With its many quaint fishing villages and unspoilt quiet beaches, the West Coast offers a friendly and peaceful escape. The coastline transforms in spring time when the west coast landscape is carpeted with the bright yellow and purple colours of the Namaqualand daisies.
As you go up the coast you will encounter the rugged Cederberg mountain range with its many hiking trails and centuries old rock-art. The fertile valleys of the Cederberg are home to a large citrus farming industry, which becomes a hive of activity during the harvest time in winter. The Cederberg is also the only place in the world where the rooibos plant is found.
The west coast is well known for its fresh seafood including snoek, mussels, crayfish and local 'bokkoms', a salted mullet which is strung up and left to dry. A popular fishing spot is the Langebaan Lagoon although the whole coastline offers good fishing opportunities. For those who don't want to catch the fish themselves, the local fishermen sell their fresh catch of the day from the harbour or alongside the road.
Articles about West Coast
- Guide to the Namaqualand Flowers
- Men's Weekend in Yzerfontein
- !Khwa ttu - San Cultural Experience
- Taking it Slow in Lambert's Bay
- Roadtrip Up the West Coast to the Orange River
- A Coastal Pilgramage to Paternoster
- A Touch of Greece on the West Coast
- Put Your Feet Up in Paternoster
- Quirky Luxury in Paternoster
- Paternoster - Keep Calm and Braai Snoek
- Kalahari Cupid & Other Stories From The San
- A great escape in Riebeek Kasteel
- Weekend Getaway at Blue Bay Lodge
- Spring Flowers in the West Coast National Park
- The White House in Yzerfontein
- Relaxing break at Villa Augusta in Riebeek Kasteel
- The Cape’s Spectacular Floral Kingdom
- A wonderful stay in Paternoster