Western Cape Vacations: Maritime Wonders
The Western Cape is known for its rugged coast, incredible wildlife, and rich history. Soar to new heights with a ride to the summit of Table Mountain on the Aerial Cableway, or lace up your hiking boots and trek one of the mountain’s many trails. Journey to Cape Point where you can admire breathtaking views of the Cape of Good Hope and learn about the Cape’s significance to maritime history. Whether you want to take a wine tour through the Cape Winelands or want to dive with sharks, Liberty Travel’s vacation consultants can match you with a Western Cape vacation package that’s just your pace.
Western Cape at a Glance
Currency: South African Rand
Tipping Customs: 10-15% is customary
Power Up: Plug type D (3-Pronged), 230V
Popular Drink: Pinotage - signature wine of South Africa
Must Eat: Boerewors - a type of sausage
Weather: The Western Cape has a Mediterranean climate, with mild rainy winters and warm summers.
Best Time to Visit: Year-round, though June, July, August bring winter weather, with January and February bringing summer weather.
Western Cape Deals
Top Things to Do in the Western Cape
Visit Table Mountain National Park
Enjoy spectacular views from the summit of Table Mountain, which you can access by cable car or by hiking, and then travel to Cape Point at the Cape of Good Hope for stunning views.
Stroll the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
View indigenous species as you stroll the winding paths of this botanical garden.
Dive with Sharks in Gansbaai
Gansbaai is known as the Great White Capital of the world. See the sharks from the safety of the boat, or if you’re feeling adventurous, dive with the sharks in a cage.
Drink in the Cape Winelands
Journey along some of Western Cape’s most celebrated wine routes and taste South Africa’s wines.
Whales and Dolphins at Tsitsikamma National Park
See dolphins and whales at this national park that boasts diving, snorkeling, kayaking, swimming, sailing, and even bungee jumping opportunities.
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