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 two bedroom apartment is located in Diaz Strand on the Garden and Whale Route area in a security complex.
Sunbird View offers accommodation in the popular holiday town of Langebaan. There are 4 fully equipped self catering units situated on 3 levels with spectacular lagoon views.
WITHUIS self-catering accommodation is situated in the popular seaside town of Hartenbos on the world renowned Garden Route. WITHUIS offers affordable accommodation for couples and larger groups of up to 22 people.
Situated on the mountainside in Fish Hoek, A Place in Thyme offers accommodation in three separate units: the cottage (sleeps 5); Small Thyme (sleeps 2) and Big Thyme (sleeps 2 adults & 2 children; or 3 adults.)
Valley Heights, set in a quiet,safe, leafy area,can accommodate up to16 guests in 2 family S/C units & 4 Double en-suite bedrooms, all with TV & bar fridges.Close to all tourist attractions.Large pool.Secure,safe parking.Credit cards accepted
The Winelands Villa Guesthouse is located in the beautiful town of Somerset West and perfect for the discerning guest who values privacy, comfort and hospitality. The guesthouse offers ten spacious luxury rooms, all with en suite bathrooms.
You will find the best budget stop over between Cape Town and Johannesburg at Young's Halfway House in Beaufort West. We can provide you with family rooms, as well as single and double rooms. Special arrangements can be made for groups.
Klip River Cabin is a self-catering cottage, situated on Worcester Road on the banks of the Klip River in Grabouw and can accommodate 8 guests.
The Sandz 10 is exactly what you need if you're looking for a relaxing holiday on the beach. This 2-bed 2-bath apartment comes fully furnished and fully air-conditioned with a gourmet kitchen.
This is a private and luxurious, upstairs Self-catering Apartment that overlooks the Swartvlei Lagoon and sleeps 2 people. This accommodation is ideally suited for overseas visitors with longer stays in mind.
Three spacious en-suite double rooms with private entrances. One guest room with private patio next to the pool, the other two upstairs with balconies and lovely views. All rooms have fans and heaters as well as tea and coffee making facilities ...
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.
A fantastic 3-bedroom home directly located on a vlei at Imhoff's Gift in Kommetjie, only minutes away from Long Beach and Noordhoek Beach. We call the house "BUHLE" which means "beautiful house" in Xhosa - and it is truly uniqu..
Sea Cottage 21 is a three bedroom duplex unit in a security complex on the beachfront of Diaz Beach between Hartenbos and Mosselbay on the Garden Route.
The luxury self-catering apartment is in a security complex in the heart of the Garden Route, Wilderness, with beautiful sea and lagoon views. The stylishly decorated apartment includes 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open-plan kitchen, living area and ...
Surround yourself with the beauty of Table Mountain and Lion's Head, and put yourself in the perfect position to get to see everything that the Mother City has to offer, when you book a room at Hastings Hall.
The little Sanctuary features sea facing bedrooms, modern kitchen, swimming pool, large garden, BBQ area, several entertaining areas, with cleaning service included....
Keurboom Cottage is a self catering cottage and holiday home situated in the leafy suburbs bordering of Claremont bordering Rondebosch. Sleeps 4.
At Rest is a charming self-catering log cabin at Pirates Creek, in the heart of the Garden Route in the Wilderness National Park, 200 m from the beach. It is a popular weekend and holiday breakaway destination with something to offer for the whole...