Tag: western cape

  • Kommetjie Beach

    Surrounded by majestic mountains and with the cold Atlantic Ocean washing its shores, Kommetjie in the Western Cape has held onto its rural characteristics, and even though it is a suburb of the city of Cape Town, its residents consider it to be a seaside village separate from the Mother City. The village of Kommetjie overlooks a small rocky inlet resembling a basin, and takes its Afrikaans ...

  • Boulders Beach

    Located on the False Bay coast near Simonstown, Boulders Beach consists of a number of small sandy bays sheltered by huge granite boulders (hence the name) which are thought to be more than 540 million years old. With clear blue water on one side and indigenous bush on the other, Boulders Beach forms part of the Table Mountain National Park and is a popular destination for sun-loving ...

  • Gordons Bay

    Together with Somerset West and Strand, Gordon’s Bay forms part of South Africa’s Helderberg Basin, so named after the Helderberg Mountains that create a scenic backdrop to this charming seaside town. The waterfront with its promenade lined with coffee shops, cafés and restaurants, is arguably the main attraction of Gordon’s Bay. Bikini Beach is the hotspot for the younger crowd to gather, ...

  • Worcester

    It is where popular literary, music and art legends in South Africa once stayed; inspiring the likes of Nobel Prize Winner, J.M. Coetzee, singer David Kramer and C. Louis Leipoldt. Today, this magnificent town, in the Breede River Valley, still inspires and leaves visitors breathless, as the beauty, creativity and peacefulness of Worcester mesmerizes all who pass through. Visitors will find ...

  • Robertson

    If any local is asked about the small town of Robertson, the first thought that comes to mind is wine. Located near the Langeberg Mountains, Robertson is dependent on the Breede River as it is the life blood to the surrounding farm land and vineyards. The quaint town has quiet streets, historical buildings and unique attractions to share with visitors and is a recommended destination on ...

  • Montagu

    Breathtaking vineyards, spectacular rock formations, bubbling hot mineral springs and picturesque orchards are just a few features that earned Montagu the Engen Town of the Year 2002 Award. This charming piece of Western Cape heaven is located a mere two hours outside of Cape Town, and is popular with tourists as it offers exciting attractions and activities to explore this idyllic ...

  • Clanwilliam

    Just outside of Cape Town, nestled against the breathtaking Cederberg Mountains, is a town that is known for the manufacturing of leather footwear referred to as Veldskoene and for the planting and cultivation of rooibos. Many visitors are surprised by the quaint town of Clanwilliam as it has much more to offer than initially meets the eye.

  • Langebaan

    Along the West Coast of South Afric, travelers will find the picturesque town of Langebaan approximately 120km outside of Cape Town. The peaceful atmosphere of this breathtaking coastal destination and its ideal facilities for a relaxing vacation make it irresistible to both locals and international tourists. Originally founded as a whaling station in 1922, Langebaan has developed into a ...

  • Hout Bay

    Even though Hout Bay falls under the Western Cape city of Cape Town, as a suburb it can be viewed as an independent settlement. Its unique atmosphere, attractions and activities draw thousands of visitors each year, who come to Hout Bay for relaxation and to enjoy the various water sports activities which it has become known for. Luxury accommodation allows visitors to relax in comfortable ...

  • Franschhoek

    Franschhoek is one of the oldest towns in South Africa. Established in 1688 by French Huguenots, it is a destination that has developed into a historical masterpiece surrounded by beauty and offering visitors top class facilities as well as unforgettable attractions. Franschhoek is known for its spectacular wine estates, bustling stores and studios, and a village main street that is alive ...