Beaches in Western Cape

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Arniston (Waenhuiskrans) Village
A small fishing village hugs a hillside on the southern tip of Africa in the Overberg. Humble thatched cottages dot the shoreline and rare shells lie in the surf - a perfect place to relax and reflect

Gansbaai & Surrounding area
Fascinating fishing village (in the Overberg region) known for its excellent rock and boat angling, diving, magnificent views across Walker Bay and whale-watching

Gordons Bay Town
Gordon's Bay is a picturesque coastal village, nestled at the foot of the Hottentots Holland Mountains and the False Bay Coast. This Mediteranean-style village is situated only 30 minutes from Cape Town International Airport.

Goukamma Nature Reserve
A lovely coastal sand dune and fresh-water lake complex lying between Knysna and Sedgefield. Various trails with magnificent beauty, Milkwood forests and sandy beaches

Hartenbos resort information
A seaside resort popular with members of the Afrikaanse Taal en Kultuurvereniging, a language and cultural organisation, which owns various places on the beachfront

Hermanus Town
Situated in the Overberg region it is a popular holiday resort and famous for the best land-based whale watching site in the world. Miles of sandy beaches and coves.

Kleinmond Town
The Kleinmond area in the Overberg comprises Kleinmond, Hangklip, Betty's Bay, Pringle Bay and Rooiels. Popular holiday resorts, ideal for whale watching. Contains Botanical Gardens, Coastal Reserves, Penguin Reserve and others

Knysna Information
Knysna, in the heart of the Garden Route, is surrounded by forests, lakes, mountains and sea, and is an ever popular tourist destination and town of legend, history, arts and crafts.

Langebaan Town
Popular town and seaside resort has everything the sunseeker, nature lover or waterlover could ever want. Set on the banks of the Langebaan Lagoon in the heart of the West Coast National Park.

Mossel Bay
This popular holiday resort is warmed by the Mocambique Current and encircles the azure Bay of Mussels. Rich in history and known for warm, sunny weather. Various outdoor activities and adventures, like bungi jumping, plane flips and more

Muizenberg Town
A combination of mountain, beach and vlei, this town near Cape Town offers much in the way of accommodation, restaurants and other amenities. It has long, sandy beaches, safe bathing, pavilion, esplanade, amusement park and swimming pools

Overberg region
The Overberg offers you beaches and secluded coves stretching for kilometers along the coast, the southern most point of Africa where two oceans meet, the heart of the Whale Coast, symmetrical swatches of rich farmlands set off by rugged mountains, beauti

Sandy Bay
Well known as an unofficial nudist beach, Sandy Bay is packed by steep dunes and bushy mountain slopes. Situated in an area well known by hikers and conservationalists, it is not easy to reach.

Sedgefield Town
Bordering the Swartvlei Lagoon, Sedgefield is a peaceful holiday resort surrounded by forests. Wide sandy beaches spreads out on each side of the Lagoon mouth.

Stilbaai Town
The treasure of nature unique to Stilbaai (Still Bay) have attracted visitors to this Bay of Sleeping Beauty for centuries. Various activities and adventures.

Strand Town in Western Cape
From small beginnings in 1714, Strand has grown into a thriving town & vacation destination 30 minutes from Cape Town and offers a wide range of activities and miles of white, sandy beaches.

Struisbaai Town
Struisbaai, in the Overberg, is situated in the southern most region of South Africa, where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet. It is well known for its 14km white beach and boat- and rock-based angling.

The Garden Route
The most beautiful region in the Cape, (if not the country!), the Garden Route with its pristine beaches, mountains, forests, lakes, rivers and kloofs is an absolute holiday destination, a place to restore your soul and revitalise your body and mind.

The town Velddrif
Velddrif is situated some 2 km upstream from where the Berg River flows into the sea at the Bay of St Helena on the Cape West Coast.

