Situated only 200 km from Cape Town, Eland's Bay is a small town on the West Coast that is a favourite place of pilgrimage for surfing enthusiasts. The majestic, fast-moving waves which roll into the bay in summer when the south-easter blows are world-famous. Surfers can work into the sea from the headland to catch the waves early and enjoy long rides.
The high cliffs of the Bobbejaanberg project into the sea at Baboon Point on the south side of the bay. In these cliffs is a large rock shelter with walls decorated with primitive Bushman paintings, mostly crude outlines of hands and various strange shapes. The floor is a vast midden of prehistoric garbage.
Elands Bay has an endless beach with peaceful surroundings and is the perfect place to unwind.
Activities like whale watching, surfing, rowing, rock climbing, sailing, mountain biking and bird watching can be enjoyed there.
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