is a small seaside village, famous
for its magnificent views over False Bay.
forms part of the Kogelberg
Biosphere Reserve, the first and only
in South Africa
to be proclaimed by United Nations' Educational,
Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
Situated along Clarence
Drive Route, reputed as the finest marine
drive in the world, Rooiels
is the first village to be explored along
the stretch of coastline through to Pringle
Bay and Kleinmond.
These four towns are commonly known as the
- Kleinmond area.
is a favourite angling and shellfish
spot, with a rich variety of seaplants
along its coast. Please note a permit
is required for the harvesting of ANY
species. The unpolluted
offers safe swimming to all family members.
clawless otter occasionally
comes ashore to drink and wash their fur.
Being a shy creature and only seen by
lucky people, a resident saw one splashing
in the lagoon.
ran up the dune with something in its
mouth. Curious, he followed and the alarmed
otter dropped a large sole and disappeared.
Far more numerous are the Chacma
baboons. The male can
weigh up to 44kg and has long hair. Rooiels
has its own troop and they move from our
village to Betty's
Bay searching for food.
They also visit rock pools for seafood
and pick up shells and seaweed on the
beach. George, a resident of Rooiels
named the current leader of the troop
Charles. Upon hearing something in the
kitchen one day, he went to investigate
and discovered food on the floor, something
made him look up and on top of the fridge
Charles sat looking at him. George started
singing to him and Charles sat politely
through several songs, but when George
started speaking, backed away offended.
The natural beauty of Rooiels
leaves an imprint in the hearts of many
people who visit here. We welcome all
Nature Lovers to visit and enjoy the wonderful
village of Rooiels.
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