The Western Cape is one of the world's most beautiful destinations to visit. With beautiful beaches, iconic landmarks such as Table Mountain, renowned wine estates, a rich history, and an abundance of activities to be done, there is something for everyone.
Why choose the Western Cape as a destination?
Breathtaking beauty no matter where you travel.
Cape Town, the mother city, has a plethora of attractions for visitors, from the best coffee shops, to great nightlife, to adrenaline-packed adventures and cultural tours... It leaves little to be desired.
Table Mountain is a significant tourist attraction and is a must-see.
Take a few hour's drive out of the city, and you will be able to go on a Big 5 Safari.
Many of South Africa's top-rated restaurants are located within Cape Town, leaving those who love food in heaven.
Outside of Cape Town, the Western Cape is home to places such as Hermanus, Knysna, The Garden Route, The Karoo, Stellenbosch, Paarl, and Franschhoek. Each boasting a unique and memorable experience.
From beautiful inland and coastal landscapes, to a plethora of activities to do and things to see, the Western Cape has something to offer everyone.
Shark cage diving
Table Mountain National Park
The Table Mountain National Park is home to the iconic Table Mountain, named one of the new 7 wonders of nature. Sitting over 1,000 meters above the city, this is a must-see for those visiting Cape Town.
The beautiful Boulders Beach is one of Cape Town's most visited beaches and the only place where you can get close to African Penguins. It is a truly unique experience unlike any other.
The Cape Winelands is a fantastic wine tasting experience, combined with delicious food and stunning landscapes. A great way to spend a day in Cape Town.
Karoo National Park is a land of haunting beauty, where the flattened peaks of the Nuweveld Mountains rise above vast, red-earthed semi-desert landscapes dappled with greens and golds.
And the place to go for Stargazing.
Stellenbosch, the second oldest European settlement in the Cape. Offering day-trippers from Cape Town a peaceful change of pace from the city buzz. Vine-cloaked fields, old oaks, and cobbled streets greet visitors, and charming Cape Dutch-style buildings lend the air of a bygone era.
The Wildflowers and Birds of West Coast National Park
West Coast National Park is a haven for birders. This coastal park was established in 1985 and encompasses the Langebaan Lagoon, as well as four small offshore islands.
Knysna Heads are one of the most popular attractions along the Garden Route, the scenic 200-plus-kilometer drive from Mossel Bay, to the Storms River in the Eastern Cape. These two massive crags loom above a sparkling lagoon and provide plenty of panoramic viewpoints of the rocky coast.
The rugged Cederberg Wilderness Area wows photographers with its wide-open vistas and bizarre rock formations tinged red by iron oxides. The Cedarberg is also famed for its wooded gorges and caves adorned with Bushman paintings, as well as its unique flora, such as the white snow protea, which is only found in this area.
Cape Agulhas is the southernmost point of the Republic of South Africa as well as the African continent itself. Here, the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet, a fact that is announced rather unassumingly on a small cobalt blue sign.
Matjiesfontein, in the Little Karoo, halfway between Cape Town and Beaufort West, is a quirky little town that feels like it's frozen in time.
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is one of the great botanical gardens in the world. Settled on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden offers visitors 5 different biomes that they can learn about and venture though. Definintely a must-see.
Robben Island, made famous by Nelson Mandela's imprisonment, is a great location to visit if you are looking to attain more information on South Africa's past. You also get to enjoy a boat ride over to the island.
Chapman's Peak Drive is a road running along Chapmans Peak. It offers amazing views of Houtbay and Noordhoek as well as beautiful scenery surrounding you throughout the entire trip.
The Cango Caves is a spectacular set of cave chambers and tunnels that draw tourists from all over South Africa. Located near the town of Oudtshoorn, the Cango Caves is a must-do when you find yourself in the Western Cape.
Seal Island is home to over 60 000 Cape fur and Brown fur seals. Take a fun boat ride out for the day and enjoy this memorable experience.
The Two Oceans Aquarium is located at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town, and is home to over 8 000 creatures!
ONE & ONLY CAPE TOWN
THE CELLARS HOHENHORT
LA PETITE FERME
BUSHMANS KLOOF WILDERNESS
HEAD OVER HILLS
TSALA TREETOP LODGE
THE OLD RECTORY
FYNBOS COUNTRY HOUSE