Sights & Attractions in The Western Cape

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Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Afrikaanse Taalmonument
Like the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria, the...
Memorials / Monuments Paarl
 
Afrikaanse Taalmuseum
It was from the Gideon Malherbe House, now the...
Museums / Galleries Paarl
 
Algeria
A scenic dirt road that heads south out of town,...
Trails Clanwilliam
 
Allesverloren
Translated from Afrikaans, Allesverloren means...
Wineries / Breweries Riebeek West and Riebeek Kasteel
 
Anthoniji Rupert Wines
Dating from 1811, the archetypal Cape Dutch manor...
Wineries / Breweries Franschhoek
 
Avalon Springs
Popular Avalon Springs, the only resort open to...
Resorts Montagu
 
Avondale Wine
Although the farm was established as early as...
Wineries / Breweries Paarl
 
Backsberg
Framed by the mountains of the Simonsberg, this...
Wineries / Breweries Paarl
 
Bain's Kloof Pass Road
The Bain's Kloof Pass Road, built by engineer...
Scenic Drives Paarl
 
Baths
After a grueling hike in the Cederberg,...
Hot Springs / Spas Citrusdal
 
Beaumont Wines
The R44 becomes the R41 and cuts inland around...
Wineries / Breweries Kleinmond
 
Bontebok National Park
Covering just 6,880 acres of coastal fynbos,...
Parks Swellendam
 
Boschendal
With a history that dates back three centuries,...
Wineries / Breweries Franschhoek
 
Bouchard Finlayson
With only 44 acres under vine, Bouchard Finlayson...
Wineries / Breweries Hermanus
 
Bredasdorp Museum
Housed in a converted church and rectory, the...
Museums / Galleries Bredasdorp
 
Cabrière
Built in 1994 on the lower slopes of the...
Wineries / Breweries Franschhoek
 
Cape Agulhas
From Bredasdorp it's just 41 km (25½ mi) through...
Nautical Sites Bredasdorp
 
Cederberg
Clanwilliam is close to the northern edge of the...
Mountains Clanwilliam
 
Cederberg Private Cellar
The Cederberg might be the last place you'd...
Wineries / Breweries Clanwilliam
 
Church Street
Much of the town is unlovely, having simply been...
Neighborhoods / Streets Tulbagh
 
Clanwilliam Living Landscape Project
Nature Preserves The Western Cape
 
Clanwilliam Museum
The display is old-fashioned and not particularly...
Museums / Galleries Clanwilliam
 
Columbine Nature Reserve
Along the coast just south of Paternoster, the...
Nature Preserves Paternoster
 
D'Ouwe Werf
Possibly the country's oldest boardinghouse,...
Houses / Mansions Stellenbosch
 
Darling Cellars
Large Darling Cellars produces wines under a...
Wineries / Breweries Darling
 
De Hoop Nature Reserve
De Hoop Nature Reserve is a huge conservation...
Nature Preserves Bredasdorp
 
Delaire Graff Estate
This has to be one of the most spectacular...
Wineries / Breweries Stellenbosch
 
Die Braak
Some of Stellenbosch's most historic buildings...
Houses / Mansions Stellenbosch
 
Dorp Street
Stellenbosch's most historic avenue is oak-lined...
Neighborhoods / Streets Stellenbosch
 
Drostdy Museum
The centerpiece of the town's historical past is...
Museums / Galleries Swellendam
 
Dutch Reformed Church
The old Dutch Reformed Church, a little farther...
Religious Sites Paarl
 
Dutch Reformed Church
Swellendam's Dutch Reformed Church is an imposing...
Religious Sites Swellendam
 
Elim
Little has changed in the last hundred years in...
Towns Bredasdorp
 
Esletjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary
Esletjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary is across the road...
Zoos / Aquariums McGregor
 
Excelsior Farm
Once over the Piekenaarskloof Pass, you'll head...
Farms Citrusdal
 
Fairview
This is one of the few wineries that is good for...
Wineries / Breweries Paarl
 
Genadendal
After Greyton the R406 becomes paved. Drive 5...
Religious Sites Greyton
 
