Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Strand (20.4 km from Rooi Els)
With its five kilometre long stretch of white sand, Strand Beach is a perfect family beach for swimming, sunbathing and a variety of marine sports. There’s even a tidal pool for anyone who is not brave enough to plunge into the mellow surf.And if its waves you’re after, there are a number of surf spots to suit every level of surfer. Wannabee...
Bettys Bay (15.1 km from Rooi Els)
The incredibly scenic Harold Porter Botanical Garden is situated between the coast and the mountainside. The garden is renowned for its waterfalls, amber pools, deep gorges and abundant birdlife.
Deep in the heart of the fynbos region, it is one of the best places to explore coastal fynbos. And its vast – there are 10 hectares of cultivated...
Game Reserve in Cape Point (30.6 km from Rooi Els)
Okay, so Cape Point is not the place where the Atlantic meets the Indian Ocean and neither is it the southernmost point of Africa. Nevertheless, it is far more spectacular and a lot more accessible than the actual tip at Cape Agulhas. It's also one of the most visited attractions in Cape Town.Cape Point is the highlight in any Cape Town tour, and...
Game Reserve in Table Mountain National Park (47.9 km from Rooi Els)
One of the New7Wonders of Nature, Table Mountain is the centrepiece of the Table Mountain National Park. The easiest way of visiting Table Mountain is to ride up in the Cable Car, which operates every day, except in bad weather conditions. But it's a great walk, either up, down or both ways. Platteklip Gorge, just east of the Cable Station, is a...
Pringle Bay (4.8 km from Rooi Els)
Pringle Bay Beach is a stunning long and wide beach with sugar-white fine sand. The beach is backed by sand dunes fynbos-clad mountains. It's a great place to watch the sun set over the distant Table Mountain.
Game Reserve in Kogelberg Nature Reserve (10.6 km from Rooi Els)
Kogelberg Nature Reserve is a massive mountainous area that hugs the False Bay coast all the way from Kleinmond to Grabouw.The tall mountains are easily seen from the western portion of False Bay on clear days. Travelling from Gordon's Bay you can take the coastal R44 Road which will lead you around the reserve; this is a very scenic route and is...
Game Reserve in Walker Bay Nature Reserve (10.6 km from Rooi Els)
Managed by Cape Nature, Walker Bay stretches along the coast from De Kelders to the Hermanus Lagoon. Walker Bay Nature Reserve offers much for the whole family. From wide beaches to sea caves, good fishing grounds to pretty fynbos and hiking trails. A 24 km hiking trail hugs the coastline and there are several beaches and protected coves. Die...
Bettys Bay (11.2 km from Rooi Els)
Rod's Trail is a hiking route which stretches along the foot of the Kogelberg Mountain range, leading you through part of the Cape floral kingdom to the Herold Porter Botanical Gardens.
It is an easy hiking trail to walk or run, for any age or fitness level. You'll be treated to magnificent views over Betty's Bay and an abundance birds and...
Bettys Bay (11.8 km from Rooi Els)
The small holiday town of Betty's Bay is fringed by a beautiful 4 km long stretch of sandy white beach. It's great for swimming and surfing.
Nick Coombe, creativecommons.org
Bettys Bay (11.9 km from Rooi Els)
The Stony Point Penguin Colony at Betty's Bay is one of only three mainland-based colonies in South Africa and for this reason it is treasured. The African penguin usually colonizes and nests on offshore islands.
Iryna Kuchma, creativecommons.org
Gordons Bay (11.9 km from Rooi Els)
This easy hike is a delightful adventure in a beautiful nature reserve. Follow the stream in the kloof (gully) between the mountians, past many crystal clear pools. Stop along the way to enjoy indiginous fynbos, to swim or bathe the sunshine on the rocks. Stop and turn back when you feel you have gone far enough - each spot along the way is...
Bettys Bay (12.8 km from Rooi Els)
Master the basics of sandboarding on the Blesberg Dunes of Bettys Bay. This exhilarating adventure activity is easy to learn and provides a fun introduction to snowboarding and other board sports. Purchase a permit and hire boards at Jackazz Eco-Adventures at Bettys Bay Village Centre.
Kleinmond (13.6 km from Rooi Els)
The Palmiet River Trail is an easy day walk along the Palmiet River in the Kogelberg Nature Reserve. The scenic out-and-return route navigates through diverse and pristine fynbos to the turnaround point at Stokoe Bridge. Plan to swim and picnic at The Beach – a beautiful white sandy spot on the riverbank. Various distance options range from 9 to...
Kleinmond (13.6 km from Rooi Els)
Kogelberg Day Trail is a circular route through diverse fynbos in the Kogelberg Nature Reserve. Hikers will also experience the shale forests and Palmiet River, where there are some great swimming spots. This wilderness trail is graded moderate to long, and hikers are advised to set off before 10:00.
Duration: 8 – 9 hours
Kleinmond (13.8 km from Rooi Els)
The Kogelberg Nature Reserve has an amazing network of hiking trails along the coast and in the mountains. The trails pass through pristine fynbos and provide breathtaking views of the sea and mountains.