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.
This is very tranquil accommodation, situated on the northern side of the Knysna lagoon with its natural ebb and flow of the tide and is part of a natural bird sanctuary. Best value for money accommodation!
Estrela do Mar is a tastefully decorated self-catering, self-contained apartment consisting of 2 bedrooms. The main bedroom comes complete with a queen size bed and the 2nd room two single beds. Both bedrooms have built in cupboards as well as a safe
Assagai House is an upmarket and welcoming B&B / Self Catering House, situated in a quiet residential suburb of George. It provides a convenient base to explore the beautiful Garden Route!
Villa Merwe is situated opposite the Stellenbosch golf course and has a beautiful view of the Stellenbosch mountain. Well decorated double en suite rooms. All rooms with bath and shower. Lovely pool & patio areas...
Fully furnished, including DStv and broadband connection. Serviced once a week. Secure parking, swimming pool, and gym in building. Suited for business travellers and holiday makers alike. Available for holiday rental/short term let. Luxury 16th ...
Montvue offers self catering units which includes a light breakfast - luxury breakfast available on request. All our bedrooms are en-suite and each unit has a kitchenette equipped with micro wave, fridge, breakfast nook and other necessities. Safe...
This spacious two-bedroom apartment accommodates four persons and is situated on the first floor of a nine-floor apartment block with easy access by elevator or stairs. It offers un-obstructed and superb views of Table Bay, Table Mountain and ...
The SeaHouse is a luxurious thatched roof holiday home situated in the picturesque village of Jacobsbaai on the Cape West Coast. Jacobsbaai is approximately one and a half hours drive from Cape Town and is near Vredenburg, Langebaan and Salda....
Directly on the beach is Bontkop B&B, a modern Cape Dutch house with unspoiled views of Table Mountain and ocean. Located on the Bontkop coastal dune at the southern edge of Melkbosstrand village 30km from Cape Town.
Eagles Nest in Betty's Bay is a Family Friendly, self catering holiday cottage that borders on a Green belt and is close to the ocean and beaches with spectacular mountain views. Eagles Nest can sleep 8 - 10 Adults.
This magnificent beachfront self-catering home, is ideally situated in the seaside village of Glentana, a mere 10 minute drive from the George Airport and within easy reach of all the breathtaking attractions the Garden Route has to offer.
De Branders is situated on the sea shore.George, Oubaai and Fancourt within 30min drive. 2 bedrooms, DStv, Transport to and from airport, Sea view from lounge, main bedroom and balcony.
A hearty welcome to Herbert House B&B. Be assured that we will do our utmost to ensure that your stay here is a pleasant one. Our wish is that you will experience your visit as a something of a "farm-by-the-sea" or a "home-away-from-home".
Petit & Grande Plaisir self-catering cottages lies in the quaint little town of Franschhoek, a fine wine and dining hotspot and one of South Africa's truly beautiful localities. There is so much to see and do, that it's best if you don't rush your stay...
Our thatched lodge is fitted with modern conveniences and offers you safe off-road parking. Twelve elegantly furnished en suite rooms, with an African ambience, make you really feel at home. The luxurious honeymoon and family suites promise you ...
Hakuna Mtata, 3 Holiday flats in Wilderness Heights, very tranquil, peaceful area with great sea and mountain views, situated on 3 hectares.
Chambery a four-star graded self catering guesthouse situated in Upper Kenilworth in a lush tranquil garden where birdsong abounds. We offer luxury accommodation in our two guest cottages, which are suptuously decorated and conveniently situated.
This comfortable, fully equipped, spacious self- catering beachfront family home outside Plettenberg Bay consists of 5 bedrooms. The house also has an immense tiled deck that surrounds it on 3 sides.
This stylish apartment is situated on the tenth floor with a corner balcony and fantastic uninterrupted views. Gaze over the Mother City, Cape Town, Table Mountain, across the ocean and Robben Island, around to a park and Tygerburg Hills...
Ends at Midnight 1st July 2016