Top things to do

Top Choice Cabaret in Darling

Evita se Perron

This uniquely South African cabaret, featuring Pieter-Dirk Uys as his alter ego Evita Bezuidenhout, touches on everything from South African politics to history and ecology. Nothing is off limits – including the cou…
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…
Top Choice Seafood in Langebaan

Die Strandloper

The West Coast life exemplified – a 10-course fish and seafood braai right on the beach. There’s also freshly made bread, bottomless moerkoffie (freshly ground coffee) and a local crooner who wanders the tables stru…
Top Choice Fusion in Citrusdal

Hebron

It doesn't look much from the road, but this farm stall at the top of Piekenierskloof Pass serves some delightful cuisine. The imaginative dishes include green-pea falafel and saffron crème brûlée. It's a stop on th…
Top Choice Seafood in Lambert’s Bay

Muisbosskerm

This open-air restaurant offers a multicourse seafood buffet featuring traditional stews, salads and a range of smoked, baked and braaied fish. Allow three hours to dine. It's 4km south of town on the Elands Bay roa…
Top Choice Teahouse in Clanwilliam

Rooibos Teahouse

An absolute must for tea enthusiasts. There are more than 100 blends and flavours of rooibos available. The tea tasting (R70) is highly recommended – choose seven teas to taste, perhaps with a slice of cake. Tutored…
Top Choice International in Clanwilliam

Floris

Locals are loving this excellent addition to Clanwilliam's otherwise uninspiring culinary scene. There's plenty of choice on the menu, from pizzas to traditional dishes such as bobotie, but it's all done with finess…
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…