Western Cape Information and Accommodation
The Western Cape is truly one of South Africa’s most diverse provinces. It is situated south west of the African continent and recognised globally as one of the most beautiful places in the world. It currently boasts two world heritage sites namely Table Mountain and Robben Island but hopefully Cape Town’s Company Garden will soon be added to this exclusive list. Speaking of diversities, this province alone is made up of six tourism regions which are Cape Town, the Overberg Region (Hermanus), the Winelands, the Garden Route, the Klein Karoo, the West Coast and the Cape Karoo.
The Western Cape is a scenic paradise of white sandy beaches, fertile winelands, secluded bays and lush green coastal forests. Overlooking the city of Cape Town and some of the country’s most prestige beaches like Camps Bay and Clifton Beach, is the world-known landmark, Table Mountain. The Western Cape is a place of varied and endless beauty and provides visitors ample opportunity and activities to explore the province. From caves, ancient fossils, rock art, wine routes, pristine beaches, forests and mountains to nature reserves, national parks and the arid Karoo.
Accommodation in Western Cape
The climate in the Western Cape consists of warm, 14 hour summer days and mild, rainy winter days. Unlike other tourist destinations in the world, the Western Cape is an all-year round holiday destination. Accommodation in the Western Cape includes anything and everything: hotels, guest houses, and bed and breakfasts, self-catering apartments, holiday homes, nature reserves, game lodges and camping.
When visiting this province there are a few towns and landmarks that are a must to visit. Hermanus to view hundreds of Southern Right Whales between July and November; Stellenbosch and Worcester as the heart of the winelands and wine routes; the Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn which is also renowned for its ostrich produce; Knysna and Tsitsikmamma to see the country’s biggest indigenous forest; Simon’s Town to view a small colony of penguins and Table Mountain that contains more plant species than the whole of Europe which includes the Protea plant.
Visitors to Cape Town can disembark at Cape Town International Airport (at the foot of Table Mountain) and start their journey to discovering the diverse, beautiful Western Cape Province.
For luxurious, sea front guest house accommodation close to beaches, Hermanus golf club and the town centre, visit www.whaleaway.com.