Cape West Coast (Weskus)

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Cape West Coast (Weskus)
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Overview

The Cape West Coast (Weskus) is a place so awe-inspiring, so jaw-droppingly beautiful, and so magical, you would need weeks to take it all in. Stretching from Malmesbury, just outside of Cape Town, to the border of the Northern Cape at Touws River, the Cape West Coast
is best known for its beautiful beaches and the quaint, seaside towns that populate the region.

Town such as Langebaan, Lambert’s Bay, Paternoster and Saldanha have all become a home-away-from-home for many Western Cape locals and are havens for those looking to escape the city.

Don't miss

Running for more than 100 years, the Darling Wildflower Show is a celebration of the local biome of flora that form an integral part of the Cape Floral Kingdom. The Flower Show offers something for the whole family with a craft and gourmet food market, a tractor and car display, a free tractor ride to the wetland at Oude Post, live entertainment and much more. 

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How to get there

The Cape West Coast spans a total distance of 400km. The area offers diverse scenery from calm turquoise ocean, magnificent sand dunes to incredible sand stone rock formations. The best way to get around is by car. 

Langebaan, a small coastal town just north of the West Coast National Park, is a central starting point to explore the region and is only about an hour and a half drive from Cape Town. 

Useful tips

The West Coast coastline is nothing short of picturesque. You won't know if you're really in South Africa or actually on a Greek island. Definitely enjoy the white beaches and turquoise waters, but be sure to also venture inland.

Head to the Cederberg Wilderness Area, a Unesco World Heritage Site. The area is famed for its towering sandstone rock formations, panoramic vistas and fynbos. Stay for a couple of nights (either in cottages or the campsite) and be mesmerised by the starry sky.

The Cederberg Wilderness Area is also a famous rock climbing and hiking destination.

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Top attractions in Cape West Coast (Weskus)

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Rocklands Bouldering in the Cederberg Wilderness Area
The Cederberg is known for its harsh rocky outcrops and the Rocklands Climbing area is a tick-box for any active climber – rookie or veteran – looking to test his skills.
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1Rocklands Bouldering in the Cederberg Wilderness Area
2Darling Breweries
3Cape West Coast Flowers
4West Coast Fossil Park
5!Khwa Ttu San Culture and Education Centre
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Darling Breweries
Heading up the craft beer movement in Cape Town and the Western Cape Darling Breweries, taking their name from the small West Coast town they are based in.


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1Rocklands Bouldering in the Cederberg Wilderness Area
2Darling Breweries
3Cape West Coast Flowers
4West Coast Fossil Park
5!Khwa Ttu San Culture and Education Centre
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Cape West Coast Flowers
The Cape West Coast is known for many things - its pristine beaches, quaint seaside towns and rich cultural history among them – but come spring time, it plays host to the greatest flower show on earth as the areas natural wild flowers begin to bloom.
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1Rocklands Bouldering in the Cederberg Wilderness Area
2Darling Breweries
3Cape West Coast Flowers
4West Coast Fossil Park
5!Khwa Ttu San Culture and Education Centre
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West Coast Fossil Park
Located just outside of Langebaan, the West Coast Fossil Park is a must-do experience and a brilliant opportunity for families to bond over a shared history.


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1Rocklands Bouldering in the Cederberg Wilderness Area
2Darling Breweries
3Cape West Coast Flowers
4West Coast Fossil Park
5!Khwa Ttu San Culture and Education Centre
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!Khwa Ttu San Culture and Education Centre
From rock art and hunting methods to ostrich eggshell jewellery and tongue twisting languages, this unique experience is in close proximity to the coastal town of Yzerfontein on the Cape West Coast (Weskus).
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1Rocklands Bouldering in the Cederberg Wilderness Area
2Darling Breweries
3Cape West Coast Flowers
4West Coast Fossil Park
5!Khwa Ttu San Culture and Education Centre

Cape West Coast (Weskus) itineraries

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Three days of adventure and adrenaline in the West Coast
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Five days of surfing and bliss along the West Coast
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Three days of art and culture at the Voorkamerfest
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