Elands Bay

This surfing mecca offers a variety of activities including mountain biking, sailing, fishing and rock climbing. The pristine white beach stretches on forever.

Located on the West Coast Way Wild RouteElands Bay

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West Coast Way is South Africa’s road trip with the most twists. Explore a unique collection of 101 road trip stops along themed routes by planning a self-drive trip or guided tour for a nature and adventure-filled Cape West Coast vacation. The new West Coast Way “basket” of free routes on offer include the West Coast Way Tractor Route, the West Coast Way Berg Route, the West Coast Way Foodie Route, the West Coast Way Cultural Route, the West Coast Way Wild Route – as well as the newly launched Cape Way Route – all of which are designed to showcase the many attractions and activities that are already on offer on the Cape West Coast and inland areas – but may be unknown to many.

For more information on West Coast Way, the other routes on offer, and the list of 101 Things to Do on the West Coast visit westcoastway.co.za or call West Coast Way on 0861 321 777. Connect with West Coast Way on Facebook and Twitter at WestCoastWaySA.

Elands Bay is the beginning of the West Coast Way Wild Route and its Sustainable Seafood Track. Elands Bay Hotel is an institution. Undeniably. End of story. It’s an institution among surfers, lovers of the West Coast, those who like getting away from it all, young lovers, old lovers who want to reminisce – anyone and everyone who enjoy a drink at sunset overlooking the waves of the West Coast, or occasionally, a flat ocean where you can see the sun sinking into the sea. If you stretch out your hand it feels as if your fingertips are but a few metres away from the sun. If you look over your shoulder the sunset is reflected in the windows of Elands Bay Hotel.

Birders from Verlorenvlei pop in, foodies come for seafood, surfers come for a beer or someone waltzes in who has heard of the Elands Bay Hotel and want to experience it for themselves.

The surfing at Elands Bay as well as the Elands Bay Hotel has developed a bit of a cult following. The waves are worth six stars, not even five, so they say, so it’s no wonder surfers from all over the world come here.

If you’ve driven this far – though it’s only 220 kilometres from Cape Town which makes it a perfect getaway for a weekend – you might as well spend a night, or two, three. Elands Bay Hotel offers, amongst others, five sea-facing rooms: a spacious presidential suite, three double rooms and a family room.

Don’t miss an evening in the bar – it has an extensive collection of Jagermeister bottles with personalised messages, a “low flying bar lady” as a sign attests and murals of fishing boats, seagulls, dolphins and mermaids – where you can listen to stories of yesteryear or gossip of the moment.

Wander around till you find the carousel panda in the hotel, and wake to a real boere-breakfast in the dining room with a view of the sea.

Caves and waves characterise the Cape West Coast’s premier surfing destination
The consistent Atlantic swell that wraps around a rocky outcrop creates one of the best left-hand surf breaks on the African continent here.
The town is also famous for the Elands Bay cave – a Western Cape Heritage site – situated on the same rocky outcrop known as Baboon Point or Cape Deseada.
A single hotel in town serves excellent breakfast with self-catering accommodation also available elsewhere. The local wetland, Verlorenvlei, is a Ramsar site and excellent birding destination.

Find Elands Bay on the West Coast Way Wild Route.

Book your accommodation and get information on Lamberts Bay and Elands Bay at:

Contact: (0)27 432 1000 or email [email protected]

Open 7 days a week | Free entry

09h00 to 17h00

Distance from Cape Town: 222.2km
Where: 
On the R27Elands Bay

 

Road-Trip-Southern-Africa-West-Coast-Way-Routes

West Coast Way is South Africa’s road trip with the most twists. Explore a unique collection of 101 road trip stops along themed routes by planning a self-drive trip or guided tour for a nature and adventure-filled Cape West Coast vacation. The new West Coast Way “basket” of free routes on offer include the West Coast Way Tractor Route, the West Coast Way Berg Route, the West Coast Way Foodie Route, the West Coast Way Cultural Route, the West Coast Way Wild Route – as well as the newly launched Cape Way Route – all of which are designed to showcase the many attractions and activities that are already on offer on the Cape West Coast and inland areas – but may be unknown to many.

For more information on West Coast Way, the other routes on offer, and the list of 101 Things to Do on the West Coast visit westcoastway.co.za or call West Coast Way on 0861 321 777. Connect with West Coast Way on Facebook and Twitter at WestCoastWaySA.

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