The Western Cape

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  • 1. Cederberg


    Clanwilliam is close to the northern edge of the Cederberg, a mountain range known for its San paintings, its bizarre rock formations, and,...Read More

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  • 2. Kanonkop


    In the days when ships of the Dutch East India Company used Cape Town as a refreshment station on their way to the East, a ship would fire a...Read More

  • 3. Tokara


    Perched on the crest of the Helshoogte Pass between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, Tokara is the brainchild of banker G. T. Ferreira. For a city...Read More

  • 4. Vergelegen


    Established in 1700 by Willem Adriaan van der Stel, who succeeded his father as governor of the Cape, this traditional Cape Dutch homestead...Read More

  • 5. Afrikaanse Taalmonument


    Like the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria, the concrete Afrikaanse Taalmonument, set high on a hill overlooking Paarl, holds a special place...Read More

  • 6. Afrikaanse Taalmuseum


    It was from the Gideon Malherbe House, now the Afrikaanse Taalmuseum, that the Society of True Afrikaners launched its campaign in 1875 to gain...Read More

  • 7. Allée Bleue


    Set against the dramatic Drakenstein Mountains with lavender fields and meadows, Allée Bleue is one of the oldest wine farms in the Cape. This...Read More

  • 8. Allesverloren


    Translated from Afrikaans, Allesverloren means "all is lost." The bleak name derives from a story from the early 1700s, when the widow Cloete...Read More

  • 9. Avalon Springs


    Popular Avalon Springs, the only resort open to day visitors, is not the most stylish, and the architecture leaves a lot to be desired. But...Read More

  • 10. Avondale Wine


    Although the farm was established as early as 1693, current owners Johnny and Ginny Grieve have done some serious reorganizing in the vineyards...Read More

  • 11. Backsberg


    Framed by the mountains of the Simonsberg, this lovely estate is run by the Back family, well known for producing great wines of good value...Read More

  • 12. Bain's Kloof Pass Road

    Scenic Drive/Tour

    The Bain's Kloof Pass Road, built by engineer Andrew Geddes Bain and opened in 1853, links Wellington to Ceres and Worcester. The road (an extension...Read More

  • 13. Baths

    Bath/Hot Spring

    After a grueling hike in the Cederberg, there's no better way to relax than at the Baths, where hot mineral water gushes from a natural spring...Read More

  • 14. Beaumont Wines


    The R44 becomes the R41 and cuts inland around the Bot River lagoon. About 10 km (6 miles) past Kleinmond is the junction with the R43. Hermanus...Read More

  • 15. Bontebok National Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Covering just 6,880 acres of coastal fynbos, Bontebok National Park is one of the smallest of South Africa's national parks. Don't expect to...Read More

  • 16. Boschendal


    With a history that dates back three centuries, this lovely estate is one of the Cape's major attractions. You can easily spend half a day here...Read More

  • 17. Bouchard Finlayson


    West of town off the R43, the R320 (Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Road) leads through the vineyards and orchards of the scenic Hemel-en-Aarde Valley...Read More

  • 18. Bovlei Winery


    Driving down Bain's Kloof Road, as you approach the initial slopes of Bain's Kloof, look out for the Bovlei Winery, on the right. Constructed...Read More

  • 19. Bredasdorp Shipwreck Museum


    Housed in a converted church and rectory, the Bredasdorp Shipwreck Museum has an extensive collection of objects salvaged from the hundreds...Read More

  • 20. Cape Agulhas

    Nautical Site/Lighthouse

    From Bredasdorp it's just 41 km (25½ miles) through rolling farmland to the tip of the African continent. Although this cape is not nearly as...Read More

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