Rooi Els at a glance
One hour from Cape Town and along the majestic coastal route from Gordon's Bay, lies the spectacular and quaint coastal village of Rooi Els, nestled between silver beaches and mountains draped in rich varieties of fynbos. The village is located in the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve - a world heritage site.
The villages proximity to Cape Town, Somerset West, Stellenbosch and Hermanus makes it an ideal location for day trips and getaway week-ends - it is also very popular with national and international buyers who use it as a base to explore the major tourist attractions of The Western Cape, all of which are within an hour's drive. It is also becoming popular as location for permanent residents.
Rooi Els consists of 330 properties only - no further growth is permitted which enhances the values of these existing properties.
Rooi Els is rich in flora and fauna. Dolphins, seals, otters, buck, oystercatchers and many species of bird life can be spotted here. It is also a very popular area for whale spotting - during June to November, The Southern Right Whales visit the area to mate and calf.
One of the other major attractions of Rooi Els is it's magnificent sunsets - the village is North West facing and overlooks False Bay from Table Mountain in the North to Cape Point in the West - the sight of the sunsets over Cape Point are unforgettable! There is a slipway for launching boats, several restaurants and pubs, a shop and several Bed & Breakfast as well as Guest Houses. The beach is safe for swimming.Other recreational activities include fishing, crayfishing, diving, hiking, birdwatching and just strolling along the beach. There are several golf courses nearby as well as bowls clubs, tennis courts and other popular sporting activities. Somerset West Mall is only 30 minutes away. Property values here are amongst the highest in the region.
Quiet, peaceful and virtually crime free - a perfect place to enjoy life