Experience the magic of the holiday season in the picturesque Namaqua West Coast region. From indulging in delicious local cuisine to exploring the area’s breathtaking natural beauty, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Discover the best activities, dining options, and attractions to make your December holiday season unforgettable.

On your way to your destination, take a breather and sample the local cuisine. Stock up on treats for your sunset picnics and festive spreads!

Manuela’s Coffee Shop

Ingelegde Produkte, Ligte Etes, Tuisgebak, Geskenke, Cupcakes, Platters
Vredendal, Kerk str 9
Maandae – Vrydae 08:00 – 17:00
Saterdae & Publieke Vakansiedae 08:00 – 13:00
Gesluit op Kersdag & Nuwejaarsdag
027 213 3582

Aan-de Klein Rivier Padstal

Vars van die Plaas! Tafeldruiwe & Waatlemoen beskikbaar in Desember/Januarie. Elke Vrydag Roosterkoek. Kom kuier by ons met ‘n heerlike area vir die kinders om te speel terwyl jy ‘n koppie koffie geniet en iets eet.

082 801 3712 │082 588 9748

Net buite Vredendal R362 │Maan-Vryd: 7:00-17h30 ;Sat: 8h00-14h00 Sondae gesluit; Kersdag gesluit

Hardeveld Lodge

Met groot opgewondenheid maak ons Koffie Winkel oop op die 1ste Desember 2023! Stop gerus, rus  en geniet ‘n koppie koffie en gebak voor jy die lang pad verder vat.

Kontak: Hester Velthuizen 074 190 7266

H/V Kambro & Kalossie str. , Nuwerus

It is West Coast Rock Lobster season! Strandfontein, Doringbaai & Papendorp are favourite spots for fishing and catching crayfish

Fishers love the West Coast for fishing and catching crayfish. But it’s also the place for some of the best seafood experiences, from a community-run kitchen serving smoorsnoek, viskoekies and roosterkoek, fish shops in Doringbaai to insider specialities served up at many sea-side restaurants.

West Coast Rock Lobster Permits are now obtainable online at https://www.fishing.dffe.gov.za/

Allowed dates for recreational fishing West Coast Rock Lobster are for 12 days open from 16 Dec. ’23 to 1 April ’24 between the hours of 08:00 – 16:00

  • 16 & 17 December 2023
  • 23 & 24 December 2023
  • 26 to 31 December 2023
  • 1 January 2024
  • 1 April 2024

Die Strandfontein Kersmark is altyd die moeite werd om te besoek

Dis weer Strandfontein Kersmark tyd!! Vanaf 8 Desember 2023 kan jy kom kuier! Koop jou geskenke, heerlike eetgoed,konfyt, speelgoed, boeke, klere en bederfgoed. Geniet iets lekker by Nellies se koffie winkel. Oop tydens loadshedding!! Gratis toegang.  Bring jou vriende en kom kuier saam

8 – 23 December 2023 │Strandfontein Municipal Hall│Strandfontein, Weskus

Annual outdoor events in or near Strandfontein.

Strandfontein Funrun, 26 December 2023

A fun run all along the dramatic cliffs of Strandfontein to Doringbaai.

Strandfontein Community Hall Entries at 07:00 Start 08:00

Funrun: 10 Km│MTB: 40km

Contact LCN Events, Oubaas Kersop for more details and bookings at 082 230 4801│Entree fee: Donations towards local schools

Strandfontein Funduro 16 December 2023

The Strandfontein Fun Enduro is a family event for young and old, beginners and pro’s, quads, bikes & side x sides. Registration will be at the entrance of town. Strandfontein

Enter here: https://forms.gle/QXhfRJJMd3b6CNDh8

Don’t miss out on this awesome Funduro Dirt Riders!! Start planning now and get your bikes ready.

