Cape West Coast

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Cape West Coast

The region known as the Cape West Coast stretches from just North of Cape Town as far as the border with the Northern Cape and inland following the Northern Cape border to Touws River, and including the Cederberg Range of mountains.

The main coastal town of the Cape West Coast is Saldanha which, together with the Bay of the same name, gets its name from the Portuguese admiral Antonio de Saldanha who anchored his fleet in what is now known as Table Bay in the year 1503, naming it after himself. It was not until 1601 that the name was transferred to its present location. Saldanha Bay played a very important role during the second World War as an assembly point for convoys because of its strategic position and safe anchorage. Today Saldanha Bay is an important iron ore export harbour as well as being an important fishing port. A brand new steel mill has recently been built in Saldanha and the bay houses the South African Military Academy and a naval training base.

Immediately to the South of Saldanha on the Cape West Coast lies Langebaan and the Langebaan Lagoon, home to the West Coast National Park. Here the still waters of the lagoon with its early morning mists shelter thousands of seabirds and vast concentrations of migrant waders that have flown here from the cold northern hemisphere winter. This 20000 hectare National Park includes the offshore islands of Schaapen, Malgas, Marcus and Jutten and the salt marsh and mud flats are home to tens of thousands of birds. Over one third of the world's population of Cape Gannet breed on Malgas Island.

To the East of the Cape West Coast and halfway to the Northern Cape border lie the Cederberg range of mountains along with the Cederberg Wilderness Area. This 71000 hectare area runs from the Pakhuis Pass and the Middleberg Pass. Visitors will need a permit to enter this area and these are issued by a forester at the Algeria Forest Station. These mountains were once covered with the rare Clanwilliam Cedar trees but many of these were either burnt or felled by early pioneers. The Cederberg are home to many natural rock formations, including a Maltese Cross, the Wolfberg Arch, Cathedral Rock and the Pulpit and Finger Rocks. The flora of the Cederberg are quite unique - the snow protea is found nowhere else on Earth.

The town of Wellington is in the extreme South of the Cape West Coast region lying in a valley known as Val du Charron, or Valley of the Wagon Makers after the trade of many of the early French Huguenots who settled in the area at the end of the 17th Century. There are several excellent wine cellars in the Wellington area where the visitor can enjoy wine tasting. Wellington offers the visitor a magical and captivating atmosphere and friendly people.

The town of Malmesbury, named after the first Earl of Malmesbury, is a few kilometers to the northwest of Wellington. Originally developed around a hot spring and drawing a huge number of visitors to its baths, these have fallen into disuse and are now part of a large shopping complex. The surrounding areas draw crowds of visitors from all over the world in Springtime to view the breathtaking sight of millions of wildflowers.

Think of fresh seafood, combine it with the Cape West Coast and you will be drawn to Lambert's Bay, a seafood mecca just a couple of hours' drive to the North of Cape Town. Lambert's Bay is a holiday venue set among some of the most breathtaking scenery of South Africa. Just off the coast here is Bird Island, home to seals, penguins and cormorants and bird watchers from all over the world.

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Berghoff chalets

Self Catering Cottage/ House/ Bungalow in Porterville

Berghoff fynbos farm in the Olifants River Mountains above Porterville offers four fully equipped, self-catering chalets for breaks from city life.The chalets all have panoramic views over the mountains and are a short two hour drive from...

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Sleeps: 8 in 1 unit/room
From R 2 200,00
Per unit, per night.

Greystones Beach House

Self Catering Cottage/ House/ Bungalow in Langebaan

On the beach front, close to restaurants and shops, Greystones Beach House provides luxury self-catering accommodation for eight people. Ideally situated for watersports, bird life and wild flowers of Langebaan Lagoon.

From R 680,00
Per unit, per night.

Seagulls Guest House

Self Catering Flatlet Accommodation in Langebaan

Seagulls Guest House offers Self Catering Flatlets in Langebaan

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Della Vigna Cottage

Self Catering Cottage/ House/ Bungalow in Riebeek Kasteel

Located on a beautiful farm overlooked by the austere 946m high solitary rock sentinel of the Kasteelberg, is the quaint self-catering Della Vigna Cottage. Della Vigna Cottage is well equipped and has two bedrooms sleeping a total of four.

Sleeps: 20 in 6 units/rooms
From R 440,00
Per unit, per night.

Enjo Nature Farm

Self Catering Cottage/ House/ Bungalow in Cederberg Region

The philosophy at Enjo Nature Farm is a simple one: Escape, breathe, relax and chill. Not a difficult undertaking when the surrounding scenery leaves your mouth hanging open at every turn...

Sleeps: 8 in 2 units/rooms
From R 720,00
Per unit, per night.

