Dwarskersbos is located 150 km North from Cape Town, travelling along the route 27 to Velddrif.
Here you can find beautiful white sandy beaches, colourful sunsets and a uninterrupted view of St Helena Bay . The rare african Black Oystercatcher (Tobie) pecks at mussels, while a seal bathes in the sun as the trawlers go by in search of fish.
Schools of dolphins (sometimes several hundred) can be seen at any time, chasing the schools of fish or just leaping from the waves with pure joy.
Dwarskersbos is a popular holiday resort with a clean sandy beach that stretches for kilometers. It is situated in the centre of the St Helena basin. The town derived its name from the many candle bushes in the area.
The town made history in 1969 when it was hit by a tidal wave. The sea washed into many of the houses.
Whales can often be seen near the coast and attract many visitors. The town has also become known for its angling and watersports. During high season excellent entertainment programmes are presented.
The famous Rocher Pan with its 150 different bird species can be reached via a walking trail from Dwarskersbos.