Western Cape - South Africa

Introduction to Western Cape

Centred around Cape Town, one of the world's loveliest cities, the Western Cape is South Africa's most visited province. Its scenic splendours include majestic mountain ranges, a rugged coastline, sparkling beaches, elegant vineyards, tiny fishing villages and rare flora and fauna. This is where Europe and Africa met 350 years ago - and modern South Africa had its beginnings. When Sir Francis Drake described it as the "Fairest Cape in the world" he did not realize what treasures lay beyond the spectacular mountain ranges of the Western Cape. The Western Cape is a year-round destination. The scenery is a brilliant kaleidoscope of colour and is home to breathtaking carpets of flowers, vineyards, wheat-fields, orchards, lush indigenous forest and semi-desert regions. The coastline offers some of the most beautiful marine drives and white sandy beaches to relax on. Scores of Southern Right Humpback and Brydes whales visit the protective waters of the quiet bays annually, to calf and to mate offering some of the best land based whale watching in the world. The Western Cape is one of the top ten international tourist destinations on earth.

Baboons Fynbos Dassie on Table Mountain

You cannot travel to Cape Town without doing a Cape winelands tour. Almost every traveler will agree that a visit to Constantia, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl is a must do whilst in Cape Town. The Cape Town wine lands tour is also not just a tour for wine lovers to taste the wonderful Cape wines which are the best in South Africa. Everyone in the family can enjoy it. One of the highlights of the wine lands tour is the visit to the cheetah conservation project in Stellenbosch at the Spier wine estate. Remember if you are going to visit the Cape wine lands, make sure you don't drive. A wine lands tour is the perfect way of enjoying a scenic day out, tasting Cape Town's best wines.

Western Cape Gallery

Cableway on Table Mountain Penguins in Simonstown View from Table Mountain