Rooi Els

Quiet fishing village

History of Rooi-Els

.Province: Western Cape
Overberg
Coordinates:34°18′05″S 18°48′59″E
Area:1.15 km2
Municipality: Overstrand

Rooi-Els means Red Alder in Afrikaans. It is at the foot of the Hangklip mountain. Next to the Koggelberg Biosphere reserve. Rooi-Els named after the river and farm of the same name was declared as a township in 1948 yet it remains quiet and relatively undeveloped with only narrow dirt roads and no streetlights ( see Pringle bay) Most services and amenities are available in Pringle Bay.

The postcode for Rooi Els is 7196 (Boxes only)

WEATHER IN ROOI ELS TODAY

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Things to see and do in Rooi-Els:

 

  • -Stony Point is close-by where you can watch penguins at play
    -Angling and shellfish-diving along the coast. However, a permit is required for the harvesting of any marine life.
  • -The Koggelberg trail
  • -Clarence drive   

 

Useful Numbers in Rooi-Els

  • Police: Kleinmond – 028 271 8200
  • Municipality ; Kleinmond-028 271 8400
  • Traffic department
  • Fire:072129 9788
  • Water:
  • Electricity: Eskom- 086 003 7566
  • Ambulance:028 425 1907 (10777)
  • Post office; Bettys bay 028 272 9363
  • Library:Bettys bay-028 272 9263
  • Closest hospital; Hermanus Prov.-028 312 1166
  • Mediclinic Hermanus-028 313 0168
  • Pharmacy;Alpha Pharm – Kleinmond-028 271 3320
  • SPCA:Kleinmond Animal Welfare Society-028 271 5004                                                    [/vc_column_text]
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