OFF THE BEATEN TRACK
Why not do something different?
Perhaps you are interested in seeing places that aren't ordinarily on the tourist map and finding out where the locals go. We can recommend all sorts, depending on the time of year.
Evita se Perron in Darling (West Coast)
Pieter Dirk Uys is a South African icon who created the character of Evita Bezuidehout many years ago during the Apartheid era. Evita is a very well known woman in South African politics and although not a 'real' person, is considered one to many South Africans. Live shows are held in Darling up the West Coast, north of Cape Town at various times of the year. These are recommended to anyone who knows a little about South Africa's political history!
West Coast Wild Flowers
Travel north of Cape Town along the Cape West Coast and you will find the terrain quickly change from lush greenery to barren, often featureless land. In the spring months, this changes completely and the ground is carpeted with an amazing display of colourful wild flowers. Quite spectacular and a must see for nature lovers.
Alternative Wine Route Suggestions:
Diemersfontein Wine and Chocolate tasting & Pinotage on Tap day festival
Normally in October, this annual festival celebrates the release of the Diemersfontein coffee/chocolate Pinotage. Enjoy live South African bands, and XXL chocolate fountain and of course the famous Diemersfontein Pinotage on tap!
Robertson Wacky Wine weekend
An annual weekend of wine tasting and festival activities, this fun weekend is held around June each year.
Bilton & Guardian Peak are lesser known smaller wine farms that should not be missed!
Ernie Els Wine and Golf Safari's
Fish lovers delight
Kalk Bay Harbour is arguably the best place in Cape Town to find the freshest catch of the day. Straight off the trawler, you are able to select you fish and watch while it is scalled and filleted infront of your eyes. A great experince!
Full Moon Hike
Hiking the famous Lion's Head at full moon is a phenominal experience. While the suns sets to the west, the moon rises to the east casting a silvery glow to the city. Remember not to stay up too late, as although the full moon shines sufficient light to the one side of the mountain, as you circle the mountain on your way down, the other side can get quite dark. A flash light is recommended just in case!