Cape Town, with its dramatic landscapes and vibrant culture, is a top travel destination in South Africa. While the city itself offers endless attractions, a West Coast break away from the bustling city can provide a refreshing escape. The Western Cape boasts numerous picturesque coastal towns, each with its unique charm. Here are some of the best coastal towns for an unforgettable West Coast getaway in Cape Town.


Paternoster is a quaint fishing village known for its pristine white sandy beaches and distinctive white-washed cottages. Stroll along the beach, indulge in fresh seafood, and witness breathtaking sunsets. It’s the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy the slow pace of coastal life.


Langebaan, located within the West Coast National Park, is a paradise for nature lovers and water sports enthusiasts. The Langebaan lagoon is ideal for windsurfing, kiteboarding, and kayaking. Don’t miss a visit to the Postberg Flower Reserve during the spring when wildflowers carpet the landscape!


Yzerfontein is a tranquil coastal gem with stunning views and rugged landscapes. The Sixteen Mile Beach offers a serene setting for long walks and bird-watching. For adrenaline junkies, head to Schaapeiland for some kite surfing or explore the captivating wildflowers in the Postberg Nature Reserve.

Saldanha Bay:

Saldanha Bay is a natural harbour with a rich maritime history. It’s an excellent destination for water-based activities, including fishing and snorkeling. The town’s proximity to the West Coast Fossil Park is an added bonus for those interested in paleontology.

St. Helena Bay:

St. Helena Bay is famous for its fishing and pristine beaches. It’s an excellent spot for fishing enthusiasts who can charter boats for deep-sea angling. For a quieter experience, relax on the beaches and enjoy the tranquility and the sound of the crashing waves – the perfect place to switch-off and unwind.


Jacobsbaai is a hidden coastal treasure. The village is known for its colourful houses and unique West Coast architecture. Take leisurely walks along the coastline, explore the intriguing rock pools, and savour the local seafood at the charming little restaurants.

When planning a West Coast break away in Cape Town, these coastal towns offer the perfect blend of relaxation, adventure, and natural beauty. Whether you’re seeking water sports, wildlife, or simply a serene escape, the Western Cape’s coastal towns have something for every traveller.

So, pack your bags and embark on a journey to discover the stunning West Coast of Cape Town!

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