The Western Cape
The Western Cape Info Travel Directory
Situated on the south western tip of Africa, Cape Town and the Western Cape is recognised as one of the most beautiful places on earth. It is also South Africa's most popular tourist destination without a doubt. The Western Cape Travel Directory offers visitors to the province a comprehensive guide to the thrills of Cape Town, the magnificent Cape Winelands and so much more!
The Western Cape province is the oldest and most gracious in South Africa and is well loved by tourists, both local and international. Offering a great deal of variety for tourists and business travellers, the Western Cape has ever-changing terrain, spectacular weather, and a host of exciting attractions.
The Western Cape is home to the world's longest wine route, found along Route 62, a scenic tourist route that runs from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, 850 kilometres up the eastern coast. If you don't have time to complete the whole route, consider visiting the wine-growing areas of Stellenbosch, Paarl, Wellington, Franschhoek, Ceres, Worcester, Bonnievale and Robertson.
The Garden Route, from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay, is gorgeous, passing through many a quirky town, complete with welcoming locals and fresh produce stalls. Stop in at Swellendam, a town where the jailor once doubled as the postmaster, to experience Cape Dutch architecture at its best.
A trip up the West Coast will take you through many a small town, mainly quiet fishing villages such as Langebaan and Paternoster. Be sure to take the time to enjoy the flora along the way - and stop in at Yzerfontein to experience a South African beach braai (BBQ).
Culture plays an important role in the Western Cape, and the heritage is possibly better preserved here than in any other region in the country. Wherever you find yourself in the province, there will be a sharp focus on arts and crafts, music and all other cultural pursuits, and numerous thought-provoking museums and galleries that are wonderful to explore, allowing you to contemplate the past and the present.