The Cape West Coast Biosphere Reserve has embarked upon a membership strategy in line with it's mandate and vision for the future.
Tydstroom Poultry Farm was established outside Durbanville in the Western Cape during the 1960's by Herman Till, today Tydstroom is a dominant player in the retail, food services and wholesale markets in South Africa.
Tydstroom's new Fynbos Broiler Farm (Atlantis area in the Western Cape), was relocated to accommodate critical endangered fynbos vegetation. An ongoing program is in place for alien clearing and fynbos rehabilitation.
Our ultimate goal is to be a responsible steward of the environment, through our combined activities of alien clearing, fire management and the regeneration of endemic fynbos. Our vision is for future generations to experience our true natural heritage. We will achieve this by ensuring that all our activities and operations are environmentally responsible.
Eskom Holdings Soc Limited
Eskom generates approximately 95% of the electricity used in South Africa and approximately 45% of the electricity used in Africa. Eskom generates, transmits and distributes electricity to industrial, mining, commercial, agricultural and residential customers and redistributors. Additional power stations and major power lines are being built to meet rising electricity demand in South Africa. Eskom will continue to focus on improving and strengthening its core business of electricity generation, transmission, trading and distribution.
MKB (Moorreesburg Koringboere)
Moorreesburgse Koringboere (Pty) Ltd, popularly known as MKB, the operating company of Grain Farmers Group Limited, is located in the heart of the Swartland. MKB is a company that has been the anchor of the region's grain industry for the past 80 years.
Book League - Darling
Book League (www.bookleague.co.za/news)
Club Mykonos - Langebaan
Club Mykonos (www.clubmykonos.co.za)
Efprosdektos! Welcome to Greece on the West Coast! The shores of the magical Langebaan Lagoon are the gateway to the vitality and hospitality of the Greek way of life, right in South Africa. Join us for endless fun in the sun as you lounge on the deck of a luxury yacht, dance with Lady Luck in the casino or simply wile away the hours doing as little as possible in the comfort of your luxurious self-catering accommodation.
Glenfinnan Guesthouse - Langebaan
Glenfinnan Guesthouse (www.glenfinnan.co.za)
Glenfinnan Guest House, 4-star TGCSA graded, overlooks the town and lagoon of Langebaan, only an hour and a half from Cape Town. The lagoon is in a proclaimed nature reserve and stretches from north to south with a shoreline steeped in history. Situated in the centre of the town, just a 5 minute walk from the beach, restaurants and shops, we offer tranquility to the discerning traveller and a warm 'home from home' atmosphere. Glenfinnan is ideally situated for visits to the National Park and surrounding West Coast attractions.
The Green Cab - Cape Town
The Green Cab (www.thegreencab.co.za)
Let Cape Town's first tourism transport service with eco-credentials help you travel responsibly in a carbon constricted world. The "Green Bus" is the latest eco-innovation offering from the award-winning Green Cab team. The Green Buses operate on a B50 blend of bio-diesel (used cooking oil!) and offers a daily shuttle service via the scenic Atlantic Ocean Coast to the Cape point nature reserve. A must do for every adventurous and sustainable traveller.
Farr Out Guest House - Paternoster
Farr Out guesthouse/B & B (www.farrout.co.za)
Established in 2005 by Deon van Schalkwyk and Marion Lubitz, this 4 star establishment is situated in the picturesque village of Paternoster on the Cape West Coast. Their slogan "...live where others come to unwind..." is echoed in the activities they boast, ranging from beach buggy excursions and spotting wildlife, to relaxing in a wood-fired hottub. They cater for any preference or weather, but insist that "...there is no bad weather; just the person wearing the wrong clothes."
Darling Lodge - Darling
Darling Lodge guesthouse (www.darlinglodge.co.za)
Less than an hour's drive from Cape Town, 4 star Darling Lodge, is situated in the town of Darling; the heart of South Africa's Floral Kingdom, famous for its unspoilt natural beauty. Whether you want to visit game & nature reserves, a wine estate, or simply experience the solitude of long, lonely beaches, or lagoons, it's all in the immediate vicinity. Whatever your preference, Darling Lodge "...has a pillow with your name on it."
The Marmalade Cat - Darling
The Marmalade Cat (www.eatout.co.za)
Rather hidden on Darling’s unlovely Main Road, this is one of the Swartland’s best restaurants. It’s comfort food all the way, with generous portions of homemade chicken pie, tender lamb shanks, and rich stews. There are great breakfasts on offer too, and the crispy wood-fired pizzas simply fly out of the oven on Friday nights... It’s best to book ahead if you want a table on Friday night.
