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The Western Cape practically zooms off the travel charts with its level of natural beauty and variety of sporting and cultural activities. Around Cape Town, the Garden Route and the West Coast you’ll find coastal scenery and beaches, as well as forested mountains. Moving inland you get to the green Winelands and a drier Klein Karoo, all with...

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Intaba Lodge

Hout Bay
4 Bedrooms, 1 Suite and 2 Cottage, Self-Catering Options

Intaba Lodge is in Hout Bay, Cape Town and has sweeping panoramic views across the surrounding mountains bordering Hout Bay. Luxuriant tranquil gardens stretch over 8 500 m²,...


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Malherbe Guest House

Montagu
2 Garden Rooms and 2 Luxury Garden Rooms

Enjoy true Cape Dutch hospitality in historical Montagu in the Western Cape, halfway between Cape Town and Oudtshoorn. Malherbe Guest House, set in a lovely garden with...


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Malvern Manor Country House

Blanco
3 Bedrooms
PPS from R 480

In the foothills of the Outeniqua Mountains in Blanco George on the Garden Route, Malvern Manor Country House is set on a 50-acre country estate. Spectacular views and tranquil...


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Pineapple House Boutique Hotel

Fresnaye
1 Deluxe Room, 4 Superior Rooms, 2 Classic Rooms, 2 x Premier Deluxe Rooms
Units from R 2,840

“Affordable luxury for the modern day traveller.”A spectacularly luxurious and modern boutique hotel on the Atlantic Seaboard, Pineapple House boasts stunning views of Lion’s...


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Swellendam Country Lodge

Swellendam
6 Double Garden Rooms
PPS from R 910

Located in the Overberg region of the Western Cape, Swellendam Country Lodge is a place to discover and enjoy. Stylish rooms all with a private verandah, are set in a park-like...


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Pêrlekuil Castle.

Noetzie
6 Bedrooms

Feel like royalty in a fantastical castle on the beach… The Pêrlekuil Castle, located on the secluded Noetzie Beach, a hamlet just outside Knysna, is the perfect location...


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Island Retreat

Leisure Isle
Villa with 3 bedrooms

Perfectly positioned in a quiet and private area of gorgeous Leisure island on the Knysna Lagoon, Island Retreat is an exclusive home where you can effortlessly experience...


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Earthbound Guest House

Oudtshoorn
6 Rooms
PPS from R 475

Located in ostrich country in the Klein Karoo, Earthbound is a 4-Star B&B just over 1km from the centre of Oudtshoorn. Six modern and individually decorated rooms are on...


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De Akker Guesthouse

Oudtshoorn
7 Rooms
PPS from R 500

Situated in the heart of Oudtshoorn along the famous Route 62, De Akker is a 4-Star B&B offering five stylish rooms and two self-catering units, a beautiful garden and...


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Grand Africa Rooms & Rendezvous

Plettenberg Bay
11 Rooms
Units from R 2,800

Grand Africa Rooms & Rendezvous in Plettenberg Bay combines an elegant stay with the spectacular scenery of Africa’s most beautiful bay. Eleven uniquely styled rooms include a...


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The Tulbagh Boutique Heritage Hotel

Tulbagh
3 Suites and 13 luxurious rooms
PPS from R 872

Tulbagh, the fourth oldest town in South Africa, is just over an hour’s drive from Cape Town with a backdrop of majestic mountains which are snow capped in winter. This...


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De Kloof Luxury Estate Boutique Hotel & Villa

Swellendam
7 Rooms and 1 Family Suite
Units from R 1,995

This stylish Cape Dutch boutique hotel is situated on large grounds in a secluded tranquil valley walking distance from the heart of Swellendam. Relax at the sparkling 12m pool...


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Salty Sandals

Britannia Bay
Exclusive use house with 4 bedrooms
Units from R 2,900

Salty Sandals is a little piece of barefoot paradise in Britannia Bay on the Cape West Coast. Situated on a stretch of beach known as the Golden Mile, this luxury beach house...


De Waterkant & V&A Waterfront Marina | African Elite Properties

De Waterkant
1- to 3- Bedroomed Apartments
Units from R 4,290

With a commitment to delivering only the very best, African Elite Properties boasts a fantastic range of elegant, serviced villas and apartments for either short or long-term...


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Beachy Head 64

Plettenberg Bay
House with 5 Bedrooms
Units from R 4,600

Overlooking Robberg Beach in Plettenberg Bay, this gorgeous self-catering holiday home has stunning sea views and direct access onto the beach for the ultimate seaside...


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The Wilderness Hotel Resort & Spa

Wilderness
150 bedrooms
PPS from R 1,030

The Wilderness Hotel, situated on the beautiful Southern Cape coastline of South Africa is one of the Garden Route’s oldest and best-loved hotels. Combining old-style charm...


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Place on the Bay

Camps Bay
20 Apartments
Units from R 1,650

Place On The Bay in Camps Bay offers discerning guests a wide range of accommodation including studios, one- and two-bedroom suites and an exclusive Penthouse with an open-plan...


