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Sea Point Promenade

Sea Point Promenade

Popular Attractions in Sea Point (317.8 km from Western Cape)

The Sea Point Promenade is an attractive paved walkway that stretches from the Green Point Lighthouse to the other side of Sea Point, much loved by the locals and visitors. The walkway is flanked by well-manicured lawns, popular for picnics and informal soccer or cricket games. It’s a fabulous place to walk, ogle passers by, or kick back and...

Scarborough Beach

Scarborough Beach

Beaches in Scarborough (335.2 km from Western Cape)

Just outside Cape Point Nature Reserve, on the western side, is the lovely beach village of Scarborough with its long sandy beach, great surf, interesting rock pools and lovely walks. There are minimal, but sufficient facilities, and one restaurant in the village is fairly close.

Long Beach

Long Beach

Beaches in Kommetjie (335.6 km from Western Cape)

Kommetjie is a small village with a large tidal pool 'The Kom', and a really lovely long beach - also called Long Beach, but with far better reason than the one near Simon's Town. Long Beach is a very popular surfing and dog-walking beach. There is a great walk that passes a well preserved 1900 ship wreck, the Kakapo, and you can continue all the...

Montagu Dried Fruit

Montagu Dried Fruit

Shops in Montagu (156.7 km from Western Cape)

If you're visiting Montagu pop into the dried fruit and nut shop. Here you can stock up on all sorts of tasty nibbles. It all started in 1991 when a small fruit drying operation started in Montagu, the heart of thedried fruit "pantry" of South Africa. Since then they have grown to becomeone of the largest exporters in the Little Karoo. Everyday...

Stony Point Penguin Colony

Stony Point Penguin Colony

Popular Attractions in Bettys Bay (299.2 km from Western Cape)

The Stony Point Penguin Colony at Betty's Bay is one of only three mainland-based colonies in South Africa and for this reason it is treasured. The African penguin usually colonizes and nests on offshore islands. Iryna Kuchma, creativecommons.org

Myoli Beach

Myoli Beach

Beaches in Sedgefield (259 km from Western Cape)

One of the Garden Route’s best-kept secrets, the golden sandy beach at Myoli has much to offer. The beach itself is conveniently situated near a restaurant, beach bar, parking and a good selection of holiday accommodation. Myoli Beach is one of the top wave-riding beaches along this coast, drawing surfers, kite surfers, wake boarders and...

Circles in a Forest Hiking Trail

Circles in a Forest Hiking Trail

Hiking Trail in Knysna (266.5 km from Western Cape)

Following an old mining path along the Forest Creek, the Circles in a Forest Hiking Trail beckons hikers to explore the loveliness of the Goudveld Forest. This genuine forest experience is suitable for families and people of all ages, offering two trail options starting at Krisjan-se-Nek. Feel dwarfed as you pass the towering 600-year old...

Langeberg Mall

Langeberg Mall

Shopping Malls in Mossel Bay (212.2 km from Western Cape)

Langeberg Mall’s exciting retail fusion offers a number of franchise and boutique fashion stores; numerous fresh food outlets, restaurants and cafes; a variety of health and beauty shops, convenience and service outlets, banks and ATMs. Tourists, day trippers, international visitors and local residents alike are all drawn to this airy convenient...

Crystal Cave

Crystal Cave

Popular Attractions in Tulbagh (213.3 km from Western Cape)

Amazing selection of succulents, cacti, garden stones, gemstones, crystals, mineral specimens and beads. Local art, gifts and magnificent fresh protea bouquets. A treasure trove of delights.

Elands Bay Beach

Elands Bay Beach

Beaches in Elands Bay (291.9 km from Western Cape)

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,...

Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

Animal Parks in The Crags (319.1 km from Western Cape)

Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre offers guests the opportunity for a close, safe, inter-active encounter with indigenous cats of South Africa. Guests will meet leopard, cheetahs, caracal, Serval, African wild cats and black-footed cats. The Tenikwa encounter is a great follow-on to a game reserve or safari experience to study these beautiful...

Glencairn Beach

Glencairn Beach

Beaches in Glencairn (327.4 km from Western Cape)

Glencairn Beach is a pretty beach situated on the False Bay side of the Peninsula. Popular with families and dog walkers, it is perfect for lazy strolls and sunbathing. Parking is right at the beach and access is easy but you will need to cross the Metro rail line. Southern right whales can often be seen during their calving season and in summer...

Prince Albert Gallery

Prince Albert Gallery

Galleries and Museums in Prince Albert (137.4 km from Western Cape)

Situated in Seven Arches, a gracious Victorian building opposite the Fransie Pienaar Museum, the Prince Albert Gallery was conceived some years ago by local artists who needed a unique venue to show their work. In 2002, six artists elected to create the space and run the gallery and on 10 May of that year the first exhibition was opened.Since...

Montagu Village Market

Montagu Village Market

Popular Attractions in Montagu (158.2 km from Western Cape)

Start off your Saturday morning at the Montagu Village Market; a clear winner with the locals and visitors alike. Explore the many goods on sale, including local and organic produce, hand-crafted gifts and plenty more to delight in. For the hungry, you'll have everything you'll need to pack a picnic basket, or arrange an alfresco meal. Freshly...

Swellendam Hiking Trail

Swellendam Hiking Trail

Hiking Trail in Swellendam (162.5 km from Western Cape)

The circular Swellendam Hiking Trail traverses the Langeberg Mountains, starting at the forestry station 3 km outside the town of Swellendam. The route offers incredible views, passing through mountain fynbos, rugged gorges and past impressive crags. Only fit and seasoned hikers should tackle the 6-day route. Shorter options are...