ear Copper Company”. During a severe lightning storm in the 1970’s, it lost its nose as well.
THE OLD CEMETERY
Several very old gravestones of long forgotten inhabitants,sailors and visitors who found their last resting place in Hondeklip Bay.
Spectacular “spits” and sprays as the sea blast against this rock. An excellent location to take stunning photographs.