Victoria Bay
One of the smallest and most hidden beautiful bays on the Garden Route

Wilderness Town and Resort
The perfect seaside holiday resort, with miles upon miles of pristine golden beaches. An ecotourist's paradise, it is surrounded by lakes, forests, rivers, mountains and coastline, with spellbinding beauty and blissful peace.

Witsand
Situated within the Overberg region, Witsand is a popular seaside resort with wide beaches and the Breede River which is navigable for 32 km. Rustic with lots of atmosphere.

Yzerfontein Village
Renowned for its unspoilt beaches, including the pristine 16-Mile Beach, its snoek and crayfish, spring flowers in the veld and dunes and is also a favoured destination for whales in the spring.

Accommodation with Beaches in the area

15 On Penguin Guest House
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Awake to sweet fresh smells of Fyn bos, the sea breeze, the echoes of birds and the crashing of waves in the distance 15 on Penguin Guest House, your home away from home, where your rest is guaranteed.


2 on Third Avenue

Two lovely apartments are available one is a two-bedroom and the other is a three-bedroom apartment in Sandbaai Hermanus. The units are perfect for a family wanting a break or a couple wanting a romantic getaway!


25 On Rooiels

We are situated in the beautiful coastal town of Hartenbos, within the Garden Route, that also includes the towns of Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, Mossel Bay, Great Brak River, Little Brak River, Wilderness, Sedgefield and Nature's Valley; George with Oudtshoorn within the Little Karoo.


3 Canterbury Square

Lovely bright and airy 3-bedroomed apartment, situated near Table Mountain and Lion's Head, available in a safe and secure residential complex. The apartment boasts open-plan living downstairs, leading onto a large patio with breathtaking views over the city and harbour.


36 on Kaneel

Beautiful newly renovated double story Villa situated in "DIE BOORD" The Upstairs unit is completely separated from the downstairs unit but can also be used as one Villa that will accommodate up to 18 people in total. Bedrooms are each carefully decorated according to a theme upstairs and downstairs we have light soft colored bedrooms that will make you feel happy and at home.


52 on Fish Hoek

Nestled in the heart of the South Peninsula of Cape Town in a valley surrounded by majestic mountains you will find the beautiful coastal village of Fish Hoek.


56 On Ixia Self Catering Milnerton

A true home away from home experience. We offer simple, but stylish, comfortable, affordable, and very friendly accommodation to business, and leisure tourists. Situated in a quiet neighborhood with secure and locked up parking area with full outside CCTV surveillance. A large swimming pool, barbecue area, your own a peaceful, serine garden is at your leisure. A quiet and relaxing guest lounge, with library, Netflix, and YouTube also awaits you. Full WIFI is available.


7 on Henwick

Located just 2.3 km from Muizenberg Beach, 7 on Henwick has 3 bedroom house in Cape Town with a shared lounge, a garden, as well as a shared kitchen. This property has a patio, free private parking and free Wi-Fi.


8 Breach Street

In walking distance to both beaches and Main Streets shops and restaurants, 8 Breach Street is located in Plettenberg Bay Central. Guests have access to free WiFi.


Accommodation Pearly Beach

Welcome to our seven family owned accommodation situated in the coastal town of Pearly Beach. Our accommodation offers beach vibes and good times to all of our guests that visit. We truly look forward to accommodating you!


African Dreams Guest House
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Luxury Guest House or Self Catering Guest Apartments in Somerset West, set high against the Helderberg mountain with spectacular views! The Golfing Paradise in the Winelands at the Sea! Enjoy the Premium life-style in the Winelands!


Albatross Nest

Nestled along the coast of Saldanha Bay lies this tranquil guest house with all the needed amenities. Sit back and watch the ocean at Albatross Nest.


Anchor's Haven

Anchor’s Haven, situated on the dunes of Hersham in Great Brak River, overlooking Mossel Bay across the Indian Ocean, is a mere one-minute walk away from the beach. We offer single room accommodation as well as the entire home as a holiday home rental.


