Things to do along the West Coast

Travelling around South Africa you will find nothing quite like the vast beauty of the West Coast and if you are heading here and need to find things to do in the West Coast area, then you must be a lover of wild, untamed beauty of nature.


Heading up the West Coast you will encounter this lovely coastal town where you will find the longest stretch of beach in South Africa, 16 Mile Beach, which runs all the way up to the start of the West Coast National Park in the North. This beach is perfect for kitesurfers, as it can be quite windy at certain times of the year. This beach is definitely worth a gander for its splendor.

Blombosch 4×4 Nature Trail is on the outskirts of Yzerfontein and the route will take about 2 hours to navigate. The drive is not meant to be a 4×4 challenge, but more to experience nature. The area boasts lowveld fynbos, amazing sea views, old dune vegetation, limestone ridges and natural salt pans.

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The Bay Gallery in Langebaan is perfect for the culture lovers as the gallery showcases the work of local artists in various media, including paintings, sculpture and textiles. So if you are interested in Art and looking for things to do in Langebaan then this is the place to visit.

Here are some Langebaan accommodation options.

Britannia Bay

The Cape Columbine Lighthouse within the Columbine Nature Reserve is just five kilometres outside of the fishing village of Paternoster. At the top of the spiral staircase, one is greeted with incredible views out over the Britannia reef and the Atlantic. This lighthouse is a wonderful place to gaze over the magnificent surroundings of this West Coast area.


@ The Gallery is a wonderful thing to do, to view the arty side of the West Coast. The Gallery exhibits contemporary fine art and limited editions of photographers acclaimed both locally and internationally and emerging new talents.

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To get the best out of the West Coast one needs to drive slowly through the towns to view all the magnificent things this area has to offer and to take in the breathtaking scenery of this wild coastline.

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