This is great news for those of us who simply don’t have the time or money to jet off to a tropical island for a month-long break.

So what exactly constitutes a change in scenery and how far would one have to travel to experience such a thing? Quite simply, any new experience or environment which is intriguing enough to pique the curiosity and keep one entertained would be enough of a distraction from the daily grind to sooth weary souls.

As we live in such a beautiful country, it’s often a lot closer than one would think

In fact, a mere 25 minutes north of Cape Town you will find a whole new world just waiting to be explored; one of rugged and unspoiled beauty, pristine beaches, quaint fishing villages and rich cultural history.

A magical place which offers myriad activities for the whole family and the embrace of the warmest hospitality one can imagine. There truly are few regions in South Africa which offer the unique diversity that one can experience in as compact a region as the unique West Coast Biodiversity Corridor which stretches from Blaauwberg to St Helena Bay on the R27, and inland to the R45.

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And with the silly season now firmly behind us and the majority of holiday-makers back home, it’s the perfect time to take a break and experience all that the area has to offer.

Whether you need a short respite of just a day or fancy a longer journey along the road less travelled, there are at least 10 things to do and see up the West Coast that will put the spring back in your step.

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1.     The West Coast Way Wine, Beer & Olive Experience

Only an hour from Cape Town, Darling’s proximity to the Atlantic Ocean and the vineyards’ elevation have a significant effect on the grapes grown here, and the region produces award-winning wines with concentrated flavour, depth and intensity.

The Wine, Beer & Olive Experience comprises selected independent wine and olive farms as well as a unique craft beer brewery all within easy driving distance from each other. There is also a dedicated shuttle service that allows you to relax and concentrate instead on sampling the finer things in life. Book with West Coast Way 0861 321 777.

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