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.
3 bedroom villa in La Paloma Estate, Big Bay/Cape Town
Rothersands 15B is a well appointed home-away-from-home within a two minute walking distance from the beautiful Robberg beach in Plettenberg Bay.
Hoekei B&B, graded 4 star, is a house with 5 bedrooms hosting 9 maximum people, only about 20m from the main beach of Paternoster. Some of our rooms have a sundeck from where you can watch our perfect white beaches and the activities happening.
Thandekayo guest house offers affordable bed and breakfast accommodation in the scenic village of Hout Bay, Cape Town. Ideally located at the start of the beautiful Garden Route, overlooking the quaint village of Hout Bay which is positioned on...
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.
Our rooms have been decorated and furnished to an exceptionally high standard to accommodate your every need. All the rooms are en-suite with satellite TV, hair dryer, coffee and tea facilities, ceiling fans, heaters, refrigerator, beach towels ...
The lovely Stepping Stones Garden Cottages are situated in the sought after area of Eversdal, which is part of Durbanville in the Northern suburbs of Cape Town.
Hame Cottages offers self-catering accommodation at its best - all units have been tasetfully decorated and restored with modern conviniences and secure living close to city, V&A Waterfront, excellent restuarants and shopping.
The Gouevallei Campsite has two separate campsites totally private from each other (100m apart), but also available together, the perfect campsite for small groups that would like to have a bonding weekend, come and explore what Gouevallei has to offer.
Don de la Mer (Gift of the Sea) has the ocean on its door step. It is a property one with nature that refresh and restores the soul. Open plan Dining room, Living room and Kitchen with bigscreen TV, 4 double bedrooms with full on-suite bathrooms...
Serengeti Self Catering Units is situated 5 minutes walk from the famous Tyger Valley Shopping Mall and not even five minutes drive from the Velodrome and Bellville Athletics Stadium that is famous for hosting major sporting and social events.
Bird Rock self catering house situated in Voelklip, Hermanus. The house is close to the mountain with sea views. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms upstairs and 1 bedroom on suite with a separate entrance on ground floor.
Mossel Bay, halfway between the historic Point Village and the eastern end of the harbour, North facing. In the ever beautiful Garden Route of the Western Cape of Southern Africa...
Situated on the beach front of Diaz Strand with breathtaking views of the sea and surrounding George mountains. The immaculate white sand and swimming beach stretches for several kilometers.
Hotel Oasis in Beaufort West is a Luxary Hotel in the Heart of the Karoo, situated on the N1 between Cape Town and Johannesburg, offering family accommodation at affordable rates.
Ladera-vista is nestled against Paarlberg offering panoramic views of the Paarl Valley and the Drakenstein Mountains. Five self-catering units in a rustic, country atmosphere that indulges the senses and rejuvenates even the most weary of minds.
Villa Dajovise is a charming, contemporary self-catering townhouse in manned security estate. This beautifully furnished and chic townhouse accommodates 5 people.
Nectar Cottage sleeps up to 10 people and has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a hot outside shower, and is fully equipped. Located beachside inside the Tsitsikamma National Park Nectar has a large, private garden with BBQ. The pearl of the Garden Route!