Western Cape

Exclusive guide to the best holiday destinations in the Western Cape of South Africa, independent reviews from award-winning travel writers

Brenaissance Guest Estate for post-lockdown

In 2020 the tourism world as we know it changed. One of the most profound impacts of Covid-19 is the growth in bolt-hole getaways where you and loved ones can keep to yourselves.

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Charming, historic Tulbagh, Western Cape.

Today, mostly used as accommodation, restaurants and art galleries, Church street remains that picture-perfect location, locked in time.

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Trail’s End Bike Hotel, Western Cape

The stars to consider here are the ones that illuminate the dark skies in this apple, pear and wine-grape growing region in South Africa’s Western Cape.

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L’Ermitage, Franschhoek

South Africa’s culinary capital Franschhoek remains the go-to location for people who relish fine cuisine and excellent wines.

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Birkenhead House, Western Cape

We know all about barefoot luxury – that term for palm-fringed beaches and soft sand with staff offering freshly cracked coconuts and umbrella-topped cocktails.

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Morukuru Beach Lodge

Staying at the Moruku Beach Lodge offers Brian Berkman the opportunity to whale-watch at De Hoop Nature Reserve on South Africa’s southernmost point.

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