Walker Bay is a coastal nature reserve in the south-western Cape, just east of Hermanus. Picture: Henk Kruger/African News Agency(ANA)
Walker Bay is a coastal nature reserve in the south-western Cape, just east of Hermanus. Picture: Henk Kruger/African News Agency(ANA)

3 places to visit in the Western Cape this weekend

By Marchelle Abrahams Time of article published Aug 22, 2020

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With level 2 lockdown allowing inter-provincial travel, domestic travellers can venture out and explore what South Africa has to offer.

Here are some places to visit in the Western Cape this weekend:

Victoria Road, Camps Bay

Sunday drives in Cape Town are the best. You can't mention coastal drives without Victoria Road. Starting at Camps Bay, the road winds around the Twelve Apostles mountain range, offering spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, and ends in Hout Bay. It's an easy drive made for stopping at intermittent lookout points. You'll want to pull over and take in the panoramic seascape views that stretch across the peninsula.

Babylonstoren

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Our garden is now open🌱🐓⁠ ⁠ Visit our garden daily from 9h00 to 17h00. When you enter Babylonstoren, you can rest assured that the safety of our visitors and staff is our utmost priority. Please consult our website for a full list of our COVID regulations. ⁠ *Entry fee at the gate ⁠ Here's what's you can enjoy at Babylonstoren at the moment: ⁠ ⁠ 🛏️ The hotel opens this Thursday, 6th of August. ⁠ 🍽️ Babel is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.⁠ 🥗 The Greenhouse is open daily, 10h00 to 16h00, no booking required. Guests are seated first come first served.⁠ 🧖‍♀️ The Garden Spa is open daily, 9h00 to 17h00.⁠ 🛒 The Farm Shop & Scented Room is open daily, 9h00 to 17h00.⁠ ⁠ Workshops, garden tours and bakery dinners are not currently available. Subscribe to our newsletter or keep an eye on our newsletter to keep up to date.

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If you're in the mood to stretch your legs and travel a few minutes out of Cape Town, you'll be rewarded with a fun-packed day for the entire family. Situated in Klapmuts, off the N1 highway, Babylonstoren is one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms in the Western Cape. It has a fruit and vegetable garden of beauty and diversity, unique accommodation, fine food and wine.What makes Babylonstoren unique is its botanical diverse garden that stretches as far as the eye can see.

Visit: babylonstoren.com/

Walker Bay Nature Reserve

Walker Bay is a coastal nature reserve in the south-western Cape, just east of Hermanus. Walker Bay is also historically significant, with records of Middle Stone Age people (65 000 to 85 000 years ago) living in Klipgat Cave. There is also evidence that Khoi and San people lived in the area about 2 000 years ago.Booking is essential.

Visit: www.capenature.co.za

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