Wellness Tourism is a growing industry, supported by travelers actively seeking ways to enhance their well-being on the go. Here is your guide in exploring Weskus as the perfect destination for your health journey!
Do you feel like waking up in a luxury hotel to a nutrient-rich meal of local cuisine, before hiking a mountain in the Cederberg Wilderness Area? How about a few days of surfing on a private beach, with regular meditations within Namaqua West Coast? Or perhaps you’d rather perfect your cycling technique in Swartland? Maybe you would like to soak up the natural waterfalls in Bergrivier? Or do some beach horse riding on the West Coast Peninsula? Whatever your wellness needs Weskus is the perfect wellness getaway for you.
The Namaqua West Coast is probably one of the Cape’s most unique travel destinations. It is a place of iconic beauty and home of the rieldans, but that is not all it is. It is a place where you can find your inner peace with your daily yoga sessions on a private beach with only you and the beautiful sound of the ocean. In Doringbaai and Strandfontein you can go for a wonderful hike along the beach the rugged landscape makes it the perfect place for a challenging hike and you can discover all those special places unknown to the average hiker. Surfing is also very popular in the area. If cycling is your thing, Namaqua West Coast got you covered! The Viswater Mountain Bike Route is a circular route of approximately 30km that starts at Doringbaai and roams to Papendorp and back again. It spans a wide variety of surfaces and diverse flora. At certain places, you will be as close as 50m from the ocean where the cool sea breeze is very welcome on those warm summer days! At the start, you will experience incredible single-track paths up to Papendorp and then you will take on an open gravel road back to Doringbaai, afterward, you can enjoy an ice-cold beer or local wine and some healthy food at the Jetty Restaurant.
In Swartland, the town Darling is surrounded by biking trails for any kind of two-wheel enthusiast. If you would like a more effortless discovering of the beautiful Weskus landscape, an e-Bike tour guided by one of the San people at! Khwa ttu. In Yzerfontein you will find the Schaap Island Hiking Trail, Approximately two kilometers long, it starts from the Main Beach – or Sixteen Mile Beach as it is also known – and then runs in a southerly direction, that is, towards the harbour. It is an easy walk for most people. Once you leave the main beach the Trail runs higher up along the rocks. A well-maintained footpath covered in crushed mussel shells is signposted with white footprints to show the way. This will be the perfect trail to keep you fit and have fun at the same time. If wellness relaxation is your idea of a great vacation make sure you make a booking at Maki-Saki Self-Catering and Boutique Spa, Yzerfontein. It is a mere 100 meters from the beach. Fall asleep at night with the beautiful sound of the waves crashing on the rocks. Maki-Saki has an on-site boutique spa facility where you can relax in the 6-seater Jacuzzi, heated pool, or just simply spoil yourself with a facial, massage, or Ozone therapy treatment, and an on-site gym is also available.
Bergrivier has a diverse beauty of mountains, natural waterfalls, hiking trails, bird watching, and much more. Experience the touch of a region that will leave you wanting more. If you are outdoorsy and like nature then 22 waterfalls is the destination for you situated in Porterville, a beautiful place with stunning views and a lovely challenging hike to the magical waterfalls. Healthy food gets everyone excited, Porterville Farmer’s market, every Saturday is the best way to get your health fix. They have the most delicious healthy foods made from organic produce. You can also buy locally grown organic fruits and vegetables making this market the perfect fit for all your wellness needs. Piket-Bo-Berg Mountain Biking Trails would be a great way to test yourself as a fitness guru. Where there was trackless veld a decade ago now lies an extensive network of single-track trails. The trail-development process on the Mouton’s Valley and Bugler’s Post farms was set in motion in 2009. The 110-plus kilometer web of trails thread through mossy forests, striking rock formations, and pristine fynbos. The riding is technically challenging, featuring berms, bridges, rocky climbs, and steep descents. But the views – from the West Coast to Cederberg Mountain Range are spectacular.
Give your soul some concord and explore the West Coast Peninsula with new eyes. Beyond the sun, sea traditional vacations this can also be a place where you can find healthy food, wellness relaxation, places for meditation, exercise while having the best holiday you can ever imagine. In Paternoster, you can have the best horse riding sessions on the beach. Kayaking is also a very popular sport and can tone those arm muscles. If fine dining together with healthy eating is your thing at Wolfgat they offer a unique dining experience showcasing a selection of indigenous ingredients specific to the Weskus. In Langebaan some of the watersports include Kite-surfing and water paddling. Club Mykonos Resort offers a wellness spa, gym, and private beach walk perfect for meditation. At Oppikaai Restaurant, St Helena Bay you can indulge in some healthy fresh seafood a Weskus delicacy, and a definite must. We all are very aware of what we put on our skin these days, visit Simply Bee, Hopefield. Simply Bee’s products offer all-natural handmade products, free from harmful chemicals, synthetic fragrances, and parabens. Making it safe and environmentally friendly. They have a beauty salon where you can experience their Simply Bee products to the fullest because they believe that beauty is more than just on the outside. Their commitment to the community is to respect the environment and people with integrity and love.
The magical mountains of Cederberg, wide-open spaces, and unique body of rock. The colour – orange and maroon in the evening light – is the first thing that strikes you. But sheer beauty is not enough. These mountains are the best way to get you in shape. This is not only the home of rooibos but there are so many diverse things to do in this region. It will be the perfect place to find your inner self and connect with Mother Nature. Bouldering in Cederberg is something for the bold! The Cederberg is one of the top 5 places in the world for it. Bouldering is free rock-climbing, without ropes, typically relatively close to the ground, with mattresses used to cushion any falls. The Cederberg Mountains rise majestically above the vineyards and citrus groves of the Oliphants River valley. There are several stunning hiking trails in the Cederberg. Cederberg Ridge offers its own guided walking trails, both on their farm and in the adjacent Wilderness Reserve. But if you want to be independent, there are some classic walks in the Cederberg that can be done on a self-guided basis. The food is described as from farm to table, or rather ‘Berg to Plate’, the food incorporates fresh farmed produce from the area, local flavours, and unique cooking techniques the perfect combination for a healthy plate.
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