Genadendal Mission Museum
Of particular note in Genadendal is the...
Museums / Galleries Greyton
 
Glen Carlou
What comes out of Glen Carlou is rather special....
Wineries / Breweries Paarl
 
Graham Beck Wines
The Robertson cellar of Graham Beck Wines, on the...
Wineries / Breweries Robertson
 
Groote Post Vineyard
Former dairy farmer Peter Pentz had enough of...
Wineries / Breweries Darling
 
Hamilton Russell Vineyards
West of town off the R43, the R320...
Wineries / Breweries Hermanus
 
Harold Porter National Botanical Garden
Harold Porter National Botanical Garden is a...
Gardens / Arboretums Betty's Bay
 
Huguenot Memorial Museum
To trace the history of the Huguenot community...
Museums / Galleries Franschhoek
 
Huguenot Monument
The Huguenot Monument stands at the end of the...
Memorials / Monuments Franschhoek
 
Jan Phillips Mountain Drive
Halfway down the hill from the Afrikaans Language...
Scenic Drives Paarl
 
Jordan
At the end of Stellenbosch Kloof Road, this...
Wineries / Breweries Stellenbosch
 
Kanonkop
In the days when ships of the Dutch East India...
Wineries / Breweries Stellenbosch
 
Karoo National Botanical Garden
The Karoo National Botanical Garden includes...
Gardens / Arboretums Worcester
 
Kleinplasie Living Open-air Museum
The Kleinplasie Living Open-air Museum is a...
Museums / Galleries Worcester
 
Kloovenburg Wine Estate
You have to move fast if you want to snap up any...
Wineries / Breweries Riebeek West and Riebeek Kasteel
 
Kogelberg Nature Reserve
Close to town, on the Cape Town side and clearly...
Nature Preserves Kleinmond
 
KWV
Short for Ko-operatieve Wijnbouwers Vereniging...
Wineries / Breweries Paarl
 
KWV Brandy Cellar
The KWV Brandy Cellar is the largest...
Wineries / Breweries Worcester
 
La Gratitude
This early-18th-century Dorp Street home was...
Houses / Mansions Stellenbosch
 
La Motte Estate
This estate is owned by a branch of the same...
Wineries / Breweries Franschhoek
 
La Petite Ferme
You'll have to phone ahead to arrange a tasting...
Wineries / Breweries Franschhoek
 
Landskroon
Landskroon means "crown of the land" in...
Wineries / Breweries Paarl
 
Langeberg Tractor Ride
The popular three-hour Langeberg Tractor Ride...
Scenic Drives Montagu
 
Little Wool Shop and Mama Joan's Farm Kitchen
Little Wool Shop and Mama Joan's Farm Kitchen is...
Stores / Malls Stellenbosch
 
Malgas
Past De Hoop Nature Reserve on the dirt road from...
Towns Bredasdorp
 
Marloth Nature Reserve
If you'd like to stretch your legs, take a...
Nature Preserves Swellendam
 
McGregor Wines
The McGregor Wines is a popular attraction, with...
Wineries / Breweries McGregor
 
Meerlust
A visit to Meerlust, probably South Africa's most...
Wineries / Breweries Stellenbosch
 
The Milkwood
The Milkwood, overlooking the lagoon in Onrus,...
Restaurants Kleinmond
 
Mont Rochelle
This picture-pretty estate overlooking Franschoek...
Wineries / Breweries Franschhoek
 
Mooiberge Farm Stall
You can't drive down the R44 between Somerset...
Farms Somerset West (Helderberg)
 
Moravian Mission Station
As you head out of Cape Town on the N1 or R27 on...
Religious Sites The Western Cape
 
Morgenhof Wine Estate
This beautiful Cape Dutch estate, with a history...
Wineries / Breweries Stellenbosch
 
Mulderbosch Vineyards
It's widely accepted that this small estate...
Wineries / Breweries Stellenbosch
 
Muratie
Ancient oaks and a cellar that truly seems to be...
Wineries / Breweries Stellenbosch
 
Neethlingshof
A long avenue of pines leads to this lovely...
Wineries / Breweries Stellenbosch
 
