41 Places of Interest on the Cape West Coast

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Lakes / Dams / Beaches

Langebaan Lagoon

Langebaan Lagoon is a large salt water lagoon, regarded as a wetland of international importance, protected by the West Coast National Park (formerly called the Langebaan National Park), 100 km north of Cape Town. The lagoon is an ...

Landmarks / Lakes / Dams / Marine Protected Areas

Olifants River Estuary

The Olifants River Estuary is the country's second most important estuary. It lies 250 km north of Cape Town at the small fishing village town of Papendorp on the West Coast of South Africa. Papendorp is tiny and little affected by development. It has ...

Uniquely South African / Popular Tourist Routes / Penguin Route

Penguin Route

The diminutive African Penguin is found mainly on islands off our shoreline. It has also taken up residence amongst us in mainland colonies, like Boulders beach and Stony Point, both of which have become major tourist ...

Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries / Nature Reserves

Postberg Flower Reserve

The Postberg Flower Reserve is not always available for you to visit. Even though it forms part of the West Coast National Park, this part of it is disturbed as little as possible so that, when spring comes, great swathes of flowers can erupt in ...

Nature Reserves

Renosterveld Reserve

Situated in the village of Darling, the Renosterveld Reserve, which you will find at the top of the village on a hill just behind the Darling Primary School, is run by the local municipality and forms part of the Darling commanage. Donated by the local ...

Nature Reserves

Rocherpan Nature Reserve

Rocherpan enthusiasts who head off along the West Coast to visit this nature reserve near Velddrif will possibly mention to you that the bird life is incredible, but what they will not reveal is that it is also a wonderful setting in which to spot ...

Landmarks

Seeberg Viewpoint

There are numerous reasons to include Seeberg Viewpoint on your visit to the West Coast National Park. One is the view of the little historical, stone cottage perched atop the granite boulders that overlook the Langebaan Lagoon. Take your ...

Golf Courses

Shelley Point Golf Club

This course may be a nine-hole one, but it certainly promises plenty in the way of a challenging game. The gorgeous greens and fairways wind through the pretty vegetation that graces this part of the country so beautifully. This, in turn, provides a ...

Nature Reserves

Tienie Versveld Reserve

The Tienie Versveld Reserve lies just outside Darling en route to Yzerfontein, part of a farm that was donated to the National Botanical Society of South Africa by none other than a Marthinus Versveld (known locally, obviously, as Oom Tienie). It is an ...

Mountain Passes

Tierberg Pass

The Tierberg Pass that ventures off the Koebee Pass near Vanrhynsdorp in the Northern Cape might be short and sweet, but it is also steep and difficult. It takes the form of a single hairpin sweep up to a rooibos farm at the top, by the name of Tierberg ...

Mountain Passes

Vanrhynsdorp Pass

The tarred Vanrhynsdorp Pass links the Namaqualand town of Vanrhynsdorp with Nieuwoudtville, way up on the top of the Bokkeveld. The pass forms part of the R27 and snakes and winds the relatively short distance of 9 km up to the summit 825 metres above ...

Nature Reserves

Verlorenvlei

Verlorenvlei is a long estuary stretching between the villages of Elands Bay and Redelinghuys, some 25 kilometres south of Lambert’s Bay. It is not only one of the largest lakes but one of the few coastal freshwater lakes that is at once one of the most ...

Cultural / Heritage Routes / Landmarks

Verlorenvlei Heritage Settlement

What was once a thriving little hamlet on the shores of Verlorenvlei (40 buildings or ruins were still in evidence in 1992) is only a few surviving langhuis (long house) structures today. These houses are of cultural significance and protected by law ...

Nature Reserves

Waylands Wild Flower Reserve

Darling is a charming little town in the Western Cape, and is part of the magnificent Cape Floral Region. So, it is the perfect home for the Waylands Wild Flower Reserve, which celebrates the hundreds of species for which ...

Activities / Popular Tourist Routes

West Coast 3 Day Itinerary

Our suggestions for a self-drive, three day trip up the Cape West Coast with ideas on what to do and where to stay! Note that this is a Three-day itinerary for the West Coast – OUT of flower season! Leave Cape Town via the R27 – there is a lot to do en ...

Activities / Popular Tourist Routes

West Coast 5 Day Itinerary

Anyone with any knowledge of the flowers will tell you that to see them at their best, you need to drive with the sun at your back. What this means is that you should drive all the way up to at least Vanrhynsdorp or Nieuwoudtville to start your route ...

Archaeological / Natural Wonders

West Coast Fossil Park

For the visitor, the highlight of the West Coast Fossil Park is the ‘live’ exhibit of an ongoing excavation of early Pliocene fossils (fossils from 5 million years ago). There are daily guided tours that give a background to the fossils and the climatic ...

Marine Protected Areas

West Coast Marine Protected Area

West Coast National Park Marine Protected Area is a collection of five Marine Protected Areas within the boundaries of the park formed to protect exposed and sheltered sandy beaches, rocky shores, a lagoon, mud flats, salt marshes, subtidal reefs and ...

National Parks / Nature Reserves

West Coast National Park

Just inland from the secluded harbour of Saldanha Bay one finds the azure waters of the Langebaan Lagoon, focal point of the West Coast National Park. Thousands of seabirds roost on sheltered islands, pristine golden beaches stretch endlessly into the ...

Beaches

Western Cape Beaches

Anyone visiting the Western Cape is spoilt for choice in terms of the beaches that freckle this scenic province. In fact, with about 900 kilometres (or 550 miles) of coastline, visitors can choose from rocky outcrops, untamed ocean, capes, or sandy ...

Cape West Coast as a destination

In the neighbourhood

Britannia Bay, Darling, Doringbaai, Dwarskersbos, Elands Bay, Grotto Bay, Jacobsbaai, Kraalbaai, Lamberts Bay, Langebaan, Lutzville, Mamre, Paternoster, Philadelphia, Port Owen, Redelinghuys, Saldanha, Shelley Point, St Helena Bay, Strandfontein, Vanrhynsdorp, Velddrif, Vredenburg, Vredendal, Yzerfontein

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