Western Cape forms the most southerly portion of South Africa
and presents a variety of terrain from endless beaches and
ocean vistas to indigenous fynbos and breathtaking mountain
ranges. The extensive coastline of the region is bordered
by both the warm Indian and cooler Atlantic Oceans.
Western Cape enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate which is
moderated along the coastal regions by ocean breezes.The summer
months are generally hot and dry and fall between November
and April - this is the best time to visit the Cape as days
are warm and rain is infrequent. The winter months of June,
July and August are generally cold and wet however, the region
can also experience long mild spells without rain during this
time which is often preferable to visitors who enjoy milder
the landmark Table Mountain as a backdrop to the city, Cape
Town - affectionately referred to as the Mother City - has
become known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Cape Town and its surrounding suburbs is the perfect base
for visitors and the many beaches, scenic drives and tourist
attractions that dot the peninsula are all within close proximity.
The scenic winelands regions including Stellenbosch, Paarl
and Franschhoek are also within easy driving distance. Popular
areas of interest in Cape Town include Cape Point in the Cape
Peninsula National Park, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and
the world heritage site of Robben Island. The West Coast is
a must for bird watchers including a visit to the West Coast
National Park. This stretch of coastline is home to a variety
of quaint fishing villages to explore and, in the months of
August and September the vibrant spring flowers in full bloom
create a spectacular display.