Elands Bay Accommodation

Elands Bay is but one of the many fishing towns dotted along the West Coast of South Africa, and yet however similar it may sound, is a unique destination. The town lies right on the coast, about 200 kilometres north of Cape Town. It is nestled on a (relatively) narrow strip of land between the icy Atlantic Ocean and a small mountain range which segregates it from the interior.

Elands Bay, or Elandsbaai as it is also known, is home to a small fishing community, one that has been there since the town's inception. The little settlement lays claim to a long white beach as well as the Verlorenvlei, one of the biggest estuaries on the Cape West Coast and one given international importance by the Ramsar Convention. It is houses a diverse range of species which are dependent on its ecosystem, among them numerous birds.

Birdlife is prolific in Elands Bay with 232 species present, including flamingos and pelicans. This is one of the quiet attractions of the town. Another is the surfing. The beach at Elands, as it's affectionately known, boasts a left hand break which is in high demand, and it's for this reason that Elands Bay has been a bona fide surfing destination for decades.

While less part of Elands' identity, rock climbing, mountain biking and fishing are all past times to be enjoyed there. And what would a West Coast town be if not for the opportunity of diving for some crayfish (in season, with a license) or spotting some whales.

Despite its popularity within the surfing fraternity, and its undeniable charm as a quaint village in spectacular surroundings, Elands Bay has somehow managed to avoid the keen glare of Cape Town's weekend holiday set. Instead it remains a humble little town, unaware of its own blinding charms. You'd do well to visit.

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Draaihoek Lodge & Restaurant
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Situated south of Elands Bay on the West Coast, the guesthouse Draaihoek Lodge & Restaurant is nestled amongst the dunes of the Atlantic Ocean, offering guests access to a private beach and nature res... More Info

From R700* unit

Jigamanzi, Zulu for "Dancing On Water" is situated in Elands Bay a short walk from one of South Africa's premier surfing breaks. The house can accommodate 8 persons and is ideal for larger families or... More Info

From R1500* unit

Elands Bay offers beautiful West Coast landscapes and wildlife. The area is also rich in archaeological and natural history. Flowers in spring, crayfish in Summer. Surfing, windsurfing & kiting, san... More Info

From R680* unit

The Surf Shack is situated on the surfers' point at Elands Bay near the mouth of the Verlorenvlei. Our cottage offers very basic accommodation. Sleeps 6. Double bed in bedroom, 2 single beds next to b... More Info

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From R680* unit

Benguela is situated on the point in South Elands Bay. It offers very basic accommodation suited to surfers. The houset is spacious & cool, with views of the sea and mountain and a swimming pool. Sle... More Info

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From R150 pps

Still Waters self catering accommodation is is a beautiful and peaceful place situated on the banks of the Velorenvlei bird and nature reserve, less than 5 Kms from Elands Bay, with its famous left br... More Info

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Elands Bay
Beautiful part of SA.
- Beverley Benn

Elands Bay
Lieflike plek.
- Ronel Pienaar

Elands Bay
Love it
- Ella Lob

Elands Bay
In the right accommodation this area cannot be faulted.
- Des Squire

Elands Bay
Nice place to have a relaxed weekend or week away from the rush.
- Jaco Greyling