The West Coast is a region of contrast and beauty. The destinations include beautiful and desolate coastal regions with magnificent lagoons and numerous fishing villages, the grain and wine farms, the citrus and the arid Namaqualand beauty.
The scenic beauty of this coast is complimented by its plentiful sea life. The migrating whales visit coastal waters from around July to December and heavy side dolphins are often sighted. The West Coast region is located along the south-west coast of South Africa within the Western Cape Province. Made up of 44 towns, it extends from Blaauwberg in the Cape Metropolitan Area in the south to the provincial border of Namaqualand in the north. The coastal route from Cape Town to Lambert’s Bay is about 270km and includes a 16 Mile Beach at Yzerfontein, the stunning West Coast National Park, Langebaan Lagoon and the charming seaside towns of Velddrif and Paternoster where you can climb to the top of Cape Columbine lighthouse and watch the return of the multi-coloured fishing boats. Travel inland to Riebeek Valley, a haven for artists and sculptors and known for its varied dining experiences, or head off to the Matzikama Coastal region where you can enjoy whale watching, fishing, bird watching and carpets of multi-coloured spring flowers.