Eland's Bay Hotel
The little resort town of Elands Bay is world famous for its wonderful surfing opportunities so it is popular with the young and adventure-seeking visitor.
Verlorenvlei, meaning "lost marsh", is a beautiful wetland and important birding area inland from Elands Bay. There are numerous good birding sites from roads alongside the vlei. Notable species include Purple Gallinule, Eastern White Pelican, African Spoonbill, Cape Shoveller, African Fish Eagle, Goliath and purple Herons and European bee-eater, which breed in this area. The Bobbejaan Mountains have produced valuable archaeological fins and superb examples of rock art at Elands cave.
Crayfish Diving in Elands Bay is very popular during the crayfish season from middle November to end of April. Permits are available at any Post Office.
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.
Visitors can travel by tar road up to Elands Bay. Passing Veldrif, Dwarskersbos and then driving down into Elands Bay.