Dwarskersbos is a popular holiday resort with a clean sandy beach that stretches for kilometers. It is situated in the centre of the St Helena basin. The town derived its name from the many candle bushes in the area. The caravanpark is popular by holidaymakers through the year. There are also some fully equipped rondawels and flats beside the sea.

The town made history in 1969 when it was hit by a tidal wave. The sea washed into many of the houses.

Whales can often be seen near the coast and attract many visitors. The town has also become known for its angling and watersports. During high season excellent entertainment programmes are presented.

The famous Rocher Pan with its 150 different bird species can be reached via a walking trail from Dwarskersbos.