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The West Coast Region, located along the South-West Coast of South Africa, skirts the Atlantic ocean from Bloubergstrand in the Cape Metropolitan Area in the south, to the provincial border in Namaqualand in the north, all within the Western Cape. It is a remote strip of land and famous for its spectacular fields of flowers in the Spring, west coast hospitality, wild and desolate coastline, freezing cold water, peace and tranquility.


Map of West Coast (South Africa)
The inland southern region of the West Coast.


  • 1 Bitterfontein — a quiet village on the road to Namibia
  • 2 Langebaan — a fishing, holiday and retirement village on the beautiful Langebaan Lagoon
  • 3 Paternoster — a small, traditional fishing village turned holiday destination
  • 4 Saldanha — a paradise for the watersport enthusiast
  • 5 Wupperthal — a village near the stunning Cederberg mountain range and the Cederberg Wilderness Nature Reserve. Mostly destroyed by fire in 2018
  • 6 Yzerfontein — a fishing village known for its west coast hospitality, long beach, spring flowers and beautiful views

Other destinations[edit]

  • 1 Dassen Island — an island and nature reserve in front of Yzerfontein, home to tens of thousands of African Penguins


Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

There are two main routes north from Cape Town to the West Coast area:

Get around[edit]

You can explore the beauty of the West Coast by hiring a car from one of the many car rental companies operating nationally in South Africa.


  • The flowering of the wild flowers in spring. The landscape will be covered with beautiful flowers wherever you look.





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