Station Information

Station ID: 1348
Latitude: -33.023472
Longitude: 17.961111
Coastline code: 430
Station code: 36
Time span of data:
Completeness (%): 0
Date of last update: 10 Feb 2021

Green Arrow: Current Station
Yellow Marker: Neighbouring RLR Station
Red Marker: Neighbouring Metric Station

Please note: In many cases, the station position in our database is accurate to only one minute. Thus, the tide gauge may not appear to be on the coast.

Additional Data Sources (guide to additional data sources)

Fast Delivery Data from UHSLC station 703: hourly and daily
Research Quality Data from UHSLC station 703: hourly and daily

Station Documentation

Documentation added 1996-08-28

For discussions of MSL changes and extreme sea levels around Namibia and South Africa, see: G.B.Brundrit, S.Afr.J.Mar.Sci.,16,9-17,1995 and S.Searson and G.B.Brundrit, S.Afr.J.of Science, 91,579-588,1995.
To be disregarded - Guage on unstable jetty

Documentation added 2006-07-24

Data for 2000 were supplied by BODC. The values were supplied to BODC via the University of Cape Town and so are not being classed as official.

Documentation added 2006-08-07

Following the supply of data from the South African Hydrographic Office the data for the year 2000 has now been revised with the official values.

Documentation added 2009-09-24

Heights of chart datum relative to land levelling
datum in South Africa and Namibia: Saldanha
Datum: up to 31st Dec 1978 = -0.582
Datum: 1st Jan 1979 - 31st Dec 1997 = -0.900
Datum: 1st Jan 1998 - 31st Dec 2002 = -0.975
Datum: 1st Jan 2003 onwards = -0.865
Datum is now LAT so unlikely to change.

Documentation added 2010-05-11

There appears to be a spike in the dataset for November 2002. This is possibly real as a spike during Nov/Dec 2002 appears in several of the S. African stations.

Documentation added 2019-11-07

The South African Navy Hydrographic Office (SANHO) are the copyright owners of the Saldanha sea level data and must be contacted to request permission to use the data.

Documentation added 2021-02-10

"The South African Hydrographic Office have asked us to remove this record in line with the Hydrographic Act of 2019 (Act No. 35 of 2019) and the South African Spatial Data Infrastructure Act, 2003 (Act No. 54 of 2003). The data can be obtained directly from SANHO (email:

Data Authority

Hydrographic Office
Maritime Headquarters
Private Bag X1
Tokai 7966