The Cape West Coast enjoys more sunny days throughout the year than any other coastline in South Africa. This – plus the fact that it is literally on Cape Town’s door step, and there are special deals on offer too, running right through the upcoming school holidays – makes it the perfect destination for a getaway.
West Coast road-tripping
A unique road trip, called the West Coast Way is absolutely the best way to explore the Cape West Coast and surrounding areas. It is South Africa’s Road Trip With The Most Twists and offer 6 free routes with 101 points to explore.
The “twists”, or loops, on the Road Trip With The Most Twists each features its own variety of carefully chosen attractions which fall within themed routes, including the Tractor, Berg, Foodie, Cultural and Wild Routes – as well as the newly launched Cape Way Route – all of which are designed to showcase the many fun and exciting attractions and activities that are on offer on the Cape West Coast and inland areas – but may be unknown to many.
Visitors can choose as many or as few of these twists as they want and can mix and match the stops along the various different routes – tailor making a road trip that perfectly suites your time constraints, budgets, interests etc.
“Whether you are catering for younger kids who quickly get bored in the car, or fussy teens who are hard to please (and even harder to get off their cellphones), to adrenalin junkies, art lovers, foodies, nature enthusiasts and sports lovers – the stops along the various routes have something for everyone,” explains Carmen Lerm, founder and CEO of West Coast Way, the company that conceptualised, created and launched the Road Trip With the Most Twists and its various routes.
“West Coast Way carefully hand-picked each of the attractions, activities and destinations featured along the six different West Coast Way routes so that we could ensure there was something fun and unique for every member of the family. Many of these places may be lesser known to the public but they are all worth visiting and we are excited to introduce holiday makers to these Cape West Coast gems.”
Things to see and do
The list of things to see and do whilst exploring the West Coast Twist is seemingly endless:
Visit the natural warm water springs at The Baths in Citrusdal; go on a guided seashore walk on the Crayfish Trail in Lambert’s Bay; go zip-lining at the Piekenierskloof Mountain Resort; take a game drive or some archery lessons at the Thali Thali game reserve; invest in an original painting of the West Coast from River Studio Bokkomlaan; do some wine-tasting at many different cellars such as Groote Post; do some beer tasting at Darling Brew craft brewery; savour some oysters at Blue Bay Lodge; enjoy a stay with spectacular views at Langebaan’s famous Club Mykonos Resort, or treat yourself to some fine-dining at Leeto Restaurant at Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel; learn all about the San and do a San Guided Tour at !Khwa ttu; play golf at The Lodge at Atlantic Beach; go birdwatching; go sailing on the Langebaan lagoon, do some fishing, visit a myriad of museums like the Darling Museum; and pop in at farm stalls like the Kardoesie Country Stop and the new Route 27 Roosterkoek hub.
With over 101 things to see and do in the area (find this list on www.westcoastway.co.za) there is something for everyone on SA’s Road Trip with the Most Twists and it is easy to see why you ideally need a few days to explore the many attractions in the area!
Pay for 2, stay and play for 3
Until the end of August you can enjoy a free extra night on the Cape West Coast with the West Coast Way 3 for 2 deal. Book for 2 week nights at any of the participating venues and you will get a third consecutive week night free.
“This 3 for 2 special offer allows visitors to extend their visit to the Cape West Coast – a free extra day to get out there and explore all that this wonderful part of the world has to offer,” says Lerm.
Participating venues include: Thali Thali Game Lodge; The Lodge at Atlantic Beach; Piekenierskloof Mountain Resort; Blue Bay Lodge; !Kwa ttu; Kardoesie N7 Country Stop; Disa Lodge; Darling Lodge; Daisy Darling; and Eagles Nest At Arendzicht. The new guided Crayfish Trail experience along the West Coast Way Wild Route is also taking part in the 3 for 2 special offer, and if you make a group booking for a 2 Night Trail you will get the third night free.
In addition to accommodation, there are some great 3 for 2 meal options on offer – such as a buy two and get a third free deal at R27 Roosterkoek, or buy two hamburgers at Tori Oso in Mamre and get a kids meal for free.
To qualify, quote ‘West Coast Twist with West Coast Way‘ when booking. Visit www.westcoastway.co.za for more information.
For more information on SA’s Road Trip With The Most Twists, the list of 101 Things to Do on the West Coast, and the special accommodation offer visit www.westcoastway.co.za or call West Coast Way on 0861 321 777. Connect with West Coast Way on Facebook and Twitter at WestCoastWaySA.