Anchor's Rest

Anchor's Rest is situated 150m from the beach in Yzerfontein. The house offers 4 separate Self Catering units.


At Villa Fig Guest House
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At Villa Fig Guest House is a boutique Contemporary Cape Dutch Villa. South African Antiques, original African Sculptures, original mid century pieces, Persian carpets and regency furniture cohabit and produce a unique curatorial aesthetic of comfort and interest. At Villa Fig adjoins a river greenbelt in the tranquil Constantia valley. The manicured garden and courtyards have beautiful views of Table Mountain.


Auberge Burgundy
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Charming Provencal style with fragrant courtyards and stone terraces set above the picturesque Old Harbour.


B30 Alikreukel
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Our luxury self catering apartment with sea view is 150m from beach. It has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Incl dstv, indoor braai + outdoor braai & swimming pool in complex. Linen provided, no towels.


Baby whale bliss and Casa Mia

Casa Mia and Baby Whale Bliss will be your house right on the beach in Witsand. The units are about 20 meters apart from one another. Both units are self-catering and fully equipped. They are a short walk to the beach where you can enjoy whale watching.


Bar-T-Nique Guest House
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Bar-T-Nique offers top quality corporate and tourist accommodation. Magnificent views of the harbour, Indian Ocean and distant Outeniqua Mountain Range. We serve a full english breakfast which is included in the rate. Our rooms are all en-suite.


Blue Mountain Guest House

Blue Mountain Guest House is a comfortable, hospitable guest house, offering upmarket accommodation at unbeatable rates.


Blue Views
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Blue Views Villas and Apartments, established in 1997, includes properties ranging from 2 to 7 bedrooms which are all en suite. Situated within a 100m of the popular and secluded Bakoven beaches, our properties are managed by a dedicated team of professionals.


Blue Views Studios
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If one is looking for an alternative to a hotel room, Blue Views Studios offers large areas with a fully equipped kitchen, TV, sound system and serviced 6 days per week. All studios have either a balcony or outside courtyard.


Boardwalk Lodge - Self-Catering
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Boardwalk Lodge - Self-Catering introduces luxury Garden Route leisure in one of the worlds most stylish settings.


bWhale Guest House

Whether you are looking for a quiet break or a memorable holiday, bWhale is the ideal stay over for everyone!


Captain's Cabin

Captain's Cabin is situated in a quiet, upmarket neighbourhood in Velddrif and you really get your money's worth.


Centurion All Suite Hotel Apartments Resort
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The extremely popular The Centurion All-Suite Hotel Holiday Apartment Resort in buzzing cosmopolitan central Sea Point is next to shops and restaurants and one block (3-minute walk) from the beach/promenade.


Check Inn Hotel

Ideally situated for business and leisure travel, these Five Affordable Room Styles make Check Inn Hotel the ideal venue of choice.


Cliff Cottage
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Cliff Cottage, just across the road from Hermanus' famous cliff paths and some of the best land-based whale watching in the world.


Constantiaberg Villa

Situated in a safe and tranquil cul-de-sac in the historic Constantia Valley, the property is at a walking distance to restaurants and Constantia Emporium Shopping Centre.


De View

Situated in Paradise on the West Hill of Knysna, De View Bed & Breakfast offers a friendly stay with a spectacular view over the Knysna Estuary, the perfect stay over place for international and local holiday makers and business travelers.


Draaihoek Lodge & Restaurant
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A Luxurious guesthouse situated on the West Coast, this establishment is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and Verlorenvlei within a nature conservation area.


Drie Lande Guest Farm

Drie Lande Guest Farm is located in the Winelands on the R44 between Stellenbosch and Somerset West. The guest farm offers luxurious and cosy accommodation close to the historic Stellenbosch, one of the oldest towns in South Africa.


Enchanted Garden Guest Chalet and Cottage
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Self-contained chalet and cottage on a two acre property with pools, entertainment area and sensational sweeping views of the mountains, valley and the sea. DSTV all chanels. Wireless internet available.


