Elands Bay (Elandsbaai) is only 220 kilometers from Cape Town and is a favourite coastal town known for its seafood as well as its natural wonders such as Verlorenvlei (a marsh) which lies between Elandsbaai and Redelinghuys.
This seaside resort is a paradise for surfers, seafood connoisseurs and birdwatchers. The variety of different soil types ensures prolific flora during spring when the flowers change the area into paradise. Caves in the vicinity of the town produced valuable archeological finds from the different inhabitants over time. The magnificent Verlorenvlei which flows into the Atlantic Ocean at Elands Bay (Elandsbaai) is a haven for about 240 bird species.
Elands Bay Hotel
Self catering flats 1
Tel: 027 972 1640 Fax: 027 972 1338
Caravan Park: 022 972 1745
The small village of Leipoldtville north-east of Elands Bay on the road to Graafwater, was established in 1905 when the Reverend C.J. Leipoldt of Clanwilliam started a congregation of the Dutch Reformed Church to serve the farming community in the area.
Reverend Leipoldt used to sleep in a room at the Country Retreat when he came to Leipoldtville for Communion, and he was the father of the well known C Louis Leipoldt, physician, poet and author.
(Galjoenweg 8, Elandsbaai 8110)
Lovely unit that can sleep 2 adults and one child.