West Coast, South Africa

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Discover South Africa's West Coast, where the vibe is laid back and food of the seafood variety. Take a walk on the beach or a boat on the ocean, admire the sea views and meet the warm and friendly people.

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Looking for small towns for weekend getaways from Cape Town? Discover 20 of the best in the Cape Winelands, Garden Route, Karoo, Overberg and West Coast. Find out what makes each small town special and what you can do there. They include Franschhoek, McGregor, Tulbagh, Wilderness, Barrydale, Matjiesfontein, Prince Albert, Greyton, Hermanus, Stanford, Swellendam, Paternoster, Yzerfontein and Riebeek Kasteel and seven more small towns for weekend getaways in the Western Cape  - Roxanne Reid Victorian Buildings, Old Buildings, African Vacation, Go Hiking, Paragliding, Prince Albert, Whale Watching, Africa Travel, Travel Couple

20 small towns for weekend getaways from Cape Town

Find out why small towns make ideal weekend getaways from Cape Town in the Western Cape - what's special about them and what to do there.

Looking for small towns for weekend getaways from Cape Town? Discover 20 of the best in the Cape Winelands, Garden Route, Karoo, Overberg and West Coast. Find out what makes each small town special and what you can do there. They include Franschhoek, McGregor, Tulbagh, Wilderness, Barrydale, Matjiesfontein, Prince Albert, Greyton, Hermanus, Stanford, Swellendam, Paternoster, Yzerfontein and Riebeek Kasteel and seven more small towns for weekend getaways in the Western Cape - Roxanne Reid African Vacation, Go Hiking, Paragliding, Prince Albert, Whale Watching, Africa Travel, Weekend Getaways, Cape Town, Small Towns

20 small towns for weekend getaways from Cape Town

Find out why small towns make ideal weekend getaways from Cape Town in the Western Cape - what's special about them and what to do there.

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Cape Columbine Nature Reserve & lighthouse, Paternoster

When you visit Paternoster on the West Coast, one of the highlights is the Cape Columbine Nature Reserve & lighthouse about 5km away.

Spring flowers at Postberg on the West Coast - Roxanne Reid All About Africa, Slow Travel, Beach Walk, Africa Travel, Virtual Tour, Spring Flowers, West Coast, South Africa, National Parks

Spring flowers at Postberg on the West Coast

Here are some photos of spring flowers at Postberg in the West Coast National Park to inspire you to see them for yourself.

Mamre village lies about north of Cape Town. Grab a heritage map and experience the Mamre sights and sounds on the West Coast. All About Africa, Slow Travel, Sight & Sound, Beach Walk, Africa Travel, Virtual Tour, West Coast, South Africa, Places To Go

Mamre sights and sounds on the West Coast

Mamre village lies about 30km north of Cape Town. Grab a heritage map and experience the Mamre sights and sounds on the West Coast.

8 things to do in and around Hopefield - Roxanne Reid Stuff To Do, Things To Do, All About Africa, Slow Travel, Weekends Away, Beach Walk, Africa Travel, Virtual Tour, Cape Town

8 things to do in and around Hopefield

Hopefield is close enough to Cape Town for a weekend away. Here are 8 things to do in the area.

The Riebeek Valley is a much-loved weekend getaway for Capetonians. Here’s my pick of 12 things to do in and around Riebeek Kasteel in the Swartland. Stuff To Do, Things To Do, All About Africa, Wildlife Safari, Slow Travel, Kruger National Park, Beach Walk, Africa Travel, Virtual Tour

12 things to do in and around Riebeek Kasteel

The Riebeek Valley is a much-loved weekend getaway for Capetonians. Here’s my pick of 12 things to do in and around Riebeek Kasteel in the Swartland.

7 things to do in Darling out of flower season - Roxanne Reid Stuff To Do, Things To Do, All About Africa, Wildlife Safari, Slow Travel, Kruger National Park, Beach Walk, Cat Gifts, Africa Travel

7 things to do in Darling out of flower season

The West Coast village of Darling, just over an hour’s drive from Cape Town, is a well-loved weekend destination. Here are 7 things to do all year round.

Cape Nature reserves: from Cederberg to Kogelberg and more - Roxanne Reid - Holiday Resort Mountain Zebra, Built In Braai, African Holidays, Eco Cabin, Responsible Travel, Holiday Resort, Rock Pools, Biomes, Whale Watching

Cape Nature reserves: from Cederberg to Kogelberg and more

Cape Nature reserves embody principles of conservation and ecotourism. Here are some of my favourites, from Cederberg to Kogelberg and more.

West Coast National Park: the ultimate guide - Roxanne Reid Sequoia National Park, Kruger National Park, National Parks, Slow Travel, Family Travel, All About Africa, White Sand Beach, North Africa, Africa Travel

West Coast National Park: the ultimate guide

Wetland, beach, wildlife, spring flowers, hiking and biking. Find out more about the West Coast National Park in this ultimate guide.

Wetland, beach, wildlife, spring flowers, hiking and biking. Find out more about the West Coast National Park in this ultimate guide. Lower Deck, Travel Guides, Travel Tips, White Sand Beach, Africa Travel, Amazing Destinations, West Coast, Family Travel, South Africa

West Coast National Park: the ultimate guide

Wetland, beach, wildlife, spring flowers, hiking and biking. Find out more about the West Coast National Park in this ultimate guide.

West Coast’s Rocherpan Nature Reserve - Roxanne Reid Eco Cabin, Provinces Of South Africa, All About Africa, Wildlife Safari, Cape Town South Africa, Slow Travel, Kruger National Park, Beach Walk, Nature Reserve

West Coast’s Rocherpan Nature Reserve

If you love nature and the outdoors, and you’re looking for a peaceful weekend getaway from Cape Town, why not try Rocherpan Nature Reserve?

CapeNature’s cottages at Algeria, Cederberg Wilderness Area - Roxanne Reid All About Africa, Wildlife Safari, Slow Travel, Kruger National Park, Short Break, Africa Travel, Countries Of The World, Virtual Tour, Travel Around

CapeNature’s cottages at Algeria, Cederberg Wilderness Area

Untamed and craggy, the Cederberg Wilderness Area is just 200km north of Cape Town – a perfect short break that feels a million miles from city life. We in CapeNature’s new cottages at Algeria.

Paternoster accommodation: Azzuro self-catering African Vacation, Africa Destinations, Slow Travel, Road Trip Hacks, Holiday Accommodation, Africa Travel, Best Vacations, Weekend Getaways, West Coast

Paternoster accommodation: Azzuro self-catering

Sea. Beach. Fresh air. Enjoy it to the full at this Paternoster accommodation: Azzuro self-catering.

There’s no way you go hungry in Paternoster, with 17 restaurants offering everything from pizzas and burgers to seafood and fine dining. Here are some Paternoster restaurants worth visiting. Noisy Oyster, The Fish Market, Africa Destinations, Lamb Curry, Asian Chicken, Restaurant Offers, Seaside Towns, Fish Dishes, Africa Travel

Paternoster restaurants worth visiting

There’s no way you go hungry in Paternoster, with 17 restaurants offering everything from pizzas and burgers to seafood and fine dining. Here are some Paternoster restaurants worth visiting.

15 things to do in Paternoster on the West Coast - Roxanne Reid South Africa Beach, Visit South Africa, Slow Travel, Travel Plan, Cape Town Tourism, All About Africa, South Afrika, West Coast Road Trip, Whale Watching

15 things to do in Paternoster on the West Coast

For the locals, life in Paternoster still revolves around fishing and the sea. For visitors, here are 15 things to do in Paternoster on the West Coast.

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