Verlorenvlei is a natural marsh, which stretches for almost 30 km from Redelinghuys in the Sandveld to Eland’s Bay. The current name, Verlorenvlei, was first given in 1724. It is an all season home to more than 240 bird species, including: Pelicans, African Coots, Ducks, Egyptian geese and Flamingos.
Between July and December, the migrating Southern Right Whales and Heavyside Dolphins can be seen in large numbers from the bay.
Bobbejaanberg (“baboon mountain”) on the southern bank of the estuary, runs into the sea. Excavations at a large rock shelter, in the cliffs of the Bobbejaanberg, have shown that it was inhabited by man 15 000 years ago. Eland’s Bay Cave is a rock art site, dating back 10 000 years.
The Dingleton – Saldanha Railway Line negotiates the barrier of Bobbejaanberg through a tunnel.
The mild weather ensures year-round outdoor activities and between August and September the Wild Flowers burst into bloom.