Holiday Activities in the Western Cape | Western Cape Government

Holiday Activities in the Western Cape

(Department of Cultural Affairs & Sport, Western Cape Government)

Holiday Activities

 The Western Cape is possibly South Africa's most popular region. Explore the most exciting and cultural activities on the world's most beautiful areas and enjoy the holiday views and wonderful camping sites in the coastline of Hermanus, relaxing in the best attractions around Cape Town. Experience the brilliant and various sceneries of the Garden Route and Route 62 and whale watching spots. Natural attractions, diverse cultural and heritage sites, camping and caravan parks and a host of outdoor and adventure activities make the Western Cape a place to visit.

Western Cape Travel

Read more about the areas to visit and explore all facilities offered by the local municipalities around the Western Cape. Start planning where to visit around the Western Cape and direct your calls and enquiries to the municipal offices or find the place you wish to visit under the Holiday Resorts, Camping Facilities and Caravan Parks, cultural facilities and museums.

Areas to Visit in the Western Capeholiday-resorts-western-cape-map

Cape Town is known to be the most visited city on the African continent. It is globally recognised for its natural beauty and highlighting the famous Table Mountain which is known for its rich biodiversity. Holiday activities around the City are well-known for their dining preferences, extensive vineyards and a host of outdoor and adventure activities. As you explore Cape Town, you can visit the Dalebrook Marine Reserve and the fishing harbour at Kalk Bay or dive with Great White Sharks. Another eminent Cape Town peak is Lion's Head Mountain which is located within the National Park. As you travel around Cape Town, you can explore the beautiful views around the Cape Peninsula.


The coastline region of Hermanus is popular for being one of the world's main land-based whale watching spots. It is the best holiday destination for adventure activities as it is well-known for sea kayaking, canoeing, shark diving hand gliding etc.

West Coast

The West Coast is located from Cape Town to the edge of the Northern Cape at Touws River. It brings the scenes of the Cederberg Mountains and a series of historic towns and fishing villages, such as Paternoster, Lambert's Bay and Langebaan. Travelling along the West Coast National Park is the overlying Langebaan Lagoon which attracts most visitors for recreational activities, especially a variety of birdlife and attractive beaches.


The scenic Cape Winelands is one of the most popular areas of South Africa. Holiday experiences in this region focus on mountain and valley sceneries with highlights from areas like Paarl and Stellenbosch for their rich cultural heritage. To explore a range of fishing, hiking, climbing and outdoor activities, Cape Winelands is the perfect place to visit.


Since the Western Cape draws more visitors than any other place in the country, explore the incredible diversity of the holiday activities across the Western Cape.

All our recommended family activities i.e. museums, camping sites, resorts and caravan parks have been selected for their attraction, location and diversity. These holiday facilities are all available for visiting or to hire and they are accessible to satisfy your individual requirements.  

Please note: All rates, times of facilities vary according to each area. Times, rates and tariffs may change without prior notice.

The content on this page was last updated on 26 September 2017