This coastal town has the best natural harbour along the entire coast of Africa and would have developed in an important seaport had it not been for the initial shortage of fresh water. Saldanha is the "academic" centre of the West Coast and is home to the military academy, where members of the navy, army and air force are trained. Every year many yacht races and regattas are held in the bay and is also well known for its iron ore terminal. From a hillock inside the town you have breathtaking views of the town and bay. Two solitary rocks on this hillside are known as "Adam & Eve".