Western Cape

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Majestic Table Mountain with its lavish ocean views sets the theme for this hospitable province. The Western Cape has a unique cultural and natural heritage and a rural easy-going atmosphere coupled with a first world infrastructure. In the towns and villages and in Cape Town itself there is world-class entertainment such as theatre, music festivals, fabulous restaurants and shopping opportunities.

General information

CAPITAL: Cape Town
OTHER CITIES: Stellenbosch, George, Saldanha Bay
AIRPORTS: Cape Town International Airport, George
AREA: 10.6% of the country
POPULATION: 9.7% of the country at 4.2 million
LANGUAGES: Afrikaans, English & Xhosa

Not to be missed

  • Robben Island, a World Heritage Site
  • Cape Floral Kingdom, a World Heritage Site
  • Table Mountain in Cape Town
  • Wine tasting
  • Whale watching in season

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    A Sunflower Stop

    Accommodation  > Cape Town

    A Sunflower Stop has the perfect location for exploring Cape town – nestled between mountain and sea and walking distance from V&A Waterfront. A Sunflower Stop is a luxury backpackers offering relaxing and comfortable accommodation. Our specialist travel desk will give you the best prices for day trips and adventure tours.

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    Adventure Cape Town

    Tours & adventures  > Adventure activities  > Cape Town

    From the natural wonder that is Table Mountain in Cape Town to awe-inspiring desert landscapes and Precambrian limestone caves in the Karoo, the Cape has it all. Discover a world of unique experiences and adrenaline fueled adventures, and be inspired by the diversity of culture, cuisine, wine and wildlife. From tours and tastings at the […]

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    African Array Lodge

    Accommodation  > Plettenberg Bay

    African Array Lodge is a backpacker lodge situated in Plettenberg Bay. They offer guests the opportunity to truly escape to solitude with wonderful views of farmlands, mountains, golf courses and the ocean. They are rated one of the top backpacking lodges in South Africa for thier great accommodation and service. Their accommodation ranges from private […]

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    Africanyon

    Tours & adventures  > Adventure activities  > Natures Valley

    Get ready for the perfect combination of adventure and passion for the outdoors. Your guides will take you on a river adventure, also known as canyoning or canyoneering, and locally as “Kloofing”. Five abseiling points and hours of fun! Wade through the shallows of a meandering stream, swim through fresh water rock-pools. Abseil into the […]

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    Amakaya Backpackers

    Accommodation  > Plettenberg Bay

    Amakaya, meaning “Home” is a Backpackers located in Plettenberg Bay. It is the perfect place to relax and situated only 300 metres away from restaurants, shops and pubs. They offer double En-suite rooms, 4, 8 and 12 sleeper dorms and a 2 bedroom self catering flat. The upstairs bar and open veranda offers beautiful views […]

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    Aqua Marina

    Tourism services  > Cape Town

    Our goal here at Aqua Marina is simply to get more people on the water. We offer the opportunity for long-term rentals (48 hours +) of a range of “Aqua Marina” Inflatable Standup Paddle boards (SUP) through our website: www.rentaboard.co.za All of our SUP’s are inflatable, and fold down into a backpack for convenient transport […]

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    Ashanti Lodge

    Accommodation  > Cape Town

    Ashanti was one of the first backpacker hostels in South Africa more than 20 years ago and now is a well-known Cape Town establishment offering great budget accommodation options in 3 different properties. Backpackers Ashanti Gardens & Ashanti Greenpoint; refurbished by local interior designers have single, double rooms and dormitories. Our two guest houses around […]

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    Backpackers in Green Point

    Accommodation  > Cape Town

    This establishment is an Associate Member of SAYTC, the tourism organisation bringing your Travel Now Now. A SAYTC Associate Member is an establishment that has not yet gone through an accreditation process with a recognized body to ensure that a minimum standard is obtained. They often are smaller establishments, looking to grow and expand before […]

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    Bohemian Lofts Backpackers

    Accommodation  > Cape Town

    Want a bohemian stay in the most fascinating part of Cape Town?