Ceoleen

Self Catering Apartment/ Flat Accommodation in Paternoster

You've discovered Paternoster - a paradise of miles of deserted white sand beach, whales and dolphins in the bay, spectacular sunsets, some of the best seafood on the West Coast, spring flowers, and the Cape Columbine nature reserve.

Sleeps: 17 in 6 units/rooms
From R 425,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Abalone Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast/ Guest House/ Guest Lodge in Jacobs Baai

The Abalone Guest House is the perfect place to break away from the hustle and bustle of city life and to experience the luxuries of peace and serenity.

Sleeps: 8 in 1 unit/room
From R 2 500,00
Per unit, per night.

Blouhuisie

Self Catering Cottage/ House/ Bungalow in St. Helena Bay

You will be delighted by this beautiful house, situated right on the 800 m long beach of Agterbaai in Britannia Bay!

Happy Home Velddrif

Self Catering Cottage/ House/ Bungalow in Velddrif

This is an old fisherman's house located in an area called Fisherman's Village in Velddrif where you still hear the churchbell counting the hour. It is located 120 meters from the Bergriver and can be seen when lying on the bed in the flat. Sleeps 14 peo

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From R 865,00
Per unit, per night.

Duinepos Chalets

Self Catering Chalet/ Townhouse Accommodation in Langebaan

Duinepos Chalets is a retreat for bird and nature lovers. The charming chalets are situated inside the West Coast National Park, located 15 km from the Langebaan lagoon and 17 km from the Langebaan town centre. The camp is based inland amongst...

Sleeps: 84 in 42 units/rooms
From R 950,00
Per unit, per night.

Clanwilliam Hotel

Hotel/ Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Cederberg Region

Ensconced in the magical Oliphant's River Valley, Clanwilliam Hotel is situated off the beaten track. Only two hours drive from Cape Town, the hotel offers air-conditioned rooms, swimming pool and secure parking.

From R 3 500,00
Per unit, per night.

Tranquility At Your Doorstep

Self Catering Cottage/ House/ Bungalow in Yzerfontein

Standalone Sea view beach house in Yzerfontein with 3 bedrooms and a separate 1 bedroom flat.

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Sleeps: 6 in 3 units/rooms

Walking On Water Guest House

Bed & Breakfast/ Guest House/ Guest Lodge in Langebaan

Step into tranquility, adjacent to a green area and with panoramic views of Langebaan Lagoon. We offer3 fully equipped luxurious double rooms and gourmet South African Breakfasts at affordable tariffs. Tour guide on site.Internet and fax available.

Beach Cottage

Self Catering Apartment/ Flat Accommodation in St. Helena Bay

Come and enjoy our Self Catering beach front Cottage at Britannia Bay and explore the West Coast. The Beach Cottage offers a relaxing breakaway from it all with easy access to the beach. The endless sandy beaches invites you to go on long walks...

The Baths

Self Catering Cottage/ House/ Bungalow in Citrusdal

Accommodation consists of 34 fully equipped, self catering flats and chalets, as well as 10 well shaded, electrified caravan and camping stands. Residents have free use of the hot and cold swimming pools, a rock pool, and the private spa baths.

Sleeps: 2 in 1 unit/room
From R 950,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Heaven on a stick

Self Catering Cottage/ House/ Bungalow in Paternoster

A Self catering home from home, suitable for 2 adults, in the haven of Paternoster Fisherman's Village.

Sleeps: 6 in 1 unit/room
From R 1 450,00
Per unit, per night.

The Wave House

Self Catering Cottage/ House/ Bungalow in Elands Bay

Free-standing beach-house, Self-catering with standard amenities.Open-plan, relaxed lounge seating - cosy fireplace for rainy days or winter evenings; Living area flows onto outdoor deck; simple CD system available...

From R 2 200,00
Per unit, per night.

Cape Villas

Self Catering Cottage/ House/ Bungalow in Yzerfontein

In the lap of luxury' is the measure of what Cape Villas has to offer. Cape Villas is a fully furnished and equipped four bedroom villa tiled throughout (on the beach). Sleeps up to 8 guests, 3 bathrooms, one en suite and guest toilet, 2 lounges...

Sleeps: 8 in 1 unit/room
From R 3 200,00
Per unit, per night.

Fluistering

Self Catering Cottage/ House/ Bungalow in Britannia Bay

Come and spoil yourself in this brand new, modern state of the art and very spacious 4-bedroom home, completed in December 2013 only. It is elevated on the water's edge barely an arm's length from the calm sheltered Bay of Whispers, or Fluister...

Branders Accommodation

Groups - Self Catering Accommodation in Lamberts Bay

With the smell of the sea and the internationally acclaimed bird island on your doorstep - this is the perfect location. Your dream holiday vacation break can start at this wonderful self catering apartment. Situated on the beautiful beachfront...