Mediterranean Amblings

Tipping the most southerly section of South Africa is the wonderful Western Cape. Edged by the Atlantic Ocean on the west, and the Indian Ocean on the east; the Western Cape is famed for its diverse climates.

Most of the Western Cape is classified as 'Mediterranean' and is dominated by the sandstone Cape Fold Mountains. The interior sports semi-arid conditions typical of the mystical Karoo, and as one heads up the east coast the environment mellows into a maritime climate, feeding dense moisture into the green forests of the Garden Route.

Boasting the endemic Cape Floral Kingdom with nostalgic whiffs of Fynbos underfoot; the Western Cape is exceptionally popular with local and international holiday-makers. Whether it's strolling from one vineyard to the next on the Winelands Trail, dossing down in luxury B&Bs after a day of dedicated strandloping, or whale watching along the coast, there's something for everyone in this foot of the country.

Best Season: Jan – May; Sept - Dec
Popular Locations:Mossel Bay, Hermanus, Overberg, Cederberg