Discover the Top New Experiences in Cape Town & Western Cape
From specialised art tours to cultural and spiritual journeys that will leave you feeling inspired, here’s just a taste of what’s hot in Cape Town and the Western Cape:
Cape Town – Art & Technology
Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA)
Opening its doors to the public in September 2017, the Zeitz Mocaa will boast the largest contemporary art collection on the continent and rival the likes of the Tate Modern in London, MoMA in New York and Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid.
Cape Garden Route & Klein Karoo – Nature
Cango Caves Zip line
The Cango Caves Zip line near Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn is a new experience at the Cango Caves Estate. Enjoy beautiful views of the estate and surrounds while zipping down three lines, the longest of which is 180m.
Cape Overberg – Wine & Cuisine
Benguela Cove – Pontoon Boat Cruise
Located between lush vineyards and olive groves, the estate is surrounded by a shimmering lagoon which hosts the Lady Bonnie pontoon boat. As an added feature to the many facilities on the estate, the pontoon boat is the essence of maritime leisure. Seating up to 12 passengers, it is ideal for a leisurely day out with friends and family. After basking on the lagoon, patrons are invited to dine on a mouth-watering two or three-course menu in the opulent Benguela Cove Restaurant.
Cape West Coast – The home of New Routes & Culture
West Coast Way - Darling Wine & Beer Tour
Head to Darling, an hour’s drive outside of Cape Town, and discover why this is the ‘slow beer, slow food ‘country. The first stop of the morning is at one of South Africa’s most famous and flamboyant attractions: Evita se Perron; a visit to Darling Sweets soon after for delectable toffee tasting where you will get to hear how this unique toffee brand was started and get to taste new innovative products, like the new Toffee Spread. Stop over at the Darling Museum which is also home to the Butter Museum, immediately after start with the Darling Mystery Trail departing from Darling Museum, last but by no means least beer tasting like no other at Darling Brewery.
West Coast Fossil Park
West Coast Fossil Park has a new visitor centre which enhances the visitor experiences at this unique location. The park, which is located near the coastal holiday destination of Langebaan, has one of the world’s richest concentration of fossils, dating back to the early Pliocene era some five million years ago. This land was once home to sabre-toothed cats, short-necked giraffes, four-tusked elephants and strange, three-toed horses.
Cape Winelands – Architectural Splendour
Located near the historic town of Worcester lies something truly magical and unique surrounded by the inspiring Slanghoek and Waaihoek mountain ranges. Bosjes meaning “small bushes” in Dutch is the new name given to the old Bosjes-man’s Valley Farm dating back to 1790. Bosjes opened its doors to the public on the 15 March 2017. The striking new chapel designed by Coetzee Steyn from Steyn Studio is the highlight to many visiting.
Citysightseeing Cape Explorer: Franschhoek & Stellenbosch Winelands Tour
Spend the day exploring the Franschhoek and Stellenbosch winelands, stopping for an iconic postcard shot of Table Mountain from Bloubergstrand. This tour includes a wine and cheese tasting, a cellar tour in Franschhoek and a wine tasting at a Stellenbosch wine farm - a must-do for visitors and locals alike.
Cape Karoo – Open Spaces
Heuningland Karoo Trail - Karoo Camino
Follow in the footsteps of Sylvester the lion, by walking a circular route for about 100 km over four days through the beautiful and tranquil Karoo. This trail will revitalise your soul as you take in the natural surrounds and clear starry night skies. The hiking trail will be clearly marked and every one walks at their own pace.
Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) - Opening its doors to the public in September 2017, the Zeitz Mocaa will boast the largest contemporary art collection on the continent and rival the likes of the Tate Modern in London, MoMA in New York and Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid.
New and unique experiences can be found throughout the Western Cape, explore on foot or self drive to explore!