    Observatory (or just Obs) is the most fascinating part of Cape Town. Nowhere else does the best city in the world (yes, Cape Town!) show so many sides of itself. And our Bohemian Lofts are in the centre of this little universe.

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    Cango Wildlife Ranch

    Tours & adventures  > Oudtshoorn

    The Cango Wildlife Ranch is considered among the world’s top endangered species breeding facilities, tourist attractions and conservation education destinations. One of world’s oldest and most successful cheetah breeding facilities World’s first croc cage diving Africa’s first interactive lemur encounter experience Been in business for over 35 years One of only 4 PAAZAB accredited facilities […]

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    Cape Agulhas Backpackers

    Accommodation  > Cape Agulhas

    Cape Agulhas Backpackers is the southern-most backpackers in Africa. We are also 400m away from the longest beach in the Southern Hemisphere. Come and experience the place where the two oceans meet and take the most southern experience in Africa with you.

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    Cape Metrorail

    Getting around  > Cape Town

    Introduced in September 2012, the Metrorail train operates as an Edutrain from Mondays to Fridays and as a tourism train on the weekends. They offer tours such as: The Stellenbosch Tourism Route which includes food, wine and heritage The Southern Line Tourism Route which includes Cape point, Boulders Beach and Simons Town Museum The Khayelitsha […]

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    Cape Tourist Guide Connection

    Tours & adventures  > Cape Town

    We provide tourists with experienced tourist guides who have specialised knowledge, can offer unique and informative insights and speak a variety of languages. We have specialist guides in the fields of wine, township, peninsula nature and adventure. We offer direct access to qualified accredited tourist guides for safe, personalised trips & tours with unique experiences.Explore […]

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    CapeTowning Tours

    Tours & adventures  > Day tours  > Cape Town

    CapeTowning is an owner run and managed tour operating company that has been in operation for over 10 years. We are a proud member of Cape Town Tourism and SAYTC. Marius du Plooy, a seasoned South African traveller, has a clear love for people and places. After graduating in 2002, he started his career a […]

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    Carnival Court

    Accommodation  > Cape Town

    This establishment is an Associate Member of SAYTC, the tourism organisation bringing your Travel Now Now. A SAYTC Associate Member is an establishment that has not yet gone through an accreditation process with a recognized body to ensure that a minimum standard is obtained. They often are smaller establishments, looking to grow and expand before […]

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    Cheval Vapeur

    Accommodation  > Cape Town

    This establishment is an Incubator Member of SAYTC, the tourism organisation bringing your Travel Now Now. SAYTC would like to represent the diversity that tourism in South Africa has to offer, particularly start up or smaller accommodation establishments. Incubator Membership offers these establishments an introduction to the tourism industry and SAYTC as an organisation.

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    Claim Victory Volunteers

    Volunteering & internships  > Animals & wildlife   > Eastern Cape

    An International volunteering agency located in Cape Town, South Africa. Offering a wide range of volunteering opportunities, language courses, internships, at great affordable prices. 15 Years of volunteer placement experience 24/7 Support in South Africa & Namibia Over 120  Volunteering opportunities (Social and Animal) Orientation weeks in Cape Town Tours & Accommodation Language courses Most […]

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    Crayfish Trail Company

    Tours & adventures  > Adventure activities  > Cape Town

    >If you love the idea of exploring unspoilt stretches of coastline and pioneering new trails, but hate the thought of carrying a crippling load on your back, then slackpacking is for you.The stretch of coastline between the Berg and Olifants Rivers offers superb hiking opportunities which the Crayfish Trail takes full advantage of. There are a […]

