In the 'hood, Elim as a destination

The charming little village known as Elim, dominated by white-washed fishermen痴 cottages and fig trees, is one of the few surviving South African mission stations, founded in 1824 as the third Moravian mission station in the Cape, that today lies halfway on the dirt road between Bredasdorp and Gansbaai, a wonderfully conserved little historical town. Elim is worth a visit for its neat rows of ... cont.

Moddervlei Farm, R317, Bredasdorp, Cape Agulhas, Western Cape, South Africa

Directions to Black Oystercatcher Cottages

From Bredasdorp:
Drive 4 km towards Struisbaai (R319), turn right towards Elim/Die Damme (R43). Drive 20 km; turn right at the T junction (to Elim). Drive 3 km, past Die Damme turn off, and you値l see Black Oystercatcher on your left. Total 27 km.

From Hermanus:
Hermanus to Stanford (24 km) to Gansbaai (19 km). Drive from Gansbaai towards Franskraal (5 km). With Franskraal on your right, you値l see a sign to Baardskeerdersbos on the left. Take this left turn and follow the road through Baardskeerdersbos, straight on into the small town of Elim (37 km tarred road). Once in Elim, turn left at the sign to Bredasdorp, and drive 9 km. Black Oystercatcher is on your right. Total: 94 km

OR take a shortcut via Papiesvlei. Total 60 km. Warning: the shorter route includes 26 km of gravel road.
Hermanus to Stanford (24 km), turn left at Stanford (road to Bredasdorp), drive 5 km, turn right at the Papiesvlei/Elim sign, drive 26 km (gravel road) to the T junction. Turn left towards Elim. This road has recently been tarred. Drive 11 km and pass through Elim. Turn left at the sign to Bredasdorp, drive 9km, Black Oystercatcher is on your right. Total 60 km

From Gansbaai:
Drive from Gansbaai towards Franskraal (5 km). With Franskraal on your right, you値l see a sign to Baardskeerdersbos on the left. Take this left turn and follow the road through Baardskeerdersbos, straight on into the small town of Elim (37 km tarred road). Once in Elim, turn left at the sign to Bredasdorp, and drive 9 km. Black Oystercatcher is on your right. Total: 51 km

From Struisbaai:
Drive towards Bredasdorp (R319). Around 20 km outside of Struisbaai (4 km before Bredasdorp), turn left to Elim/Die Damme (R43). Drive 20 km, turn right at the T junction (to Elim). Drive 3 km, past Die Damme turn off, and you値l see Black Oystercatcher on your left. Total 43 km

OR take a shortcut: Total 32 km. Warning the shorter route includes 24 km of gravel road.
Drive towards Bredasdorp (R319), turn left 4 km outside of Struisbaai (to Elim/Die Damme), drive 24 km (gravel road). The road becomes tar, drive 4 km, past Die Damme turn off, and you値l see Black Oystercatcher on your left. Total 32 km

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Activities

  • Bird watching
  • Cycling paths
  • Farm activities
  • Fishing
  • Hiking trails
  • Swimming
  • Whale watching
  • Wine tasting

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