Bientang, a Khoi Strandloper who lived there at the turn of the 19th Century, lived in harmony with nature and was self-sufficient in her Hermanus cave home. Legend has it that she possessed the ability to communicate with the whales who continue to visit the same spot every year.
With an abundance of sea and bird life as well as Dassies for company, overlooking the old harbour, she would have dined on seafood which she gathered from the surrounding rocks and harvested from nearby edible plants. Her fresh drinking water supplied by the perpetually trickling stream near the entrance. The original parts of the cave show the walls blackened by her fires of long ago.
Bientang’s Cave Seafood Restaurant located within the cave spills out onto the rocks of Walker Bay in Hermanus, where Whale Watching is the preferred local pass-time. It claims to be the best land based whale watching restaurant in the world! The rustic charm and natural ambiance of the cave and it’s surroundings makes this a ‘must have’ restaurant experience.
Less than 2 hours drive from Milnerton and Woodbridge Island, this makes for an excellent drive and stop over for a lunchtime feast in a cave on the rocks just metres from the ocean with spectacular views over the old harbour and Walker Bay.
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