Province of the Western Cape Travel Guide

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Province of the Western Cape Highlights

  • Pro
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     Has nearly everything - whether natural or commercial! 

  • Con
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     Can be hot in the summer and expensive! 

  • In a nutshell
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     A Taste of France a short drive from Cape Town 

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Cape Town

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Oudtshoorn

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108,234,38

Knysna

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170,356,64

Stellenbosch

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100,267,56

Swellendam

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29,58,19

Ceres

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14,33,0

Wilderness

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15,41,21

McGregor

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11,29,0

Gansbaai

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7,16,0

Somerset West

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4,6,24

Calitzdorp

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4,8,0

Cape Town

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  • Table Mountain

    Cape Town Things to Do

    This is a must visit when you are in Cape Town. Majestic mountains are a landmark of not only Cape Town but the whole of Africa. A cable car takes you up if you cannot spare the 5 hours required for the hike up not to mention the physical fitness required, The ride on the cable car is by no means inexpensive! It costs 100 Rands for children up to...

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  • Cape Grace Hotel

    Cape Town Hotels

    Stayed recently for three nights. It is absolutely wonderful. Rooms are very elegant with incredible...

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  • The Africa Cafe

    Cape Town Restaurants

    In the Africa cafe the food is very fine however a bit expensive. The waiter brings various dishes to the table what you really enjoy. The dishes are from all over Africa with very fine flavours. You will not leave hungry!!!!!!!!!!! The waitresses are dressed in traditional African clothes. The restaurant has many rooms and all have a different...

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Oudtshoorn

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  • Ostrich Farm

    Oudtshoorn Things to Do

    Visit an Ostrich farm and also take a ride if it is ok with you. We went to a farm but decided not to ride the ostriches. Honestly speaking I did not like this visit to the farm much. Except for the fact that we got to know about what really happens.

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  • Queens Hotel

    Oudtshoorn Hotels

    I stayed there for one night earlier this month. When i went for a drink at their restaurant i saw...

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  • Cango Caves

    Oudtshoorn Things to Do

    Very near Oudtshoorn are the Cango Caves. Ecologically significant and impressively beautiful the Cango Caves are a highlight of the Klein Karoo region. The caves offer an exciting tour. Their caverns began forming 20 million years ago when acidic ground water chemically eroded the 100 million year old limestone rocks. There are two tours to be...

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Knysna

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  • Walking around the town

    Knysna Things to Do

    This is a place that can be explored on foot. So don your boots and go walking! I walked from the River club to the Waterfront and it was a very nice way with good views of the birds near the lagoon and nice looking houses. It is a lovely way to start a day.

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  • Kanonkop Guest House

    Knysna Hotels

    Our 6 night stay was spilt: 3 nights in the Forest Room and 3 Nights in "Paradise". Both rooms are...

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  • The Waterfront

    Knysna Things to Do

    You could take a boat ride from the Waterfront area. There is one at 11.00 a.m. and another at 5 p.m. (winter times, so please recheck the timings) By the time we reached it was fully booked and we could not do it. So it is better to pre book.You could also walk around the area. There are plenty of shops and the area is generally nice to look...

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Stellenbosch

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  • Die Ou Hoofgebou

    Stellenbosch Things to Do

    Known as Die Ou Hoofgebou (The Old Main Building) in Afrikaans, this palatial building is part of the University of Stellenbosch. It is the oldest academic building in the university, completed in 1886 by the German architect Carl Otto Hager in a Neoclassical style not short of a triangular pediment and Corinthian capitals. The construction of the...

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  • Eendracht Hotel

    Stellenbosch Hotels

    Had a fantastic stay - good service, clean rooms, pleasant ambience, central location. The garden...

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  • Breakfast in the Botanical Garden

    Stellenbosch Restaurants

    Driving through Stellenbosch to wine country on the morning of 30th December 2013, we stumbled upon this lovely restaurant and stopped for breakfast. It is located in the botanical garden of the University of Stellenbosch and has an outdoor seating area shaded by a beautiful large red-flowering gum tree. It is only open for breakfast and lunch, and...