More info contact organisers LCN Events, Oubaas Kersop 083 230 4801

Sauvignon Blanc Proe @ Fryers Cove (Doringbaai), 27 December 2023

Weskus sonsak & Sauvigon Blanc gaan hand aan hand. Sluit by ons aan op die 27ste Desember 2023 by Fryers Cove in Doringbaai en geniet beide. FNB Top 10 Sauvignon Blanc ook ingelsuit by die unieke proe

Fryer’s Cove Vineyards │27 Desember 2023 │18:30

R350p/p – sluit kaasbord in (geen restuarant etes beskikbaar)

FNB Top 10 ingesluit

Kontak en Bespreek by; Oubaas van Zyl 083 230 4801

Vrek lekker Roosterkoek!

These ladies are specialists in their field – preparing roosterkoek on an open fire! You will not be able to miss them as they are stationed at the entrance of Strandfontein (near the municipality hall)

Open from 08:00 – 20:00 │Order ahead at 082 621 7375

Beach hikes with tour guides

Destination Cederberg

Join us for a beach hike! (Lamberts Bay – Muisbosskerm)

Walk along a 9km stretch of pristine white beach enjoying the tranquillity and beautiful seascapes along the way. Keep an eye open for frolicking dolphins, and seals or spot a gannet diving for fish.

Date – All Year

Meet and greet @ Lambertsbay Tourism │3-hour mid-morning walk│You are welcome to walk back again or use our transport back to Lamberts Bay

Contact Nelda van Zyl (Tour Guide WC9990) 084 517 2519 │email at nelda@thewinetender.co.za

Silent Steps

Educational Hike for ages between 8 – 16 years of age (Adults welcome!) with a registered Western Province guide and female adult supervision Guide. Choose from:

  • A 12km Historical fun facts route (Lambert’s Bay and surroundings)
  • A 10km Beach Route including fun facts about fauna, flora and foraging (Steenbokfontein to Lambert’s Bay)
  • Duration: 3 Hours
  • Cost: R300 per child (including a buff, small pizza and milkshake @ Allendingen)
  • Group size: 4 or more
  • Ages: 8 – 16 years of age
  • Bookings Imperative: johnvanrooyen001@gmail.com │071 270 0754

Seaside Dining at its best…

The restaurants in Doringbaai are more than just a plate of food, it is an experience of local cuisine

The Cabin Restaurant

Celebrating Our Culture Through West Coast Cuisine. Bring your appetite and let’s make some unforgettable memories together!

Restaurant Festive Hours:

14 Dec’23 – 10 Jan’24 open everyday

Closed on 25 December’23

Breakfast: 9:00 – 11:00

Lunch & Dinner: 11:00 – 21:0

The Jetty Restaurant @ Fryer’s Cove


The Jetty Restaurant is part of Fryer’s Cove Community Development Project and it is here where the Fryer’s Cove wines truly shine. In their natural habitat paired with home-cooked West Coast favourites such as Snoekkoekies (fish cakes), Kerrievis (pickled fish) Roosterkoek, Freshly caught line fish, and more.

From 15 Dec – 15 Jan open 10:00 – 20:00; Closed ONLY on 25 Dec’23 ;

From 8 December we will be open on Fridays and Saturdays until 21:00 (kitchen closes at 20:00) Contact 076 290 4372 – bookings are essential.

View our Fish Tank in the middle of our cellar!


Explore the Olifant’s River Estuary at Papendorp by SUP, Take a cliff-hugging ride along the Viswater Mountain Bike Route or hike the route and find yourself at the Wandering Whale Labyrinth. Hike or 4×4 the secret pathways of Gifberg.

More details at: https://visitnwc.com/explore/adventure-attractions/

West Coast Wine Route

Piekenierskloof Wines (Citrusdal)

  • Make sure to pop in at our tasting room located on the N7 (De Tol Farm & Deli) & check out our Amazing Festive offers! Specially curated just for you this festive season
  • Grenache Tasting Experience

Dive into a world of endless possibilities with Piekenierskloof’s exquisite Grenache collection! From the rich depths of red to the crisp elegance of white and the delightful blush of rosé, experience Grenache in every way imaginable. Each sip tells a unique story, a symphony of flavours that dance on your palate, showcasing the true essence of this extraordinary grape varietal. Prepare your senses for a journey unlike any other – where Grenache reigns supreme in all its vibrant hues.

