A new sightseeing route that combines tourist hot spots with more unique Cape destinations has been launched at the World Travel Market exhibition at the CTICC
Starting at the V&A Waterfront and ending in Durbanville, the Cape Way circular route encompasses 28 destinations including the Robben Island and District Six Museums, Groot Constantia, Boulders Beach with its penguin colony, SANCCOB at the Rietvlei Nature Reserve, the Lookout Hill in Khayelitsha, the Rondevlei Nature Reserve, Gansbaai, Hermanus, and Mamre Werf.
“The new route also takes visitors to the Tygerberg Nature Reserve or Nuy Valley, and heads up the coast to include Pringle Bay, Betty’s Bay, Ceres and Malmesbury,” explains Carmen Lerm, founder and CEO of West Coast Way.
Free routes from The West Coast Way include the Scenic, Berg, Foodie, Cultural, Wild Routes and newly launched Cape Way Route – all designed to showcase the attractions on offer that may be unknown to many.
“You can plan a road trip along any one of the West Coast Way Routes – mixing and matching selected stops from the various routes. You can also book a guided tour through West Coast Way for some of the routes,” says Lerm.
James Vos, Shadow Minister of Tourism, has commended West Coast Way on their initiatives.
“Domestic tourism is under pressure because of a worsening economy and the lack of affordable holiday destinations. These West Coast Way tourism routes also lead to the development of local enterprises, increasing the demand for goods and services, and contribute to employment,” he said.