Sublime Sunsets at on the Rox guest Beach House

On The Rox in Rooi-Els is an idyllic beach house location, a mere 45 minutes from Cape Town International Airport and an hour from the Cape Town City Centre. 

The property lies sleepily under the Klein-Hangklip mountains in the Kogelberg Biosphere and is a sanctuary from hurried city-life where you will experience the ocean and mountains, surrounded by waves, rocks and fynbos.

On The Rox  offers privacy, peace and comfort with direct access to mountains and ocean where you have an immediate connection with both.
A place of breath-taking beauty where every room in the house promises a view more astounding than the previous. 
Whether you are a wine lover, outdoor enthusiast, landscape photographer,  or you are simply looking for somewhere magnificent to get away to, On The Rox Guest Beach House is the place for you!
Perched like a child’s puzzle piece on the edge of Route 44, the first little seaside village after leaving Gordon’s Bay, before the landmark  of Hangklip rock face, Rooi  Els is a registered conservancy in its own right, the beauty of the environment devotedly preserved by its residents.

The residential part of town winds along a couple of streets that are set closer to the shore.
Homes vary from little seaside cottages to the more opulent beachside manors.

Rooi Els does not boast a long strip of sandy beach as its angular nature means that the little town is surrounded on three sides by water.
To the east is the Rooi Els River estuary that drains into the sea after flowing under the bridge that carries Route 44 across it. It is a beautiful beach to walk on, swim in and dive and boat from, and sunsets here are infamous.

Rooi Els is an excellent whale watching site in winter, and a paradise for birders who come to spot the endemic Cape rockjumper, rock thrush and other unusual birds, and residents even claim to have seen the odd leopard on their roads on a moonlit night.

On the north bank of the Rooi Els River, roughly a kilometre from the sea, is the Rooiels Cave where Stone Age relics have been uncovered.

Whilst holidaying in Rooi Els a car is a must to enable you to visit the many surrounding tourist attractions.  Access to beaches, hiking trails, shops and restaurants can be done on foot.  There is ample secure parking on the property.

Legislation limits light pollution to the boundaries of the property and in Rooi Els to preserve the awesome beauty of the night sky, light pollution is limited to the inside of houses.  Rooi Els is one of those rare communities that can still marvel at the Milky Way.

Fires and Braais are not permitted on beaches or Nature Reserves. Braais in residential homes are not permitted when windy.

There is a local baboon troop of about 24.  Baboons if given the slightest opportunity will enter homes in search of food. Keep window openings limited to 70mm and close and lock doors behind you.   The house has baboon proof locks on all exterior windows and there is an electric fence to keep the baboons out of the courtyard area. Keep your car doors locked at all times as they can open unlocked doors.

Apart from a scattering of tiny shops and restaurants in Rooi Els, the area is focused on things to do that are based solely on the beauty of the ocean and surrounding mountains.

Some additional information about the property.

  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Enclosed Courtyard with Braai and access to rooftop (Baboon proofed with electric fence)
  • Enclosed garden
  • Direct Ocean & Beachfront access
  • Ample and secure parking on property
  • Rooftop terrace for sundowners
  • Outdoor shower (hot & cold water)
  • Property alarmed with armed response
  • Host/property owner lives on the property in separate accommodation and is available 24/7

the host.

Jackie is a lover of the active ocean lifestyle and her passion is sharing this knowledge by providing her guests with the most rewarding and personalized experience in an unforgettable location.

She gives her guests space but is available when needed.

Jackie lives on the property and will be available as and when required. 

She offers full breakfast and other meals prepared on request.

Any special culinary requirements during your stay will be accommodated and in addition she will provide outside catering for functions and special occasions.

Available on request:-

  • Laundry 
  • Stand UP Paddle Boarding
  • Places of interest and local restaurant recommendations.
To contact Jax and check rates and availability of this incredible Guest House,
Check out the property on Air BnB web site, listed under:

Rooi Els Western Cape “Sublime Sunsets at On The Rox Guest Beach House”.