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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It's SUCH a Blessing!! I took Pam up, to 'introduce' her to the West Coast. I really wanted to spoil her & we both needed a break desperately. When we got to Draaihoek Lodge & Restaurant, we knew this is exactly what we needed - the peace, tranquility and the wide open expanse of land & sea, with its never ending beach, was breathtaking. Pam Loved it ;-) I also enjoyed the privacy of our unit.
Thanks to the friendly staff and the wonderful food! x
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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
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
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.
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Benguela is situated on the point in South Elands Bay. It offers very basic accommodation suited to surfers.
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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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