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 Route
Elands Bay is the beginning of the West Coast Way Wild Route and its Sustainable Seafood Track. Vensterklip Guest Farm 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 Vensterklip Guest Farm.
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 Vensterklip Guest Farm 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. Then take in to account the location of Vensterklip, which is the local wetland, Verlorenvlei, which is a Ramsar site and excellent birding destination.
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. Vensterklip Guestfarm offers, amongst others, a Manor House, self-catering cottages, backpackers accommodation and camping facilities.
Don’t miss an evening in the Verlorenvlei “International” bar – it has an extensive collection of wine, beer and stronger tipple – where you can listen to stories of yesteryear or gossip of the moment.
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.
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 R27