Experience the fun of the West Coast Way and feel the West Coast
Here’s 12 top fun things to do on the Cape West Coast that you will love!
1. Go On Cracklin’ Rosie River Cruises
Bokkomlaan (in Velddrif) is a great place to chill and watch the tide come in while sipping freshly roasted coffee. Or sit on the Ek & Djy Restaurant jetty with a cocktail as seagulls bob between children splashing and playing. The birdlife is amongst the best on the coastline. From flamingos and spoonbills to pelicans and pied kingfishers, you might be lucky to spy a black swan.
West Coast Way recommends visiting Bokkomlaan and doing a Berg River cruise on the Cracklin’ Rosie.
Book your cruise experience with:
071 897 9611 (whatsup preferable) Email [email protected]
2. Cruise With E-Bikes In Paternoster
Paternoster is one of the oldest fishing villages on the West Coast and a sought-after tourist destination known for its seafood, white-washed fishermen’s cottages and remarkable coastline of jagged cliffs and white boulders.
West Coast Way recommends e-bikes for the best sightseeing experience!
Book your e-bike experience with Wowebikes:
[email protected] or call Annelize on 083 261 9921 and Danie on 082 898 302
3. Slurping West Coast Oysters In Saldanha Bay
Shuck, Savour & Sip the finest hand-picked West Coast encounters in Saldanha. Situated a mere 150 km north of Cape Town and on the West Coast Way Foodie Route, this undiscovered gem is bursting at the seams with fresh seafood, friendly people, and cool things to experience and unexpected places to explore.
West Coast Way recommends a stay at Saldanha Bay Hotel, which is a short walk from the oyster farm. And order your oysters 🦪 from the hotel. They are delish.
Book your oysters and Saldanha stay experience with Saldanha Bay Hotel:
[email protected] or call +27 (0)22 714 1264
4. Fly With Kitesurfing, Windsurfing And Stand Up Paddle
Known as the Jewel of the West Coast, Langebaan enjoys almost year-round sunshine and boasts azure waters and unsurpassed natural beauty. The white sand beaches surrounding the clear waters of the Langebaan Lagoon are very popular, especially for angling and watersports.
Book your kitesurfing and kiteboarding experience with Constantly Kiting in Langebaan:
5. Up Your Golf Game At The Lodge At Atlantic Beach
With 4-star accommodation surrounded by a world-class golf course, The Lodge offers you the choice to go explore or simply stay in and enjoy the view.
Atlantic Beach golf course features 18 holes covering a distance of 6229 metres which puts it on a par with courses in Scotland. The only thing separating it from the UK, however, is a variety of antelope – including Springbok – roaming the fairways.
West Coast Way recommends a stay at The Lodge at Atlantic Beach paired with a game of golf.
Book your stay on:
021 553 4653 or [email protected]
6. Weskus Archery At Thali Thali
The earliest evidence of archery dates to the late Paleolithic period, around 10,000 BC, but here in the West Coast of South Africa, archery was perfected at Thali Thali Game Lodge where they add a big dollop of fun to the art of learning this modern sport. Newbies can book archery lessons in advance with accredited coaches that have years of insight and tips to contribute. Thali Thali supplies the bows, arrows and know-how to give you a great experience. The farm offer a restaurant offering excellent meals for young and old.
West Coast Way recommends adding the high-energy experience of archery to your bucket list.
Book your archery lesson, game drive or stay longer in one of their three types of accommodation places:
Call 082 372 8637 or email [email protected]
7. Sip And Savour Dhe First Craft And Carbon Neutral Beer – Darling Brew
Darling Brew Tasteroom & Brewery is a celebrated microbrewery in Darling that produces some of the best craft beers in South Africa and is the first carbon neutral brewery in Africa. Find Darling Brew on the West Coast WayCulture Route. Beers crafted by Darling Brew are named after nature and animals that inspire the owners. These include the geometric tortoise, the verraux eagle, the honey badger and roan antelope.
West Coast Way recommends a craft beer tasting, book upfront a brewery tour and you will not go hungry! The new restaurant with chef Ryan is excellent. Second recommendation: the breakfast menu!
Book your table on: +27 81 085 7967 or email [email protected]
Drive to Darling and head to 48 Caledon Street.
8. First Fridays In Riebeek Valley
West Coast Way recommends a visit or stay at Riebeek Valley any time of the year!
Find the Riebeek Valley Tourism office here: 7 Plein St, Riebeek Kasteel in Riebeek Valley.
9. Hop On An Island At Lambert’s Bay
Bird Island is a tiny island just 100 meters from the mainland and accessed via a causeway from the fishing harbor. (Tip: here is one of our favourite restaurants: book your stop at Isabellas 027 432 1177)
Thousands of blue-eyed Cape Gannets use this as their nesting site, one of only 6 breeding sites in the world for these extremely attractive birds. These birds are incredible to watch, either from the rocky beach or the double story bird hide/viewing building.
A museum, shop and research center are also open to visitors to the island. A small entrance fee is charged.
For more things to see and do in Lamberts Bay contact the tourism office on:
Open 7 days a week | Monday – Friday
Distance from Cape Town: 261km
Where: Church St, Lambert’s Bay
Contact: (c) +27(0)27 432 1000 or email [email protected]
10. Get To Know San Art At Vensterklip
At Vensterklip they like you to have fun. Vensterklip Guest Farm can be found on the West Coast Way’s wild route of South Africa, just 220km north of Cape Town and 5km from the renowned surf spot, Elands Bay. We know getting up early may not be the first thing you want to do on vacation, but taking in the day’s first light over the ocean from the Elands Bay Cave filled with San (Bushmen) Rock Art is a spiritually enriching experience.
We recommend Vensterklip because quite simply: it is a beautiful piece of wilderness. Time stands still here.
11. Walk The Saltpans At Wamakersvlei And Then Stay Longer
Spend your days in total bliss exploring 400 hectares of unspoiled nature by foot or mountain bike at Wamakersvlei Beach Farm.
Smell the ocean and fynbos as you follow the tracks and trails of the abundant indigenous wildlife across saltpans and along a 7km beach. The northern boundary is the Rocherpan Nature Reserve and the south side is Dwarskersbos.
West Coast Way recommends visiting Wamakersvlei for its unique private beach environment.
Book your stay:
12. Go Groot At Groote Post
Groote Post Wine Farm is synonymous with award-winning wine and big personalities translated in the much-loved Old Man’s Blend Red and White. Or pair their multi-award-winning Seasalter, with a picnic basket organized via the farm’s Hilda’s Kitchen restaurant. to go on a biodiversity rich farm drive right to the top of the Darling Hills. Or just pop in any day of the week for a wine tasting.
West Coast Way recommends a visit to Groote Post for a cellar door purchase of their MCC Brut Rosé.
Book your farm drive experience with:
022 492 2825 or email [email protected]