A peaceful, beautiful village,  nestled against one of the finest stretches of white sandy beach in the region.  A safe haven where families cycle, hike, and relax close to the beach. You will be able to see Dolphins and Whales at certain times of the year.  With quite a few accommodation places there is ample variety to suit everyone’s budget.

The name of the town is derived from the Kersbos Tree, (Candle Bush) that used to grow in abundance. Dwarskerbos has quite a rich history as the Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama first set foot on South African soil on 7th November 1497, close to where he explored the present St Helena Bay at the time.

Rocherpan Nature Reserve is a mere 11km from Dwarskersbos and well worth the visit.

Situated on the R27, 11km from Velddrif.  On the way to Elandsbaai and Lambertsbaai, you will drive through the center of the town where a few businesses are operational, however, Velddrif is the main town for the bulk of your shopping. The town was eventually established on the farm “Dwarskersbos” which belonged to the Smit family in 1920. Since then it has grown to be a haven for the weary traveler.