Situated right at the tip of the country, the Western Cape is different from the rest of South Africa. The climate is unique, with hot, dry summers and rainy winters. Sparkling white beaches go on forever and sheer mountains tower over the towns and villages. But thatís only the coastal region.
The Cape's towering mountains do more than just add interest to an already scenic view -they separate the green east coast from the high-lying, brown and dusty interior, and they capture all the rain that is swept in from the ocean so there's little left for the Little and Great Karoo, which lie inland from the escarpment.