The Western Cape

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Western Cape - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Cederberg


    Clanwilliam is close to the northern edge of the Cederberg, a mountain range known for its San paintings, its bizarre rock formations, and,...Read More

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  • 2. Kanonkop


    In the days when ships of the Dutch East India Company used Cape Town as a refreshment station on their way to the East, a ship would fire a...Read More

  • 3. Tokara


    Perched on the crest of the Helshoogte Pass between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, Tokara is the brainchild of banker G. T. Ferreira. For a city...Read More

  • 4. Vergelegen


    Established in 1700 by Willem Adriaan van der Stel, who succeeded his father as governor of the Cape, this traditional Cape Dutch homestead...Read More

  • 5. Afrikaanse Taalmonument


    Like the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria, the concrete Afrikaanse Taalmonument, set high on a hill overlooking Paarl, holds a special place...Read More

  • 6. Afrikaanse Taalmuseum


    It was from the Gideon Malherbe House, now the Afrikaanse Taalmuseum, that the Society of True Afrikaners launched its campaign in 1875 to gain...Read More

  • 7. Allée Bleue


    Set against the dramatic Drakenstein Mountains with lavender fields and meadows, Allée Bleue is one of the oldest wine farms in the Cape. This...Read More

  • 8. Allesverloren


    Translated from Afrikaans, Allesverloren means "all is lost." The bleak name derives from a story from the early 1700s, when the widow Cloete...Read More

  • 9. Avalon Springs


    Popular Avalon Springs, the only resort open to day visitors, is not the most stylish, and the architecture leaves a lot to be desired. But...Read More

  • 10. Avondale Wine


    Although the farm was established as early as 1693, current owners Johnny and Ginny Grieve have done some serious reorganizing in the vineyards...Read More

  • 11. Backsberg


    Framed by the mountains of the Simonsberg, this lovely estate is run by the Back family, well known for producing great wines of good value...Read More

  • 12. Bain's Kloof Pass Road

    Scenic Drive

    The Bain's Kloof Pass Road, built by engineer Andrew Geddes Bain and opened in 1853, links Wellington to Ceres and Worcester. The road (an extension...Read More

  • 13. Baths

    Hot Spring

    After a grueling hike in the Cederberg, there's no better way to relax than at the Baths, where hot mineral water gushes from a natural spring...Read More

  • 14. Beaumont Wines


    The R44 becomes the R41 and cuts inland around the Bot River lagoon. About 10 km (6 miles) past Kleinmond is the junction with the R43. Hermanus...Read More

  • 15. Bontebok National Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Covering just 6,880 acres of coastal fynbos, Bontebok National Park is one of the smallest of South Africa's national parks. Don't expect to...Read More

  • 16. Boschendal


    With a history that dates back three centuries, this lovely estate is one of the Cape's major attractions. You can easily spend half a day here...Read More

  • 17. Bouchard Finlayson


    West of town off the R43, the R320 (Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Road) leads through the vineyards and orchards of the scenic Hemel-en-Aarde Valley...Read More

  • 18. Bovlei Winery


    Driving down Bain's Kloof Road, as you approach the initial slopes of Bain's Kloof, look out for the Bovlei Winery, on the right. Constructed...Read More

  • 19. Bredasdorp Shipwreck Museum


    Housed in a converted church and rectory, the Bredasdorp Shipwreck Museum has an extensive collection of objects salvaged from the hundreds...Read More

  • 20. Cape Agulhas

    Nautical Site/Lighthouse

    From Bredasdorp it's just 41 km (25½ miles) through rolling farmland to the tip of the African continent. Although this cape is not nearly as...Read More

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