Cosmopolitan and rugged, sprinkled with national parks and world-renowned attractions, it’s no wonder Western Cape is one of South Africa’s most visited regions. Home to both Cape Town and the Garden Route, travelers are lured by lush terrain, abundant wildlife and that legendary ubuntu hospitality. Penguins, ostriches, buffaloes and whales can all be espied, while beaches, mountains and semi-desert can all be explored. Dynamic and multicultural, Cape Town delivers Afro-chic urbanity with some seriously stunning natural attractions close at hand. Climbing Table Mountain, you’ll understand why the native Khoisan people revered the place as spiritual. Ride the legendary waves, then head out on the Garden Route, where some of South Africa’s most magnificent coastal scenery can be hiked through. But it’s not just about big-name attractions in Western Cape. Spring flowers burst in fishing village Paternoster, while the grapes grow juicy at viniculture capital Stellenbosch. Scale the limestone rocks and delve into the Cango Caves at Oudtshoorn, and feel history come alive with the Dutch-Cape architecture of Swellendam. It’s all ringed with those glittering beaches, and it’s all in Western Cape.