Geography and History
De Kelders lies just 5 km North of Gansbaai and about 25 minutes’ drive from Hermanus. This little village has managed to stay a small time little village and has not as yet given in to the large scale tourism that envelopes this part of the country. It is still essentially a fishing village and is famous for its seafood.
De Kelders has a variety of accommodation options available from Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts to Self-catering units.
Explore the caves in De Kelders. Hike along the coast and walk along the sandy white beaches of Franskraal and Pearly Beach.
Visit the annual Crayfish Festival over Easter. Abalone (perlemoen) is professionally farmed in the Dangerpoint area.
The Gansbaai Festival takes place annually in July in the Gansbaai harbour and the Winter Fynbos show is a great attraction not to be missed.
De Kelders lies on the shores of Walker Bay - renowned as the home of the Southern Right Whale. Some of the best land-based whale watching in the world is the major attraction of De Kelders and whales come to within metres of the rocks that line the edges of kelp beds along the De Kelders coastline.
The De Kelders cave is the only freshwater cave next to the coast of Africa, which has been changed into a swimming place.
There are many restaurants on offer to suit every visitors budget. There is a great selection of restaurants, coffee shops and pubs to choose from!
De Kelders has a thriving business community and provides a wide range of goods and services to its residents as well as surrounding communities.
For more information, please visit www.overberg-info.co.za.
|De Kelders Tourism Office Information|
|Telephone:||028 384 1439|
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