African Travel Concept

Western Cape

In the Western Cape, you will discover world-class wines in the Cape Winelands, wonderful whale watching, contrasting landscapes, ample adventure options, as well as the magic of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meeting at Africa's most southerly point.

The Western Cape is home to the world's longest wine route, found along Route 62, a scenic tourist route that runs from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, 850km up the eastern coast. If you don't have time to complete the whole route, consider visiting the wine-growing areas of Stellenbosch, Paarl, Wellington, Franschhoek, Ceres, Worcester, Bonnievale and Robertson.

The world famous Garden Route starts at Cape Town and runs along the coast, visiting towns such as Mossel Bay, George, Plettenberg Bay, Knysna and ending in Port Elizabeth. This picturesque route offers breathtaking views of land and sea, fynbos, forests and a wealth of animal and birdlife.

Just more than an hour southeast of Cape Town is Hermanus, a town famous for its whale watching and the capital of the Whale Route. A yearly spectacle between July and November, Southern Right Whales come to give birth to their calves. Thousands of visitors visit the area annually to witness these ocean giants close to land, and if you are lucky, see the calves close to their mothers.

Follow in the footsteps of political heroes by visiting Robben Island, departing from the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. Upon your return, be sure to enjoy an amazing shopping experience in South Africa’s most popular international shopping venue.

Outdoor enthusiasts have nearly endless options when it comes to things to do in the Western Cape. Kite-surfing along the West Coast, shark cage diving in Gansbaai, sea kayaking in Simon's Town, and visiting ostrich farms and the Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn are sure to keep the most adventurous at heart entertained.

After a day of tiring activities and adventure, relax in some of the most luxurious hotels in the world and treat yourself as you ponder the amazing memories made in this wonderful province.

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