Cape West Coast

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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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West Coast Holiday

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

It is a 3 bedroom unit. There are 2 bedroom downstairs and a loft bedroom upstairs. Main bedroom downstairs has a queen size bed. The other bedrooms have twin beds. It has a seperate full bathroom including spa bath. The lounge opens onto a ...

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Glenfinnan Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Langebaan

Glenfinnan Guest House provides bed and breakfast accommodation in Langebaan, Cape West Coast. Picturesque Langebaan... breath-taking... stunning panoramic sea, Bay and lagoon views of emerald green waters and pristine white sandy beaches. Glenfinnan offe

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Voëlvry (Free as a bird)

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

Approximately 90 minutes drive from Cape Town on the open West Coast road, Britannia Bay is only a heart throb away. Watch the sun rise over the calm, clear waters of the bay or sip a sun downer at sunset after a delightful day

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Coen's Place

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

Coen's Place is a self-catering home that is located on the "absolute" beachfront in the town of Britannia Bay, St Helena Bay, Cape West Coast. This is a large family home with no frill or fuss, spacious living areas for family and friends enjoying a holi

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Lewens-Essens B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Yzerfontein

Lewens-Essens B&B offers bed and breakfast accommodation in Yzerfontein, Cape West Coast. Looking to take a break from the rush of the city? Then come and relax in Yzerfontein - a jewel on the West Coast. At Lewens Essens B&B you can savor the unobstructe

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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.

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Don de la Mer

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

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...

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Clanwilliam Hotel

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Clanwilliam

Clanwilliam Hotel provides hotel accommodation in Clanwilliam, Cape West Coast. 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 roo

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Burgherspost Wine Estate

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Darling

Burgherspost Wine Estate offers self catering chalet accommodation in the Darling area, Cape West Coast. Burgherspost and Cloof Wine Estates are nestled into the Darling Wine route at the foot of the picturesque Dassenberg Granite mountain. Our designer,

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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...

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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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Kaliva 582 at Club Mykonos Resort

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Langebaan

Located on the Cape West Coast, in the lovely Club Mykonos Resort in Langebaan, Kaliva 582 offers self catering accommodation for those who enjoy tranquility and beauty without sacrificing any creature comforts. Kaliva 582 is a four-sleeper self catering

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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.

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Die Strandhuisie

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

Exquisite & Unique Self-catering Accommodation. Come and experience the West Coast at its best. Located in the picturesque seaside village of Britannia Bay...

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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.

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Port Owen Marina

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Velddrif

Port Owen Marina provides self catering apartment accommodation In Velddrif, Cape West Coast. Situated in popular town of Velddrif, just 150km from Cape Town Airport, and minutes from the fishing village of Laaiplek, the 41 self-catering apartments and ch

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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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Soli Deo Gloria Unit 2

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Paternoster

Soli Deo Gloria Unit 2 is a beautiful beach front property. It consists of an en-suite bachelor pad with a wheelchair friendly shower. Folding-sliding doors open directly onto a deck and a board walk with direct access to the beach. The unit is fully kitt

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Starfish

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Paternoster

Starfish is a fully-equipped luxury self-catering beach cottage in the unique fisherman's village of Paternoster. It has 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6. The sundeck allows you to enjoy the tranquillity of Paternoster with 360 degrees views.

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Ceol na Mara

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Paternoster

Ceol na Mara, right on the beach with superb views over Paternoster Bay, is a star-graded self catering house. It sleeps up to six and has garage parking, outside braai, fully equipped kitchen, and DSTV. The adjoining flat, Ceoleen sleeps up to 4.

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