Get it on Google Play

Cape West Coast

Explore on map

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.

Showing 41 to 60 of 79 results
Sleeps: 4
From R 450,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Baywatch Penthouse

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Paternoster

Ultimate in luxury & seaviews ! Upper level of homestead on beach.Private & serviced..2 bedrooms-main with double bed leading to sun deck..the other en-suite(shower)with king size bed(twins optional)..2nd full bathroom.Sleeps 4 adults..4 Star

Instant Booking
Graded:
Sleeps: 4
From R 750,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Nieuview Cottage 1

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Paternoster

Imagine full, uninterrupted sea views from the bed, bath, lounge, dining table. Enjoy a lazy, luxurious holiday in a modern, fully serviced fisherman's cottage. A unique experience awaits you at Nieuview.

Instant Booking
Sleeps: 4
From R 950,00
Per unit, per night.

Kom Tot Rus Beach Cottage

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

This self catering cottage is only 20m from the beach and consists of main bedroom (with a sea view) with double bed and a 2nd room with a bunker bed. It has a separate bathroom with a rock shower. The lounge opens onto an outside patio with braai.

Call Direct Direct Enquiry
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.

WiFi Available Call Direct Direct Enquiry
From R 475,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Masada Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Langebaan

Situated on an enormous equestrian estate overlooking the north side of Saldanha Bay, privately owned Masada Guest House offers the greatest accommodation in Langebaan in a laid back country style atmosphere...

Instant Booking
Sleeps: 122 in 34 units/rooms

The Baths

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Citrusdal

The Baths Natural Hot Springs is a privately owned resort situated 16km from Citrusdal.

WiFi Available Call Direct Direct Enquiry
Sleeps: 4 in 2 units/rooms
From R 900,00
Per unit, per night.

Hocus Pocus @ Paternoster

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Paternoster

Hocus Pocus self catering townhouse is a simple but functional architectural style house based on the historical West Coast Fisherman's cottages as seen all around Paternoster.

WiFi Available Call Direct Direct Enquiry
From R 950,00
Per site, per night.

Mangochi Beach Cottage

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

Set on the northern point of Britannia Bay and less than 50m from the curling waves, Mangochi is a typical West Coast timber beach house - that rare breed of place where crayfish diving, mussel hunting and fishing is the order of the day.

Call Direct Direct Enquiry
Instant Booking
Graded:
Sleeps: 4
From R 700,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Sunbird View

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Langebaan

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.

WiFi Available Instant Booking
Graded:
Sleeps: 6
From R 775,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Limestone House

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Paternoster

Limestone House, Paternoster, is waiting to welcome you, whether you are looking for a romantic getaway for two or wanting to enjoy a family holiday by the sea.

Instant Booking Call Direct Direct Enquiry
Graded:
From R 750,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Soli Deo Gloria Unit 1

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Paternoster

Soli Deo Gloria Unit 1 is a beautiful beach front property. It consists of an en-suite bachelor pad with a wheelchair friendly bathroom with a bath and shower. Wheelchair friendly.

Instant Booking

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.

Call Direct Direct Enquiry
Graded:

Della Vigna Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation 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.

Call Direct Direct Enquiry
Sleeps: 10
From R 2 000,00
Per unit, per night.

Linaria Beach House

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

2 on Linaria in Britannia Bay is a 4 bedroomed house is situated across the road from the beach with beautiful sea views. This is the perfect home for family getaways or just a breakaway

Call Direct Direct Enquiry
From R 750,00
Per person, per night sharing.

LekkeBly Loft

Room Only / Limited Self Catering Accommodation in Paternoster

Set on South Africa's wild West Coast, in the authentic fishing village of Paternoster, LekkeBly is a new establishment offering luxury accommodation at affordable rates. It is approximately 300m from the main beach Mosselbank.

Instant Booking
Sleeps: 8
From R 3 300,00
Per unit, per night.

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

Call Direct Direct Enquiry
From R 1 100,00
Per unit, per night.

Seagulls Guest House

Guest House Accommodation in Langebaan

Seagulls Guest House offers affordable, fully-equipped and neat self-catering units, designed to cater for intimate couple's vacations or fun family getaways or large groups of up to 19 adults and 10 children if booked as a whole.

WiFi Available Instant Booking
Sleeps: 6
From R 1 500,00
Per unit, per night.

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.

Call Direct Direct Enquiry
Sleeps: 8 in 4 units/rooms
From R 450,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Baywatch Villa Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Paternoster

The Baywatch Villa Guest House is situated in PATERNOSTER a small unspoilt fishing village halfway between everywhere on West Coast ±150 kms north of Cape Town on coastal R27 via Vredenburg on R45.

Instant Booking