Day Trips

The West Coast is probably best known for its seasonal carpets of wild flowers, which form a kaleidoscope from the coast to the mountains from late July to September. In early spring white arum lilies sweep the hills, while fields of daisies and “Vygies” form a sea of colour, creating a wonderful contrast with the blue of the sea.

Go back in time, and join a tour of the internationally renowned, palaeontological diggings at the West Coast Fossil Park.

A visit to the West Coast National Park and the Roche Pan Reserve will not easily be forgotten, as they boast a wide and rich variety of fynbos and birds.

St. Helena Bay is one of the only three natural bays on the mainland coastlines of the world where one can see views of both a sunrise and a sunset over the sea. (This phenomenon can be enjoyed from your private terrace at the Oystercatcher Lodge too!). It is here in St. Helena Bay where the Portuguese explorer, Vasco Da Gama landed on the 7th November 1497 – St. Helena’s Day, on his maiden voyage to the East. The Vasco Da Gama Nautical Museum is located at the Cape Dutch entrance to Shelley Point and is dedicated to the memory of the legendary Portuguese seafarers that discovered and navigated these waters.

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