If you enjoy surfing and are looking for the perfect little spot to stay on your next surf trip or if surfing’s not your thing and you’re just in need of some time out, away from the hustle and bustle I recommend you look at Fork West Holiday Apartments in Elands Bay.
This past school holiday we decided to take the boys on a little surf trip and stayed at Fork West Apartments. We were super impressed, they really have thought of everything to make the stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible and we found the apartments to be super cozy and well equipped.
Some info on the apartments:
Fork West Holiday Apartments are located on the West Coast Way Wild Route and are super new having been completed and opened only last year July. They offer a choice of eight-holiday apartments, four on the ground and four on the top floor. The top floor apartments offer a beautiful view of the ocean and Bobbejaan Mountain (we chose one of these and think this is the better option). All have braai facilities on a patio/veranda.
This is not the owners, Reinhard and Theresa Uebel’s first venture and they have another little holiday spot, West Coast Luxury Tents just down the road (next on our hit list), and you can tell by their attention to detail that they have experience.
Activities in the area:
Elands Bay is famous for its surfing and left-hand point break during the winter months, hence it’s a great spot for a surfing trip. It’s also well known for its abundance of crayfish during crayfish season.
And ya, like I mentioned earlier if surfing’s not your thing there are other activities for you to do, such as rowing, sailing, mountain biking, fishing, crayfishing, diving, bird watching, whale watching, photography and horse-riding.
Food options in the area:
Restaurant options are limited. These being The Elands Bay Hotel (across the road from the apartments) and The Wit Mossel Pot (directly below the apartments). The Hotel, I read, offers up a great breakfast but we didn’t try this, we made our own brekkie, we did however have dinner there and while they offered up amazing size portions we found the food to be standard and the wait to be a little extreme, having waited for over 1.5 hours for our food. The Wit Mossel Pot was also okay and there was also an extended wait for our meals. In the hotel’s defense, we did visit during a load-shedding session.
The small little side shops in Elands Bay are stocked with basic essentials and the closest “proper” shops are in Lamberts Bay (46 km away), Dwarskersbos (55km away) or Velddrif (67km away). So make sure to take the essentials. I will definitely make a point of taking things some meat for a braai next time, although you can get meat there, I’m a bit of a fussy pants.
We took a drive out to Lamberts Bay to the Bayside Spar and decided to make the most of the trip and have dinner out that way, restaurants in Lamberts Bay recommended to us were Muisbosskerm and Isabella’s. We decided on Isabella’s and again, found the food to be okay, the atmosphere, good and the staff attentive.
All in all, we had a super time. The boys surfed all day while we chilled on the beach reading, soaking up some Vitamin D and enjoying the fresh salty air and the most magnificent sunsets.
Theresa Uebel +27 (0)67 336 6862
Hermien Mong +27 (0)66 286 6932
You can also book on Airbnb and Booking.com
GPS: S32 18’47.4 E18 20’25.9