Elandsberg Eco Tourism is located 22km from Clanwilliam in the Cederberg and 45km from Lambert’s Bay on the West Coast. As such it located in South Africa’s prime indigenous Rooibos Tea growing and manufacturing centre, the fringe of the magnificent Cederberg Mountains and close to the popular West Coast.
The expansive property features typical Cederberg rock formations with boulders scattered about, indigenous Fynbos, as well as commercial Rooibos Tea Plantations. Birdlife is prolific and includes the Black Eagle with a wingspan in excess of two metres.
Elandsberg Eco Tourism conducts tours for visitors on the property. On the Rooibos Tea Tour you get to visit Rooibos plantations and a processing plant with a thorough explanation of how everything works from planting ‘till the packaged product is produced. A second tour option takes you into the natural Fynbos on the property where you’ll be introduced to one of the richest and most diverse plant biomes on earth (Fynbos), that is unique to South Africa. You’ll also view intriguing rock formations and learn how it and the surrounding mountains were formed and the role the mountains play in the larger ecology. A combined Rooibos and Fynbos tour is also available.
Two simple self-catering apartments, sleeping four each, is available on the property. Breakfast or other meals may be requested in advance.
This tour gives you the opportunity to visit the Cape Winelands, taste some of our best estate wines and experience the special kind of West Coast hospitality and cuisine. Visit two factories at Clanwilliam producing two quintessential South African products: velskoene and rooibos tea. Overnight at the quaint Paternoster. Visit Saldanha Bay harbour and the West Coast National Park. In season you might enjoy vast expanses of indigenous flowers.
Highlights: Cape Winelands , Riebeek Valley , Paternoster , The West Coast , Cederberg Mountains & Wilderness Area , Bird Island Nature Reserve .
Clanwilliam is a town in the Western Cape situated in the Olifants River Valley. The town lies between the Cederberg Mountains to the east and the Clanwilliam Dam to the west. It is one of the ten oldest towns in South Africa and the town centre contains no less than 7 National Monuments.
Lambert’s Bay is a small ‘fishing’ village on the West Coast of South Africa ±250km north of Cape Town. The northern gateway to the Cederberg Mountains, Clanwilliam, is a 30-minute drive away. It is best known for Bird Island featuring thousands of Cape Gannet and for the Muisbosskerm seafood-on-the-beach restaurant.
Bird Island Nature Reserve lies offshore from Lambert’s Bay ±241 north of Cape Town. Visitors access the island either via the breakwater or a short boat hop. It is home to thousands of seabirds that breed there. The Island’s bird hide allows close-up observations of the birds.