The Western Cape is situated at the South Western tip of the continent. It features some of the most popular tourist destinations of South Africa. The city of Cape Town is rated among the top ten most popular tourist cities in the world. It is dominated by Table Mountain, one of the seven wonders of the world. A trip to the top of the mountain by cable car for views over the city and the Cape Peninsula is special.
A day tour to the southern tip of the Cape Peninsula offers visits to Hout Bay, the scenic Chapman’s Peak Drive, The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and the Boulders Penguin colony. Another very popular day tour is to the Cape Winelands, situated among majestic mountain ranges. This tour offers the opportunity of visits to the historic towns of Paarl, Franschoek and Stellenbosch, as well as visits to one or two wine estates for wine tasting.
In season, the coast around Cape Town is visited by a variety of whales. They give birth to their young and suckle them before they return to the Antarctic. Whale watching is a very popular tourist pastime. White shark viewing is also fast gaining in popularity.
The Western Cape includes the popular Garden Route dotted with scenic coastal villages and towns, forests, and the ever popular Ostrich Capital, Oudtshoorn.-->
Discover the main things to do, see and experience in South Africa, including beautiful winelands, majestic mountain ranges, rolling wheat and sugarcane fields, caves, beaches and rocky shorelines, forests and pristine wilderness areas. Explore by game drive vehicle, hike in beautiful environs and enjoy our beloved country’s rich cultural diversity.
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Cape Town, situated in South Africa's Western Cape province, is arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It’s the kind for place that you have to return to. It is special for various reasons, not least for its friendly, multicultural population. From here a variety of wonderful day tours are available.
The Garden Route is a tourism paradise combining excellent infrastructure with scenic natural attractions. It comprises the narrow coastal belt on South Africa's south coast, stretching from the Tsitsikamma Forest in the east ±200 km to Mossel Bay in the west. It is named after the region's lush vegetation and mountainous scenery.
South African wines are rated with those from the other top wine-producing regions in the world. The majority of wine estates, over 100 in fact, are found in the Cape Winelands, which is within easy reach of Cape Town and makes for a great one-day excursion.
Route 62 connects Cape Town to Port Elizabeth and is an exciting alternative to the National Road (N2). The R62 offers the traveler a constantly changing landscape with vineyards and fruit orchards, interspersed with dry arid areas, always surrounded by mountain ranges of different kind and shape.
Cape Town is situated on the Cape Peninsula. In 1580 Sir Francis Drake described the Cape Peninsula as "The most stately thing and the fairest Cape we saw in the whole circumference of the earth". A visit to Cape Town should always include a day tour of the Cape Peninsula.
The Klein Karoo (Little Karoo) in South Africa is the smaller brother, of the Great Karoo to its North. The Klein Karoo is a hot and dry fairly narrow valley that runs from East to West, bordered to the North by the Swartberg Mountain range and to the South by the Outeniqua Mountains.
The Swartland region is located just north of Cape Town and includes the towns of Malmesbury, Darling, Riebeek Kasteel, Riebeek West, Moorreesburg, Koringberg and some also include Porterville, Piketberg and Yzerfontein on the West Coast. It is known for its vast wheat farms, but also produce top wines.
South Africa’s western seaboard or The West Coast stretches from the outskirts of Cape Town the Namibian border in the north, along the way gradually changing from semi-arid vegetation to desert. The most popular section is the West Coast Peninsula (West Coast National Park, Langebaan, Saldanha, Paternoster, etc.).
The Cederberg Mountains and Wilderness Area are located to the north of Cape Town. The Mountains feature jagged sandstone rock formations, with the Maltese Cross and the Wolfberg Arch formations being favourites in the hiking community. The area also feature scores of San rock art paintings, dating back thousands of years.