Explore The Cape West Coast


!Khwa ttu - San Spirit Discovered
!Khwa ttu takes you on an exciting journey of discovery into the world of Southern Africa's San or Bushman people.  www.khwattu.org    Tel: 022 492 2998   
Agritourism
Because of its rural nature the West Coast is an agricultiral node where the main activities are: * Wheat - this is the oldest wheat growing area in South Africa. * Livestock  * Grapes and deciduous fruit * Potatoes * Olives *Rooibos tea
Bird Watching
Explore twelve of the greatest spots for Bird Watching scattered around the West Coast. Locations include the West Coast National Park, Bird Island at Lambert's Bay and the Darling Bird Route.    
Cape Columbine Nature Reserve
This nature reserve near Paternoster sports typical West Coast fynbos and also succulent Karoo scrub and in August to September/October the area is adorned by a bright tapestry of wild flowers.
Cape West Coast Cycle Tourism
There are many MTB Trails on the Cape West Coast where families and beginners to experts will find a mountain bike trail to suit them.
Cederberg Wilderness Area
Proteaceae, such as, the sugarbush, cone bush, pincushion, spiderhead and endemic snow protea all adorn this lanscape. The leopard, black eagle, rock kestrel and jackal buzzard all call this mountain wilderness home, too.
Coastal and Marine Conservation
Coastal and marine conservation plays a vital role in maintaining the beauty and sustainability of the West Coast. For that reason, permits are issued to regulate fishing and harvesting from the ocean.
Ganzekraal Coastal Resort
A comfotable base from which to explore the West Coast, Ganzekraal is a popular holiday resort and conference venue.
Marine Mammals - Whales and Dolphins
A number of different species of cetaceans (dolphins and whales) move through the nutrient-rich waters of the West Coast, fed by the Benguela current. Check out the West Coast whale report on this link: www.awhaleofaheritageroute.co.za/westcoast_whalesightingsreport.pdf
Rooibos Route
Rooibos tea, a popular South African herbal tea, which is free of tannin and high in Vitamin C, is exclusively grown in the Cederberg and Matzikama regions. www.rooibos-route.co.za    
The Cape West Coast Biosphere Reserve
The Cape Wet Coast Biosphere Reserve is a region with beautiful landscapes, a considerable abundance of fauna and flora, unique cultures, where a balance between development and the natural surroundings are promoted.   There are five slackpacking trails, guided and fully catered for, comfortable and safe.  * The Darling Stagger -  2.5 days, 25 km (hiking or cycling cultural experience).  * Eve's Trail - 2,5 days, 30 km (hiking). * Five Bay Trail - 2,5 days, 28km.    * Wheels of Time (106 off-road mountain bike trail.)   *Heritage Trail This is a 3 day guided journey through time with a focus on connecting the guests with cultural and natural heritage
The Mission Stations
There are ten Mission Station villages on the Cape West Coast, namely: Ebenhaezer; Elandskloof; Goedverwacht; Mamre; Papendorp; Troe-Troe in Vanrhynsdorp; Rietpoort; Vergenoeg in Vredendal; Wittewater and Wupperthal.
Weskus Crayfish Trail
A Truly Unique ‘Slackpacking’ Experience! If you love the idea of exploring unspoilt stretches of coastline and pioneering new trails, but hate the thought of carrying a crippling load on your back, then slackpacking is for you. The stretch of coastline between the Berg and Olifants Rivers offers superb hiking opportunities which the Crayfish Trail takes full advantage of. There are a number of different routes from which to choose.  These include the Five Day Trail and a choice of Two Day Trails.   
West Coast Bikers
Welcome to Wild Dog Adventure Riding   Follow the link to an interactive site for biking, do not that it is forum and that you need to register.  http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=tlqrm5i0s8babcc0vvs3rajvr5&action=help  
West Coast Fossil Park
Littered with bones of small mammals and avifauna, the park also boasts remains of the sabre-toothed tiger and the short-necked giraffe and the first bear to be found south of the Sahara Desert.
West Coast Veld Flowers
The Western Cape, Northern Cape and Namaqualand are known for their beautiful flowers and have an enigmatic pull that draws people from across the globe to the West Coast.