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Western Cape

Introduction

Sir Francis Drake described it as "the fairest Cape in all the circumference of the World." Situated at the foot of Table Mountain, Cape Town is, without doubt, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, offering outstanding interest and variety to the visitor. Blending the old with the new, it has a relaxed, almost continental atmosphere that will charm even the most sophisticated jet-setter.

East of Cape Town are the famous winelands, around the towns of Stellenbosch and Paarl. The old estate houses are built in the attractive Cape Dutch style and there are plenty opportunities for sampling the vintages. To the east of Cape Town, set along a rugged coastline, are a number of quaint fishing villages and picturesque resorts.

Further into the interior is Namaqualand, a semi -desert area until the rains of June or July turn the arid countryside into a spectacular floral splay in August or September.

East of Cape Town is the Garden Route. Indigenous. forests, lakes, golden beaches and mountains contrast with semi-arid expanses. This enchanting area stretches along the South Cape Coast from the town of Heidelberg, eastwards to the Tsitsitkamma Forest and Storms River. Riverdale, Still Bay, Albertina, Mossel Bay, George, Wilderness, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay are some of the towns that are included in this area. Inland from the Garden Route is the semi-desert Little Karoo, the location of ostrich farms, particularly around the town of Oudtshoorn. In the Swartberg Mountains are the spectacular Cango Caves, with their limestone formations.

Recommended Trips

Tour of Cape Town & Surrounding Areas
Tour of Cape Town & Surrounding Areas
Let us show you Cape Town and the Surrounding area in all its glory. We offer single booking tours (2 to 6) to our clients to ensure the very highest level of personal attention
6 Days - USD $2,040
Accessible 5 Day Garden Route Tour
Accessible 5 Day Garden Route Tour
Tour along the beautiful and very scenic east coast of South Africa with stops in Port Elisabeth, Tsitsikamma Forest, Knysna, George, Oudtshoorn & Ostrich Farm, Mossel Bay, Hermanus and Cape Town.
5 Days - EUR €1,250
Cape Town, Kruger Park Safari & Victoria Falls
Cape Town, Kruger Park Safari & Victoria Falls
Experience the top 3 destinations in Southern Africa. The vibrancy of Cape Town and surrounding areas, a Big 5 Safari in the world famous Kruger National Park and then to the mighty Victoria Falls where we witness the entire Zambezi river thundering into the abyss. 10 very memorable days.
10 Days - USD $2,895
10-Day Year-end Cape Town + Kruger Safari
10-Day Year-end Cape Town + Kruger Safari
Wildlife viewing in open sided vehicles in the Kruger National Park with five-star guiding combined with visiting the highlights in and around Cape Town, South Africa
10 Days - USD $3,075

 

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