While the Garden Route remains one of South Africa’s most famous attractions, the West Coast’s windswept isolation and tranquillity appeal to visitors who seek a break from the hustle and bustle that often accompanies popular tourist attractions. Those who wish to escape to a place where they can get lost in truly inspiring surroundings will find everything they are looking for along South Africa’s West Coast. The sparsely populated West Coast offers wide open spaces, unspoiled beaches, rugged terrain, and azure seas. Visitors can look forward to exploring quaint country towns and whitewashed fishing villages, hiking through the spectacular Cederberg and the West Coast National Park as well as sampling fresh seafood at the seaside towns of Langebaan and Paternoster. Other popular activities include bird watching, kayaking, swimming, stand-up paddleboarding, and kitesurfing.