Top Choice Archaeological Site in Langebaan

West Coast Fossil Park

The first bear discovered south of the Sahara, lion-size sabre-toothed cats, three-toed horses and short-necked giraffes are all on display at this excellent fossil park on Rte 45 about 16km outside Langebaan. Fasci…
Park in West Coast & Swartland

Cederberg Wilderness Area

As you drive, bike or hike through the bizarre-shaped, weathered-sandstone formations, glowing ochre in the fabulous Cederberg light, you'd be forgiven for whistling the soundtrack to an old Western movie. The 830-s…
National Park in West Coast & Swartland

West Coast National Park

This park encompasses the clear, blue waters of the Langebaan Lagoon and is home to an enormous number of birds. It covers around 310 sq km and protects wetlands of international significance and important seabird b…
Nature Reserve in West Coast & Swartland

!Khwa ttu

!Khwa ttu is the only San-owned and -operated culture centre in the Western Cape. It's based on an 8.5-sq-km nature reserve within the ancestral lands of the San. Tours involve a nature walk on which you learn about…
Village in West Coast & Swartland

Wupperthal Mission Station

This Moravian mission station, 74km southeast of Clanwilliam, dates back to 1830. Attractions include the original church and workshops – where handmade leather shoes (called velskoene) are still made.
Winery in Darling

Groote Post

Of all the Darling wineries, Groote Post has the most to offer the visitor, with wildlife drives, self-guided nature walks, a superb restaurant and, of course, free tastings of its excellent chardonnays and sauvigno…
Brewery in Darling

Darling Brewery

Darling is one of the country's best-known breweries, pouring a wide range of beers including Africa's first carbon-neutral brew. You can taste any or all of the beers in the cheery tasting room overlooking the brew…
Historic Site in Clanwilliam

Sevilla Rock Art Trail

There are nine San rock-art sites along a relatively easy 5km hike here. The permit fee includes an informative pamphlet deciphering the paintings and giving some history on the San. It's based at the Traveller’s Re…
Historic Site in Cederberg Wilderness Area

Stadsaal Caves

Once occupied by the San, these sandstone caves are glorious at sunset. First visit the rock-art site, on the right as you drive through the gate, then explore the network of caves with their marvellous views. Permi…
Observatory in Cederberg Wilderness Area

Astronomical Observatory

A group of hobbyists run this superb mini-observatory. Bring a bottle of wine with you.