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The Musselcracker was originally opened as a bed and breakfast and pleased many guests (local and international), won many awards, for its location, comfort, presentation and management. 

Due to dynamic circumstances, we have decided as a family, to welcome new and returning guests, to enjoy a “piece of our  paradise” and hence the decision to open it up to guests to enjoy and make your forever memories, right here in our paradise, on Shell Bay. 

The beautiful beaches right in front of the Musselcracker lend itself to family enjoyment, with all kinds of sea anenomies, starfish, rock pool fish, crabs,  an absolute paradise.

Our 3 bays of Shelley Point peninsula have a multitude of natural attractions, long beaches that provide for energetic walks, the pathways throughout the golf estate create an interesting web of different distances and a lot to see, and do! from St Helena Bay in the east and Brittania Bay in the west whilst facing due North.  All just some of the delights within the beautiful estate.

We hope you make lots of memories and enjoy every moment of your stay.

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Shelley Point is situated 1h45 from Cape Town.  

From Cape Town International:

Take Airport Approach Road to Settlers Way/N2 (Kanana).

Take exit M7 towards Epping (Jakes Gerwel Drive).

Continue until this road becomes the N7 direction Malmesbury.

Turn left on the M19 towards Melkbos Strand.

Turn right at the 4-way traffic lights onto R27. Then follow directions below.


From Cape Town:

Take the R27 (West Coast Road) from Table View, carry on for about 110km.

Turn left at Vredenburg Sign.

At the first 4-way traffic intersection in Vredenburg, turn right onto Velddrif Road.

This road will take you out of Vredenburg.

Drive for about 10 km, then run left at St Helena Bay/Stompneus Bay sign. You will see a big billboard showing Shelley Point.

Carry on for about another 17km, then turn left at Shelley Point signs before “De Agterbaaier” supermarket, directly after Stompneus village on your left.

Turn right towards Shelley Point at the first turn off.


There is so much to see and do in and around Shelley Point.

  • Walk on the beach, it is 10km long end to end from the house

  • Body board on the waves, body boards are provided

  • Kayaking: (Billy Fisher +27 82 805 5363): Interested in a kayaking trip to see the Shelley Point coastline? 

  • Cycle around the area

  • Surfing, and if you are a pro, take on “Heaven” , a well known big wave at the end of the beach

  • Kitesurf - if that is your thing when the South Easter wind gets up

  • Stand up paddle boarding

  • Run or walk in the area.  There is a hiking/jogging trail in Shelley Point

  • For Horse riding call Oliphantskop horse trails for an organised ride (+27 22 7722 326)

  • Enjoy the 9 hole golf course on the estate. For bookings and rates please call +27 22 742 1037

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Local places of interest

Vasco da Gama first landed his boat in St Helena Bay. The monument is on the road to St Helana Bay.

St Helana Bay Harbour – if you are in luck you can catch fisherman coming in and you could buy some fresh fish off the boats.

Drives to

  • Saldanha Bay (25 min) Northhead Lighthouse & Saldanha Mountain Bike Trail.

  • Hopefield (25 min). This little town is buzzing with little coffee shops and a Saturday farmer’s market and it is home to Simply Bee, natural bee products with a view into a working bee hive.

  • Paternoster (25 min) Excellent Restaurants galore and interesting buys at Oep ve Koep shop. Cape Colombine Light House is worth a visit, Stonefish Art Gallery houses many gems. Dirkus Horse Riding trails is near Paternoster.

  • Langebaan (40 min). Spend time on the Lagoon, play a long round of golf or visit Club Mykonos.  The West Coast Fossil Park is near the turn off too and has a mountain bike trail; kite surfing to Shark Bay or have a Hobie Cat lesson.

  • Darling (50 min) – The Darling Museum, Darling Breweries, Darling Sweet Company, Ormond Private Wine Cellers, Grootte Post Wine Cellars, Ikhwa ttu Saan Cultural centre, Mantis trading Store, Duckitts Nursery specializing in orchids and a host of restaurants.

  • Kraal Baai (1 hour) Where you can found Greece in Sout Africa, inside the West Coast National Park.  There are also ostriches, eland and giant tortoises to be seen.

  • Yzerfontein

  • Elands Bay (1 hour)  if you take your surfing seriously.

  • Velddrif to see the salt pan, little boats on the Berg River and a visit to the famous Bokkomlaan.

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Eating out

Take a drive to the neighbouring areas for some excellent restaurants. 

The local places are not world class but have charm.

Local St Helena Bay Restaurants

  • JP Pub & Grill for Burgers & Pizza (+27 22 022 0001)

  • Pica Pizza for take away Pizza (+27 22 736 1079)

  • Alegria for Portuguese food (+27 22 736 1393)

  • Poetsies Deli (rusks & ready made home cooked meals) (+27 22 742 1520)

  • The palm restaurant basic but nice 



Booking is essential with most Paternoster restaurants

  • The Noisy Oyster (voted best West Coast restaurant by Conde Nast) (+27 22 7522196)  

  • Wolfgat Sitauted in a charming revamped fisherman’s cottage on the Paternoster Coastline, this intimate 20 seater restaurant offers a one-of-a-kind experience where diners get to witness first hand the passion of chef Kobus van der Merwe. (Voted best restaurant in the world 2019) Book online

  • Oep ve Koep Farmstall

  • The Voorstrand Restaurant (+27 22 752 2038)

  • Juffrou’s Hoogte - Biggest Burger in the West Coast (+27 22 715 3020)


  • The Sandstone Cafe and Lounge  (+27 22 714 1574)

  • Oysters – Oyster Farm at the Saldanha Bay Oyster Company

You can order them or buy from there and they also do tours. (+27 22 714 0321)

  • Langebaan Gaatjie Fine dining with a local twist  (+27 22 752 2242)

  • De See Kat  (+27 72 343 9793)

  • Leeto Restaurant  (+27 60 927 0403)



  • Weskus Plek – The Cape Fish Bobotie is a must  (+27 21 205 6503)             



  • Die Strandloper.  Seafood on the beach  (+27 22 772 2490 or +27 83 227 7195)

  • Pearly’s. Sushi, Sunsets & Sauvignon Blanc (+27 22 772 2734)

  • Marcs Beach Bar (+27 22 634 0407)



  • Bokkomlaan

  • Zeezicht family restaurant perlemoen st, laaiplek,

  • Soverby Lapa

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