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South Africa's Western Cape

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The Western Cape of South Africa is a tourist delight. When you visit this area of this exotic land, you’ll find some amazing activities and spectacular sights. A South Africa travel holiday won’t be complete without a visit to the Western Cape.

If you relish creativity, the Garden Route might be the place for you to visit. You’ll find scenic views and hidden destinations. Take a tour of a wine farm or one of the floral kingdoms that give the Garden Route its name. You can pause at Plettenberg Bay to watch humpback whales and bottlenose dolphins playing close to the shore. The Garden Route National Park will stir your creative senses as you traverse its mix of ancient forests and wild coastlines, leaving you feeling refreshed and fulfilled.

If you are into thrilling watersports, then visit Langebaan. This lagoon is the perfect place for windsurfing, kayaking, and sailing. Kite-surfing is another exciting water activity that the flat and clear waters will beckon you to try. If you’re up for true excitement, try jet skiing or hobie sailing. There’s something for everyone of any skill level. Flamingos wade through the salt marshes and dolphin sightings are common in the lagoon, giving you a chance to relax as you watch them do their thing.

Horseback riding is always fun, but South Africa’s Noordhoek Beach is a must for those who love the sport. You can enjoy riding along the long stretch of sand at Noordhoek, admiring the wild Atlantic Ocean or the mountains of Chapman’s Peak Pass. There are plenty of local stables where you can find a spirited or sedate mount—whichever you choose. Make a day of riding, fishing, swimming, or bird watching in this exquisite part of the country.

On your next South Africa travel vacation, schedule some time in the Western Cape for one of the most memorable holidays of your life.