Infanta is a small holiday resort and fishing hamlet, framed by a rocky headland, situated on the western side of the Breede River in the St Sebastian Bay.
Infanta is named after Joao Infante, commander of the second caravel under Bartholomeu Dias. Access to Infanta is along a roller-coasting gravel road that
turns off the N2 just west of Swellendam. St Sebastian Bay and the surrounding hills cloaked in fynbos are a nature lover's and fisherman's delight. There
is a slipway for launching powerboats at Infanta and a rocky shoreline with good diving and angling spots. Witsand is accessible via crossing the Breede
River by your own boat/canoe or via the Malgas pont.
The Southern Right Whales (May to November/December) is a major attraction to many visitors, who come to San Sebastian Bay especially to watch them.
Aerial surveys starting back in 1969 marked St Sebastian Bay off Cape Infanta as a breeding ground for Southern Right Whale. The Infanta point really
protects the St Sebastian Bay from heavy seas therefore whales seem unaffected by their close proximity to the steep cliffs and rocky shores.