Escape to Luxurious, Coastal Retreat

Expertly designed, this statement home’s luxuriously styled spaces exceed expectations. Perfectly situated on a prestigious golfing estate in Melkbosstrand, Cape Town, this spectacular home features panoramic mountain & ocean views.


Fairy Knowe Hotel
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Escape to the idyllic lifestyle of the Wilderness National Park Lake district. The Fairy Knowe Hotel is situated on the scenic Garden Route and only 20 minutes drive from the airport at George, central to all tourist attractions.


G Zero 3 @ The Breakers

The lovely bright and airy apartment is in a safe and secure residential complex, and boasts open-plan living downstairs, leading onto a large patio with a private swimming pool and beautiful views. Conveniently located in Hout Bay with shops, café’s and restaurants nearby.


Glaston House
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Glaston House three bedroom Apartment City Centre. The expansive brand-new Glaston House Terrace Apartment on suave and trendy Cape Town City Centres fringe in revamped historic heritage building looking out to Church Street.


Glenlodge Apartment

Glenlodge Apartment is a two bedroom apartment with a magnificent view, situated in Sea Point, Cape Town.


Green Pastures Guesthouse

Enjoy a stylish experience at this centrally-located place. Newly renovated guestrooms, with braai facilities and a beautiful courtyard in the heart of George.


Greenmarket Place

The outstanding brand-new Greenmarket Place Apartment in the middle of suave&trendy Cape Town City Centre (2km from the V&A Waterfront), in revamped building situated right on the famous bustling historic Greenmarket Square, with a view of Table Mountain.


Hang Ten Apartments

Wilderness is a town in South Africa’s Western Cape Province, on a coastal stretch known as the Garden Route.


Hexberg Cottage

Hexberg Cottage is a self-catering unit that is situated on the owner’s property but guests have access to their own facilities as well as a private entrance.


High Level Self Catering

Affordable clean and comfortable self catering accommodation in a safe and quiet area, within a shorty walking distance of of the L'Agulhas business center.


Inyoni Lodge

Inyoni Lodge welcomes you to relax and unwind at our peaceful self-catering forest cabin accommodation in the country side near Wolvengat, which is a 3 hour drive from Cape Town, situated in the Western Cape`s Overberg District.


Jara Guest Lodge

Jara Guest Lodge is a home-away-from-home for the business traveler or peaceful retreat for the holidaymaker looking for accommodation in Cape Town. Book individual suites or rent the entire house for the ideal family getaway.


Jolly Jenny Property

Jolly Jenny at The Dunes consists of 6 privately owned self catering and semi catering units at the Dunes Resort in Keurboomstrand. Managed by the owners themselves, we take pride in the personal attention to detail at each one of the newly renovated units. Perfect for a romantic breakaway, family holiday or business trip.


Kanon Private Nature Reserve

Intro: Kanon Private Nature Reserve showcases 4 completely unique and precious holiday opportunities. The reserve is 187 hectares with 3,2 kilometres of private, untouched coastline. Pristine wild beaches, rocks and pools, open expanses of beach and natural sand dunes and wild fynbos.


KnightsBridge Apartments

The spectacular brand-new KnightsBridge Apartment Resort is in central majestic cosmopolitan Century City precinct (only 12km (15 minute drive on highway) from Cape Town and the V&A Waterfront and the 2010 World Cup Soccer Stadium).


Laaiplek Hotel
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The Laaiplek Hotel is situated in the harbour area on the banks of the Berg River. The hotel offers a view best described as tranquil, yet fascinating with an abundance of bird-life and fishing trawlers coming and going in full view. In the mornings you can sit on the hotel patio and watch thousands of birds along the river banks flying out to sea for the day and returning late afternoon to the salt pans for the night.


Lieflappie

Lieflappie is located in the safe town of Still Bay. The accommodation is 400 m from the ocean and has 2 sunny, neat, spacious units called the Pampoentjie (with sea view) and Bloublasie.