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October 2023, Cape Town, South Africa,
West Coast Way is thrilled to announce that its birthday month is coming up and to mark this momentous occasion, it has a special birthday road trip plan for all lovers of nature and open spaces. To continue celebrating Western Cape Tourism Month, it invites all road-trippers to take a scenic summer journey to explore the unique Cape West Coast of South Africa.
West Coast Way Celebrates Ninth Birthday
West Coast Way is a privately owned initiative launched on 31 October 2014. It acts as a gateway to the Cape West Coast of South Africa, showcasing the unique biodiversity corridor of the area. By promoting the region, West Coast Way has been attracting more visitors to the Cape West Coast, providing a vital boost to the local economy and benefiting the stakeholders and residents of the region.
“We would like to extend a special thanks to all those who have supported us over the past nine years. If you’re considering embarking on a memory-making road trip for the whole family, there’s nothing more refreshing, inspiring and enjoyable than the Cape West Coast. You can either follow the West Coast Way route map or create your road trip by selecting the top attractions showcased that suit you best. From the vibrant small towns to the untamed beauty of the Weskus, West Coast Way is your trusted guide to uncover hidden gems that will leave you spellbound,” says Carmen Lerm, founder of West Coast Way.
West Coast Way 2023 Birthday Road Trip Plan
Start at Studio 46 in Bloubergstrand. Here, visitors can discover local art and stunning jewellery in this quaint studio on the famed Stadler Road, with Table Mountain National Park and Robben Island—two UNESCO World Heritage Sites—in the background.
Travellers arriving in Cape Town can head straight from Cape Town International Airport to the coastal town of Melkbosstrand (a short 35-minute drive). A welcoming retreat-style breakaway awaits them at The Lodge at Atlantic Beach, a 4-star luxury property on the Atlantic Beach Estate with access to an 18-hole links-style golf course. There are many facilities to enjoy, including paddle and tennis courts, a pump track, a golf course and leisure centre, plus two top-notch restaurants. The Lodge at Atlantic Beach is close to the beach and the Durbanville and Darling Wine Routes.
As travellers venture further into the Cape West Coast, an authentic farm road is the route to Groote Post, a historic 18th-century wine farm, where visitors can taste the prestigious wines produced on the rolling hills of Darling. For craft beer enthusiasts, a visit to Darling Brew in Darling is a must: sample their award-winning craft beers and indulge in the exceptional flavours that set them apart. After a day of exploration in Darling, retreat to the cosy comfort of Disa Lodge, a Bed and Breakfast in the heart of this small West Coast town.
Explore Thali Thali Game Lodge, where guests can choose from various accommodation options, including comfortable B&B glamping tents, a spacious farmhouse for families, or cosy self-catering chalets. This is the perfect place to experience the magnificent South African biodiversity up close with a one-of-a-kind West Coast game drive. From here, you can explore the famous West Coast National Park and the Peninsula, including popular destinations like Langebaan, Paternoster, St Helena Bay, Jacobsbaai and Saldanha. Each town has its unique story and personality that highlights the fascinating culture of the Cape West Coast.
A short drive from Thali Thali is Bokkomlaan the historical heart of Velddrif, which offers visitors the opportunity to discover the culinary delights of Ek en Djy Vissery, where fresh seafood is served with a unique twist, before taking a scenic boat adventure across the Berg River with Cracklin’ Rosie River Tours. Visitors can also relax at Columbine Co. coffee shop, where expertly crafted coffee is served with delicious treats.
Just outside Dwarskersbos, Wamakersvlei Beach Farm is a secluded getaway offering self-catering accommodation along 400 hectares of unspoilt pristine beach. This private sanctuary offers guests trails and mountain bike paths to explore.
Those road-trippers who like to take longer journeys can head straight to the start of the Cederberg to find Vensterklip Guest Farm and Restaurant. This is a charming escape along the Verlorenvlei of the Cape West Coast, where guests can choose from an array of accommodations that suit the needs of any traveller, including self-catering backpackers, cottages, farmhouses and camping sites.
Lambert’s Bay Tourism proudly offers comprehensive tourism information for the coastal town. Boasting a rich history of fisherman’s tales, crayfish and diamonds, the town of Lambert’s Bay is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to explore the seaside of the West Coast. From stunning coastline accommodations to exciting local wine, the town is home to a collection of unique and unforgettable experiences.
West Coast Wonders offers unique Lambert’s Bay holiday apartments, resorts, and farm stays with various activities such as rock climbing, mountain biking, surfing, bodyboarding, angling and private beach walks. Guests can fully immerse themselves in the local culture and traditions while taking in the area’s stunning natural beauty.
Continue enjoying the celebration of Tourism Month and West Coast Way’s ninth birthday this October by embarking on a journey into the Cape West Coast’s natural wonders, rich culture and tantalising cuisine. Plan your road-trip adventure with West Coast Way today and get ready to be exhilarated. For more information on 101 places to see and things to do on the Cape West Coast, please visit www.westcoastway.co.za and follow @westcoastwaysa for travel tips.
The Cape West Coast is a beautiful region located in the Western Cape province of South Africa. The Atlantic Ocean borders it to the west and includes the areas of Bergriver, Cederberg, Namaqua West Coast, Peninsula, and Swartland. This region stretches from north to south and is famous for its stunning landscapes, excellent fishing areas and abundant wildflowers that bloom in early summer.