South Africa’s Eternal Summer Twist on the West Coast Way

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With the West Coast region’s stunning, unspoilt coastline and natural beauty, it is the ideal destination to get away and enjoy the last of the summer sun. Whether you’re a nature lover looking for adventure or need some time to relax and unwind, the Weskus will soon be your favourite destination. Plan you West Coast Way eternal summer road trip, today!

DYK: The Cape West Coast has an average of 2993 hours of sunlight per year (of a possible 4383) with an average of 8:11 of sunlight per day. It is one of the sunniest places in the world – all year round! 

Here’s A List Of Places Where Summer Never Ends:

Groote Post 

Even though it’s Autumn, the Cape West Coast still has that summer feeling, especially in the radiant town of Darling. Starting off with Groote Post, a local wine farm that offers some of the most delicious wines from the area and guided safaris, which are a great way to explore the rustic beauty of the farm. Enjoy a glass of wine while enjoying the stunning views or dining at the farm’s restaurant, Hilda’s Kitchen (by reservation only).

Find Groote Post Wine Cellar on the West Coast Way Culture Route and Tractor Route

Distance from Cape Town: 60km
Groote Post Wine Cellar: Darling Hills Road, off the R27, Darling
Cellar, Restaurant, Tastings & Sales, open-air kids play area, self-guided walking trail, bird hive, Guided Farm Drives

Open 7 days a week: 9:00 – 15:00
Contact: +27 (0)22 4922825 |

Disa Lodge 

Disa Lodge is a cosy Bed & Breakfast located in Darling’s heart. Here road trippers can experience ultimate comfort while enjoying all that Darling has to offer, from exploring the local attractions to attending some of their many events throughout the year. The lodge has three double bedrooms available for guests, with each room including an ensuite bathroom and private entrances onto separate verandas.

Find Disa Lodge on the West Coast Way Culture Route and Tractor Route

• Accommodation  • Child-Friendly  • Braai Facilities  • Pool  •  Trip Advisor  • WiFi •
Where: Lang Street, Darling
Coordinates: -33.377771, 18.377267
Contact: +27 (0)22 492 3561 | [email protected] |

Darling Brew 

Road trips to Darling are always fun, no matter the destination. And visiting Darling Brew is a great way to experience the best of Darling. With an extensive selection of artisanal beers, great food and a friendly atmosphere, Darling Brew is THE spot to make your road trip extra memorable. Enjoy the unique tastes of the Darling Brew food menu and get a taste of Southern African wildlife when you twist open a Darling Brew beer.


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.

Tasteroom operating hours:

Contact: +27 (0)21 286 1099 | [email protected] |

Vensterklip Guest Farm and Restaurant in Elands Bay

Vensterklip Guest Farm and Restaurant has been a popular spot for locals and visitors alike. The guest farm offers comfortable accommodation – backpacker units, chalets, farmhouses and camping – and delicious food at their restaurant, which is open daily.

The outdoor swimming pool is perfect for swimming and lounging in the sun, and its celebration venue is the ideal place for special occasions.

Find Ventersklip on the on the West Coast Way Wild Route.

Open 7 days a week

Distance from Cape Town: 220km

Where: R366, Elands Bay

Where: R366 Elandsbay
Contact: +27 (0)22 972 1340 | [email protected] |

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

Thali Thali Game Lodge 

Thali Thali Game Lodge is located in Langebaan, which is known for its beaches and stunning natural beauty. This 4-star lodge offers guests various activities such as game drives, birdwatching and archery lessons. There’s also a restaurant and bar on-site for those looking for a bite to eat after spending time outdoors exploring nature. 

Accommodation options include: glamping, chalets and original farmhouse.

Find Thali Thali Game Lodge in Langebaan on the West Coast Way Foodie Route and Tractor Route

Distance from Cape Town: 117km
Where: R27
Open 7 days a week | Free entry
R300/person for 90 min Game Drive (Booking essential in high season) R150 pp for children (5-12 years); Free Under 5 years
R150/person for Archery Lesson (Booking essential in high season)
Contact: (c) +27 (0)82 372 8637 / +27 (0)83 275 2825 | [email protected] |

Bokkomlaan in Velddrif

Bokkomlaan indeed has something for all tastes; it’s a beautiful spot to take in nature’s beauty and explore the Berg River. If you’re up for a relaxing sunset cruise or an exciting day of birdwatching or fishing, this historic road has all you desire. Before a leisurely boat trip with Cracklin Rosie River Tours, make sure you have enough time to treat yourself to a delicious meal from Ek en Djy Vissery or a hot cup of coffee from Columbine Co.

