Tag: western cape

  • Western Cape

    When the Western Cape Province is mentioned the picturesque landscapes of the wine estates, the splendor of Table Mountain and the stylish establishments of Cape Town immediately come to mind. But the Western Cape hides another jewel along its coastline, namely the beaches of the Western Cape. Some that located within city limits are rather overwhelming with hundreds of holiday makers ...

  • Simonstown

    Situated along the coastline of False Bay, Simonstown is a beautiful and historical bayside centre. The Simonstown harbor was founded in 1687 as a naval depot and has played a strong role in South African naval history ever since. At first it provided valuable anchorage during the Dutch colonial era until it was eventually taken over by the British to serve as the Royal Navy's ...

  • False Bay Coast

    The beautiful stretch of coastline from Hangklip near Pringle Bay to Cape Point, known as the False Bay Coast, offers visitors a multitude of little hamlets and villages with myriads of art & craft shops, coffee shops, cafés, restaurants, B&Bs, pubs, picnic spots and scenic lookout points to explore and enjoy. The scenic beauty of the area is a big draw card, as is the fact that the waters ...

  • Garden Route

    The beautiful Garden Route stretches from Mossel Bay through to the Storms River mouth. This 200 kilometer route takes travelers through a series of picturesque towns and villages, each with their own unique character and attractions. Certainly, anyone who has explored the Garden Route soon comes to understand why it is considered by many to be South Africa’s “Garden of Eden”.

  • Groot Karoo

    Harsh in climate, gentle in lifestyle and breathtaking in beauty, the Groot Karoo is a place of extremes, surprising visitors with its contrasts. Arid plains and lush valleys, wide open spaces and vibrant village clusters, quaint architecture, scorching summers and bitter winters, and the majestic Swartberg mountain range that separates the plateau of the Groot Karoo from the lower Klein ...

  • Overberg

    Located to the east of the bustling city of Cape Town, beyond the majestic Hottentots-Holland Mountains, the Overberg region has long been considered to be the breadbasket of the Cape, and when traveling through wheat fields stretching as far as the eye can see, it soon becomes clear why this is so. But there is much more to the Overberg than its flourishing farming community, and visitors ...

  • West Coast

    Following Route 27 out of Cape Town and heading toward Touws River at the border of the Northern Cape, the Cape West Coast opens up a world of diversity to the traveler who is interested in exploring the road less traveled.

  • Stellenbosch

    The heart of South Africa's wine industry, Stellenbosch is a place of great beauty and culture steeped in South African tradition. History is reflected in many of its neo-Dutch, Georgian and modern Victorian architecture, which encompasses simple lines, fine detail and elegant proportions. Oak trees bear witness to its proud and dignified heritage. These old Oak trees ...

  • Western Cape

    With the warm Indian Ocean lapping its southern shores and the icy Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Western Cape Province of South Africa offers visitors a world of diversity. The coastline to the west with its small fishing villages and pounding surf has a rugged charm, while to the south lies the picturesque seaside towns of Hermanus and Gansbaai, as well as Cape Agulhas - where the two ...

  • Cape Town

    Sitting snugly between the harbor and Table Mountain, and affectionately known as the Mother City, Cape Town is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Add to this the rich history of the city, the cultural diversity of its citizens and the well developed tourism industry which offers a host of activities, and it is easy to see why Cape Town is one of South ...