Nestled at the foot of the Overberg Mountains, along an immaculate swimming beach, you’ll find the quaint coastal village of Rooi Els. Located on the Cape Whale Coast, and close to Somerset West, Hermanus and Cape Town, this idyllically small village offers its residents a location of world-class, natural beauty. Property for sale in Rooi Els consists of some of the most beautiful real estate on the Whale Coast. Local and international investors can choose from freehold properties, seafront smallholdings, cottages or vacant stands on which to build their dream homes.

Like its neighbouring towns, Pringle Bay and Betty's Bay, Rooi Els property is within close proximity to the sea and mountains, providing stunning views of False Bay and the Table Mountain peninsula. Elected an Urban Conservancy by Cape Nature, residents work hard to sustain the indigenous flora and fauna. They’ve been known to protest against any unnecessary developments that could have a negative effect on the environment or atmosphere of the area. Rooi Els occupants enjoy low municipal rates, minimal street lighting, gravel roads and pristine drinking water. Take a look at the beautiful houses for sale in Rooi Els below and find out more about living in this exquisite area.

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We loved the scenery: majestic mountains out back and the beautiful beach out front. It was breath-taking.


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Rooi Els is an ideal spot for nature enthusiasts. Forming part of the Kogelberg Biosphere - a world heritage site, the area is an international birding destination, where residents can enjoy viewing various other wildlife such as buck, otters, porcupines and even a Cape leopard if you are extremely lucky.



There are numerous hiking trails in the mountains. The town alsohas its own boat launch where visitors and residents can take to the sea to enjoycatching crayfish, diving and whale watching.

Day Outings

Day Outings

The Harold Porter Botanical Gardens, the Cape’s third Jackass Penguin Colony and sandboarding on the Silversands Dune are all within a 20 minute drive from the area.

Dining Out

Dining Out

Pringle Bay has been named the unofficial cuisine capital of the area and as it’s only 12km away, Rooi Els residents can choose to dine out here whenever they please.

Living in Rooi Els

Areas near to Rooi Els

Arabella Country Estate, Arniston, Bettys Bay, Bredasdorp, Caledon, Cape Agulhas, Elgin, Gansbaai, Greyton, Hermanus, Kleinmond, Napier, Onrus, Pringle Bay, Stanford, Struisbaai, Swellendam, Villiersdorp,


Residents in the area make use of the pharmacies in Kleinmond, as well as the GPs, an optometrist and the Kleinmond clinic. Private hospitals are located just30 minutes away.


Various local offerings in Rooi Els as well as in Pringle Bay ensure basicshopping needs can be met, while an easy outing to Hermanus , Gordons Bay or Somerset West offers a more extensive shopping experience.


It will take you an hour to drive to Cape Town International Airport, 25 minutes to Somerset West and 40 minutes to Hermanus.


Both private and government schools are just a 25-45 minute drive away in Kleinmond, Somerset West and Hermanus, while there’s the Junior Eco School in Pringle Bay

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