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Swellendam

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  • Game spotting

    Swellendam Things to Do

    A short drive out of Swellendam leads you to Bontebok National Park. It's a rather small park, that is dedicated to saving the bontebok, a kind of antelope.You need your own transport to get there and you drive your own car through the park. At the entrance you receive a simple map, that shows you around the park. Expect the full circle to take...

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  • Schoone Oordt Country House

    Swellendam Hotels

    1 Swellengrebel St, Swellendam, 6740, South Africa

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Old Goal

    Swellendam Restaurants

    An old jail that today serves as a restaurant. You have the choise of sitting either inside or outside. Local traditional South African food is served here and on the day that we were there, they had some venison pie with vegetables which was absolutely fantastic.

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Ceres

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Wilderness

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  • Wings over Wilderness

    Wilderness Sports & Outdoors

    You get to fly most of our beautiful sites.Quality instruction and ALL quality equipment to use during your licence periodBasic licence course with SAPHA licence after 25 flights.Tuition by qualified instructor.Accommodation overlooking the sea with dolphins surfing our waves.Full breakfast before you leave for the day.Good discount on all new...

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  • Palms Wilderness Guest House

    Wilderness Hotels

    Cnr George & Owen Grant Roads, Wilderness, 6560, South Africa

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Canoeing

    Wilderness Things to Do

    You can rent canoes near wilderness and canoe on the Wilderness Lagoon through the jungle. The sounds and sights are amazing and it is a lot of fun.

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McGregor

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  • Time stood still here...

    McGregor Restaurants

    This is basically a B&B guesthouse, but the inn offers also a pub and a -locally well known- restaurant. As we came on a Sunday there was only a choice between fried calamaris and fish & chips, but even these simple dishes were made with care and tasted delicious! Be sure to reserve your table in advance, as their capacity is very limited, so we...

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  • Eseltjierus

    McGregor Restaurants

    Situated at the donkey sanctuary, this place provides the ideal opportunity to just sit back and relax and enjoy the tranquility that surrounds you. Espresso milkshake

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  • Eseltjierus

    McGregor Things to Do

    At the donkey sanctuary, you will also find the Eseltjie rus nursery and garden furniture shop. Do drop in as there are interesting things on sale.

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Gansbaai

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  • Up close & personal with great white...

    Gansbaai Things to Do

    Experiencing the White Shark Projects (WSP) in Gansbaai, South Africa ranks in the top 5 of my all-time favorite travel memories and for so many great reasons. It is one of the few places in the world where you have the unique opportunity to be in the waters just inches from Great White Sharks in a safe and professional environment. The White Shark...

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  • Shark Cage Diving!

    Gansbaai Things to Do

    This is an experience that you just HAVE to do! Despite what you may think - it is NOT at all scary. Great white sharks are beautiful creatures!You will see many operators who offer shark cage diving if you're around Gansbaai (pronounced Huns-by), Hermanus or Cape Town. Gansbaai is the best place to go shark diving - in fact most tour operators...

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  • White shark cage dive

    Gansbaai Things to Do

    This is one of the most amazing things to do. Most people are really scared of sharks, but they are carefull predators, you shouldn't let the stories scare you. There is nothing more amazing than watching a 4 meter long white shark slowely swimming past your cage, hardly even paying attention to you. If you get the chance, do it!There are a lot of...

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Somerset West

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Calitzdorp

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  • Church

    Calitzdorp Things to Do

    In 1910, the population was 4000 and a larger church and school were needed. Both buildings were completed in 1912 The church has a neo-Byzantine style with a Marseilles roof. It is a good example of the sandstone architecture of the ostrich-era In the little Karoo. It was declared a national monument in 1991

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  • Die Dorpshuis

    Calitzdorp Restaurants

    Die Dorpshuis was originally built in the late 19th century as a prestige residence. Since then it was extended and became the residence and surgery of the town's doctors and eventually it became home to a local schoolmaster.The restaurant is open from 07h00 till 21h00 from Monday to Sunday. They prepare traditionally South African meals and have...

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  • Do not refrain yourself from this place!

    Calitzdorp Restaurants

    A very hopitable place, in an ancient house. Be sure to be seated at one of the few tables on their verandah in the cosy atmosphere of their garden. I could sit here all day, sipping some wine and sampling the delicious cuisine. Whatever you do, don't skip dessert!

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