The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway remains the most popular tourist attraction
16 October 2010 - 16 October 2010
25 September 2010 - 26 September 2010
21 August 2010 - 21 August 2010
San and Khoi people inhabited the Cederberg from the earliest times. Expect to see excellent examples of San rock art as well as the the famous Stadsaal rock formations. Visit Algeria, Citrusdal, Clanwilliam and Van Rhynsdorp.
The natural phenomenon of flower season along the Cape West Coast in the Western Cape draws thousands of visitors from around the country and from around the world, between August and September each year; but, the wild flowers have been known to bloom as early as July and as late as October, depending on weather conditions.
The West Coast boasts an unspoiled coastline with endless stretches of pristine beach and is renowned for its national parks and other protected environments. It’s a birdwatcher’s paradise, where up to 100 species can be spotted at any one time. These include Cape Gannets, Jackass (African) Penguins, Flamingoes, Waders, Black Harriers, Sandpipers, Larks and Godwits.
!Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre and shake hands with descendants of the San, the first indigenous people of southern Africa. Journey into their history, and learn about their traditional knowledge, languages and customs.
Run by the South African Museum the Fossil Park is open to visitors by prior arrangement. It covers a large area, some of which has been excavated for its fossil animal remains, exposed during previous mining activities. A large dam attracts many bird species and a hide has been built there. A variety of duck and open veld species can be seen.
No alternative source of supply of this unique product is available anywhere else in the world. Today Rooibos, dubbed ‘mother nature’s lullaby’, is an excellent source of antioxidants. Lab studies show that the tea could possibly slow the ageing process (including the progression of dementia), prevent certain forms of cancer (particularly skin, liver and oesophageal cancer) and lower the risk of heart disease. Rooibos can also help fight allergies and anecdotal evidence suggests that Rooibos acts as a digestive aid and anti-spasmodic, thereby relieving stomach cramps and colic in babies; soothes skin irritations when applied directly to the affected area and boosts the immune system. It is safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women, and young children.
Bokkoms are a local delicacy of sun-dried fish. Bokkom Laan is the heart of a small bokkom industry in Velddrif. But it is not all just Bokkoms. You will also find Marina Clunie’s Art Studio, Ek en Djy Visserye and a restaurant in Bokkom Laan. While there, don't miss out on the unspoilt beaches with open air seafood restaurants in Yzerfontein, Langebaan and Lamberts Bay.
A famous theatre in the small town of Darling run by the infamous South African political satirist Pieter-Dirk Uys. The name was inspired by its location at the former Darling Station and by Evita Perron of Argentina. 'Perron' in Afrikaans means ‘station platform’ and ‘Evita’ is also the name of Uys' most famous characters, Mrs Evita Bezuidenhout. Uys performs his internationally-acclaimed cabaret in the Perron’s two theatres, often with the inimitable Mrs Bezuidenhout on stage, or with a cast of familiar political characters.
This is the world´s most accessible Cape Gannet colony. Here you can witness unique gannet mating dances (April -September), and even join in on their vociferous screeching. Bird Islands' Visitor Centre features an aquarium that offers an account of West Coast sea life, as well as a penguin pool and auditorium with shows and guided tours. Bird Island boat trips can take you to get up close and personal with a penguin, cuddle a Cape fur seal and view Cormorants.
Explore and taste delicious award-winning wines on the West Coast Wine Route, the Swartland Wine & Olive Route or do the Darling Wine & Art Experience. Three of the largest wine cellars in South Africa - Namaqua Wines, Klawer Wine Cellars and Lutzville Vineyards - can be found on the Cape West Coast Wine Route alone, as well as the country's largest organic wine cellar, Stellar Organics. Darling is also the first wine producing district to be awarded membership status by the Biodiversity Wine Initiative (BWI) with all individual farms achieving accreditation.