The Dragon Dune is the biggest and longest sandboard ride in South Africa - making this thrill ride a bucket list experience on the Garden Route!
Discover Cape Town and the Western Cape, nowhere does it better
Welcome to a place where majestic mountains meet wild, open seas. A place of rolling green valleys and vast, untouched plains. A place where you can find yourself again. Whatever you are a looking for, you will find it here, because nowhere does it better.
From abseiling down the iconic Table Mountain to diving with Great White sharks in Gansbaai, Cape Town and the Western Cape is a playground for the fearless, those brave souls seeking real adventure. Explore underground cave systems in Oudtshoorn, dive with Cape Fur seals in the Atlantic Ocean or simply explore our trails, there is something here for everyone.
Sandboarding in Mossel Bay
The Cango Caves
The Cango Caves is one of South Africa's infamous cultural and natural landmarks. Dated to be around 20-millions years old, you can choose the Heritage Tour or, if you're brave enough, the Adventure Tour.
Abseiling at Paarl Rock
Throw caution to the wind as you safely scale down the iconic Paarl Rock on an abseiling adventure nestled in the Cape Winelands’ Paarl Mountain Reserve. With views that stretch far and wide, it's no wonder that a scenic picnic is included.
MTB in Franschoek
The Franschhoek Valley is well-known for its incredible wines and cuisine, but it's also home to some of the best MTB trails in South Africa. There's a trail that suits every mountain biker’s skill-set, from steep rocky hills to picturesque jeep tracks.
Shark Cage Diving
Shark Cage diving in the Western Cape's "Shark Alley" brings the ocean's most majestic, and feared, predators, the Great White shark, up close and personal for an incredible encounter.
There is no place more beautiful or more diverse than Cape Town and the Western Cape. From the pristine white beaches along the Cape West Coast to the vast, untouched plains of the Cape Karoo, the natural splendour of our province is jaw-dropping. Cruise along the famous Chapman’s Peak Drive or lose yourself in the gardens at Babylonstoren, either way the experience will leave you revitalised in both body and mind.
Garden Tour at Babylonstoren
Tour the inspiring Babylonstoren food and medicinal garden while sampling the seasonal produce, listening to farm stories and learning practical tips from one of their experienced gardeners.
The Cape Karoo's "Beautiful Little Secret", Murraysburg's hiking trails and spectacular views are waiting to be discovered.
Marloth Mountain Nature Reserve
The Marloth Mountain Nature Reserve, an unspoilt gem hidden away in the imposing Swellendam Mountains. With some of the best hikes in the country, it's a must for serious hikers.
The Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, or ‘Heaven on Earth’, in the Western Cape has it all - views, award-winning wines, and crafted tasting menus.
A little piece of paradise, Nature's Valley is the perfect place to unwind, with plenty of gentle hikes, bird-watching opportunities and epic sunsets.
CULTURE & HERITAGE
The Western Cape is a hugely diverse province, a melting pot of cultures and heritage. From our storied past to our present, there is a huge amount to explore. Here we boast an open narrative of the past, with its vibrant and colourful people providing the material to shape a beautiful tapestry for the future. From the legacy of Nelson Mandela and the San people to the rock art of the Cederberg and the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art, you will find more than just paint and canvas inside a building.
Walking tour of Kayamandi
Considered the second oldest township in the country, Kayamandi is a place of great contrast, and the tour will illustrate this as you explore the area on foot.
Point of Human Origin
Providing the earliest evidence for modern human behaviour, the Pinnacle Point Caves in Mossel Bay will transport you 160 000 years into the past.
Velskoen Shuffle Heritage Walks
Follow local tour guide, Jeremy van Wyk as you discover the culture and history of the charming town of Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo.
Franschhoek Motor Museum
Look back at more than 100 years of motoring history with the Franschhoek Motor Museum's incredible and impeccable collection of vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and memorabilia.
Railton Township Tour
Swellendam guide Meisie Bokwana’s tour of the Railton Township shows you a different side to this fascinating town.
FOOD & WINE
Home to some of the world’s most bountiful vineyards and boasting numerous award-winning restaurants, Cape Town and the Western Cape is a gastronomic wonderland, with a history intrinsically tied to the vine. The six regions of the Western Cape are, of course, all very different to one another, each enjoying a unique vibe and flavour. From the lamb in the Cape Karoo to the roosterkoek in the Cape Overberg, here you can discover a myriad of different tastes.
Find a culinary adventure just off Route 62 at the Hillock Wines. Surrounded by nature reserves, find tranquillity and exceptional wine at Hillock Wines.
Kaai 4 Braai
No South African trip is complete without a braai. Kaai 4 Braai offers a taste of traditional braai dishes with a relaxed vibe perfect for families.
Dine with locals in Kayamandi
Get a taste of South African hospitality and dine on traditional African cuisine, paired with exceptional wines with the local Stellenbosch community in Kayamandi.
In the tradition of Texas-BBQ cooking, Hickory Shack has created a smokehouse in Elgin Valley, where wood-fires and blue smoke set the perfect moment for the pit-masters craft.
Elgin Wine Valley
Elgin Wine Valley may not be as well-known as some of the other wine routes in the Western Cape, but it has plenty on offer with some of the country's most celebrated vintages.
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