Elands Bay Guesthouse, which has been in operation since 2001, is located 250km north of Cape Town on the West Coast and is easily accessed on tar all the way driving the R27. We are beneath the Provincial Heritage Site of Baboon Point, also known as Cape Deseda and immediately west of the estuary mouth of the internationally recognized Ramsar site, Verlorenvlei. The rocky shore and beach are a 200m stroll in front of the guesthouse accessed via a boardwalk thru the coastal vegetation and primary dune system. The estuary mouth, rocky shore and vlei are home to over 189 different species of birdlife of which 75 are waterbirds, including the endangered Oyster Catcher.
Elands Bay Guesthouse is a fully furnished and equipped self catering establishment with a maximum capacity of sixteen guests accommodated in three double ensuite bedrooms, two twin bedrooms and a dormitory/bunk bedroom with three double bunks essentially intended for children. A large well equipped kitchen, full communal bathroom, DSTV lounge, sun lounge, dining area and a braai balcony with sea views make up the balance of the building with a games room (coin operated pool table & table tennis), and swimming pool outside the main building. We regret that smoking is not permitted anywhere in the guesthouse and that pets are not allowed.
The rocky shore, or Left Point is a world class sought after surfing wave frequented by both local and international surfers, and still continues to deliver uncrowded waves to many. The onset of spring heralds the arrival of fields of colour as the renowned West Coast flower season begins, whilst summer brings crayfish, snoek, galjoen and hotnotvis to the braai. Rock art exists in the caves below Baboon Point and is an archeological treasure chest richly deserved of the protection it now enjoys; long beach walks ensure beautiful isolation in an unspoilt environment of crashing waves and sea life. Hiking, fishing, diving, kiteboarding, surfing, mountain biking, canoeing, wind surfing, birdwatching or just relaxing are some of the activities enjoyed by visitors to Elands Bay.
The beauty of Elands Bay lies in the fact that sustainable infrastructure development has been limited and little has changed in Elands over the last thirty years other than the yearly addition of a few more holiday homes, unlike other coastal towns to south! There are two shops that supply the basics like milk, bread, firewood etc, but essentially your food and drink supply for your stay should be brought with you from home. Eating out options exist at the local restaurant (specific opening times) and out of town at Lamberts Bay 27km's away.
Summers in Elands Bay can be hot and windy but the sparkling swimming pool at the guesthouse plus the protection from the wind enjoyed by our location, mitigate these factors. Winters are the best kept secret of the West Coast, generally still, with warm days and cold nights, and a rapidly filling Verlorenvlei to monitor!
Pets by prior arrangement only.