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Known as the heartbeat of the West Coast region Darling lies less than an hours drive from Cape Town and just 40 minutes from Masada Guest House. An ideal day trip. Darling offers fabulous light hearted entertainment opportunities in the form of Evita's se Perron where you'll be enveloped in the warmth of the Darling community and the entertainment talents of our very own Tannie Evita (Pieter Dirk Uys) who will keep you enthralled with the latest politial satire.
Experience local history and culture at the local museum. Visit wine farms and experience the annual flower spectacular as nature puts on its very own wild flower show for you.
Situated on route 45, Hopefield was originally developed as a church community on the banks of the Zoute River in 1853. Hopefield is known for its spectacular displays of seasonal wild flowers as it is situated in the heart of "fynbos" country. Several fossil deposits are to be found on the local farm Elandsfontein.
A secluded bay with a sea frontage of approximately 2 kms, Jocobsbaai conjures up images of Greece with its fisherman style cottages dotting the water's edge. An abundance of seafood makes this a seafood lovers paradise. Enjoy crayfish, mussels and abalone from the pristine waters of the protected coves and crannies in this beautiful bay.
Crayfish country and seafood mecca, Lambert's Bay is a pictureque little seaside village with a holiday atmosphere all year round. Watersports, bird watching, whale and dolphin watching, 4x4 and hiking trails are just some of the activities to keep you busy when visiting this busy little seaside town. The locals are happy to guide you to the renowned open air restaurant Muisbosskerm where you will enjoy local delicacies from the sea including crayfish, snoek, other line fish, potbrood, homemade jams and preserves and more.
Hiking, 4 x 4 and quad bike trails, art galleries and museums will keep you busy on a day trip to Lambert's Bay. Take a boat trip out to Bird Island and view gannets, cormorants and seals. There's something for everyone in Lambert's Bay.
Langebaan is situated 120kms north of Cape Town on the edge of the pristine Langebaan lagoon, home to abundant birdlife and sea creatures.
With more than 300 species of birds found around the lagoon of the West Coast National Park, Langebaan is a favoured destination for avid bird watchers.
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Paternoster is possibly the most scenic and romantic fishing village on the Cape West Coast, reminiscent of a typical Mediterranean seaside village. Azure blue waters, lime washed seaside cottages, delicious seafood delicacies from the ocean and crisp ice cold white wine complete the perfect picture.
The laidback tempo at which this magical seaside resort ticks will bring any city slicker back for more of the same. The town which lies approximately 150km from Cape Town is home to more or less 1000 inhabitants who still today earn their living from the azure blue waters of the West Coast Ocean catching their quotas of crayfish. On a good day you can bargain for fresh West Coast Kreef (crayfish) on the roadside.
Paternoster, meaning "Our Father" in latin, allegedly, took its name from the solemn prayers of shipwrecked Portuguese sailors.
Saldanha Bay is situated approximately 140Km from Cape Town on the West Coast Road (R27). The town was built upon one of the largest natural bays on our African coast, but development only truly got underway once a pipeline providing fresh water from the Berg River was laid to the town.
Saldanha Bay Harbour is renowned for its ability to handle amongst other commodities, the shipping of iron ore for which a dedicated railway line was built to transport iron ore from Sishen to Saldanha Bay for this very purpose.
Several industries have emerged and provide much needed employment for the local population, as a result of the Saldanha Bay harbour including companies such as Namakwa Sands, Duferco and Sea Harvest. The beautiful bay is home to the Saldanha Yacht Club which hosts several regattas annually.
Saldanha Bay is widely known for its Naval Training Base and the South African Military Academy. TheSAS Saldanha Nature Reserve is a "must see" during late winter and early spring for the beautiful spring flowers and Southern Right Whales who visit the bay. Don't miss the "Hoedjieskop"-Reserve, a hill in the middle of the town offering magnificent photo opportunities with 360 degree views of the town.
This picturesque fishing village is where the mighty Berg River finds its way into the ocean. Birders and fishing hotspot, Velddrif offers ideal family fun for a day trip. Renowned for Bokkoms (salted and sundried haarders), enjoy boating, sailing fabulous little art and antique shops as well as studios restaurants and interesting eateries along the banks of the river.