This diverse region is dominated by its capital, Cape Town.  Set against Table Mountain the Mother City is largely a first world city, yet retains a truly African flavour.

Relax on the beaches.  Surf the waves.  Climb the mountains.  Taste the wine.  Shop and play in the Mother City.  Whatever you choose you’ll find a wealth of experiences on your doorstep.

Western Cape Highlights

  • Breede River Valley – largest wine and fruit-producing valley in the Western Cape. Magnificent varied natural setting, River rafting;
  • Cape Town – Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront,  Atlantic Seaboard beaches, CBD (including Long Street and De Waterkant) shopping and nightlife, Bo Kaap Malay community, Robben Island tours
  • Cape Peninsula – Cape Point Nature Reserve, Boulders Penguin Colony, Chapman’s Peak scenic drive, Hout Bay and Kalk Bay fishing villages, surfing and kite boarding
  • Cape Winelands – Beautiful wine Routes with wine tastings at wine farms in Paarl, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Constantia. Buy South African wines directly from the farms
  • Garden Route- Tsitsikamma Forest hikes and canopy tours, world’s highest bungee jump at Bloukrans, beautiful beaches at Stilbaai, Victoria Bay, Wilderness and Sedgefield. Boat based adventures and dolphin and whale watching from Plettenberg Bay and Knysna, Big Game Safaris.
  • Klein Karoo – Route 62– Quirky towns include Calitzdorp, Ladismith and Barrydale, Hot springs and rock climbing in Montagu.  Annual Festivals e.g.: ‘Christmas in Winter’ and the Prince Albert Olive Festival.
  • Overberg – Whale watching in Hermanus, hot springs at Caledon, historic charm in Swellendam
  • West Coast – Wildflower wonderland in Namaqualand in spring, Pieter Dirk Uys’ Theatre and Mausoleum in Darling. Mysterious rock formations in the Cedarberg. Untamed beaches at Paternoster and Langebaan. Quaint and arty shops and eateries in Riebeeck Kasteel.