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Rediscover the Pavilion.


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The Santos Pavilion is one of only two beach Pavilions still left in use today from Colonial times, the other is the Royal Pavilion in Brighton. One of the towns’ local architects travelled to Brighton to get ideas for the Santos Pavilion which was then built in 1916 by WJR Swart. During the 1920’s and 1930’s the pavilion was used as a social meeting place for the local community who would gather here regularly to listen to


the bands play and to exchange news and gossip while they socialize with friends and family. In 1925, the then Prince of Wales visited the Pavilion during his stay in South Africa.

Unfortunately in 1979, due to a tragic fire destroyed the roof and woodwork of the building and the remains were due to be demolished. Instead a private company took the building over and restored it to its former glory. In 1986 they were granted a thirty years lease on the building.

The Santos Pavilion was home to the Santos Pavilion Restaurant which have been beautifully renovated into the new Jackal on the Beach Craft Beer Eatery. Renovations were done to preserve the old-world feel of the historic stonework that seamlessly integrates with the modern rustic and greek inspired finishings. The Jackal on the Beach is open to the public and offers locals, holiday makers and tourists an unique atmosphere to meet and socialize with friends and family. Experience this beautiful setting while having a delicious meals and your choice of drink from our wide range of Craft Beers, Craft Gins and Jakkalsvlei Wines.