The Cape West Coast in Western Cape runs from Cape Town to the edge of the Northern Cape at Touws River and includes the Cederberg Mountains and a series of historic towns and fishing villages, such as Paternoster, Lambert's Bay and Langebaan.
The area is well known for its amazing wildflowers. The region's main tourist drive is Route 27.
West Coast National Park
The stunning West Coast National Park is focused around the Langebaan Lagoon. The important wetlands of this area support an exceptional range of birdlife and beautiful beaches.
Other important nature sites here are the vast blankets of multi-coloured wildflowers in the Postberg Flower Reserve and the popular Bird Island Bird Reserve and West Coast Fossil Park.
A string of scenic coastal villages, such as Paternoster, Lambert's Bay and Langebaan offer a range of accommodation and recreational activities, as well as superbly fresh seafood and a supremely tranquil setting.
The rugged Cederberg Wilderness Area is an isolated region of pristine mountain terrain, located inland from the Cape West Coast.
The Cederberg reserve is best known for its extraordinary rock formations, but it also shelters a rich array of rare and indigenous plant, animal and fish species.
The Darling Wine Route is just an hour north of Cape Town, known for its independent wine estates producing great Sauvignon Blanc and thriving artistic communities.
Running between the towns of Yzerfontein and Malmsbury, the town of Darling is the most recognised on the route and the hub for exploring this laid-back region.