A peaceful seaside village with a character all of its own. Stroll on white beaches dotted with fishing boats and experience spectacular African sunsets setting over the Atlantic Ocean.

Located on the Berg RouteDwarskersbos


Dwarskersbos is located on the West Coast Way Berg Route. Pristine beaches dotted with fishing boats mark the spot where intrepid explorer Vasco da Gama first set foot on the African continent in 1497

Dwarskersbos (candle bush) is a sleepy fishing village popular with holidaymakers. This particular stretch of the Cape West Coast is renowned for whale watching and one of the few places where the rare Heaviside’s dolphin can be spotted.

Dwarskesbos famously suffered an onslaught from a tidal wave in 1969 that broke through the dunes. Thankfully, the wave didn’t leave any permanent damage to the coastline with the town’s long-stretching beaches still intact.

Travel tip:

Book a West Coast Way Trip and Tour today.

Sunsets are a sight to behold and the town offers many accommodation options including a caravan park with stands in the shade. Seaside bungalows and self-catering flats are also available.

Go swimming, angling, enjoy water sports or simply read a book on the beach.

Find Dwarskersbos on the West Coast Way Berg Route.

Distance from Cape Town: 169.8km
Where: R27
Open 7 days a week | Free entry
Contact: +27 (0)22 783 1821| [email protected]| www.velddriftourism.co.zaDwarskersbos


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