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The Crayfish Wharf, also the beach and the dolphins in the kayaking adventure.
The ocean view
Peaceful in Cape West Coast
We were on business trip with no spare excursion time, but enjoyed relatively quiet roads (except for numerous road works involving waits).
Have been before and have enjoyed the Spring flowers.
The wide open spaces, easy access to good accommodation.
We visited the Langebaan Fossil Park and were very impressed with their new facilities as well as their ongoing research. The beaches are lovely, but wind was unpleasant.
Sight seeing in Cape West Coast.
Shark Bay was amazing - the water was warm and the beach was not too crowded.
Jet Skiing at Mykonos was fun.
The West Coast region of the Western Cape Province is one of the least developed areas in South Africa, however, it has much to offer the visitor. This coastal expanse stretches from the Cape Farms area in the south to roughly 400km northward to the Northern Cape Province boundary.
The West Coast remained largely untouched due to the lack of rivers and lakes, however, it is rich in minerals, has natural harbours, excellent surfing spots and an abundance of shellfish. Many of the fisherman’s cottages in quaint coastal villages are being snapped up by investors and the West Coast is growing rapidly.
The area was originally used as grazing grounds for cattle and in 1701, a military outpost was established to protect the farmers from marauding cattle thieves. The outpost has remained as part of a working farm, first as dairy producing, and now a treasured wine estate.
Top 10 reasons to visit the Cape West Coast
1. The West Coast’s primary attraction is the wild flower phenomenon that occurs annually in spring, and after the first rains, when barren fields are transformed by masses of blooming flowers. Visitors travel from all parts of the world to see this magnificent display.
2. Visit the !Khwa ttu park for a fascinating guided tour of the San culture, their tracking methods and traditions. The San were South Africa’s original inhabitants. The park has an onsite restaurant.
3. South African history records the attempt by German missionaries to convert indigenous people and it was for this reason that the Moravian missionary station at Mamre was established in the 1850s. The station has been lovingly restored, the old church and attendant buildings still in use today by villagers. Visit to view the complex and enjoy a coffee over a chat with the friendly locals.
4. The West Coast National Park is a Ramsar site, a... Show more