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This is Cape Town

The Western Cape of South Africa offers all visitors a rich experience, with a multitude of choices. Unparalleled beauty, variety, and value for money are just snippets of what sight-seers take pleasure in when travelling through this scintillating province.

The diverse harmony of the six regions is a distillation of the best there is. Below, we are hoping to provide a tantalizing medley of sights and experiences, simply touching base on what makes each region celebrated.

CAPE TOWN & SURROUNDS

In the past five years, our Mother City has established herself as an International brand. The mountains, the beaches, the weather and the intangible attractions, have left visitors returning year after year, to enjoy all that Cape Town and its surrounds, has to offer.

Cape Town pioneers the lot, from adventure activities for the wild at heart, to cultural history, sport and leisure, health and wellness retreats, nature reserves and township tours. The choice is but a phone call away! We let the name speak for itself.


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BOLAND Winelands and Breede River Valley

Literally translated, Boland means "top land", and our Cape Winelands certainly do lie perfectly nestled between heaven and earth. The Winelands is South Africa's Napa Valley or Bordeaux, and we compete with the worlds finest. Most of our wine estates have opened their cellar doors and properties to our visitors, offering them the palatable treats of their harvest. With good wine, good food follows, and the Winelands has developed a few routes notorious for their gastronomic delights.

Come and feast your senses in the panoramic surroundings, relish the culinary delights of top cuisine, whilst sipping on some of the most prestigious wines in the world.

GARDEN ROUTE & LITTLE KAROO

This region is renowned for its entire array of opportunities presented between its mountain ranges and coast. The Garden Route is listed on every travelers where to go holiday itineraries, at some stage in their lives. From fynbos to whales, mountain passes to nature reserves, and beaches to waterfalls, this is South Africa's assemblage of the highlights our country has to offer.

Words simply don't do justice to what viewers attain when passing through this magnificent region of the Western Cape. One has to unhurriedly drive around in order to fully discover and encompass the unsurpassed natural beauty.


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OVERBERG

Rolling wheatfields, local farm stalls and quaint little villages of all sorts characterizes the Overberg region. Charming B&B's and small farm cottages offer guests true Cape style hospitality capped with excellent traditional food - all only short drive along the N2 from Cape Town. Amongst the countless popular "get away from it all" towns and villages, the Overberg is also home to Hermanus, the infamous little fishing village popular for its whale watching from the cliff tops. This region also encompasses Cape Agulhas - the wild and beautiful southern most tip of Africa, from which travelers watch the two oceans meet.

Time in the Overberg is well spent, whether you are a sports buff or simply a meandering vacationer enjoying the scenic drives.

WEST COAST

This drier and more rugged region holds secrets which capture any wary traveler. The West Coast embraces vast beaches for the sun-seekers, eco-tourism galore for the nature devotee and just about everything for the sports enthusiast. Prime hiking and bird watching territory, Khoisan rock art, unusual rock formations, constant whale watching opportunities and the annual flower shows of all varieties abound for everyone. This area is also recognized for its extraordinary seafood harvest, including crayfish - all freshly prepared in the numerous open-air restaurants and bars dotted along the coast line.

An experience with the warm hearted people of this region is a must for all and sundry.

CENTRAL KAROO

The Central Karoo has proven to be a place of great extremes which confound in distinction. The semi-desert interior comprises exciting bundles of interspersed villages and wide open spaces, hazy indigo dawns followed by crimson coloured sunsets, old world architecture, parched plains and blossoming valleys, sweltering summers and harsh winters…

We think Neil Mostert describes it best: It is a place of the purest starlight and the widest dawns, aromatic, bittersweet in their nostalgic brevity, for all of it is swiftly consumed by the rising sun.





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