Rooi Els


The small seaside village of Rooi Els is located on the R44 and is on the edge of the Kogelberg Biosphere. The scenery is amazing and the shoreline offers some of the best view across False Bay. Visit the little Eco Center and one will quickly see that the Rooi Els community cares a great deal about their environment and are actively involved in preserving this special place. The roads are not tarred and the there are no street lights. It is a village living close to nature.

Whilst visiting, explore the rocky coastline and go swimming and snorkelling when the sea is calm. The area is renowned for crayfish, but do remember to get a permit when diving for the braai. Rooi Els  is a great place for both whale and bird watching. The small beach is stunning and usually quiet. Go for a walk or take a swim. If you are lucky you will see dolphins playing in the surf. Other attractions are close by such as the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens in Betty’s Bay or the entrance to the Kogelberg reserve close to Kleinmond.

And after a long day of sunshine and outdoorsy fun, drop in for a beer and a steak at the friendly Drummond Arms Inn.