Holidaymakers looking for a vacation in a scenic location should look no further than De Waterkant in South Africa. Located in the Western Cape in the south west corner of the country there are many interesting things to see and do in De Waterkant. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, B&Bs and apartments.
De Waterkant is a good base for hikers and cyclists to go out and explore the area with some wonderful views to be found all around. Holidaymakers staying here will be within easy reach of several beaches suited to sunbathing, swimming and beach volleyball. A variety of watersports are available off the coast here including water skiing, surfing and boating. Angling enthusiasts will find places nearby offering chartered deep sea fishing trips. A number of golf courses are located in the area including the 18-hole Metropolitan Golf Club. This is an excellent wine making region so a visit to the vineyards to participate in some wine tasting is recommended. Various shops can be found in and around De Waterkant including several at Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre, where visitors can purchase souvenirs and arts and crafts amongst other things. Self catering holidaymakers will find numerous stores and market stalls from which to purchase fresh food and drink. The area also has a number of bars, coffee shops and restaurants with a good variety of cuisine.
De Waterkant is located nearby to many attractions including galleries such as These Four Walls in Cape Town. Other areas of entertainment are located within easy reach such as Pink Flamingo Cinema and The Fugard Theatre. A trip to Signal Hill will give holidaymakers a chance to the see the oldest guns in daily use in the world. Cape Town city centre is less than five minutes drive from De Waterkant and has many more interesting places to visit including the famous Table Mountain. One of the most popular attractions in the city is the Two Oceans Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront, which is home to 3,000 living sea animals.
The Western Cape weather generally has warm, dry summers and mild, moist winters. The wettest month is usually June with an average of 93mm rainfall. The warmest months are January and February with an average temperature of 21 degrees centigrade, whilst in June, July and August the average is approximately 13 degrees centigrade.
Cape Town International Airport (CPT) is approximately 20 minutes drive from De Waterkant and has flights to and from various cities. These include the other main cities of South Africa as well as Amsterdam, Istanbul, Kuala Lumpur, London and Singapore. There are seasonal flights from Frankfurt and Munich in Germany. Numerous car rental firms have counters in the international and domestic arrivals terminals. These include Avis, Budget, Dollar Thrifty, Europcar, First Car Rental, Hertz, National Alamo and Tempest.