Ports and Harbours

A port is a location on a coast or shore containing one or more harbours where ships can dock and transfer people or cargo to or from land. Port locations are selected to optimize access to land and navigable water, for commercial demand, and for shelter from wind and waves. Ports with deeper water are rarer, but can handle larger, more economical ships. Since ports throughout history handled every kind of traffic, support and storage facilities vary widely, may extend for miles, and dominate the local economy. Some ports have an important, perhaps exclusively military role. Some are just marinas.

Port/Harbour name Province Town name Coördinates Remarks
East London Harbour Eastern Cape East London 33°1′S 27°54′E Port of Entry
Gans Bay Harbour Western Cape Gans Bay 34°35′S 19°20′E
Gordon's Bay Harbour Western Cape Gordon's Bay 34°9′S 18°51′E
Gordon's Bay Island Harbour Western Cape Gordon's Bay 34°9′S 18°51′E
Hermanus Harbour Western Cape Hermanus 34°26′S 19°13′E
Hout Bay Harbour Western Cape Hout Bay 34°3′S 18°20′E
Kalk Bay Harbour Western Cape Kalk Bay 34°7′S 18°27′E
Knysna Harbour Western Cape Knysna 34°2′S 23°2′E
Koeberg Nuclear Power Station Harbour Western Cape Koeberg 33°40′S 18°25′E NO ENTRY!!!
Lamberts Bay Harbour Western Cape Lamberts Bay 32°5′S 18°18′E
Mossel Bay Harbour Western Cape Mossel Bay 34°10′S 22°8′E
Mouille Point Marina Western Cape Mouille Point 33°53′S 18°24′E
Port Alfred Marina Eastern Cape Port Alfred 33°35′S 26°53′E
Port Elizabeth Harbour Eastern Cape Port Elizabeth 33°57′S 25°38′E Port of Entry
Port Nolloth Northern Cape Port Nolloth 29°15′S 16°51′E
Port of Cape Town Western Cape Cape Town 33°54′S 18°26′E Port of Entry
Port of Durban KwaZulu-Natal Durban 29°52′S 31°2′E Port of Entry
Port of Ngqura Eastern Cape Port Elizabeth 33°48′S 25°41′E
Richards Bay Harbour KwaZulu-Natal Richards Bay 28°48′S 32°5′E Port of Entry
Robben Island Harbour Western Cape Robben Island 33°47′51″S 18°22′37″E Emergency Only!!!
Saldanha Bay Harbour Western Cape Saldanha Bay 33°1′S 17°57′E
Simon's Town Harbour Western Cape Simon's Town 34°11′S 18°26′E
Struis Bay Harbour Western Cape Struis Bay 34°47′S 20°3′E
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