With secluded beaches and a variety of farming and fishing towns, no other place in South Africa radiates “natural beauty” quite like the West Coast. With an incredibly warm population and attractions for all ages, The West Coast (or Weskus) has grown into one of Cape Town’s major holiday hotspots, offering visitors miles of unspoiled beaches, incredible mountain ranges and even a spectacular carpet of wildflowers in spring.
Ideally suited for those interested in a more relaxed holiday environment, the West Coast allows visitors to shake off the stress of everyday life, escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy life’s simple pleasures as they decompress and reset their body and mind.
Consisting of several small coastal towns (including Langebaan, Paternoster, St Helena Bay and Melkbosstrand to name a few), residents and visitors can easily drive from one town to the next, exploring local delights and attractions at their leisure. Whether enjoying the famous Club Mykonos in Langebaan, attending the annual Jazz on the Rocks festival in Paternoster, sandboarding in Melkbosstrand, or hitting MTB and hiking trails in the West Coast National Park - you’ll have plenty to keep you busy.
If you're eager to hit the shores, the beaches along the West Coast from Yzerfontein to Saldanha are second to none and family-friendly. Treat yourself to lazy days spent on the beach swimming, snorkelling or bodyboarding. After a day of hitting the waves and working on your suntan, don’t forget to explore the iconic Route 27 and try any of the open-air beachfront restaurants that provide unmatched seafood fresh from the sea. A belly full of melt-in-your-mouth calamari, an ice-cold beer and a golden sunset - what could be better?
The not-quite coastal towns of Vredenburg, Darling and Hopefield offer their own unique set of experiences. Lively clubs, restaurants and the ever-growing Weskus Mall provide enough entertainment when choosing to stay dry. Darling is a particular favourite, offering over 18's an opportunity to visit the highly renowned Darling Beer Brewery and the myriad of Wine Farms along the Wine Route.
Between wine tasting, exploring local markets, fishing for your dinner, and enjoying the variety of beaches available, a trip to the West Coast feels like a holiday that never ends! If you would like to let go of your troubles and relax in comfort and unmatched beauty, AirAgents can help. Our West Coast self-catering accommodations are fully-equipped, stylishly furnished and centrally located for your convenience.
For more information, please view our available accommodation options or chat with our friendly team.