The festive season is here and it’s time to relax and reconnect with family and friends.
We wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
2016 was a bumper year for West Coast Way!
Here are our Top 5
things the West Coast Way achieved this year:
1. Opening of our new #Berg Route and #Scenic Route
In March 2016 we opened these two new circular routes complimenting the existing West Coast Way Culture Route. The Scenic Route begins in Malmesbury and includes Riebeek Valley, Hopefield, Koringberg, Moorreesburg, Yzerfontein and Darling. The West Coast Way Berg Route starts in Velddrif and follows a course through Laaiplek, Port Owen, Dwarskersbos, Rocherpan Nature Reserve, Elands Bay, Aurora, Redelinghuys and Verlorenvlei, the Piekenierskloof Mountain Resort, Citrusdal, Eendekuil, Porterville, Piketberg, Wittewater and Goedverwacht – covering an area that stretches from the Berg River to the start of the Cederberg Mountains.
2. Showcasing the West Coast to 47 countries at the
WTM Africa International Tourism Show
Every year the West Coast Way stand grows bigger and bigger with the 2016 exhibition stand at 18 square meters and the 2017 stand now at a staggering 21 square meters. Every year we showcase the best attractions, accommodation and activities on offer in the Cape West Coast. West Coast Way brands like Thali Thali, !Khwa ttu and The Lodge at Atlantic Beach will be interacting with 197 hosted buyers from 47 different countries to stimulate international visitor numbers to the West Coast.
3. Opening of our new enhanced #FoodieRoute
– offering ‘culture on your plate’ to visitors
Officially being opened by Shadow Minister of Tourism, James Vos, on Friday 03 June, the West Coast Way Foodie Route was launched with 10 stops including the West Coast National Park with Geelbek Restaurant, Langebaan, Saldanha Bay, Jacobsbaai, Paternoster and Cape Columbine, St Helena Bay and Shelley Point, Velddrif, the West Coast Fossil Park, Hopefield, and the Thali Thali Game Lodge – encompassing some of the most beautiful and interesting outlying towns and locations on the Cape West Coast and surrounding areas.
4. West Coast Way recognised as a tourism leader at
2016 PERA Awards
West Coast Way’s team was overwhelmed with happiness when we won a finalist award in the Premier’s Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards (PERA Awards) – the Western Cape’s most prestigious entrepreneurship competition which honours excellence in entrepreneurship.
5. Opening of our #WildRoute
On 7 December we launched the N7 Kardoesie Countrystop’s new 7 Stops On the N7 Route and the West Coast Way Wild Route, showcasing zip-lining, mountain biking, cave explorations, bouldering, fresh seafood, hand-picked rooibos, wild-flowers, tracts of unspoilt coastline, and “veldskoene” made in a tiny town tucked into the vast Cederberg Mountains. The Wild Route, which is the ultimate “off the beaten track” experience, offers two passage options – the Sustainable Sea Food Track, which travels along the coast and includes Elands Bay, Lambert’s Bay and Doringbaai; and the People Rocking Nature Track, which covers the inland towns along the N7, starting at Piekenierskloof Mountain Resort and Citrusdal.