When you think of Egypt, you think of pyramids. When you think of the Western Cape, you think of Table Mountain. There’s no doubt this flat-topped chunk of rock is one of the most iconic landmarks in South Africa. The Western Cape lies on the southern tip of Africa. If this province was a woman, she would turn heads for sure!
Attracting hordes of tourists annually, the Western Cape has become one of the most popular destinations to holiday in South Africa as it offers unmatched natural beauty, famous hospitality, cultural diversity, excellent wine and rich cuisine.
With a total area of 129 462 square kilometres, the Western Cape is roughly the size of Greece. It's the country's fourth-largest province. The capital city is Cape Town and is known more fondly as the “Mother City”. You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches, as there are plenty of white, sandy, blue flag beaches here. If you head on down to Boulders Beach, you will catch a glimpse of the Boulders Penguin Colony, and if you feel like baring it all, you can make your way to Sandy Bay – Cape Town’s only nude beach. One of the most popular and trendy spots is the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, a busy commercial harbour set in the midst of a huge entertainment venue with pubs, restaurants, specialty shops, craft markets, theatres and movies.
If you’re looking for some fresh air and a great view, Table Mountain is the way to go! But fear not, getting to the top has been made easy by the Aerial Cableway that was built to offer you the most spectacular ride of your life. It takes two minutes to reach the top and the cable car rotates as it climbs, giving you 360° views over the city and the Peninsula. Another great way to breathe in some of the fresh Cape air is by visiting the famous Kirstenbosch Gardens. The peace and tranquillity in the gardens is almost spiritual. Lush green lawns are flanked by more than 6000 species of trees and plants that, of course, attract hundreds of birds. Pack a picnic basket, blanket and a good book and relax in the shadow of the mountain. Throughout the summer, there are sundowner concerts which feature an array of South African bands. There’s hardly a better way to spend a Cape Town summer’s evening than chilling out on the lawns of the Kirstenbosch Gardens, glass of wine in hand, and listening to live music.
For those who enjoy adventure, you can seat your way through the 90 minute ‘adventure tour’ at the Cango Caves. The caves are hot and humid and the tunnels get narrower and smoother as you go. For those who prefer to stay above ground, the Two Oceans Aquarium is a great venue for a day trip with the family – plus, you get to see what life is like under the water without having to hold your breath.
For a bit of a cultural excursion, you should head on over to Robben Island. For nearly four centuries, Robben Island, 12 kilometres off Cape Town, was a place of banishment and exile where those regarded as political troublemakers and social outcasts were sent. During the apartheid years the island became known as the place where Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress elite were imprisoned, and came to symbolise the triumph of the human spirit over enormous hardship and adversity.
Heppie-Nes is a double storey family beach house at Gouritsmond which is a small village at the mouth of the Gourits River, situated between Mossel Bay and Still Bay on the picturesque Garden Route of the Southern Cape.
Welbedacht Game & Nature Reserve offers a stunning retreat in the countryside. The equipped self catering cottages have shady verandas with mountain water plunge pools, log fireplaces and braai places as well as fresh linen and towels and a supply of fire
3 apartments have 2 beautifully appointed bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other twin bedded. The 4th apartment has 1 bedroom with a double bed and a comfortable sleeper couch in the study. There are luxurious duvets in crisp cotton. Each ...
A front facing sea view beach front apartment overlooking the salt water swimming pools, beach and promenade. The apartment sleeps 1 to 4 guests and consists of a large sea view lounge dining room leading out onto an open balcony.
Luxury Self-Catering Suites. Ideal for family and friends. Accommodates up to 10 people. Lovely terraced garden, solar heated pool, trampoline, gazebo & barbeque. Beautiful mountain and sea views.
Architecturally designed by famous west coast architect Jaco Visser. Designed to blend in to west coast culture, with original west coast features of sash windows and large hearths .It is the Ideal get away location. Close enough to the sea to fal...
La Sandra House is located in Somerset West on a very quiet street in an attractive residential area. Situated in the midst the mountains and vineyards. This fantastic holiday house overlooks the Indian Ocean.
Bertha's Place is a charming, fully equipped, self-catering flat in the heart of historical Stellenbosch. It sleeps one to four people. It consists of two bedrooms, a large sitting/dining room and a stoep and garden.
Experience one of the West Coast's best kept secrets at Blueberry Hill Apartments set high on Blueberry Hill, St. Helena Bay, only 180 kms from Cape Town along the R27 -take a weekend break or an entire leisurely week - you won't want to leave!
Natural Blue was built in 2004 as a family home and welcomes children and pets. We are situated less than 200m from the beach and the 3 bedroom cottage with loft sleeping 2pax is spacious enough to accommodate the 'holiday' traffic.
Fall asleep to the echo of the ocean. Wake up to the most breath taking, majestic views any time of the year, that allows you to feel as thou you are floating on the ocean bed. Oceans Echo is a 2min away from the 'Jagger walk' which leads onto one...
Montafon Apartment situated in Simon's Town offers two bedrooms, a living room with a small balcony, a bathroom with a bath and shower and a fully equipped kitchen. It is on the ground floor with a view of the ocean from both bedrooms and the living area.
Six on Scott Guesthouse.Centrally located in the heart of cosmopolitan Gardens/ Cape Town. The five individually designed guestrooms together with comfortable beds and their own special flair, offer all visitors a good nights sleep.
Besides the stunning view from the private roof terrace our Non-smoking Penthouse comprises of a large bedroom, which is fitted with a king-size bed and an adjoining spacious travertine bathroom with shower and bath, a comfortable lounge area with...
This Self Catering Apartment in Hartenbos hasUnder roof parking and a three bedroom apartment on the 2nd floor with 2 double beds and two single beds for up to 6 persons with two bathrooms, (one shower and one bath), kitchen with fridge/freezer,...
Our delightful self catering beach house in Strand is just a short walk of thirty metres, through the garden and sand dunes, which will bring you to the wonderful, five kilometre long sandy beach.
Blue Bay, Self Catering Apartment Accommodation in Big Bay, Cape Town, This one bedroom self-catering luxury and business apartment is situated at the new waterfront at Big Bay and overlooking the majestic Table Mountain.
Sit back on the stoep with a sundowner and enjoy the most spectacular view to be seen. Surrounded by the orange groves and the dam, this luxury fully equipped cottage, a home away from home, has two bedrooms (mes) sleeping four ...
In the Vineyard self catering cottages are situated on Uitkyk farm, a small family owned vineyard and olive farm, nestled at the foot of the Simonsberg mountains in Klapmuts, Stellenbosch. Enjoy the beauty and peace of nature that surrounds you.
Ends at Midnight 23rd October 2016