Crayfishing, hidden surf spots, 4x4ing and shipwreck tours are a few of theactivities that you can engage in with locals. Remember that you will need a permit and its best to check withthe locals where the best and safest spots are.An obvious time to visitthe West Coast is in spring when the barren landscape transforms into a magiccarpet of colour. This village is popular for its lagoon, watersports, golf course, restaurants and stunning accommodation. Histheatre, Evita se Perron, is a cabaret venue and restaurant and is named afterhis alter ego, Evita Bezuidenhout.One such place is Noup about 6 hours drive from Cape Town. Victorian homes and old trees made an idyllic setting and it istraditionally known as the home of well-known satirist Peter-Dirk Uys.The Cederberg regionincludes Clanwilliam, Citrusdal and the spectacular Cederberg mountain rangeand is popular for its world class climbing and hiking and is home to historicbushmen paintings.
The Namaqualand daisies are famous worldwide for their beautyand splendour and a tour from Cape Town to Springbok will make you feel likeyou have taken a magic carpet ride to a fairytale land with millions of daisiesstretching as far as the eye can see. Once you have been there, you willforever wonder around with the longing to return.Inland you will find thecharming little village of Darling tucked away between vineyards and wheatfields.The most popular town onthe West Coast is Langebaan, an idyllic little seaside town about an hoursdrive outside of Cape Town.Further up the WestCoast you will come across isolated places that escape the tourism brochures. Die Strandloper inLangebaan is a unique restaurant on the beach and is famous for its fresh anddelectable seafood and the experience rather than the eating. If you dont mind theicy cold water, dress up in your diving suit and try your hand at catching yourown crayfish.The West Coast is placeof magic and instills a sense of belonging.The coast is dotted withquaint fishing villages including Paternoster, Saldanha and Lambert Bay, wherethe local fishermen make a living out of the ocean. The solitude and breathtaking natural beauty of the area is captivating. The divers cottagesoverlooking the Atlantic provide memorable sunsets and a magical stay. These villages are wellworth a visit and if you have the palate, you can try the local delicacy,bokkoms, which is fish biltong or dried and salted fish