History of De Kelders

Province;Western Cape
Overberg
Coordinates; 34°34′S 19°21′E
Area 2.23 km2
Municipality: Overstrand

De Kelders, meaning” the caves or the Cellars” is in the Overberg region of the Western Cape. It is famous for the crayfish festival and the Perlemoen which is farmed at Dangerpoint. The settlement is famed for its seafood.
The De Kelders cave is the only coastal freshwater cave and is a safe swimming area.

The postal code in De Kelders is 7220

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Things to see and do in De Kelders:

  • Annual crayfish festival at Easter time
  • Winter Fynbos show in July at the Gansbaai harbour
  • Whales can often be seen off the coast here. Read about whales and dolphins here
  • Explore the caves
  • The  fishing cottages in Stanfords Bay  were built under the dense Milkwood Forests in 1811

Useful Numbers

  • Police: 028 384 0201
  • Traffic department: 028 384 8339.
  • Fire: 028 313 8980 / 24 Hour: 028 312 2400
  • Water:028 384 8300
  • Electricity:028 384 8300
  • Ambulance:078 699 6995.
  • Post office; Gaansbaai -028 384 0242
  • Library:028 384 8300
  • Closest hospital; Private hospital: 028 313 0168
  • Provincial hospital: 028 312 1166
  • Pharmacy;Arrie Nel Gansbaai Pharmacy-028 384 0637
  • SPCA: Animal rescue Gaansbaai-083 742 3903
  • Schools: Closest schools are in Gaansbaai                                                                            [/vc_column_text]
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