In our previous post, we told you all about our “camp gourmet food” we enjoyed while camping at Elands Bay (you can read about it here).
In this post, it’s all about the amazing views we had while camping. We enjoyed an early morning full moon walk, afternoon strolls on the beach and watching the moves of surfers on the waves – Elands Bay is well-known to the surfing community and is perfect for high-performance surfing.
But first, let us just remind you again of our view from our camping spot next to the Elands Bay Hotel – sunsets are always spectacular and we enjoyed this every evening while relaxing next to our camp fire.
Full moon walk on the beach:
We woke up bright and early on our first morning while camping – it was 5:00am – and we could not understand why it was so light … we unzipped our tent and saw a full moon hanging over the ocean. We grabbed our fleece jackets and walked down to the beach to enjoy the beauty of nature.
It was such a surreal moment … watching the full moon hanging over the ocean and then to look back, only to see the sunrays throwing another light over the eastern horizon.
A stroll on the beach:
We had wonderful sunny weather while camping … almost hot enough to swim. Every day we took a stroll on the beach – what a relaxing way of camping.
During Sunday morning, we saw many surfers streaming to the kelpy pointbreak where the waves were calling them. We decided to join them (on the rocks that is, not in the waves) to see what they were up to.
We saw a few surfers that were quite good on the waves – some on boogie boards and others on their surfboards. Sometimes they had to wait for more than 15 minutes for the ‘right’ wave … and then it was show off time!
Here’s a few pictures of Elands Bay’s surfers:
Wind in the waves (and on the beach):
On one of our last strolls on the beach, the wind picked up and even then, it was great to watch the waves breaking.
We enjoyed a stunning final sunset before we returned back home the next day.
Elands Bay is certainly one of the most scenic camping spots there is on the West Coast of South Africa. I think we might just be back again soon …