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The Western Cape is the southernmost region of the African Continent with Cape Agulhas as its southernmost point. It is bordered by two oceans, the warm Indian Ocean to the south and the cold Atlantic Ocean to the west. The 6 districts in the Western Cape are the City of Cape Town, West Coast, Cape Winelands, Overberg, Eden and Central Karoo.

Most of the province is considered to have a Mediterranean climate with cool, wet winters and warm dry summers. However, the Great Karoo and the Little Karoo, in the interior, have an arid to semi-arid climate with cold, frosty winters and hot summers with occasional thunderstorms and the Garden Route and Overberg on the south coast have a maritime climate with cool, moist winters and mild, moist summers.

The principal rivers of the province are the Berg and Olifants which drain into the Atlantic Ocean and the Breede and Gourits which drain into the Indian Ocean. The vegetation is extremely diverse, with one of the world’s seven floral kingdoms almost exclusively endemic to the province, namely the Cape Floral Kingdom, most of which is covered by Fynbos. These evergreen heathlands are extremely rich in species diversity.

The Southern Right Whales spend summer feeding around the Antarctica and then migrate thousands of miles to the Cape waters, where the sheltered bays provide a perfect refuge to mate and calve.

Cape Town, the provincial capital, has been voted one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Tourists flock to the city to enjoy some of the numerous attractions such as a cable car trip up Table Mountain, a boat trip to Robben Island, a visit to Kirtenbosch National Botanical Gardens, shopping at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, enjoying the superb scenery and outdoor activities amongst other options.

Western Cape is probably South Africa’s most important export province in terms of agricultural products. The deciduous fruit industry, wine industry and increasingly the citrus industry are all key export producers that contribute significantly to the overall agri economy in SA.

Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse

A wonderfully restored Victorian homestead on an operational wheat and sheep farm amid the 10,000 acres Elandsberg Nature Reserve

Location: Cannot determine address at this location.Website: www.bartholomeusklip.comPhone: +27 (22) 448 1087 / +27 (82) 829 4131

Blossoms Farm Stay

Enjoy a peaceful, quiet stay on a game farm, remotely situated in the Blossoms area in the Oudtshoorn District.

Location: Cannot determine address at this location.Phone: +27 082 570 6839 / +27 082 789 1537

Cheverells Farm

Our self-catering accommodation consists of two newly refurbished and quaintly decorated farm cottages in tranquil surroundings overlooking spectacular views of the picturesque  fruit orchards and vineyards that decorate the canvas of our unique Elgin Valley.

Location: Cannot determine address at this location.Website: www.cheverellsfarm.comPhone: +27 (82) 449 4554

Die Nuwe Graskoue Trappers

The revival of Riel dance in and around Wupperthal is a community initiative close to the heart of Bushmans Kloof and Floris Smith.

Location: Cannot determine address at this location.Phone: +27 (82) 650 8465

Elgin Agritourism Route

Grabouw and the Elgin Valley is well known for its scenery, juicy apples and flowers, but visitors can expect much more

Location: Cannot determine address at this location.Website: www.elgingrabouwtourism.co.zaPhone: +27 (82) 449 4554