Experience the one and only WESKUS on the West Coast of South Africa.
DISCOVER THE SPIRIT OF THE SAN and the Darling of DARLING
At !Khwa ttu, about 80 km from Cape Town via the R27, a San-guided tour is awaiting you, which is the best way to learn more about the first people of Southern Africa. www.khwattu.org.za
In the town of DARLING, a visit to Evita se Perron is a must where the renowned SA personality, Pieter-Dirk Uys is well known for his character Evita Bezuidenhout. Uys converted the old railway station of Darling, into a cabaret venue and performs there regularly. www.evita.co.za
WEST COAST LIFESTYLE – NOW AND TODAY
At the WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK one gets the opportunity to admire a replica of Eve’s footprint, which dates back to 117,000 years ago. A visit to the Postberg private nature reserve is a must during Spring where wild flowers covers the earth. The park is a bird watchers haven with 283 different bird species along the Langebaan Lagoon, which is a Ramsar site. www.sanparks.org/parks/west_coast/ . At the WEST COAST FOSSIL PARK extraordinary discoveries about exotic animals that roamed the West Coast 10 000 years ago, will blow your mind away. www.fossilpark.org.za.
FISHING VILLAGES OF THE WEST COAST – BOKKOMS AND OPEN AIR SEA FOOD RESTAURANTS
Do not miss out on a visit to BOKKOMLAAN at VELDDRIF where anglers still operate to catch Mullet and dry it to make the local and unique delicatessen, Bokkoms. www.velddriftoerisme.co.za
LANGEBAAN is a water sport mecca and PATERNOSTER is a virtual paradise with romantic sunsets and some of the best seafood in the world. www.visitwestcoast.co.za
BIRD ISLAND in LAMBERTS’S BAY is a roosting and brooding haven for seabirds which wows its visitors with a concert of chorus and mating dances. www.lambersbay.co.za
CEDERBERG & ROOIBOS www.clanwilliam.info
The Cederberg with its majestic mountains is also the Rooibos tea paradise and the only place in the world where this healthy plant grows naturally.
In CLANWILLIAM, do drop in at the Rooibos Factory (Rooibos Ltd) and also enjoy a tea tasting at the Rooibos Tea House.
MAJESTIC CEDERBERG MOUNTAINS & A DONKEY CART RIDE
The Cederberg is one of the richest archaeological sites in the world, and the origin of modern humans is written on its rocks. The drive to WUPPERTHAL and experience a donkey cart ride from Heuningvlei, through the mountains and return for a home cooked dinner and a good night’s rest in Wupperthal.
NAMAQUA WEST COAST – FLOWERS & WINE www.namaquawestcoast.com
The Namaqua West Coast Region is a place with endless horizons, clear skies with bright stars, carpets of veld flowers in spring and globally acclaimed wines. Enjoy a wine tasting at the harbour in DORINGBAAI and drive back to Hebron, near Citrusdal for a Wine and Rooibos tasting.
SWARTLAND WINE AND OLIVES www.swartlandtourism.co.za
The RIEBEEK VALLEY is surrounded by vineyards, orchards, olive groves and wheat lands. This ideal breakaway village is home to renowned wines and olives and home to many arts and crafters. Wine in the Paardeberg and Malmesbury regions also produce unique cultivars and award winning wines.