The most southerly province in South Africa is the Western Cape, with its cosmopolitan and bustling capital city Cape Town. With landmarks and attractions such as Table Mountain and the V&A Waterfront and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Cape Town is a popular tourist destination and is one of the most visited cities in South Africa. The Western Cape is also home to the well-known Garden Route that runs from the Helderberg up the coast to the Tsitsikamma National Park and on to Storms River in the Eastern Cape. The Garden Route includes picturesque coastal towns such as Knysna and Plettenberg Bay.
The Western Cape has a Mediterranean climate with cool, wet winters and warm, dry summers. English is widely spoken and with its attractive coastline, lush vineyards and magnificent natural beauty the Western Cape is the jewel of South Africa and is definitely worth a visit.