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    Daytrippers

    Tours & adventures  > Adventure activities  > Cape Town

    The Bicycle People – have steadily grown since 1992, into one of the leading alternative and adventure touring companies in the Western Cape. Our trips are a far cry from your average mainstream bus tour in that we aim to keep our travellers out of the bus as much as possible, with activities such as […]

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    Dyer Island Cruises

    Tours & adventures  > Day tours  > Gansbaai

    Dyer Island Cruises operates around the world famous Dyer Island where you might be fortunate to see the Marine Big 5 – the Southern Right Whale/Humpback/Bryde’s Whales, the iconic Great White Shark, the Cape fur seal (around 60 000 on Geyser Rock), the endangered African Penguin and various visiting dolphin species. The area is also home […]

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    Earthstompers Adventures

    Tours & adventures  > Multi-day tours  > Cape Town

    Earthstompers Adventures is an established adventure tour company offering high quality adventure tours from Cape Town along the Garden Route and Addo. It has been operating since 2006 and is owner-run by husband and wife team Hendrik & Chrissy Human. Most tours start and end in Cape Town or Stellenbosch. Tours Available: 6 Day Garden […]

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    Elalini Backpackers

    Accommodation  > Knysna

    This establishment is an Incubator Member of SAYTC, the tourism organisation bringing your Travel Now Now. SAYTC would like to represent the diversity that tourism in South Africa has to offer, particularly start up or smaller accommodation establishments. Incubator Membership offers these establishments an introduction to the tourism industry and SAYTC as an organisation.

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    Elgin Africa

    Tours & adventures  > Travel agent  > Cape Town

    Elgin Africa is a small, owner managed company that promises to deliver the best experiences that your budget will allow! We take our time to personally craft each itinerary to your particular travel needs and go out of our way to accommodate special requests. We are very hands on, continuously visiting new destinations and properties, […]

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    Envisio

    Business to business  > Cape Town

    We provide a complete solution for your visual content and marketing needs. We use the latest technology to create affordable yet perfectly seamless virtual reality experiences (viewable on a phone, computer, tablet or VR headset) and the best photography, videography and editing tools. We are the future of visual marketing, providing innovative fully immersive virtual […]

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    Epic Backpackers

    Accommodation  > Cape Town

    This establishment is an Incubator Member of SAYTC, the tourism organisation bringing your Travel Now Now. SAYTC would like to represent the diversity that tourism in South Africa has to offer, particularly start up or smaller accommodation establishments. Incubator Membership offers these establishments an introduction to the tourism industry and SAYTC as an organisation.

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    Fat Pony Backpackers and Riding Centre

    Accommodation  > Cape Town

    Our homestead is situation on the edge of the Cape Winelands, which offers ease of access to wine-tasting trips to wine estates, bicycle rides through the winelands, bird-watching at surrounding wetlands, and other outdoor activities. The homestead includes backpacker facilities with three private rooms and a dormitory. We sleep up to 18 people and also […]

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    Gap Year South Africa

    Tours & adventures  > Nature training  > Cape Town

    Gap Year South Africa offers various volunteer and adventure programs that are geared towards implementing sustainable methods of development in order to enrich the community member’s quality of life, as well as innovating the way in which volunteering can impact the world. We take pride in being an intimate, authentic and value driven gap year […]

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    Global English Academy

    English language studies  > Cape Town

    This establishment is an Incubator Member of SAYTC, the tourism organisation bringing your Travel Now Now. SAYTC would like to represent the diversity that tourism in South Africa has to offer, particularly start up or smaller accommodation establishments. Incubator Membership offers these establishments an introduction to the tourism industry and SAYTC as an organisation.

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    Good Hope Studies

    English language studies  > Cape Town

    Good Hope Studies is an internationally accredited private English language school with two centres in great locations. Choose between our English language schools in the upmarket residential area of Newlands or in the Cape Town city centre. Our schools offer a unique learning experience that is highly efficient, fun and affordable.
    Good Hope Studies is an IALC and EAQUALS member.