The Cape is a never-ending treasure trove of places to explore. Once you’re familiar with the peninsula, city and winelands, you may want to travel further afield to experience some of the other beautiful landscapes and destinations.
Journeying up the West Coast, you’ll find the wild West Coast National Park, with the the azure blue jewel of Langebaan lagoon at its heart. Here you’ll encounter San culture, ancient fossils, and, in Spring, one of the most dazzling displays of wild flowers on earth. Further along is the picturesque fishing village of Paternoster, where the colorful boats are lined up on the beach after the day’s catch has been hauled in.
Go east, and you’ll reach the glorious Hemel en Aarde valley, where fruit trees blossom in pink and white profusion in spring and boutique wineries are hidden up secret side roads. Further on is Hermanus, probably the best place in the world to enjoy land-based whale watching. From Gansbaai, you can also see the other superstars of the sea – the great white shark.
Continue on along the coast and you’ll reach the southern-most point of Africa, at Cape Agulhas, or follow the famous Garden Route to the lush forests of Knysna, where elephants reputedly still roam, and the white beaches of Plettenburg Bay, where dolphins surf the shore.