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Tag Archives: cape west coast

Exploring Darling

Exploring Darling

The quaint town of Darling is situated on the West Coast. It is small, with an old-fashioned, laid-back ambience that lends it a charm beyond description. Its homes, people and rural lifestyle ensure that the entire town is reminiscent of yesteryear. However, Darling is also especially pretty. It is surrounded by rolling hills, each laden with green vineyards. Wheat fields that give the entire countryside the golden hue of fertility stretch on for miles.

While small and relatively quiet, the infrastructure of Darling is more than sufficient. There is everything necessary for locals and tourists that are based here while exploring the beauty of the Western Cape. The combination of being a peaceful retreat with plenty in the way of infrastructure has made Darling an ideal hub for creative minds, such as artists and writers, who need to explore the creative crevices of their minds for inspiration. Read More »

Exploring Paternoster

Exploring Paternoster

The scenic fishing village of Paternoster is perched along the exquisite shores of the Cape West Coast; just 145 kilometres north of Cape Town and far away from the hustle and bustle of the big city vibe. This is one of the oldest fishing villages in the area, imbuing it with a unique charm and character.

Its appeal is seen and felt in the little whitewashed fishermen’s cottages that line the coast and the rugged cliff faces that tumble to some of the loveliest beaches in the Western Cape. From the shores or out at sea, the marine life is a delight to experience. Large pods of dolphins surf the waves and leap playfully from the waters all year round, while whales can be seen in the latter half of the year. Southern rights, humpbacks and orcas leap or peep inquisitively out of the water, entertaining their onlookers. The local seal and penguin colonies are also exciting to see, and amusing to watch as they go about their daily lives with some adorable antics. Read More »