Onrus Beach South Africa Whale Coast

Rooi Els Whale Coast

There’s nothing better than a South African beach with its surrounding mountains! I spent time at Onrus Beach yesterday and fell in love with the sky, surf, dogs, shorebirds, surfers, and children playing in the sand – totally mesmerizing! Binoculars are helpful for whale watching, but whales often come close to the coast giving their admirers a thrill!

Milkwood Bistrro
Milkwood Bistro

The area is known as the Cape Whale Coast. It’s pristine white sand beaches and easy-going atmosphere are popular with an eclectic crowd of beach bums, locals, retirees, and tourists from all corners of the earth.

I enjoyed lunch at Milkwood Bistro – a cozy neighborhood restaurant on the water. The service was great, food delicious, and ocean view hypnotic.


“Close to the very tip of Africa, just outside Cape Town, you will find the Cape Whale Coast –  a place that can easily be called ‘Heaven on Earth’.”


Surfer Onrus Beach

The main towns of the area are Kleinmond, Hermanus, Stanford, and Gansbaai. The Cape Whale Coast is made up of a collection of villages, townships, farms, rivers, bays, coves, and valleys – each filled with its own special magic. “Explore the whales, sharks, penguins, wine routes, fynbos, birding, golf courses, mountain biking, kayaking, and hiking trails in a beautiful region of South Africa, the Cape Whale Coast.”

Sea Birds Quoin Point
Watchful Father Onrus Beach


“This pristine stretch of the South African coastline surrounded by mesmerizing mountains and the Atlantic Ocean runs from the coastal hamlet of Rooi Els in the west to Quoin Point in the East.”


Waiting for a Wave
Beach Fun
Playing in the Tide Pools Onrus Beach
Day at the Beach



      1. Garrulous Gwendoline

        Ditto where we are in Tanunda in the Barossa Valley of Sth Aust. And just hung up from a friend who said she only lasted one winter in a house they bought in the Adelaide Hills. This time next week we’ll be back on the temperate east coast and hopefully I will find that warmer.

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