The Western Cape

The Western Cape

The Western Cape lies on southern tip of Africa. The most-southern point is not, as some maps suggest, at Cape Point; it is in fact at Cape Agulhas, about 200km east of Cape Town.

The province is one of the country’s most beautiful, attracting the lion’s share of foreign tourists. It is a region of majestic mountains, colorful patchworks of farmland set in lovely valleys, long beaches and, further inland, the wide-open landscape of the semi desert Karoo.

Two oceans meet on the coast of the Western Cape: the cold Atlantic Ocean is in the west, while the warmer Indian Ocean lies on the southern coast…

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