Groot Constantia. The oldest wine-making centre in South Africa is now a State-owned experimental wine farm and the homestead granted to Cape Governor, Simon van der Stel in 1685, is now a museum.
The Cape Peninsula. From Cape Town, touring the Peninsula southward will bring you to Cape Point, the meeting place of two oceans, the warmer waters of the Indian Ocean and the colder Atlantic Ocean.
Simon’s Town. A little further on the drive brings you to Simon’s Town. An operational naval town for nearly two centuries. It’s famous for monuments, old churches and, in Jubilee Square, a statue of the much-loved able seadog “Just Nuisance”.
Whale Watching and Wine. Gordon’s Bay and The Strand are seaside towns to be found along the False Bay coast. They offer some fine timeshare resorts, are close to Cape Town and a good place to begin tours of the scenic wine routes around Stellenbosch, Franschoek and Paarl.
The Garden Route. Between Mossel Bay and the Storms River mouth, the Garden Route runs parallel to a coastline, which features lakes, mountains, beaches, cliffs and indigenous forests. Knysna is famous for its oysters while Plettenberg Bay is popular with the jet-set.
The West Coast. Travelling up the West Coast of the Cape, Langebaan is the largest tourist resort area. It’s lagoon providing watersport enthusiasts with a variety of recreation options. The West Coast National Park is home to a rich diversity of sea life and birds whilst Namaqualand is famous as Nature’s venue choice for a spectacular annual wildflower display.