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The West Coast

The West Coast, Western Cape, South Africa The Cape West Coast Region, spreads from Darling in the south, as far north as Vanrhynsdorp, and along the R27 and coastal roads from Yzerfontein in the south to Strandfontein in the north. The Cape West Coast is synonymous with the fishing lifestyle. From the earliest days in South African history, fishermen realised that the cold Benguela current created conditions ideal for seafood. The local enjoy delicacies such as crayfish and oysters, and visitors come in their droves for a taste of the ...

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North to West Cape flower spectacular North to West Cape flower spectacular

Earlier this month I posted about my adventure in the Northern Cape to see the annual floral display mother nature puts...

Langebaan houseboat retreat Langebaan houseboat retreat

This bay isn't really known of yet and you may find yourself enjoying the Kraal Bay beach all to yourself...

Lambert’s Bay Bird Island Nature Reserve Lambert’s Bay Bird Island Nature Reserve

Out of the six sites world-wide where Cape gannets breed, Bird Island is the only breeding site that is easily accessed by the...

San, sand and sundry animals, West Coast mountain bike trail San, sand and sundry animals, West Coast mountain bike trail

The Cape West Coast is better known for fishing villages, unspoiled beauty and its hospitable people, but the mountain-bike...

Wigwam holiday in Paternoster Wigwam holiday in Paternoster

Unique accommodation in Paternoster, wigwam style, another little gem that is well worth investigating. Ever heard of glamping?

Walking the Daisies Walking the Daisies

A two-day hike up the West Coast is becoming quite the annual pilgrimage. I was doing research on roadside plants for my...

Blending In - Championship Golf Course in Langebaan Blending In - Championship Golf Course in Langebaan

Langebaan has long been considered the playground of the Cape's rich and famous. The water-sports capital of the Western Cape...

In photos: A West Coast roadtrip in South Africa In photos: A West Coast roadtrip in South Africa

Since I was 16 years old, my camping trips up the West Coast have been held up by the N7 roadworks - now pristine beach camping ..

Ready, Steady, Row on Langebaan Lagoon, West Coast Ready, Steady, Row on Langebaan Lagoon, West Coast

It doesn't take long for a kayak adventure on Langebaan's smooth lagoon to banish Marianne Heron's dread of the deep. Thanks to...

Heading into the mild, Wild West Heading into the mild, Wild West

Towards the end of winter this year, Peter Borchert and Heila Frieslich took to the R27, heading north from Cape up the West Coast

Fisherman's charm Fisherman's charm

The West Coast stretches from Cape Town to Namibia and offers many treasures along the way, including the picturesque village ...

Hiking Trails  and Birding at Langrietvlei Farm, Hopefield Hiking Trails and Birding at Langrietvlei Farm, Hopefield

On the farm Langrietvlei, 22km from Hopefield, on the Velddrif road, are two hikes along the Berg River. Set amongst the fynbos ..

Kersfontein Farm Accommodation, Hopefield, Western Cape Kersfontein Farm Accommodation, Hopefield, Western Cape

The Kersfontein farm near Hopefield is a national monument, situated in a beautiful landscape, with the Berg River running ...

Birding Routes in Darling and Yzerfontein, West Coast Birding Routes in Darling and Yzerfontein, West Coast

Combine bird watching on the Darling and Yzerfontein Routes with the spring flowers or visit in summer - a most enjoyable outing.

Bergkraal 4x4 Route between Klawer and Vredendal Bergkraal 4x4 Route between Klawer and Vredendal

The Bergkraal 4x4 route, near Klawer and Clanwilliam is a must do adventure for all the family. Make a weekend of the outing ...

Muisbosskerm Seafood Restaurant, Lamberts Bay Muisbosskerm Seafood Restaurant, Lamberts Bay

Voted one of the "Top Ten Sea Views to Dine For" by National Geographic, Muisbosskerm is the first Open Air Restaurant in SA ...

Hiking in the West Coast National Park, South Africa Hiking in the West Coast National Park, South Africa

Hiking in the West Coast National Park has many different sides to the experience, but it goes without saying that the flowers ...

West Coast National Park Cycle and MTB Trails West Coast National Park Cycle and MTB Trails

Cycle the West Coast NP and enjoy the wild flowers and the views of the lagoon from the top of Seeberg. MTB & cycle routes.

Velorenvlei, Ramsar birding site, West Cape Coast Velorenvlei, Ramsar birding site, West Cape Coast

Verlorenvlei, is a RAMSAR site, consisting of one the largest marshlands along southern Africa's West Coast, between Elands Bay ..

Drive the Cape Flower Route, West Coast and Namaqualand Drive the Cape Flower Route, West Coast and Namaqualand

The wild flowers of the Cape West Coast and Namaqualand, in South Africa, are regarded as a botanical wonderland. Tourists ...