Things to Do in West Coast

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Houseboat at Kraalbaai, West Coast National Park

West Coast National Park

Game Reserve in West Coast National Park

The West Coast National Park stretches from Yzerfontein up to the edge of Langebaan and surrounds most of the enormous Langebaan Lagoon. Just a one-hour drive north of Cape Town lies this watersports junkie’s paradise offering awesome kayaking, snorkelling and some of the best windsurfing and kite surfing on the planet.During summer, migratory...

Yzerfontein Main Beach

Yzerfontein Main Beach

Beaches in Yzerfontein (141.5 km from West Coast)

Yzerfontein is mostly known for having wonderful spring wildflowers, great kitesurfing and windsurfing, and good fishing. It’s also known for the seemingly endless stretch of 16 Mile Beach, starting in the south at Yzerfontein Main Beach. A beachfront restaurant maximizes the view. There are public ablutions and just south of the beach is the...

Pearl Bay Beach

Pearl Bay Beach

Beaches in Yzerfontein (144.6 km from West Coast)

Pearl Bay Beach is backed by seacliffs offering standout views of Dassen Island, Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean. This new suburb in the south of Yzerfontein is going through a rapid development phase. Photo source: en.wikipedia.org

Knersvlakte Spens

Knersvlakte Spens

Shops in Vanrhynsdorp (67.8 km from West Coast)

Situated off the N7, north of Vanrhynsdorp, the Knersvlakte Spens Nursery and Farm shop extends a warm welcome to travellers. Here you can purchase indigenous succulents endemic to the Knersvlakte region from the nursery. The farm shop is loaded with traditional fare; shelves are well stocked with jams, preserves, springbok biltong, sticky sweet...

Tollies River and Boat Cruises

Tollies River and Boat Cruises

Popular Attractions in Velddrif (80.5 km from West Coast)

Tollies River & Boat Cruises in Velddrif offer fun and exciting cruises for all. Enjoy splendid sunset cruises and bird-watching cruises - just bring your snacks and refreshments along and you'll be treated to an unforgettable experience. This activity is child friendly with high safety standards.

Cape Columbine Lighthouse

Cape Columbine Lighthouse

Popular Attractions in Paternoster (99.2 km from West Coast)

Trip up the spiral staircase of Cape Columbine Lighthouse and gaze at jaw-dropping views of the formidable Britannia reef and Atlantic Ocean. Fortress-like and spectacularly situated on a windswept headland, Cape Columbine Lighthouse is usually the first lighthouse sighted by ships coming from South America and Europe. The prominent rocky point...

Langebaan Country Estate

Langebaan Country Estate

Golf Courses in Langebaan (115 km from West Coast)

Langebaan Country Estate features a beautiful 18-hole golf course, set amongst the splendid natural surroundings of Langebaan, teeming with flowers and wildlife. This Gary Player inspired course will provide a good challenge to players of all skill levels. The clubhouse is open to visitors, members and residents alike, and boats lovely facilities...

Langebaan Beach

Langebaan Beach

Beaches in Langebaan (117.5 km from West Coast)

Langebaan’s main beach is long, wide, white and sandy, providing an amazing launch spot for numerous lagoon-based watersports. This family friendly, safe beach is right in the centre of Langebaan and is easily accessible. The main road leading to Langebaan Beach is conveniently lined with shops and restaurants.

Duckitt Nurseries at Oude Post Farm

Duckitt Nurseries at Oude Post Farm

Popular Attractions in Darling (146.3 km from West Coast)

Duckitt Nurseries is the largest orchid nursery in South Africa, if not the southern hemisphere. They specialise in growing Cymbidium orchids as cut flowers, mainly for export to Europe and the USA while many other varieties and hybrids are sold as pot plants in South Africa.  The nursery is open to the public on the first Saturday of the month...

West Coast Fossil Park

West Coast Fossil Park

Galleries and Museums in Langebaan (100.4 km from West Coast)

Five million years ago the Cape’s West Coast was very different from what it is today. A wide range of animals (now extinct) lived in riverine forests, wooded savannah, and ocean as well as on offshore islands. Phosphate mining operations at Langebaanweg uncovered one of the richest fossil sites in the world. Over the past 40 years bones of 200...

Langebaan Lagoon

Langebaan Lagoon

Dams Vleis in Langebaan (117.9 km from West Coast)

Langebaan Lagoon is a salt-water body of water which has been the main attraction for visitors and residents of Langebaan alike. It's soft white sands make for excellent swimming and water sports of many varieties. On a windless day, put your kayak to water, or see the day breaking on a stand-up paddle board. Welcome the wind with a kite,...

Shelley Point Golf Course

Shelley Point Golf Course

Golf Courses in Shelley Point (81 km from West Coast)

Wonderful 9-hole links golf course in the middle of the peninsula where you have seaviews from all, except one hole.

Elands Bay Beach

Elands Bay Beach

Beaches in Elands Bay (25.3 km from West Coast)

Elands Bay beach is well known as a great surfing spot, particularly for the legendary left break. The pristine white sandy beach is seemingly endless, perfect for long walks and sun tanning. There are plenty of beach-based things to do and see around the laidback West Coast town. When the conditions aren’t right for surfing, there’s windsurfing,...

Bird Island Nature Reserve Game Reserve

Bird Island Nature Reserve

Game Reserve in Bird Island Nature Reserve

Bird Island lies about 100 metres off-shore of Lambert's Bay on the Cape west coast. The island, almost three hectares in size, is connected to the mainland via a breakwater. It is an important breeding and roosting site for seabirds, particularly Cape gannets and cormorants. African penguins used to be common on the island, and Cape fur seals...

Rocherpan Nature Reserve Game Reserve

Rocherpan Nature Reserve

Game Reserve in Rocherpan Nature Reserve

Rocherpan Nature Reserve is situated on the Cape West Coast, with a variety of landscapes to explore. There is a lovey beach to relax on and spot black oystercatchers and different types of fish. The best time to visit the reserve is during spring, when the wild flowers are in full bloom. The Papkuils River runs through the reserve and is over six...