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Avondrood Guest House

Franschhoek
8 Bedrooms
PPS from R 1,800

Enjoy warm hospitality and personal service at Avondrood Guest House, a tranquil Cape Victorian farm style home located in Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands. Stylish, spacious...


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Fairways on The Bay

Camps Bay
8 rooms
Units from R 1,658

The Fairways on the Bay is a contemporary boutique hotel offering 8 elegantly styled and comfortable suites. The hotel is perfectly situated 100 meters from the beachfront of...


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Angala

Franschhoek
12 Luxury Rooms
PPS from R 3,375

Nestled in the heart of the famed Cape Winelands at the foot of the Simonsberg Mountains just outside picturesque Franschhoek, the 5-Star Angala Boutique Hotel is a tranquil...


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Western Cape travel guide

The Western Cape practically zooms off the travel charts with its level of natural beauty and variety of sporting and cultural activities. Around Cape Town, the Garden Route and the West Coast you’ll find coastal scenery and beaches, as well as forested mountains. Moving inland you get to the green Winelands and a drier Klein Karoo, all with more mountains.

The star of the show is Cape Town, a microcosm of the whole province. In one sophisticated yet friendly city you can satisfy your longing to climb a mountain, paraglide and surf, but also grab some urban action with outstanding restaurants to suit all budgets, neighbourhood markets plus smart shopping centres, and theatre ranging from box office hits to alternative performances in a tiny room. Children love Cape Town for its beaches, open spaces and activities such as zip lining, surf lessons, tobogganing, penguin watching and loads of indoor science, arts and crafts.

But don’t neglect the rest of the Western Cape. Here’s where you can watch whales and dolphins play, discover a unique winemaker, go bungee jumping, explore history in a tiny country town, contemplate the stars from the desert, hike the glorious Cedarberg Mountains and see the spring wildflower tapestry in Namaqualand.

Around the coast:

  • Cape Town – Chic in some ways and laid back in others, Cape Town hints of Europe and New York, yet is most definitely African. The city is singular for features such as Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront, its Malay community of the Bo-Kaap, Constantia wine farms and Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. Camps Bay, Clifton and Muizenberg are among the best beaches. The funky suburb of Woodstock is well worth visiting for its art scene, small boutiques and Saturday morning farmer’s market at the Old Biscuit Mill. Long and Adderley Streets still have historic old buildings, such as the Slave Lodge Museum. The area around Bree Street in the centre of town is known for innovative food, an artisan coffee culture and trendy nightlife, including cool wine bars, art galleries and plenty of cool LGBT venues.
  • Cape Peninsula – At the very tip of the peninsula lies the Cape Point Nature Reserve. Here two oceans come together, and you can see a beautiful expanse of fynbos, the floral kingdom only found in the Cape. You may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a baboon or two (don’t feed them). Return via Simonstown, with its African Penguin colony at Boulders and Seaforth beaches. Stop off in bohemian Kalk Bay, picturesque St James and retro Muizenberg, beloved by surfers.
  • Garden Route – Spend a memorable few days discovering lazy beaches at Stilbaai, Victoria Bay, Wilderness and Sedgefield. Take the family on a big game safari or find the fairytale castles at Noetzie. The coastal towns of Knysna and Plettenberg Bay offer boat-based adventures and dolphin and whale watching. Choose a magnificent Tsitsikamma Forest hike and canopy tour, or test your limits with the world’s highest bungee jump at Bloukrans.
  • Hermanus and Overberg – Go between July and September to do some whale watching in Hermanus, not forgetting its gorgeous coastal walks and the wine farms of Hemel en Aarde. Close by are the hot springs at Caledon, and the historic charm of Swellendam.
  • West Coast – In spring the ground of Namaqualand is covered with a Crayola box of flowers. Experience the theatrical genius of Pieter Dirk Uys’ Theatre and Mausoleum in Darling. Brave the mysterious mountain range of the Cedarberg and explore the untamed beaches at Paternoster and Langebaan. Discover a new talent among the quaint showrooms, shops and eateries in the arty village of Riebeeck Kasteel.

Heading inland:

  • Cape Winelands – Taste, taste and taste. Then decide on your own favourite wine along the various routes that take you to farms in Durbanville, Somerset West, Paarl, Stellenbosch, and Franschhoek. The driving is easy along country roads with hillsides covered in vines dipping into valleys of all shades of green. Many of the estates have top-class restaurants to follow your wine tasting. You can buy South African wines directly from the farms.
  • Breede River Valley – This is the largest wine and fruit-producing valley in the Western Cape. The setting is a magnificent zig zag of hills, sliced by the Breede River. Rafting, canoeing and hiking are some of the activities on offer when you are not stocking up on wine. Not to miss is Montagu, hugely popular for its hot springs and a base for rock climbing and cave seeking. The town is also bursting with Cape Dutch architecture as well as dried fruit, nuts and preserves. The Montagu dried fruit and nut factory shop is just outside the town. The wines of nearby Robertson have an excellent reputation. Annual Festivals in this area include Christmas in Winter and the Prince Albert Olive Festival.
  • Klein Karoo – the Cape’s Route 62 leads travellers into a landscape of startling horizontal rock formations. Quirky towns include Calitzdorp, Ladismith and Barrydale.