The Cape West Coast RegionCaptivating Cave Paintings, Fossils and Flowers
An undiscovered destination of unparalleled serenity and beauty
What is still an almost undiscovered treasure trove of unspoilt beaches, incredible mountain ranges, rich geographical diversity, archaeology, bushman art and the most astounding carpet of wildflowers in spring, has unfolded into an up and coming destination for busman’s art and nature lovers.
The Cape West Coast stretches from Cape Town as far as the border with the Northern Cape at Touws River, including within its parameters the indescribably beautiful Cederberg Mountains, famous for centuries-old rock art. All along this stretch of coastline is a series of quaint historic towns and fishing villages with names like Lambert’s Bay, Paternoster, Saldanha and Langebaan that today roll with ease off the tongue, but until fairly recently were left to languor in relative obscurity.
The region stretches for over 400 km from north to south and is well known for its scenic beauty and fertile fishing grounds. The main towns in this region are Saldahna, Paternoster, Vredenburg, Velddrift, St Helena Bay Langebaan, Hopefield, Darling and Yzerfontein.The region’s main nature reserve is the West Coast National Park.