Elands Bay, Western Cape, South Africa

View of Elands Bay.

Elands Bay (Elandsbaai) is a charming coastal town situated just 220 kilometres from Cape Town. It is renowned for its delicious seafood and its spectacular natural wonders, including the Verlorenvlei Marsh. Elands Bay is home to numerous guest houses, cottages, B&B's and hotels. Enjoy awe inspiring sunsets while tucking into sumptuous seafood delicacies after an exciting day of exploring the town.

This small West Coast town is well known among the Cape Town surfing community, with surfers regularly visiting on wave pilgrimage. Besides surfing, this area is rich in rock art and a prolific bird life. In spring, the floor is covered by a kaleidoscope of colourful flowers, with many bulbs growing in the sandy dunes areas.

In the Bobbejaan (Baboon) Mountain above Elandsbaai, guests can view numerous Bushmen paintings. Elandsbaai is not a very well developed tourist area, and can only be reached via a dirt road. It is; however, a worthwhile stop for the adventurous traveler. One of the major attractions in Elandsbaai is the rough and ready, but very atmospheric beach restaurant called Muisbosskerm.

Elands Bay is the ideal place to relax and unwind in peaceful surroundings. Enjoy activities such as rowing, sailing, surfing, crayfishing (in season), bird watching, Whale watching and fishing, to name but a few.

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