Rooi-Els (Afrikaans equivalent of red alder) is a settlement in Overberberg District.
It was declared a township in June 1948, and is situated 5 km north of Pringle Bay, on the eastern shore of False Bay. It was named after the farm and river by this name.
It is situated beside the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve and is itself a registered conservancy.
The town roads are narrow, un-tarred and without street lights. Klein-Hangklip mountain dominates the village, and is home to a pair of Verreaux's eagles. Other animals that may be noted are chacma baboons, rock hyrax, small antelope, African clawless otters and occasionally caracal and leopard.
This unique piece of land has views of the village.