Barefoot House, Rooi-Els

Rooi-Els is a small sea-side village situated on the eastern side of False Bay, about 20 km from Gordons Bay, along the scenic coastal road. The varied terrain and topography makes our village somewhat unique. Here we live particularly close to nature -‘enjoying’ more than their share of both the summer and winter winds, watching spectacular surf breaking over the rocks in winter, and relaxing under crystal clear night skies unpolluted by street and other lights. All this in a village bounded by spectacular mountain ranges and a coastline stretching out over False Bay to the distant mountains on the other side of the bay, often silhouetted against beautiful sunsets.

Southern Right Whales can often be seen off our coast between July/August and November/December. Bryde’s whales, dolphins and seals can be seen throughout the year.

Room rates per night (Bed Only):
Double: $100-00
Twin: $100-00
Single: $70-00

No meals. There is an eatery close by.

Rent the House as a self-catering unit. 3 rooms plus kitchen use: $300-00 per night

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Landmarks & Attractions Nearby Include:

Go on a safari and see Africa's Big 5 (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant & rhino, 2 hours’ drive from Rooiels).

Day Trips From Cape Town

Cape Peninsula Tour

Experience the scenic beauty and natural landscapes of South Africa’s Cape Peninsula on this full-day tour from Cape Town. Enjoy the convenience of guided visits, as well as the independence of solo sightseeing and learn about this dynamic region from your friendly, knowledgeable guide.
You’ll see seals in Hout Bay (with optional Duiker Island boat trip) and have time to wander the shops.
You can explore the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve at your leisure, and check out playful families of African Penguins in Simon’s Town.
Your return trip to Cape Town even includes a stop at the colourful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.


  • Full-day Cape Peninsula tour from Cape Town with an expert local guide Travel along scenic coastal roads to Hout Bay, and visit Duiker Island if you wish Explore Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in the UNESCO-listed Cape Floral Kingdom.
  • Spend time at leisure in Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve Visit Simon’s Town and pass through the picturesque coastal towns of Fish Hoek and Muizenberg
  • Hotel pick and drop-off from your centrally located Cape Town hotel

Duration: 8 hours (approx.).
Cost: USD 130-00 PP.
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Shark Diving Tour

Can you handle being face to face with one of the world’s most frightening predators?
Find out with a great white shark cage diving experience near Cape Town.
Head into the ocean off the coast of Gansbaai for a full-day tour, including learning about great white sharks from the marine biologist on the boat, seeing the sharks swim around the boat and then jumping into the water with them.
Breakfast and snacks are included, and you can upgrade to include round-trip transport between your hotel in Cape Town and Gansbaai.


  • Shark diving tour from Cape Town Journey into the open ocean from Gansbaai, a fishing village known for its dense population of great white sharks.
  • Enjoy breakfast at the Great White House before heading off for your adventure
  • Learn about the sharks in their natural habitat from an on-board marine biologist and expert guides
  • Jump into the cage and prepare for the experience of a lifetime as you ‘swim’ with great white sharks
  • Purchase an optional professional video of your shark-diving experience so you can show off to friends back home!
  • Upgrade to enjoy comfortable round-trip transport between your Cape Town hotel and Gansbaai.

Duration: 8-10 hours (approx.)
Cost: USD 200-00 PP
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Table Mountain and Cape Town Half-Day Trip

See the best of Cape Town including a trip to the top of Table Mountain and a minibus tour of the city’s highlights during this half-day tour.
Survey the city from Table Mountain, ride the cable car back down (own expense), and then see Cape Town’s main sights from your minibus.
See places such as the Diamond Works and the Malay Quarter on Signal Hill.
Please note: The Cableway will be closed for annual maintenance from 24 July to 6 August, 2017. The tour will however be re-routed to Signal Hill at no extra cost as view point instead during this period.


  • Enjoy the superb views of Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain
  • Enjoy panoramic sights over the city from the top of Table Mountain
  • Visit Cape Town’s Malay Quarter and learn about the neighbourhood’s fascinating history
  • Check out the Castle of Good Hope and Milnerton Lighthouse
  • Tour the Cape Town Diamond Works and see South African jewellery at its finest.

Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
Cost: USD 45-00 PP.
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Robben Island and Cape Town City Private Tour

Situated below Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head, Cape Town offers a rich cultural and industrial heritage.
Including all the 'must-sees' of any Cape Town day tour, this option is a geographical and cultural extravaganza, showing you Cape Town, from its historical beginnings to the dazzling modern shopping malls of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.
The tour commences with a ferry trip across the bay to Robben Island. (weather permitting).
From the 17th to the 20th centuries, Robben Island served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment. Today it is a World Heritage Site and museum, a poignant reminder to the newly democratic South Africa and of the price paid for freedom. The excursion includes a return ferry to the island, a bus tour on the island and of the prison.
In the city itself enjoy a drive through Bo-Kaap to discover how the Malay slaves influenced the culture, food and aesthetics of this beautiful city and its people.
Continue to Table Mountain where you shall reach the top by cable car (weather permitting; cable car fee not included).
Enjoy the panoramic views over the city with Robben Island lying sleepily in Table Bay.
Also get a bird’s eye view over the Atlantic Seaboard.
Return to the city bowl area to the Company Gardens. Enjoy a walk through the garden and a visit to the SA Museum.
This is followed by a visit to the Castle of Good Hope. Built between 1666 and 1679 by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) as a maritime replenishment station, the Castle of Good Hope is the oldest surviving colonial building in South Africa.
The drive through the city centre would also take you past the Houses of Parliament, the Grand Parade and City Hall from where Nelson Mandela first addressed South Africans after his release in February 1990.

Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
Cost: USD 195-00 PP
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Private Tour: Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl Wine-Tasting Tour from Cape Town

Sample some of South Africa’s best-known wines in the lands where they’re grown during a private tour of Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.
From Cape Town you’ll head for the Cape Winelands region to visit four different wineries.
During each stop, learn about how the combination of climate, soil and grape varietals create the unique wines for which South Africa is known throughout the world.
Taste wines, fortified wines, cheese and chocolate on this decadent private tour.


  • Full-day private wine tour to Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl wine regions from Cape Town
  • Travel with a private guide, passionate about the New World wines of South Africa Tour four prestigious wine estates including Fairview and Boschendal
  • Sample fortified wine, chocolate, cheese and, of course, South African wine varieties like Pinotage.

Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
Cost: USD 195-00 PP.
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Full-Day Cape Point and Wine Tasting Tour from Cape Town

You will be picked up at 8am from your centrally located Cape Town city hotel or lodging in order to start the Cape Peninsula tour.
Travel around the beautiful Atlantic coastline, past the world-famous Clifton and Camps Bay beaches, Bakoven, Llandudno and through Hout Bay.
Continue along the world-renowned magnificent Chapman’s Peak Drive towards Kommetjie, a great surf spot, the Slangkop Lighthouse, past Misty Cliffs, continuing through the quaint seaside village of Scarborough, until reaching the Ostrich farm where you will be able to feed them, and then next Cape of Good Hope in the Table Mountain National Park.
You will be served complimentary tea/coffee and biscuits at the much photographed Cape of Good Hope sign board before driving further to eventually hop onto the Flying Dutchman Funicular (cost included) and go up to the incredibly beautiful viewing point around the base of the old Cape Point lighthouse.
Your next exciting stop will be Boulders Beach, a popular tourist destination, to view a colony of African penguins which settled there in 1982.
Boulders Beach is one of the few sites where the penguins can be observed at close range, wandering freely in a protected natural environment. Boardwalks will take you to within a few yards of the birds.
For lunch you will stop in the old naval port of Simonstown, and go to the famous Salty Sea Dog restaurant, for the most delicious fish & chips (own expense), or whatever else takes your fancy.
Then it's through Glen Cairn, Fish Hoek, Kalk Bay and over Boyes Drive for a panoramic view of False Bay, where you may be lucky enough to spot sharks or whales at our quick stop at the Shark Spotters lookout.
Not far from here you reach the Constantia Valley Wine Route, one of 9 routes in South Africa.
You will be treated to a tasting of 5 fine wines at one of the finely selected estates on route.
A scenic drive back to your hotel past Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens which you could visit at leisure by taking the City Sightseeing Hop On - Hop Off bus from the city.
This is a full day tour and you will only get back to your hotel around 6 o'clock, but it will be the most memorable day of your visit to Cape Town.

Duration: 8 hours (approx.).
Cost: USD 160-00 PP.
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