West Coast Way explores the rich heritage, adventure, culture and beauty of the Cape West Coast. For miles on end one can see the wild flowers blooming, fields of white flowers and next to it, fields of orange. The West Coast is famous for it’s food, wine and craft beer produced sustainably from the land.
The wild flowers begin flowering first in the north in Namqualand in late July/early August and then roll out southwards, through Nieuwoudtville and the Cederberg towards the West Coast, at the beginning of September. If you plan to visit this spectacle in mid-September, then enjoy the south around the West Coast National Park, Yzerfontein and Darling as it is too late for the north.
The best way to have a well-rounded trip would be to include the West Coast National Park for its Postberg flowers, wildlife and birding, some of the quaint West Coast Towns like Paternoster, Yzerfontein and Saldanha, for their laid-back atmosphere and fresh seafood, the Cederberg for its rock art and mountain beauty, Wuppertal for its interesting history and Citrusdal for the beautiful orange orchards.