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Let's Chill out - Driving up the West Coast

If you grew watching Barbie and Disney movies and want to live out your princess hippy dreams – drive up the West Coast. Plan your weekend road trip from Cape Town around September when the entire region erupts in colour as wildflowers cover almost every inch of land.

A trip up the West Coast of the Wester Cape can be described as a scenic drive indispersed with laid back gem's that reveal their beauty if you just take the time to dust them off a give them your attention. You may just get lost here in the raw untouched beauty that are the small quaint towns that can be found along this route.

Here are some of the must-see spots along the West Coast:

Atlantis Dunes: Sign up for a sandboarding adventure or hire a 4X4 to tackle the 50m dunes! Come here for sunset, and you’ll feel like you’re a world away from Cape Town.

Yzerfontein: Yzerfontein is home to the longest beach in South Africa. Stretching across 25km, it’s the perfect day trip from Cape Town if you want to escape the crowds in Camps Bay.

West Coast National Park: Come here if you want to experience the raw coastal beauty of the Western Cape. There are a string of secluded beaches, braai spots with epic views and plenty to see and do. Stop by Kraalbaai, Postberg, Preekstoel, and Langebaan.

Paternoster: Paternoster is one of the oldest towns along the West Coast. Plan a day trip here if you want to spot dolphins and whales from the shore or witness the millions of wildflowers turn the ground into a blanket of kaleidoscope hues.

Darling: Darling is a firm favourite with locals. It’s a small town that plays host to one of South Africa’s largest music festivals, Rocking the Daisies, and the delicious Darling Brewery.


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