Road trip away from the city

Have you ever gone on a road trip but had no idea where your next ideal food stop would be, or where to spend the night to get the top quality services you and family deserve?

The end of the month calls for a cruise down to the West Coast to reap the benefits of the country life – relaxation, natural wonders, seclusion and wildlife 😍. West Coast Way has your food and wine, fishing, birding, mountain biking, heritage and nature trails, accommodation, beaches, celebrations, entertainment, and biodiversity destinations and activities all laid out for your enjoyment. Visit our website for more information and plan your road trip.

#RoadtripTip Celebarate West Coast beaches as the perfect spots for both picnics and surfing: Silwerstroomstrand, Melkbosstrand, Langebaan, Saldanha Bay, Yzerfontein, Paternoster, Elands Bay, Lambert’s Bay, and Doringbaai.

“Traveling in the company of those we love is home in motion” – Leigh Hunt

Road trips aren’t measured by kilometer markers, but by moments at Vensterklip

Vensterklip is one of the most fulfilling spots on the West Coast for a getaway consisting of bird watching, horse riding, hiking, fishing, surfing, rock art, and wild flowers.

If you and your soon-to-be lifetime partner get ecstatic by any of the above, then Vensterklip is a must-have venue for your special day!

Check out Vensterklip Guest Farm & Restaurant for accommodation, good food and amazing views on the wild West Coast of South Africa 🏞🍕

Vensterklip Elandsbay was established as the ideal chill spot on the West Coast. Whether you need a quick stop at a restaurant on your weekend road trip for comfort food, or whether you’re looking for guesthouses and camping spots, Vensterklip serves as the perfect place to spend some time (or all your time) before your road trip comes to a close. Find more information on this funfilled Verlorenvlei experience.

Sometimes all you need is a good friend and Lambert’s Bay

Appreciate the natural beauty the West Coast has to offer by taking a road trip with the most twists to ‘the Diamond of the West Coast’. Explore the small fishing town Lambert’s Bay to enlighten your travels with the refreshing life at sea.

For those wishing for a more educational and historical experience of the town, the Lambertsbaai Sandveld Museum offers a step back into the early years of Lambert’s Bay with exhibits of photographs, books, archaeology, farming equipment, and local life.

Look forward to loads of beachfront accommodations, Lambert’s Bay Bird Island Nature Reserve, boat trips and ocean view self-catering apartments.

With Wamakersvlei there’s no wrong turns 👌

Experience the ultimate solitude and serenity at Wamakersvlei Beach Farm (just past Dwarskersbos). This stay, perfect for a family getaway, NEVER disappoints with its magical sunsets at the ocean 🌅. Check out their Winter Stay special offer 😉.

Become one with nature with an ocean getaway at the historic fisherman’s village, Wamakersvlei. This beach farm is nothing short of a dream destination for photographers offering its marvelous ocean views and plentiful wildlife. Visitors are welcome to explore the farm via mountain bikes, a lovely walk, or their designated 4X4 trails. Five cottages are available for accommodation, for a maximum of 30 guests.

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Experience unforgettable moments at Darling Brew

A road trip is not complete without a refreshing cold one after a long journey. Pop in at Darling Brewery in Darling or in Woodstock Cape Town and celebrate over 10 years of South African craft beers with Africa’s first carbon neutral brewery.

Get your tickets for the Darling Brew Winter Festival 2022 now and jam out with popular South African artists @earlybmusic, @sunset_sweatshop and @lizemynhardt on Saturday, 16 July 2022 @ Darling Brew in Darling.

Book tickets now.

REMEMBER to allow life to thrive, so please DON’T drink and drive!

We bring you the best of the West Coast bush: Thali Thali Game Lodge

Stopover at Thali Thali Game Lodge when you find yourself in Langebaan for an exclusive stay at the fynbos reserve. Experience face to face encounters with their bountiful wildlife, birdlife, and plant species while kicking it back in 3-star rated West Coast style accommodations.

Get optimal relaxation: B&B glamping tents, the farmhouse, and self-catering chalets

Book a well-deserved stay, perfect for the whole family.

Find @thalithaligamelodge via our #FoodieRoute when taking your next road trip with the most twists. This fresh fynbos reserve has several facilities and fun activities to enjoy!

