What to know about Dwarskersbos…

Dwarskersbos is located on the West Coast Way Berg Route.

If you love the West Coast, then this is a very special place to visit. It is easy to fall in love with the long stretches of pristine beach where you can catch a glimpse of the majestic Southern Right and Humpback whales or the rare Heaviside dolphin.

A tranquil little fisherman’s village, Dwarskersbos is a peaceful get-away that will restore, revive and reinvigorate you. Beautiful sunsets, stunning seascapes and indigenous wildlife is just what the doctor ordered.

Watch cargo ships sail past from the beach by day and see their lights twinkling on the ocean by night. We counted five ships in one afternoon. It was a marvellous sight to see.

Dwarskersbos - Cargo ships going by

Take a stroll along the beach and chances are you will encounter both bird and ocean wildlife. I encountered a baby seal on a beach walk one afternoon that I mistakenly thought was dead. It was only when my brother took a closer look that it came to life with a wild screech and made a dash for the cool, Atlantic Ocean. I think we interrupted his peaceful nap in the warm summer sun.

Make sure you make a pit stop at an interesting little shop in Dwarkersbos on the right called Soetcase. A delightful little treasure trove of gifts awaits you and they serve delicious coffee and lunch.


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Next stop is Die See Kaia Restaurant. You will get the whole West Coast experience when you stop here for lunch with the family.


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As always, when going somewhere for the weekend you are bound to have forgotten something! Not to worry, Velddrif is just a 15 minute drive away. As soon as you enter Velddrif there will be a Spar on your left, further down the road there is a very nice butchery. If you see a lady outside the Spar selling Boerewors rolls then you should definitely stop and buy one. They are divine!!

Another interesting place to visit is Port Owen in Velddrif.

This little village makes me Wish I were there


Happy travels!



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