The Western Cape
extends along the South African coastline from Lamberts Bay right round to Plettenberg Bay
. This diverse region is dominated by its capital, Cape Town
, set against the Tabl ...
The Western Cape extends along the South African coastline from Lamberts Bay right round to Plettenberg Bay. This diverse region is dominated by its capital, Cape Town, set against the Table Mountain the Mother City is largely a first world city, yet retains a truly African flavour.
Choose great Western Cape accommodation from which to explore this beautiful, unique province.
Relax on the beaches. Climb the mountains. Taste the wine. Shop and play in the Mother City. – whatever luxury Western Cape accommodation you choose you’ll find a wealth of experiences on your doorstep.
Western Cape Highlights
Breede River Valley - largest wine and fruit-producing valley in the Western Cape. Magnificent varied natural setting, River rafting
Cape Town – Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town International Conference Centre, Atlantic Seaboard beaches, CBD (including Long Street and De Waterkant) shopping and nightlife, Bo Kaap Malay community, Robben Island tours
Cape Peninsula – Cape Point Nature Reserve, Boulders Penguin Colony, Chapman’s Peak scenic drive, Hout Bay and Kalk Bay fishing villages, surfing and kite boarding
Cape Winelands - Beautiful wine Routes with wine tastings at wine farms in Paarl, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Constantia. Buy South African wines directly from the farms
Garden Route- Tsitsikamma Forest hikes and canopy tours, world’s highest bungee jump at Bloukrans, beautiful beaches at Stilbaai, Victoria Bay, Wilderness and Sedgefield. Boat based adventures and dolphin and whale watching from Plettenberg Bay and Knysna, Big Game Safaris.
Klein Karoo – Route 62– Quirky towns include Calitzdorp, Ladismith and Barrydale, Hot springs and rock climbing at Montagu. Annual Festivals e.g.: ‘Christmas in Winter’ and the Prince Albert Olive Festival.
Overberg – Whale watching at Hermanus, hot springs at Caledon, historic charm in Swellendam
West Coast – Wildflower wonderland in Namaqualand in spring, Pieter Dirk Uys’ Theatre and Mausoleum in Darling. Mysterious rock formations in the Cedarberg. Untamed beaches at Paternoster and Langebaan. Quaint and arty shops and eateries in Riebeeck Kasteel.
Our Portfolio of Western Cape Accommodation
With Cape Town being the most popular tourist destination city in South Africa, it is vital to book your Cape Town accommodation well in advance during high and peak seasons. Camps Bay boutique hotels, guest houses and villas are particularly popular and booked out fast.
Similarly, don’t wait till the last minute for booking Cape Winelands in season.
When booking a West Coast vacation, plan ahead if you want to visit in the daisy season when visitors come from all over the world to see this natural spectacle. The rest of the year tends to be quiet.
Hermanus gets packed over the Whale Festival each spring so book in advance. The same applies for Garden Route towns such as Knysna.
For all other Western Cape accommodation including Bed and Breakfasts, Guest Houses, Country Houses, Safari Lodges, Boutique Hotels, Farm Stays and Self-catering Apartments and Villas contact Portfolio Collection.
(Image: Les Hauts de Montagu, Montagu)