Bokkomlaan – a destination for a day of goodness in the heart of Velddrif

Velddrif is known for its Cape delicacy: Bokkoms. Enjoy a lovely lunch from Ek en Djy Vissery on the deck along side the Berg River, take a boat trip with Cracklin Rosie River Tours suitable for small functions, birthday parties and sunset cruises. And sip on coffee from Velddrif locals favourite cafe, Columbine Co.

Enjoying bokkoms, dining out at Ek en Djy Vissery, taking a birdwatching boat ride with Cracklin’ Rosie River Tours, and visiting Columbine Co. for a perfectly hand roasted coffee are a few of the necessary activities to partake in to ensure you get the complete Bokkomlaan experience.

Find Bokkomlaan on the #WestCoastWay Berg Route and Foodie Route 🗺 in Velddrif.

Photo Riebeek Valley David Lazarus Photography

A lover of the arts, olives and gorgeous natural scenery?

Riebeek Valley, surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, sounds like your happy place. Find Riebeek West, Hermon, Riebeeksrivier and Riebeek Kasteel all situated within this gem of a town in the West Coast.

Pay a visit to Riebeek Valley for a noteworthy experience filled with vineyards, olives, and more olives!

Be sure to plan your weekend away in Riebeek Valley to experience the live music, theatre, poetry, fine art, and of course olive tastings, olive dishes, and olive oils!

Get travelling to Groote Post

This wine, food and culture hot spot is the perfect place for those who love to travel and shop.

As they say, “Wine makes every meal an occasion, every table more elegant, every day more civilized.”

Stop and smell the rosé at Groote Post in Darling and enjoy a Groote Post Pinot Noir Rosé at this historic 18th century farm on the West Coast.

Wine, dine, drive and get your grapes at Groote Post. Situated upon the Darling hills, this farm is home to an extensive list of wines where only the best grape juices get vinified, with the rest of the remaining grapes being sold off.

Join Groote Post Vineyards for an elegant, memorable day out.

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Capture beautiful moments with Studio 46

Take a trip to Kreeftebaai, Melkbosstrand, Silwerstroomstrand, Yserfontein, Langebaan Lagoon, Paternoster’s beach and boulders, Jacobsbaai, St Helena Bay, Elands Bay, Lambert’s Bay, and Doringbaai to soak in the glory of the great Cape West Coast beaches. But start your #westcoastway roadtrip off in the most inspiring and ingenious way by popping into Studio 46 in Bloubergstrand.

Studio 46 is a fine art, jewellery and handcraft gallery run by the mother and daughter combination of Louise Van Rhyn and Hettie Wainwright, both of whom share a passion for people, art, creativity and design.

Get your mermaid sparkle on at Studio 46 in Bloubergstrand where you can view and purchase the most exquisite jewellery and art pieces before taking a short walk to the shore to live out your truest mermaid fantasy. Glass cabinets that are elegantly packed with mermaid jewellery made from beach glass and Cuttlefish castings, and walls covered in locally created art pieces encompass every corner and nook of the studio.

Open 6 days a week: Mon – Fri 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM and Sat 9 AM – 1 PM Contact: +27 (0)74 369 4292

Feel the local love at Living Colour

Feel the local love at Living Colour, the ultimate entertainment space for foodies, families, and fitness junkies. Situated in Darling this “conscious lifestyle” driven destination offers sustainable practices, healthy activities, and local support.

Explore their limitless routes for kids and adults of all ages as well as their mountain biking adventures, even take some time to relax while having locally made dishes.

A breath of fresh air is a great thing to take and even better taking it on your way to the West Coast Way!

Join Living Colour in Darling for the ultimate outdoor nature experience and the perfect road trip to explore the scenic 25km trail –

Perfect for:

★ Runners

★ MTB enthusiasts

★ Outdoorsy families will enjoy the kids’ pony ring, pump track, bike hire, and yoyo zipline.

Get in contact with them today: 071 901 2532  [email protected]

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Whether you’re looking for a relaxing spa experience, a cosy lodge to stay at, or whether you’re in the mood for more adventurous activities like windsurfing and kayaking, West Coast Way has your roadtrip covered!

Trek down to the West Coast for the best road trip experience you could ask for away from the city.

There’s no better way to end the month than with a West Coast Way-themed road trip. Discover the best delicacies the Cape West Coast has to offer with our #FoodieRoute road trip. This route takes our roadtrippers from a Darling Brew Experience to Club Mykonos, to Shelley Point Hotel and Spa, to Bokkomlaan, and Thali Thali Game Lodge, amongst other unforgettably appetizing destinations.

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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