Cape West Coast

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East of Vanrhynsdorp, on the road to Kobee.

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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Sleeps: 10 in 2 units/rooms
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Piccolo Villa

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in St. Helena Bay

Piccolo & Bella Villa is the ideal break-away for a couples or a family. These luxury self-catering units are situated close from the shore on the Western Coast of South Africa. Come and enjoy leisure time or get active - whatever works for you!

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Sleeps: 8
From R 3 000,00
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Wentzels Cove 1

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in St. Helena Bay

Wentzel's Cove is a 3 bedroom holiday home located in the upmarket Shelley Point golf estate. The home offers 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The main bedroom has a queen bed and en suite bathroom. The second bedroom has two twin beds and the third bedroom ha

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Sleeps: 15 in 2 units/rooms
From R 700,00
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Waterfront Guesthouse

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Velddrif

The Waterfront is a luxury 5-star, five bedroomed, self-catering, air-conditioned guest house, on the waterfront, at Port Owen Marina on the Cape West Coast.

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Sleeps: 27 in 4 units/rooms
From R 400,00
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De Oude Kasteel

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Riebeek Kasteel

Main House (Unit 1) sleeps 4, offers 2 luxurious, en-suite double rooms, one with shower and the other Victorian bath, guest cloakroom, 2 lounge areas, open fireplace, fully equipped farm-style kitchen, patio, braai facilities and small plunge ...

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Sleeps: 7 in 2 units/rooms
From R 450,00
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Baywatch Villa & Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Paternoster

COTTAGE 1 bedroom..king-size bed(twins optional)..sleeps 2+1 extra in lounge .VILLA 2 bedrooms en-suite..main with bath, shower and king-size bed (twins optional)the other with shower only and twins..sleeps 4+2 extra in lounge..seaviews..both 3 Star

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From R 675,00
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Die Vissershuisie

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Paternoster

The 4 metre wide glass doors of the large living area open onto a patio with a built-in braai (barbeque). From here (or from the living room) there are unsurpassed views of the beach & sea - ideal for whale & dolphin watching! In the living room ...

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3 Anchor Self Catering Apartment

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in St. Helena Bay

Welcome to Anchor self - catering apartment a "home away from home." We are situated in Britannia Bay on the West Coast in a horse shoe with the sea in front and the bay less than 100 m at the back.

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Sleeps: 8
From R 3 500,00
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Fluistering

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in St. Helena 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...

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Sleeps: 23 in 6 units/rooms
From R 100,00
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Enjo Nature Farm

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Clanwilliam

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...

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Sleeps: 2
From R 600,00
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La Mer

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Paternoster

La Mer, (the sea) offers guests the opportunity to stay right on the beach in the peaceful fisherman's village of Paternoster

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Sleeps: 4
From R 850,00
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Beachwalker's Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Paternoster

Accommodates 1 to 4 people. Two double en-suite bedrooms, one with sea views, each containing two single beds. Fully equipped kitchen/dining. Outside patio with braai, beautiful sea and bay views. All linen & towels provided except for beach towels.

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Sleeps: 8

Bella Capensis

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Yzerfontein

Bella Capensis is situated close to the quiet beaches of Yzerfontein yet high enough for panoramic views of the ocean and the Cape Peninsula. Enjoy a sun downer on the balcony overlooking the ocean where you can spot whales and dolphins in the mon...

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Sleeps: 6
From R 1 650,00
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Sea Urchin

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in St. Helena Bay

Sea Urchin self catering apartment is a typical west coast style house, about 700 metres walk from the white sandy Golden Mile beach in Britannia Bay. It is the ideal place to relax and escape the city life's hustle and bustle.

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Sleeps: 64 in 8 units/rooms
From R 1 400,00
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Valdi's Beach Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in St. Helena Bay

Valdi's Beach Cottage is situated on the beachfront in the Bay of St Helena Bay a popular tourist destination. The cottage consists of 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

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Sleeps: 6
From R 1 500,00
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Strandstreet 92

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Lamberts Bay

This unique Self Catering beach house is situated on the beachfront of Lamberts Bay and has much to offer for the discerning guest.

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Sleeps: 4 in 2 units/rooms

Burgherspost Wine Estate

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Darling

Burgherspost and Cloof Wine Estates are nestled into the Darling Wine route at the foot of the picturesque Dassenberg Granite mountain. Our designer, self-catering chalets are equipped with:Air-conditioning, King sized bed, Fully equipped kitchen...

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From R 400,00
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Beach Cottage

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet 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...

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Sleeps: 22 in 8 units/rooms

Tortoise Trail Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Langebaan

Every holiday starts with the perfect place to stay...Tortoise Trail lodge is in Langebaan and there is 8 rooms and two lounge/sitting areas. Also lots of wild life.

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Sleeps: 2
From R 1 000,00
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Thalassa

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Paternoster

The endless sandy beaches invite you to go on long walks. Quite often one can spot dolphins, seals and whales. Bird life is rich and the sacred ibis can also be seen. Fresh seafood caught daily by local fisherman, can be enjoyed at a number of ...

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