Discover the Wonders of the West Coast

With bright teal skies and sun-bleached shorelines, it’s easy to see why the West Coast is one of South Africa’s most beloved regions.

Exactly where the region starts is a minor point of contention, but to reach the official municipal border means driving about an hour north of Cape Town, following the Atlantic Ocean.

As you make your way there, don’t forget to make a pitstop in Bloubergstrand to experience the perfect vantage point of Table Mountain rising up from the Mother City. Stopping to snap up a few pics just before grabbing a crisp sundowner at the Blue Peter Hotel is a long-standing tradition for travellers venturing west.

While the West Coast is known for its breathtaking ocean views, it’s also an adrenaline junkie’s paradise ideal for kite surfing, stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking and mountain biking. The region also boasts a landscape of rich geographical diversity and an abundant collection of fiery wildflowers throughout the spring and summer months. Even if you're not able to visit during the warmer seasons, rest assured that the region’s year-round serenity, beauty, and endless opportunities to reconnect with nature are always well-worth it.

Have the kids in tow? Pop in at Sunnypark Fun Park in Langebaan for a day spent making a splash, skimming down the slides, and filling up tummies on all sorts of mouth-watering seafood and vleis grilled to perfection on the braai. While those shimmering beaches in the region tick all the right boxes for sun-worshipers, be sure to add the West Coast National Park to the top of your travel list. Cradled between the R27 and the Atlantic, this is just the place to lay out a picnic or to lace up your hiking shoes for a gentle stroll or a more strenuous hike.

Before concluding your journey through the West Coast, be sure to try more of the region’s favourite eateries, from Die Strandloper to the Hebron Restaurant and Farmstall located slightly further inland.


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