You’re up for an authentic slice of West Coast living if ever you decide to travel up to the Namaqua West Coast. Doringbaai and Strandfontein are just two of the picturesque fishing villages you’ll discover here along the ‘bossieveld-see’ plains unfolding along the the Olifants River valley.

The region is fairly remote and off-the-beaten-track, and has as such conserved much of its natural beauty and rural tranquillity. Spectacular ocean views from dramatic cliff, unique coastal vegetation, whales, dolphins and sea birds, springtime flower displays and breathtaking sunsets over the Atlantic Ocean … these are all part of the package. Read more: