Situated in the Western Cape and bordering the Atlantic Ocean, the scenic expanse of the West Coast is known for its picturesque surroundings, charming fishing villages and towns. Notable areas in this delightful region include Saldanha, Paternoster, Jacobsbaai, Vredenburg, Velddrif, St Helena Bay, Britannia Bay, Langebaan, Darling, Elands Bay and Yzerfontein. Property in West Coast towns such as these vary from large free standing homes to vacant land, ideal for holiday home buyers as well as houses and apartments to rent during the peak seasons.

The West Coast is a popular holiday destination for foreigners and Western Cape locals who travel from the hustle and bustle of Cape Town. The unique natural beauty of the West Coast provides fantastic outdoor activities, the West Coast National Park is within close proximity to all surrounding towns, and the explosion of flowers come springtime provide yet another reason to visit or live in this lovely area. For those seeking a spot of water sports, Langebaan is ideal for wind and kitesurfing, among other offerings, while the small fishing villages of Paternoster and St Helena Bay ensure any seafood lover is spoilt for choice. Elands Bay is home to some of the best surfing in the province, and the entire region has long been a birdwatchers paradise. Take a look at the available West Coast properties below and discover what it’s like to live in this stunning area. 

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Areas within West Coast

Darling

Darling

Cape charm and small town warmth is what one can expect from Darling, located in the West Coast region just an hour from Cape Town. 

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Langebaan

Located in the heart of the West Coast region, just over an hour’s drive from Cape Town, the delightful town of Langebaan is well-known for its stunning surroundings and peaceful atmosphere. Formerly a small fishing villa

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Shelly Point Property For Sale

Shelley Point

The private town of Shelley Point is located 150km north of Cape Town, between Saldanha Bay and Port Owen. 

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houses for sale in Velddrif

Velddrif

The quaint West Coast village of Velddrif is situated at the mouth of the Berg River, about 160km from Cape Town. 

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Yzerfontein Property

Yzerfontein

Yzerfontein is a prime example of the charming villages with idyllic seaside atmospheres that South Africa’s West Coast is renowned for. 

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Wining and dining

Wining and dining

When it comes to food, the West Coast caters to all tastes. From Italian and fine dining to pubs and grills and of course an abundance of seafood. The area also has three fantastic wine routes; the Darling, West Coast and Swartland routes.

Nature

Nature

The West Coast National Park, Cape Columbine Nature Reserve, Rocherpan Nature Reserve and Bird Island are a must for outdoor enthusiasts. From hiking, to whale, dolphin and birdwatching - these reserves provide safe yet exciting bases from which to explore the natural beauty of the area.

Sport

Sport

Popular sports include, surfing, kiteboarding, wind and kite surfing, kayaking, fishing and boating, mountain biking, dirt biking and tennis. Runners, joggers and dog walkers can also enjoy the safe and long beaches that span the coastline.

Activities

Activities

Looking for other activities and attractions within the West Coast region?  The golf course at the Langebaan Country Estate provides a magnificent setting for 18-holes, while quad biking, 4x4 trails and horse-riding are popular pastimes.

Living in West Coast

Areas near to West Coast

Atlantic Seaboard, Boland, Cape Town, Overberg,

Education

The West Coast has a variety of schools located in and around the main towns, such as Vredenburg High, Hopefield High, Langebaanweg Primary, Steenberg’s Cove Primary, Curro Langenbaan Private School, Topolino Private School, Longacres Private School and Darling College.

Healthcare

The Life West Coast Private Hospital, located in Vredenburg is excellently equipped, and can cater to all medical needs, including the revamped State hospital. There are also various GPs, dentists and pharmacies in the surrounding towns and villages.

Shopping

When it comes to shopping, the Weskus Mall is a great one-stop-shop. From department stores to fashion boutiques, large grocery chains, banks and hardware stores, all one’s needs can be met. The mall is open 7 days a week, including public holidays.

Travel

It will take you about 1-2 hours to drive from Cape Town to the West Coast region, depending on which town you’re travelling to. Once in the region, all the towns are within close proximity to one another, while Cape Town International Airport can be reached in just over an hour and a half.

For example Camps Bay or Mauritius