West Coast Activities and Tourist Attractions
Cracklin’ Rosie is a small passenger vessel operating from Bokkomlaan in Velddrift. It offers boat trips on the Berg River, small functions, birthday parties, workshops, sunset cruises and environmental education.
Contact Wendy for Bookings on 071 897 9611
Poetic License is a double level distillery situated alongside Charlies Brewhouse. It has a covered veranda and is situated in the scenic waterside Marina Centre in Port Owen. It offers distillery tours, gin tastings, gin pairing experiences and a retail area where all gins are available for sale.
Contact details: 022 125 0568
Charlie’s Brewhouse serves a delectable culinary fusion between British and West Coast flavours and the menu offers Bar Snacks, Main Meals and Desserts. For the thirsty, they have their own brand of beers on tap and the exclusive Poetic License Gin Distillery is situated next door.
Contact Details: 022 783 0448
West Cost Fossil Park
West Cost Fossil Park Visit the West Coast Fossil Park close to Langebaan, Western Cape, South Africa. See the fossils of a bear, sabre-tooth cats, short-necked giraffes and many other animals which inhabited the West Coast some 5 million years ago. Daily dig tours. Tours are available.
Contact Details: 022 766 1606
Ormonde Wines. The Ormonde Private Cellar is situated on the West Coast of South Africa, where the rugged Darling hills roll and fall along the contours of an ancient granite intrusion. These molten rocks forced from the earth to 300m above sea level, guard the Atlantic Ocean, while banks of fog bless the vineyards with coolness and moisture.
Ormonde Winery is proud to house in its collection two Old Mutual trophies, as well as various Platinum, Gold and Double Gold Awards to mention just a few.
Wines tasted at the tasting room are exclusively available from the estate and selected restaurants. The serene atmosphere and personal experience at Ormonde promise guests a memorable experience.
Contact Details: 022 492 3540
Kokerboom Kaas is based out of the Coastal Fishing Town of Veldrift on the West Coast and is a must-visit for those passionate about CHEESE. Not only are their cheeses the creamiest around, but they also turn a beautiful orange from the Beta Keratin found in the Khoi San Salt which is rich in brine shrimp shell. Interestingly, due to the Grade A22 Guernsey milk, consumers are also far less likely to experience lactose or other dairy intolerances.
Contact Details: 083 563 4640
This must-visit new Darling Brew Tasteroom & Brewery offers a fantastic day out and was developed to allow an all in one Darling Brew experience. In addition to a new state of the art brewery with increased capacity, the new premises offers an interactive and fascinating beer tasting experience in the tasting room and bar which overlooks the working brewery, a restaurant that serves delicious meals made from fresh, organic, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients, and beautiful gardens with a play area for the kids – perfect for young families. There is also plenty of parking available.
Visitors to Darling Brew can enjoy a proudly South African barbecue ‘braai’ menu indoors or outside in the garden and beer lovers can enjoy the Darling Brew craft beers with a selection of light meals. For beer novices there is also a beginner’s beer tasting which goes perfectly with a platter for 2.
They also cater for private functions and specialized brewery tours on appointment.
Contact Details: 076 092 8313