Mazeppa Bay and its village were named after the Mazeppa ship that ran aground here in 1892. Then, in the Second World War, an aircraft crashed onto the rocky beach in a failed attempt at an emergency landing. This site, now known as One Mile rocks, is an important tourist attraction.
Mazeppa Bay is best known for its excellent fishing. There is a wide variety of game fish and sharks to be caught here. The biggest catch ever recorded was a great white shark weighing an incredible 791 kilograms. Other species that are frequently caught from these waters include garrick and kob, which are both delicious.
The most popular beach is Mazeppa Bay First Beach. From here, you can walk over a high suspension bridge to reach Mazeppa Bay’s famous island. The other two main beaches lie to the south of the lagoon and are ideal for long walks and collecting shells. The waters are warm, unspoilt and, as their name implies, wild. It’s important that you are always aware of the currents and possible rip tides.
The sand dunes at Mazeppa Bay are impressive, luring the adventurous and the energetic to climb them and then hurtle down their slick faces on sand-boards or even body boards. Please remember to respect the fauna growing on the dunes.
The Manubi indigenous forest is an irresistible retreat near the village, and is home to loads of bird and plant species. Hiking the trails in and around Mazeppa Bay village promises some exciting and exquisite findings.
Mazeppa Bay Beach House
Mazeppa Bay Beach House is located directly on the main beach at Mazeppa Bay on the unspoilt wild coast. Panoramic views of the Indian ocean from the wooden deck at the front of the house with private pathway through the wild palms onto the beach.
This grand beach house, built by settlers in 1900, has recently been refurbished & upgraded to meet your requirements & home from home comforts.
Mazeppa Bay Hotel
Nestled in a beautiful setting of palms and tropical plants, above the broad beach, Mazeppa Bay is characterized by its own Island. Depending on the tide, this is sometimes only accessible by a quaint suspension bridge, which joins the Island to the main beach.
Mazeppa Bay Hotel has a very relaxed atmosphere, where guests can be comfortable to walk around without shoes and leave the stresses of everyday life behind – including the shopping malls!
Sunrise Cottage Mazeppa Bay
Sea, sand, serenity – three words that describe the magic you will find at Sunrise Cottage. A sunrise over the ocean every morning. Dolphins and Whales from your window. A short stroll down to the beach. Just 20m from the sea and your first fishing spot. Swimming and fishing, sand boarding and surfing.
This is the Sunrise Cottage – a gorgeous piece of South African paradise awaits your arrival.