Baboon Point, Elands Bay
Elands Bay shown within Western Cape
|Coordinates: 32°18′S 18°19′E / 32.300°S 18.317°ECoordinates: 32°18′S 18°19′E / 32.300°S 18.317°E|
|• Total||3.76 km2 (1.45 sq mi)|
|• Density||410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||30.6%|
|First languages (2011)|
Elands Bay is a town in South Africa, situated in the Western Cape Province, on the Atlantic Ocean, at 32°18′S 18°19′E / 32.300°S 18.317°E. The town is located about 220 kilometres (two and a half hours drive) north from Cape Town. It is a major surfing location and is also noted for its caves, which have a number of rock paintings.
In 2009, Heritage Western Cape declared the Elands Bay Cave and most of Baboon Point (Cape Deseada), on which it is located, as a provincial heritage site. Eland's Bay along with much of this coastline is an "important" bird habitat. The local wetland, Verloerenvlei, is a Ramsar wetland.
- Cave at Eland's Bay
- "Main Place Elands Bay". Census 2011.
- Parkington, John (1981). Pattern of the past: studies in honour of David Clarke. Cambridge University Press. pp. 341–57. ISBN 0-521-22763-1.
- Provincial Notice 4619,Province of the Western Cape Provincial Gazette, No. 6621, Cape Town: 9 April 2009, p.549
Media related to Elands Bay at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website
- Roadmap to Elandsbay
- Elandsbay Backpackers & Information
- National Heritage Resources Act 25 of 1999