Doornfontein Bird and Game Lodge - Velddrift
Doornfontein Bird and Game Lodge (www.doornfonteinfarm.co.za)
Each season heralds a new adventure on your senses, the heat of summer or the lushness of winter are displayed like an ever-changing canvas. Whether reading on the stoep or exploring the salt pan at sunset, your experience will become a cherished memory. Doornfontein plays host to music, birding, corporate and social gatherings and is acknowledged as a unique wedding venue.
Klein Paternoster (www.kleinpaternoster.co.za)
Situated in the quaint fishing village of Paternoster on the Cape West Coast, Klein Paternoster is a unique establishment, boasting its own communal oven or "bakoond" for residents to enjoy, set amidst lush, colourful gardens, complete with resident owls. Enjoy a romantic evening in front of the fire, red wine in hand, or simply relax in the sunshine while crayfish and snoek sizzle on the braai. Klein Paternoster is a place of calm, away from the madding crowd.
Duinepos Chalets (www.duinepos.co.za)
A retreat for bird and nature lovers, the charming chalets are situated inside the West Coast National Park, located 15 km from the Langebaan lagoon and 17 km from the Langebaan town centre. The camp is based inland amongst the natural bush, secluded and quiet. Duinepos Chalets is one of few places where one can still wake up with only the sound of birds. This is why birders from all over migrate here for the Duinepos experience.
Blue Bay Lodge
Blue Bay Lodge (www.blouwaterbaai.com)
"Relaxation" is our tagline. Far away from the hustle and bustle of city life, Blue Bay Lodge gives guests the opportunity to relax and unwind. Whether your idea of relaxation might be having a glass of wine overlooking the bay, reading your book while listening to the sound of the waves or taking a long walk along the beach, Blue Bay Lodge offers some kind of relaxation for everyone.
People are our passion, our perfection and our success. Families extending over several generations partake in the activities that make the Estate wines so successful. Crafting premium wines starts with having trained and knowledgeable staff. All new entrants are hand-guided over a period of two years by a seasoned trainer before gaining independence to work in the vineyards. All vacancies are filled internally, creating opportunities for promotion and keeping the staff motivated.
The West Coast of the Cape is wild, certainly, but with a reticent and austere beauty which stems from sand, sea and sky, the patterned mosaics of fynbos, and the rolling inland hills. Some Jakkalsfontein mornings are made magical by banks of early fog, through which loom the dimly perceived dune-shaped roofs. These drifting mists leave behind them sparkling spider webs like diamonds in the salvias, and a sudden sight of vast blue sky.
Langebaan Yacht Club
The Langebaan Yacht Club was founded on 24 April 1982. The Club is based on the edge of the beautiful Langebaan Lagoon and provides recreational amenities for members, which include Boating, Sailing, Canoeing, Angling and general social activities. The Club is structured as a family club and safety of all its members is governed through a well-structured Constitution and a comprehensive set of House Rules and Bylaws. As the Club is based on the edge of the Lagoon, a declared Ramsar site and operates from within SANparks controlled waters, conservation and protection of the Lagoon's resources for the good of future generations is high on the Agenda at all times.
!Khwa ttu, the San Education and Culture Centre, 70 km north-west of Cape Town offers you the unique experience of being introduced to the world of the descendants of the first indigenous people of southern Africa. The San themselves will take you on a journey into their history, traditional knowledge, skills, languages, customs and current affairs. This enjoyable and eye-opening event will stay with you for a long time.
Darling Wildflower Society
The Darling Wildflower Society has held a show virtually every year since that first show in 1917. The ideals expressed by the founders still hold true today. They wanted to display Darling's God-given wealth for the world to see. At the same time they promoted the conservation of flowers amongst the farmers of the district, who have since maintained the botanical diversity of the region over several generations.
West Coast Fossil Park
The fossil site of Langebaanweg is located in the West Coast Fossil Park, approximately 150 km north of Cape Town (a 11/2 hour drive), and is world-renowned for its exceptionally well-preserved fossil faunal remains that date to the terminal Miocene/early Pliocene (circa 5.2 million years ago).
Saldanha Bay Cultural Village
The Saldanha Bay Cultural Village seeks to promote and market the region, and in particular the original fishermen's cottages as an accommodation alternative in the region. These cottages celebrate the history and culture of the fishing community and are a worthy addition to the existing cultural displays around Saldanha Bay. The area is a popular tourist destination already, with a number of attractions drawing tourists in their numbers in season. A cultural tour of Saldanha Bay includes the Hoedjies Bay Museum, hiking and walking trails, irresistible west coast cuisine and that indescribable west coast feel that the wind blows in off the sea.