The area North of Cape Town is relatively unknown, but this is certainly not justified. Beautiful scenery, flowers, whales and water sports; you’ll find it all here!
Paternoster is a picturesque fishing village with only white houses, here you can enjoy a nice walk on the beach and eat very tasty fresh fish. Langebaan is the kitesurf mecca, but even if not a surfer, the vibe in the town is very pleasant. Beautifully situated on the ocean you will find the West Coast National Park, in spring it is fully in bloom. Along the way you can stop at Darling for a wine or beer tasting. In short, all the ingredients for a fun multi-day outing from Cape Town.
The Westcoast of South Africa is the area that lies above Cape Town along the Atlantic Ocean. It stretches from just beyond Blouberg to the border with the Northern Cape province, approximately at the height of Namaqualand. Most of the highlights are not far apart and can therefore be combined in a few days.
The beautiful flowers in the West Coast National Park can only be seen in August and September (which is also the only season that the Postberg section is opened to the public). The park is also beautiful to visit outside flower season. In the whale season (June – November) you can often see the whales from the shore. This is also possible at other places along the West Coast such as Yzerfontein and St Helena Bay
Langebaan and Paternoster are both fun as a weekend trip from Cape Town. You could even do the West Coast National Park as a day trip. Do you want to combine it all? Then spend a minimum of 3 nights in this area. Make it complete by also adding Cederberg to your getaway!
Entrance to the West Coast National Park for international visitors is ZAR87 per adult (children ZAR42) and in the flower season ZAR186 per person (children ZAR93). Spending the night in the West Coast National Park is possible from 38 euros per person (based on 2 people, self-catering).
For an accommodation in Paternoster or Langebaan you have to count on 32 euros per person (based on 2 people in a self-catering house).