Clarens Drive , listed among the top 10 drives in the world, this spectacular road winds along the False Bay coast between the sea and magnificent mountains and ends at the small village of Rooi-Els - a corner of Africa where False Bay meets the open ocean.
 

Rooi-Els, named after the indigenous Red Alder tree, is home to the finest Fynbos flora and fauna and being within the Koggelberg Biosphere reserve is an incredible place to enjoy the best that the Cape has to offer.
 

Rooi Els

Rocky Point occupies an exceptional position at the base of a headland, with it's own peninsula around which whales and dolphins regularly swim and Cape Fur Seals laze. With all these wonderful creatures seen close to the shore as they cut the corner of the bay heading for the open sea.

Rocky Point occupies an exceptional position at the base of a headland, with it's own peninsula around which whales and dolphins regularly swim and Cape Fur Seals laze. With all these wonderful creatures seen close to the shore as they cut the corner of the bay heading for the open sea. Endearing African Penguins swim past on their way home at the nearby colony in Pringle Bay, occasionally stopping for a rest just in front of the house. Days can be tranquil with the bay at the foot of the house glassy and still or, when the big storm driven south west swells come through, ground-shaking waves crash into the rocks metres from the house making a spectacular sight.


Around the house, Cape Dassies sun themselves on the rocks, troops of habituated Baboon munch on proteas, Wild mice dart into holes in the rocks and hosts of seabirds call to each other. In the morning evidence of night-time visits of Cape Otter is on the grass showing they had a successful harvest from the rocks in front of the house. Venturing out at night gives you a good chance of seeing the rarely seen creatures.
 

Getting here

One of the most pristine areas close to Cape Town, Stellenbosch and the finest wine farms of Walker Bay. Adjacent to the cuisine capital of the Overberg, Pringle Bay, which provides a choice of 10 restaurants within 10 minutes’ drive, all available while being based in an exclusive venue where the remote glimmer of the towns on the other side of the bay are the only lights to connect you back to the wonderful City of Cape Town which sits on our doorstep.

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Rocky Point Self Catering

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