About Elands Bay

About Elands Bay

Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Bobbejaan Mountain lies this hotspot for surfers around the world.

Elands Bay is 95km northwest of Piketberg and 70km from Velddrif and this is where the magnificent Verlorenvlei, a natural marsh and sanctuary for 240 bird species, flows into the Atlantic Ocean. The bay is a prime whale and dolphin viewing venue between July and September when migrating Southern Right whales and Heavyside Dolphins can be seen in large numbers. Throughout the year, playful dolphins can be seen ‘surfing the waves’ and, on occasion, Orcas (Killer Whales) can also be seen.

The Bobbejaan Mountain cliffs project into the sea at Baboon Point and a large rock shelter in the cliff is adorned with primitive San paintings. Excavations at a rock shelter in the cliffs indicate habitation by man 15 000 years ago. Elands Bay Cave is a rock art site dating back 10 000 years.

The mild weather ensures year-round outdoor activities, walks and hikes, mountain-biking, mountaineering and 4x4 trails, rubber-ducking, surfing, horse-riding, fishing and birding – and more! Pristine sand dunes, with great picnic spots and a caravan park.

TOURIST INFORMATION
Lamberts Bay Tourism Bureau, 5 Medical Centre, Main Street, LAMBERTS BAY, 8130
Tel: 027 432 1000 | Patrick Hayes (resident) - Tel: 022 972 1640
Email: lambertsinfo@mweb.co.za | Web: www.lambertsbay.co.za | www.lambertsbaytourism.info
Open: Mon-Fri: 09:00-13:00, 14:00-17:00; Sat: 09:00-12:00
Flower Season: Mon-Fri: 09:00-17:30; Sat: 09:00-15:00

ATTRACTIONS
240 Bird species at Verlorenvlei (including pelicans) • Rock art • Surfing • 4x4 routes • Horse riding • Mountain biking • Hiking along Verlorenvlei or the south bound coastline • Traditional West Coast food • Sea and freshwater angling • Crayfish (in season) • Flowers (in season) • Whales and dolphins (in season) - Tel 027 432 1000

ACCOMMODATION
HOTEL
Elands Bay Hotel (Self catering Flat, Backpackers, Campsites) - Tel 022 972 1640 | Cell 083 288 5881 | info@elandsbayhotel.co.za

CARAVAN & CAMPING
Elands Bay Municipal Caravan Park - Tel 022 972 1736 | Cell 082 889 8205 | elandsbay@cederbergraad.co.za
Vensterklip - Tel 022 972 1340 | info@vensterklip.co.za

SELF-CATERING ACCOMMODATION
Die Plekkie - Tel: 022 972 1233 | Cell: 082 435 5045 | choka@absamail.co.za
Swartheuwel Farm - 083 382 1888 | 082 826 6176 | elmarielouw@gmail.com
Vensterklip - Tel 022 972 1340 | info@vensterklip.co.za

RESTAURANTS
Elands Bay Hotel - Tel 022 972 1640 | Cell 083 288 5881 | info@elandsbayhotel.co.za
Vensterklip - Tel 022 972 1340 | info@vensterklip.co.za