Free Weskus Roadtrip Plan

From Melkbosstrand to Nieuwoudtville to Darling – and back via Lambert’s Bay!

Are you ready to hit the road and experience South Africa’s road trip with the most twists? As you venture into South Africa’s Cape West Coast Biodiversity Corridor, one of the world’s 36 biodiversity hotspots, you are greeted by a vibrant array of colours and an incredible variety of botanical treasures.

Good to know: Venturing on a road trip up the West Coast is an excellent idea for those seeking a memorable experience. The small towns peppered along the way each have their own distinct vibe, shaped by the locals, history, natural surroundings, and cultural heritage. Don’t forget to bring comfortable walking shoes to fully immerse yourself in the journey.

Plan The Ultimate Self-Drive Road Trip Experience!

THE LODGE AT ATLANTIC BEACH IN MELKBOSSTRAND

Good to know: Atlantic Beach golf course boasts an impressive 18 holes that span 6229 metres, rivalling those of Scotland’s top courses. However, what sets it apart from the UK is the presence of a diverse range of antelope – including Springbok – who roam the fairways, creating a one-of-a-kind golfing experience.

The Lodge at Atlantic Beach, situated next to the R27 West Coast Road in Melkbosstrand, offers 4-star accommodations featuring double and twin B&B rooms. West Coast Way highly recommends the Lodge at Atlantic Beach as the ideal starting and ending point for your West Coast road trip in South Africa.

Distance from Cape Town: 27km
Where: R27
Contact: 021 553 4653 | [email protected]  www.thelodgeatatlanticbeach.co.za

STUDIO 46 — “THE HEART OF WEST COAST ART” IN BLOUBERG

Good to know: At Studio 46, it’s easy to uncover “the heart of West Coast art”. Once you step through jeweller and art entrepreneur Hettie Wainwright’s blue studio gate, you will be met with the many ways Cape Town’s captivating beauty is interpreted through jewellery and art.

Before heading further up the West Coast, during your relaxing stay at The Lodge at Atlantic Beach, stop at Studio 46 in Bloubergstrand to get your local art fix.

Where: Stadler Road, Bloubergstrand
Contact:  074 369 4294 | [email protected]

LAMBERT’S BAY TOURISM AND WEST COAST WONDERS

Good to know: Lambert’s Bay is known as ‘Diamond of the West Coast’ . This small fishing town offers an enlightening experience of the refreshing life at sea, from snoek to flowers and award-winning Kookfontein Sauvignon Blanc; there is always something to taste, see, and savour in Lambert’s Bay.

15h00              Book a stay with Lambert’s Bay Tourism and West Coast Wonders

18h00              Enjoy dinner at one of the restaurants in the town you choose to stay in.

For more things to see and do in Lamberts Bay contact the tourism office on:

Distance from Cape Town: 261km
Where: Church St, Lambert’s Bay
Contact:  027 432 1000  |  [email protected]

Book online at www.westcoastwonders.co.za

WAMAKERSVLEI BEACH FARM 

Good to know: You can experience the charm of a bygone era at Wamakersvlei Beach Farm, a former fishing village turned beach farm. Located along the Cape West Coast, this unique destination is steeped in history that you won’t want to miss.

Indulge in the serenity of the secluded beaches and take leisurely walks along the shore. Feel the stress melt away as you reconnect with nature and enjoy the tranquility of this hidden gem.

Distance from Cape Town: 165 km

Where: Dwarskersbos
Contact: 083 527 7967  |  [email protected]  |  www.wamakersvlei.co.za 

THALI THALI GAME LODGE

Good to know: Located just over an hour’s drive from Cape Town and bordering the West Coast National Park and Langebaan, Thali Thali is a 1,460-hectare reserve featuring a diverse range of fynbos and games. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to book a game drive, archery lessons, and a braai during your visit.

09h00              Book out of Wamakersvlei Beach Farm and head to Langebaan to book in at Thali Thali Game Lodge for a glamping experience (3 Star), self-catering cottages, or a Farm House stay.

14h30              Enjoy game drives, archery lessons, loads of sunset cocktails and their excellent restaurant.

18h00              Enjoy dinner at the Thali Thali Game Lodge Restaurant.

Tip: Make Thali Thali Game Lodge your base, and from here visit: West Coast National Park, Paternoster, Langebaan. Visit Bokkomlaan on the Berg River, in Velddrif, a short 30 minutes drive from Thali Thali Game Lodge. Book a boat cruise with Cracklin’ Rosie River Tours on 071 897 9611 and see the calm Berg River via this gentle boat cruise.  Enjoy beautifully hand-roasted coffee at Columbine Co. and then enjoy bokkoms, heritage and stoep stories at Ek ‘n Djy Vissery restaurant and bar – all in Bokkomlaan in Velddrif.

RETURN TO CAPE TOWN VIA DARLING 

Good to know: Stop by Darling Brew, Africa’s first carbon-neutral craft beer brewery, on your journey back to Cape Town.

10h00              Book out of Thali Thali and head into Darling to visit Evita se Perron, Darling Brew and Groote Post.

Time to buy gifts, keepsakes and treasures:

  • Visit Evita se Perron to enjoy their toffees, rusks, and cookbooks. Take a stroll through their museum and open-air sculpture garden, or grab a cup of coffee at their café. 
  • Darling Brew Craft Beer offers a restaurant for lunch, craft beer tastings, and direct sales.
  • Groote Post is a renowned wine producer located on a historical farm in Darling. They are known for producing top-quality wines. 

Find Darling Brew Tasteroom & Brewery on the West Coast Way Culture & Foodie Route.

Distance from Cape Town: 76km
Darling Brew Tasteroom & Brewery: 48 Caledon Street, Darling
Brewery, Restaurant, Tastings & Sales, open-air kids play area, MTB-friendly, Live Events
School Holidays & Flower Season: Open 7 days a week.

Contact: +27 (0)76 092 8313 |  [email protected]   | www.darlingbrew.co.za

 

West Coast Way Is South Africa’s Road Trip With The Most Twists

Explore the Cape West Coast by planning a self-drive trip or book a guided tour for a nature and adventure-filled Cape West Coast holiday.

Road-Trip-Southern-Africa-West-Coast-Way-Routes Find a 101+ things to see and do on the West Coast Way: Enjoy wine, craft beer, olives and Rooibos tea tastings, Weskus cuisine and braaivleis (barbecue), swing into Citrusdal with a zipline, go Cederberg bouldering, jump into natural (warm) pools, step onto cruises of lagoons and rivers, trek through nature reserves and a National Park, hop onto game drives, try the skill of archery and angling, get your adrenaline pumping with sand-boarding and quad-biking, go horse riding, learn about the San culture and Riel-dancing, do kite- and windsurfing, chill in your flip flops and do surfing, book a kayaking trip, go beach hopping, learn about bees, whales and listen to our birds in a twitcher’s paradise – all in South Africa’s wildflower reserve. For more information on the West Coast’s top places to go, road tripping, hikes, tours and trails, explore westcoastway.co.za or call West Coast Way on 0861 321 777.  Follow us on @WestCoastWaySA on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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