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The Western Cape is one of the nine provinces of South Africa. It is situated on
the south-western coast of the country. It is the fourth largest of the nine
provinces with an area of 129,449 square kilometres (49,981 sq mi), and the third
most populous, with an estimated 7 million inhabitants in 2020. About two-thirds
of these inhabitants live in the metropolitan area of Cape Town, which is also the
provincial capital. The Western Cape was created in 1994 from part of the former
Cape Province. The two largest cities are Cape Town and George.
The Western Cape’s inland boundary lies for the most part at the foot of the
Great Escarpment. The Western Cape Province is roughly L-shaped, extending
north and east from the Cape of Good Hope, in the southwestern corner of South
Africa. It stretches about 400 kilometres (250 mi) northwards along the Atlantic
coast and about 500 kilometres (300 mi) eastwards along the South African
south coast (Southern Indian Ocean). It is bordered on the north by the Northern
Cape and on the east by the Eastern Cape. The total land area of the province is
129,462 square kilometres (49,986 sq mi), about 10.6% of the country’s total.
The Western Cape is known for its scenic beauty and a wealth of flora and fauna.
It is home to Table Mountain, one of the most iconic landmarks in South Africa.
The province is also home to the Cape Winelands, a UNESCO World Heritage
Site. Other popular tourist destinations in the Western Cape include the Garden
Route, the Overberg, and the West Coast.
The Western Cape is also home to a number of important economic sectors,
including tourism, agriculture, and wine production. The province is a major
contributor to South Africa’s GDP.
Here are some of the things you can do in the Western Cape:
● Visit Table Mountain and enjoy the panoramic views of the city and the
surrounding area.
● Go wine tasting in the Cape Winelands.
● Hike or bike the trails in the Garden Route.
● Visit the penguins at Boulders Beach in Simon’s Town.
● Go whale watching off the coast of Hermanus.
● Explore the beaches of the West Coast.
The Western Cape is a beautiful and diverse province with something to offer
everyone. If you are looking for a place to relax and enjoy the outdoors, or to
explore a rich cultural heritage, the Western Cape is the perfect destination for