November 15, 2020
The Western Cape is a South African province with coasts bordering the Indian and Atlantic oceans. It’s known for the port city of Cape Town, set beneath Table Mountain, part of a national park of the same name. In Table Bay, Robben Island is the notorious prison that once held Nelson Mandela, and is now a living museum. Farther afield, winelands surround historical towns like Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl
In the Western Cape we have a choice of 6 very diverse regions, each offering a unique experience:
- Cape Winelands
The Cape Winelands is known for some of the best wine in the world. It includes the towns of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Worcester, Robertson and Ceres.
- Central Karoo
The Central Karoo features a semi-desert landscape in the centre of the province. It includes the towns of Prince Albert, Beaufort West, and Matjiesfontein; a town that’s a national monument due to the preservation of its Victorian Buildings.
- City of Cape Town Metropolitan area
The City of Cape Town is best known as the Mother City and it’s the provincial capital and main city of the province.
- Garden Route
The Garden Route stretches along the southern coast of the Western Cape. It includes Tsitsikamma National Park, Nature’s Valley, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and Oudtshoorn.
The Overberg is one of the best places in Africa to watch the southern right whale, one of South Africa’s marine big 5. The towns in this region include Hermanus, Cape Agulhas and Bredasdorp.
- West Coast
The West Coast stretches along the Atlantic coast of the Western Cape. The West Coast is where you will find the Cederberg Wilderness Area. Towns in the area include Clanwilliam, Langebaan and Citrusdal