Old Harbour Museum
Originally, Hermanus was a simple fishing...
Museums / Galleries Hermanus
 
Onrus
Head back toward Kleinmond, continuing on the R43...
Towns Kleinmond
 
Oom Samie Se Winkel
Redolent of tobacco, dried fish, and spices, this...
Stores / Malls Stellenbosch
 
Oude Drostdy Museum
Just 3 km (2 mi) out of town, set on high ground...
Museums / Galleries Tulbagh
 
Oude Kerk
The Oude Kerk museum stands at the entrance to...
Religious Sites Tulbagh
 
Overgaauw
Among the established estates on Stellenbosch...
Wineries / Breweries Stellenbosch
 
Paarl Museum
Main Street North doglegs to the right at Lady...
Museums / Galleries Paarl
 
Pakhuis Pass
East of Clanwilliam the R364 becomes a...
Scenic Drives Clanwilliam
 
Plaisir de Merle
The name means "Pleasure of the Blackbird" and...
Wineries / Breweries Franschhoek
 
Ramskop Wildflower Garden
The Ramskop Wildflower Garden is at its best in...
Gardens / Arboretums Clanwilliam
 
Rhebokskloof Private Cellar
This winery sits at the head of a shallow valley,...
Wineries / Breweries Paarl
 
Rhenish Complex
One of the most impressive restoration projects...
Historic Districts / Sites Stellenbosch
 
Rondeberg Nature Reserve
A more formal flower experience than Tienie...
Nature Preserves Darling
 
Rooiberg Winery
Capetonians in the know have long considered...
Wineries / Breweries Robertson
 
Rotary Way
On the outskirts of town a pair of white...
Scenic Drives Hermanus
 
Rust en Vrede
Nestled against the base of Helderberg Mountain...
Wineries / Breweries Somerset West (Helderberg)
 
Rustenberg
This estate may date back to 1682, but it's been...
Wineries / Breweries Stellenbosch
 
Sandown Bay
About 10 km (6 mi) of sandy beach fringes the...
Beaches Kleinmond
 
Simonsig
Sitting in a sea of vines is this estate with...
Wineries / Breweries Stellenbosch
 
Sir Lowry's Pass
To head back toward Cape Town, follow the R406 to...
Scenic Drives Greyton
 
Spier
Describing Spier as simply a wine estate is...
Wineries / Breweries Stellenbosch
 
Springfield Estate
Abrie Bruwer, winemaker and viticulturist at...
Wineries / Breweries Robertson
 
Stellenbosch Village Museum
This museum comprises four dwellings scattered...
Museums / Galleries Stellenbosch
 
Swartland Winery
Because of its location in the less fashionable...
Wineries / Breweries Riebeek West and Riebeek Kasteel
 
Thelema Mountain Vineyards
On the slopes of the Simonsberg, just off the...
Wineries / Breweries Stellenbosch
 
Tienie Versfeld Wildflower Reserve
During the flower season the Tienie Versfeld...
Nature Preserves Darling
 
Tokara
Perched on the crest of the Helshoogte Pass...
Wineries / Breweries Stellenbosch
 
Twee Jonge Gezellen
If you stand in front of the church on Van der...
Wineries / Breweries Tulbagh
 
V.O.C. Arsenal
Next to the Burgher House, just across from the...
Architectural Sites Stellenbosch
 
Van Loveren Winery
Van Loveren Winery, between Robertson and...
Wineries / Breweries Robertson
 
Vergelegen
Vergelegen was established in 1700 by Willem...
Wineries / Breweries Somerset West (Helderberg)
 
Villiera
Since it started wine making in 1984, the Grier...
Wineries / Breweries Stellenbosch
 
Vine Hopper
Wineries / Breweries The Western Cape
 
Voorgelegen
This 19th-century home and the houses on either...
Houses / Mansions Stellenbosch
 
Warwick
This Ratcliffe-family-run farm is all business....
Wineries / Breweries Stellenbosch
 
West Coast Fossil Park
About 20 minutes from Langebaan on the R45 on the...
Geological Sites Langebaan
 
West Coast National Park
Even if you don't stop in West Coast National...
Parks Langebaan

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