This popular holiday resort is situated 10km north of Velddrif, on the Atlantic seaboard. Its splendid clean, sandy beach stretches for many kilometres. Fishers are seen here all year round hoping for that “Big One”. The farm ‘Dwarskersbos’ belonged to the Smit family and derived its name from the many Euclea polyandra and ‘kersbos’ (candle bush) in the area. The farm established a residential area on it which later became the town of ‘Dwarskersbos’.
Dwarskersbos has a very popular caravan park which is frequented by holidaymakers throughout the year. All stands are under shady trees, each with its own power and water supply. There are also fully-equipped flats and bungalows beside the sea. During high season excellent entertainment programmes are presented.
Dwarskersbos is a neat and fast-expanding holiday town. The town made history on 27 August 1969 when it was hit by a tidal wave. The sea broke through the dunes and washed into many of the houses.
The sunsets on this bay are a photographer’s dream. Over the years the town has also become known for its angling, water sports and swimming. In the winter months whales and the rare Heaviside Dolphin can be seen near the coast – a popular attraction to the many visitors.
Ten kilometres to the north is the famous Rocher Pan Nature Reserve with its 150 different bird species, among them large numbers of water birds. The pan lies along the coast and recently Cape Nature developed very comfortable accommodation chalets. It can also be reached via a walking trail from Dwarskersbos.
Dwarskersbos is the perfect getaway for anyone wanting to relax and recharge the tired batteries. Whether you want to read a book on the beach or watch the early morning dolphins play in the surf, or just dream time away in the sunset.