Situated just a few kilometers outside of Pringle Bay, the little town of Rooi Els has captured the hearts of property buyers looking for the peace and tranquility that you can only find in the Overberg.
Without a tarred road or a street light, Rooi Els is truly a town that wants to keep the beauty of the surrounding landscape intact - a cause that residents are committed to, and rightly so as Rooi Els borders the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve and is itself a registered conservancy.
This does not mean that the town doesn’t have any amenities. The top-end of Anemone street acts as a ‘town square’ where you will find the Rooi Els Grill, Eco Centre, coffee shop and café a welcome to visitors.
The area is a bird lover’s paradise with the endemic Cape rockjumper, rock thrush and other unusual birds making their appearance, and residents even claim to have seen the odd leopard on their roads on a moonlit night.
While the beach might not be a long strip of sand it is still the perfect setting for a walk and during the winter months it makes for an excellent whale watching site - residents will tell you that you should never miss a sunset from here as they are notorious for its spectacular beauty.
Homes vary from small seaside cottages to larger homes with vacant land still on offer.