Welcome to the large and charismatic Western Cape Province, bordered on either side by an ocean. Discover its magnificent mountains and beaches, preserved Fynbos and cultivated wheat fields.Start your holiday in Cape Town: climb Table Mountain, explore Cape Point, walk the beautiful beaches, run mountain trails and watch whales at play. The Western Cape is one of the best destinations for surfing, kite surfing, kayaking, deep sea diving, stand up paddle boarding and boat cruises to see seals, great whites, whales, penguins and shipwrecks.
CAPE AGULHAS AND THE WEST COAST
Set off towards this southern-most tip of Africa, where the cold Atlantic Ocean meets the warm Indian Ocean. Visit the famous lighthouse and eat fresh fish and chips on your lap. Fishermen head up the picturesque, windswept West Coast to fish off long white beaches, one of the world’s richest fishing grounds!
Watch the majestic Humpback and Southern Right whales during June until November from the spectacular Hermanus clifftops. Enjoy this stunning whale watching centre with its markets, restaurants and views.
WINE TASTING AROUND STELLENBOSCH
Explore some fantastic wine regions just inland from Hermanus–Franschoek, Paarl, Stellenbosch, Tulbagh and surrounds.
Taste award-winning wines, dine on nouvelle cuisine for lunch and try some exciting outdoor activities - hiking, mountain biking and horse riding. Sample the beauty of this scenic region as you set out to explore its highlights.
THE MOTHER CITY
The Mother City, Cape Town, is brimming with history, culture and landmarks that commemorate years of interesting changes, politically and socially. Robben Island was a prison during Apartheid where Nelson Mandela spent twenty-seven years of his life for being a Freedom Fighter. Today, the island is a World Heritage Site and the museum preserves some of South Africa’s rich heritage
The city bowl offers popular spots for entertainment and enjoying the great outdoors include Table Mountain and the cableway, the V & A Waterfront for shopping, restaurants and boat cruises and The Two Oceans Aquarium for a peep at some amazing marine creatures.
BEACHES AND CLIFFTOP DRIVES
Drive south and pop over the neck to Hout Bay to eat fresh fish and enjoy a boat cruise out to Seal Island then drive along Chapman’s Peak to Noordhoek. Then head east and enjoy the warmer False Bay beaches at Fish Hoek, Muizenberg and Simonstown, also picturesque navy base.
Closer to town, be seen as you stroll the prom at Green Point and Sea Point, enjoying the white trendy beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay. Table Mountain National Park extends from the iconic Table Mountain to Cape Point on the tip of False Bay. It is the ideal spot to view fynbos, small animals and stupendous views on many hikes or mountain bike trails.