History of Elands Bay

Province: Western Cape
West coast
Coordinates:32°18′S 18°19′E
Area: 3.76 km2
Municipality: Cederberg

Elands Bay is a town on the Atlantic Ocean. It is famous for caves with some great examples of rock paintings some dating back 10 000 years.
The Bobbejaan mountain cliffs form a large rock shelter that is adorned by primitive San paintings. The Elands bay cave has been declared as a provincial heritage site. The coastline is an important bird sanctuary and the wetland there Verlorenvlei is a Ramsar wetland.
Close by is the hamlet Verlorenvlei, where there are remnants of farm buildings dating back to the beginning of the 18th century. There is an old horse-operated flour mill. Also some langhuisies in the traditional cape cottage style with bo-en-onder doors, dung floors, stone stoeps and windows with solid shutters and end gables with projecting chimney stacks.

The postcode for Elands Bay is 8110 (boxes only)

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Things to see and do in Elands Bay:

  • Shoreline of the san trail
  • Elands Bay is a surfer’s paradise, there is avariety of uncrowded waves to suit every level of surfer. Sometimes called the Jeffrey’s Bay of the West Coast, It is best surfed on a mid-tide that offers a peeling left-hand point break that breaks onto a reef.

Useful Numbers In Elands Bay

  • Police: 022 972 8000
  • Municipality; Cedarberg municipality 027 482 8000
  • Traffic department: Veldrif 022783 1112
  • Fire: Cedarberg 022 433 8700
  • Water: 082 889 8205
  • Electricity: 082 936 7712
  • Ambulance:10177
  • Post office; postal agency 022 972 1700
  • Library: 022 972 1745
  • Closest hospital; satellite clinic 022 9721680
  • Pharmacy;Lambertsbaai Pharmacy-084 526 6242
  • SPCA: LEAPS 082 447 8866 (Lamberts and elands animal protection)
  • Schools:Engelbrecht NGK Primary School-022 972 1621                                                      [/vc_column_text]
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