Western Cape Province
The Western Cape Province is located on the south-western coast of South Africa. The Province lies somewhere in the middle in size compared to all other provinces and is considered the fourth biggest region out of the nine provinces. While the Gauteng Province can claim to be the most populated area, the Western Cape Province can claim third place. The most populated area within the Province would then of course be Cape Town. Cape Town is also the provincial capital of the Western Cape Province and is the biggest city within the region.
The Province extends from the Cape of Good Hope and runs north for about 400 km; this would be along the Atlantic Coast. It then also stretches east up the south coast along the Southern Indian Ocean. Other surrounding areas include the Eastern Cape and the Northern Cape. Besides Cape Town, you also have some other major areas; these include Stellenbosch, Worcester, Paarl, the Overberg and George. Let’s not forget about the beautiful Garden Route, which is a favourite tourist attraction.
The region has one metropolitan Municipality with five districts. The West Coast District, which includes areas like Saldanha Bay and Cederberg; the Cape Winelands District, which includes places like Stellenbosch and the Breede Valley; the Overberg District, which includes areas such as Swellendam and Cape Agulhas; the Eden District with places like Mossel Bay, Knysna and George, and the Central Karoo District that consist of amongst others Beaufort West and Prince Albert.
Properties for sale in the Western Province can include modern, stylish and upmarket homes in places like Gardens to popular security estates in Somerset West. You might even consider buying a holiday home along the West Coast. How about purchasing some vacant land in and around Mossel Bay, where you can build your own dream home.
The southernmost point of the area would be Cape Agulhas, which is only a few thousand kilometres from the coastline of the Antarctic. The scenic and beautiful coastline of the Western Cape Province provides diverse options from soft sandy beaches to mountainous outcrops in various areas. You have some major rivers in the region as well; these include the Berg River, which flows into the Atlantic Ocean near Velddrif. You also have the Gourits River that flows into the Indian Ocean close to Mossel Bay.
The Western Cape Province is well-known for its diversity in flora and has been given the name of the Cape Floral Kingdom. Most of the indigenous plant life in the area consists of the well-known Fynbos. Cape Town itself can boast about the beautiful Kirstenbosch Gardens, which lies on the eastern slopes of the iconic Table Mountain. The Western Cape Region is also famous for its wines; there are many wine routes and farms in the area that are very popular with tourists.
The Province also has many popular and well-known educational institutions. There is the University of Cape Town, the University of the Western Cape, and the Stellenbosch University. There is also the Cape Peninsula University of technology. Since much of the Province is located along the coastal regions, there are many water activities available from surfing to shark cage diving.