Welcome to the West Coast: South Africa’s Hidden Tourism Gem

When it comes to iconic South African destinations, the West Coast sometimes feels like a forgotten treasure. Often eclipsed by the glamour of Cape Town and the Big 5 safari experience, this neglected tourism spot boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, alongside a host of unique experiences just waiting for you to visit with Go Touch Down.

The pristine beauty of Langebaan beach calls out for you to add your umbrella and catch some rays. Have fun in the sun and take in some of it’s water sports to keep your heart pumping. Test your balance on jet skies, or opt for a gentler tow on a tube for some relaxing fun. Don’t forget to sample the excellent beach cuisine while you’re there!

Explore the wildlife of the West Coast National Park, or take to the trails on horseback to discover the area on your own. Try time your arrival to the unique floral spring displays, and experience one of the world’s most exquisite flower displays for yourself. Explore the whitewashed fishing village of Paternoster, and make it your home base for kayaking, hiking fishing and diving. Or explore the shops of Philadelphia and snag a bargain for yourself. Music fundies will want to experience the iconic Rock the Daisies festival for themselves too.

The !Khwa ttu San Cultural Centre showcases San culture, the oldest hunter-gatherer society in the world. Learn more about these unique people, and drink in their ancient knowledge. Test your palate with some of the renowned offerings from the West Coast wine route, and pick out a few favourites to take home with you.

Although less well known than other areas of the country, the South African West Coast offers fun, sun, sea and sand alongside a host of delectable cuisines and unmissable tourist experiences. Why not explore a little off the beaten track this holiday season with Go Touch Down, and make yourself a host of unforgettable memories of this unique area?

Image: http://www.west-coast-info.co.za/region/town/256/paternoster