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West Coast offers game viewing as well as San cultural heritage experience!


The West Coast is regarded by many Capetonians and locals as a road that links to a few coastal towns and mainly leads one to Namibia. In Spring it is well known as a flower bed.

However, it offers tourists two special places to visit, just one hour out of Cape Town, and before you reach Langebaan: the !Kwha Ttu San Culture and Heritage Centre as well as the Buffelsfontein Game Reserve. As a Tourist Guide I have taken German tourists to both destinations, and they have enjoyed our visits to both. Continue reading →

Cape Town to grow by close to 1 million population in Wescape development!

WescapeThe Western Cape government yesterday approved the expansion of the boundary of Cape Town, to allow the City of Cape Town to create the Wescape ‘mini city’ suburb between the N7 and the West Coast Road,  and between Atlantis and Melkbosstrand, with 200000 houses, 800000 residents, and costing R140 billion to develop.

The land used for the development is currently farmland, and it will take 20 years for the Wescape development to be completed.  The approval granted will only allow the expansion of the City’s ‘urban edge’, and does not automatically give the developers the right to go ahead, as further approvals will have to be applied for, such as environmental authorisation, rezoning, and subdivision of the land, according to the Cape Times.

The approval of the expansion of the city’s urban edge has met with mixed reaction, having Continue reading →