Welcome to the Cape Peninsula! The beautiful mother city of Cape Town has much to offer its visitors. From Table Mountain to Robben Island, its sights and sounds ensure a memorable holiday. However, no visit would be complete without exploring the Cape Peninsula. The slender finger of land that comprises the Cape Peninsula holds a host of delights to discover and enjoy. Whether you are looking for spectacular scenic vistas, historic sites, the oldest wine estates in the country or the serenity of a visit to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, the peninsula has it all and much, much more.
The West Coast
The West Coast is blessed with stark natural beauty. Places such as Kraalbaai and Churchhaven, safely conserved in the West Coast National Park, are well worth visiting. The quaint fishing village of Paternoster famed for its picturesque wooden fishing boats scattered along the shoreline and home to the Cape Columbine Lighthouse and nature reserve is a must for those looking to sit back and destress. Where else in the region would you find such an irresistible combination of pristine beach, whitewashed village charm, and little to disturb the gentle, soothing atmosphere a mere hour away from Cape Town?
The Cape Winelands
The Winelands offers breath-taking scenery, historic homesteads, superb restaurants and of course, copious quantities of fabulous wine routes and a 300-year history. The Franschhoek Wine Tram hop-on hop-off tour is one of the best ways to discover the true essence of the Franschhoek Valley!
The Breede River Valley
An area of magnificent views, panoramic landscapes and towering cliffs, crystal clear streams, an abundance of trees and indigenous flora, the Breede River Valley is the largest of the Western Cape’s three fruit and wine producing valleys. A heavily cultivated region, graced with orchards, vineyards and wheat lands, surrounded by mountains, the higher peaks of which are heavily capped with snow in winter. The Breeder River Valley town of Montagu is the starting point for Route 62, the longest wine, fruit and mountain route in the world.
The Klein Karoo
The Klein Karoo region has a landscape fashioned almost entirely by water, ranging from lush greenery in the fertile river valleys to short, rugged Karoo plants in the veld. Gorges follow rivers that cut through towering mountains and passes cross-imposing terrain, leaving one stunned by the magnificence. The long narrow valley is rich in geological shapes, culture, history, Bushman art, prolific plant species and is also the home of the spectacular Cango Caves as well as the largest bird in the world – the ostrich
The Garden Route
The Garden Route is universally known for its spectacular natural beauty. The journey crosses magnificent mountain passes, winds gently along the unspoiled coastline, and ventures deep into the breath-taking state forest in the Tsitsikamma National Park. The lush, forested Garden Route takes in some of the country’s finest seaside resorts, like Wilderness, Plettenberg Bay, and – perhaps the best known of all – Knysna, with its giant sandstone ‘Heads’ framing the entrance to the lagoon.