Western Cape wanderings – awesome things to do just outside of Cape Town.

 
 

The Western Cape offers a wide variety of amazing destinations to explore, all within easy reach of the Cape Town city centre.

 Day trips

Head up the West Coast to enjoy an authentic lunch experience at “Die Strandloper”, with a multi-course fish barbecue on the beach. Visit the West Coast National Park, where you can view local flora and fauna, walk along scenic trails and barbecue or picnic in allocated areas.

The Cape Winelands offers incredible scenery, mouth-watering food and some of the best wines the country has to offer. The Franschhoek wine tram hop-on, hop-off tour is an ideal way to explore the area and learn about its 300-year-old history.

 Weekends away

Saldanha Bay is an excellent base from which to explore the West Coast. Enjoy the wonderful sea views and delicious seafood at the Mussel Cracker Restaurant. Nearby Darling is packed to the brim with restaurants, foodie experiences, and activities. It is home to Tannie Evita Bezuidenhout’s dinner theatre Evita se Perron and Darling Brewery.

 Road trips

  • For a leisurely, scenic experience, the Cape Route 62 tourist route spans from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth. This route is more about the journey than the destination, and visitors should stop and take in the scenery and visit coffee shops and farm stalls, wineries and breweries.
  • The N7, stretching from Cape Town to Namibia, boasts varying landscapes and scenery, and a wide variety of attractions offering access to the
  • Namaqualand region, Port Nolloth all the way to the Namibian border. The famous Garden Route stretches along from Mossel Bay to the Storms River via Knysna, George, Wilderness, Oudtshoorn, Plettenberg Bay and Nature’s Valley.