The Bay of Port Owen, is the largest manmade marina on the west coast of Africa, which offers the finest sailing conditions on the South African coastline because of its sheltered nature and its orientation to the prevailing summer wind (The South-East Trade, which blows off-shore here). These facts have been confirmed by leading South African sailors.
Port Owen, is a suburb with a man-made marina in the town of Velddrif, which is 145 km from Cape Town, on the west coast of Western Cape Province. A safe suburb with beautiful homes and few businesses. Port Owen comprises 100 hectares and has 3.5 km of waterways which were produced over 15 years of dredging to remove roughly a million tons of dredge. This is a yachtsman’s dream for safe mooring and some homes offer a landing jetty.
The marina is surrounded on three sides by the Great Berg River and is 1km from the harbour mouth, where the river meets St. Helena Bay.