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Vredenburg Backpacker

Sleeps 7 in 3 rooms

Vredenburg Backpacker is situated in the heart of Vrdeneburg, only 10 kilometres from the beach. The house offers a self-catering house for...
from R1150
per night for 2 guests

Windstone Farm

1 Review
Sleeps 140 in 19 rooms

Windstone farm is a peaceful Backpackers lodge located on the R45, 10 km from Vredenburg and 120 km from Cape Town. Once a horse stud and...
from R240
per night for 2 guests

Pumpkin House

7 Reviews
Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

Our friendly backpackers and overnight accommodation in set along the beautiful coast of Langebaan. Pumpkin House offers affordable...
from R700
per night for 2 guests

Jacobs Bay Backpackers - The ...

4 Reviews
Sleeps 127 in 29 rooms

Jacobs Bay Backpackers "The Plot" is situated at Jacobsbaai on the Cape West Coast, 160 km north of...
from R280
per night for 2 guests

St Helena Bay Hotel

Sleeps 80 in 34 rooms

The St Helena Bay Hotel is located on the west coast of South Africa, and is just over one hour’s drive from Cape Town. The hotel offers a...
from R240
per night for 2 guests
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    West Coast South Africa

    West Coast Backpacker Hostel Accommodation

    The West Coast is an acquired taste. The vegetation is subdued, the sky incredibly wide and the sea very often a dead calm expanse of cerulean blue. But sometimes, of course, it's an angry grey expanse of snarling and crashing breakers. But change is the only certainty. In spring, the somewhat monochromatic landscape explodes into a riot of colour. In small hollows between the dunes bright blue heliophilas nod on slender stalks as they turn towards the sun, and fields of orange, white, yellow and purple daisies shimmer in the heat as far as the eye can see.

    The West Coast National Park is a great place to see the flowers, either by car, on foot, or by bicycle. The Cape Columbine Nature Reserve, near the small town of Paternoster, is also a floral paradise but it's better known for its rocky shoreline with numerous sheltered coves, so it's a very popular sea kayaking area.

    But there are loads of other places to see the flowers. The small town of Darling is well known for its fabulous bulbs, annual flower show and as the home of the wildly creative Pieter Dirk Uys who has catalysed the town's metamorphosis from sleepy hollow to a vibrant cultural centre.

    Traditionally the West Coast has been populated by subsistence fishing folk, and their thatched, whitewashed houses are typical of the area but, in many places they are becoming a tad overshadowed by rather opulent holiday homes as South Africans have woken to the fact that the West Coast is every bit as interesting as the Garden Route - albeit in a far more low key way.

    There are some good wineries in the area and, while most of the eateries are of the steak and pizza variety, there are some excellent restaurants - many specialising in seafood. In fact, one of the most rewarding West Coast experiences is to while away a whole afternoon at a traditional beach restaurant. This is like nothing you've ever seen.

    Built from dried out bushes and a bit of shade cloth, these ephemeral structures offer makeshift furniture on a sand floor and fabulous seafood cooked on an open fire and served with home made bread. It's certainly not smart, but the food is excellent. There's loads to do on the West Coast. The birding is spectacular with huge flocks of resident and migratory waders. There are horse trails, a fossil museum, boat trips on the Berg River, some not particularly well organised whale watching, and some good hiking and day walks. There is some interesting rock art.

    Langebaan is one of the top windsurfing and kite surfing spots in the world and there are wonderful facilities for both experienced sailors and novices, and the lagoon is perfect for kayaking. Elands Bay offers some of the best surfing in the country and the nearby Verlorenvlei is a birder's paradise.

    When and where can I see flowers?

    For the freshest flower tips on when and where to go check out Doing the Daisies.

    Traditional Beach & Outdoor Seafood Restaurants:

    The West Coast is an acquired taste. The vegetation is subdued, the sky incredibly wide and the sea very often a dead calm expanse of cerulean blue. But sometimes, of course, it's an angry grey expanse of snarling and crashing breakers. But change ...

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    If you are looking for West Coast back packer accommodation, SafariNow has a selection of back packer accommodation in West Coast and surrounds. With 740 listings in West Coast, our handy West Coast map search and great low prices, it's easy to book the perfect back packer holiday accommodation for your West Coast visit. We also have some great special accommodation deals in West Coast South Africa

    Did you know? West Coast Accommodation is often misspelt. Here are some variations:

    Weskus Backpacker Hostel, Westcoast Backpacker Hostel, WestCoast Backpacker Hostel,

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