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.
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.
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.
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.