Find Bokkomlaan on the West Coast Way Berg Route


Cracklin’ Rosie River Tours: 071 897 9611 (whatsup preferable) Email

Please contact Wendy (Tour guide) or Nico (skipper) for bookings and more information. This river cruiser is perfect for Small Functions, Birding Tours, Bird Watching and Environmental Education.

Ek & Djy Vissery: 082 781 3878 or 082 600 1889

Closed on Tuesdays during high season (and depending on weather in winter/low season). Serving breakfasts and lunches only.

Columbine Co: +27 84 879 7006

Hand roasted coffee open 7 days a week. And great cake.

Wamakersvlei Beach Farm in Dwarskersbos

Are you in need of a secluded getaway? Wamakersvlei Beach Farm is the place for you. With accommodation and activities to explore the area, you will find yourself surrounded by nature. Enjoy the beauty of the farm with 4X4 trails and walking trails, allowing you to traverse through the majestic landscape.

Find Wamakersvlei on the West Coast Way Berg Route


Facilities available at Wamakersvlei:

• Accommodation  • Child Friendly  • Pet Friendly • Braai Facilities  • Bird Watching  •  Indigenous Landscape  •  Hiking

Distance from Cape Town: 165 km
Book by calling 083 527-7967, emailing [email protected] or going to their website:

Studio 46 

Studio 46 is a unique jewellery and art studio on the beachfront in beautiful Bloubergstrand, Cape Town. The shop offers a wide range of locally made art, jewellery and other handcrafted gifts. All of their pieces are lovingly crafted with precision and care, offering their customers exquisite, one-of-a-kind items that they can treasure for years to come.

Find Studio 46 on the West Coast Way Culture Route

Open 6 days a week| Free entry. Appointments required for bespoke jewellery consultations.
Where: Stadler Road, Bloubergstrand
Contact: (c) 074 369 4294     [email protected]

Skydive Cape Town 

The adrenaline rush of skydiving is one of those things that can’t be replicated. Skydive Cape Town is a brilliant choice if you’re looking for a way to see Cape Town from a different perspective. Skydive Cape Town offers tandem jumps, meaning you jump with an instructor. This makes it easy for even those who have never jumped before to enjoy this exhilarating experience.

Lambert’s Bay Tourism

Lambert’s Bay Tourism highlights the town’s many accommodation options. Travellers can choose from self-catering cottages, bed and breakfasts, farm accommodation, campsites and a luxury guesthouse. There are also several restaurants in the area to enjoy a meal after a day of exploring the picturesque town.

Find Lambert’s Bay Tourism on the West Coast Way Wild Route

Distance from Cape Town: 261km
Where: Church St, Lambert’s Bay
Contact: (c) +27(0)27 432 1000 or email  [email protected]

West Coast Wonders

West Coast Wonders is a collection of breathtaking sights, unique experiences and the best beaches. Find amazing farm stays, including “Die Hokkie”, “Die Grotjie”, and the “West Coast Quarry”. These units provide exceptional views from the Steenbokfontein farm and are the perfect spots to escape for a weekend or holiday.

A West Coast Way road trip allows you to indulge in the blissfulness, majestic scenery and a range of activities that will get you feeling the joys of summertime even when the crisp Weskus air takes over. By choosing us as your travel partner on this journey through South African nature, we ensure that your time spent on the road will be memorable.

Find West Coast Wonders on the West Coast Way Wild Route

Open 7 days a week
Distance from Cape Town: 261km
Where: Lambert’s Bay
Contact: Cell: Albert Burger – 0837021414 Cell: Carol Burger – 0834581575 Whatsapp: 0834581575 | [email protected] |

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 or call West Coast Way on 0861 321 777.  Follow us on @WestCoastWaySA on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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