Western Cape Travel Guide

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The Western Cape is so different to the rest of South Africa. It's kind of tacked on to the bottom of Africa - the full stop of the exclamation mark that is this amazing continent. Without a doubt, though, the Western Cape is South Africa's most visited province, and it's hardly surprising. With the lovely city of Cape Town and the unbelievably beautiful Garden Route, there is so much to see. Even the relatively Spartan West Coast has its own charm, as does the dry and relatively monochromatic, but dramatic, Karoo. The Cape Floral Region, which is a world heritage site, extends into the Baviaanskloof Protected Area in the Eastern Cape, but otherwise is confined to the Western Cape.

The botanically important areas include the ruggedly scenic Cederberg Wilderness Area, the Groot Winterberg Wilderness Area, the lovely Overberg and the Swartberg, near Oudtshoorn. It's a paradise of beautiful beaches, fabulous flowers and forests, and magnificent mountain scenery. It is not the best province in South Africa for game viewing, but there are a few good reserves and some lovely lodges. While detractors complain that the Western Cape isn't 'real Africa', it does have some fascinating cultural attractions. Wonderful rock art sites, lovely old buildings, many museums and monuments and some really unusual cultural tours make the Western Cape a great destination for anyone wanting to do a bit of thinking while on holiday.

Fabulous food - particularly Cape Malay cuisine - wonderful wine farms, more golf courses than necessary, and a veritable smorgasbord of adventure activities mean you'll never get bored and you'll never go hungry.

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Accommodation near Western Cape

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

from R490
1 night, 2 adults

Castle Estates

Sleeps 48 Bloubergstrand Self-catering in Bloubergstrand

Castle Estates is currently one of the largest self-catering accommodations in the region.

from R600
1 night, 2 adults

Lagoon Lodge

Sleeps 13 Paradise Lodge, Paradise Self-catering in Paradise

If you need a break away to an elegant and romantic setting, we are ready to treat you and your love...

from R580
1 night, 2 adults

Brenton On Sea Cottages

Sleeps 22 Brenton on Sea Self-catering in Brenton on Sea

From the moment you arrive at Brenton on Sea Cottages you will be treated to unspoilt surroundings, ...

from R800
1 night, 2 adults

Number Two

Sleeps 4 Camps Bay Self-catering in Camps Bay

Number Two is a modern, secure, self-contained apartment in the most wonderful location in Camps Bay...

Sea Cottage
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from R650
1 night, 2 adults

Sea Cottage

Sleeps 2 Yzerfontein Self-catering in Yzerfontein

We offer a large well equipped self-catering studio located in the charming fishing village of Yzerf...

from R980
1 night, 2 adults

Nwanedi Country Manor

Sleeps 14 Paarl Guest House, Paarl Bed and Breakfast in Paarl

Nwanedi Country Manor is a boutique Bed & Breakfast/Guest House with 12 suites located on a working ...

from R1110
1 night, 2 adults

West Coast Life Lodges

Sleeps 32 Calypso Beach Guest House in Calypso Beach

West Coast Life Lodges offers beachfront luxury 3 Star accommodation situated on a dune literally 30...

from R675
1 night, 2 adults

Surfers Paradise at Big Bay Beach Club

Sleeps 4 Big Bay Self-catering in Big Bay

Surfers Paradise is a two-bedroom apartment located in a secure holiday resort across the road from ...

from R720
1 night, 2 adults

Bay View

Sleeps 17 Heldervue Bed and Breakfast in Heldervue

The beautiful and plush Bay View is conveniently located in Heldervue, Somerset West in the shelter ...

from R560
1 night, 2 adults

Die Seemeeue

Sleeps 7 Vermont ZA Self-catering in Vermont ZA

Die Seemeeue was established in 1998 and is a cosy and homely accommodation, well known for its pano...