Pairings should be booked in advance. +27 067 410 3315│detol@pkwc.co.za

TASTINGS & DELI│De Tol Farm Deli, Piekenierskloof│N7 pass, Citrusdal

Festive operating hours: 24 & 25 December 2023 Closed│26 December 2023 open at 09:00│ 27 – 30 December 2023 08:00 -17:00│31 December 2023 8:00 – 15:00│1 January 2024 Closed│2 January 2024 Open 09:00

Klawer Wines

You’re in for a treat! Experience the flavours of the Weskus. Come taste the delicious pairing of Klawer Wines and Kokerboom Kaas from Velddrif. You won’t be disappointed!

Kokerboom cheese & wine pairing R65:

•             VILLA ESPOSTO PINOTAGE 2021: The sweet and smokey notes of the Pinotage create a perfect synergy with the nutty and slightly sweet undertones of the swift cheese

•             VILLA ESPOSTOCABERNET/MERLOT 2021: The earthy and smokey flavours of the smoked kelp gull cheese enhance the ripe berry flavours present in Cabernet/Merlot blend

•             VILLA ESPOSTO STRAW WINE 2021: The sweet honey and raisin flavours of the straw wine create contrast between the salty flavours of the blue crane cheese whilst complimenting its undertones

Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm│Saturdays 9 am – 1 pm│Contact for Festive hours. 027 216 1530

Teubes Wines

Celebrate with Karoobossie MCC and Teube’s famous platters. Special menus & platters on request.

Festive Hours: Mondays – Saturdays from 09H00 – 17H00│Closed on Sundays, 25 December’23, 1 January’ 24

Wine pairing ( Cheese & Cold Meats)│Enjoy craft beers, pizzas, platters and much more!│Play area for kids, jumping castle and petting zoo│ Bookings at 027 213 2377

Namaqua Wines @ Die Keldery

Sip, savour and soak in the scenery at Die Keldery Restaurant.

Step into our kitchen, where culinary dreams come to life as our chefs artfully craft dishes inspired by the rich tapestry of local flavours, ensuring that every plate is a masterpiece. Explore the essence of Namaqua at our Tasting Room with Maskam Mountain as your backdrop. Ask for the Chef’s choice wine pairing of the day. We also offer a pizza and wine pairing

Book your table today and experience the magic! Contact for Festive Hours 027 213 3698

Lutzville Vineyards Tasting Room


Cool down at the end of the week at the Lutzville Vineyards Tasting Room for TAPAS & WINE FRIDAY, 17 November. The TAPAS MENU will be served from 15:30 – 18:30. Make your reservation at 0768124344


We’re bringing SUMMER to you in the palm of your hand with our SUMMER SPRITZER served only on TAPAS & WINE FRIDAYS! Make your reservation for FRIDAY, 10 November. Our TAPAS MENU will be served from 15:30 – 18:00.

Bookings essentail 0768124344. See you at sundown at the end of the week!

Fryer’s Cove Vineyards

We pair our wines with the finest local West Coast ingredients collected and prepared at source like our wines. 

The Fryer’s Cove range is a celebration and connection to the West Coast and its terroirs. They are truly special and unique in the same way as Bamboes Bay, made in the cellar with cold seawater cooling the tanks. The pairing with local West Coast dishes is a unique way to appreciate these wines:

Fryer’s Cove Sauvignon Blanc – Perlemoen risotto

Fryer’s Cove Chenin Blanc – Ceviche with lemon, chilli, dill, mint, cucumber and cress

Fryer’s Cove Grenache Cinsault – Smoked salmon mousse & lump roe caviar

From 15 Dec – 15 Jan open 10:00 – 20:00; Closed ONLY on 25 Dec’23; From 8 December we will be open on Fridays and Saturdays until 21:00 (kitchen closes at 20:00) Contact 076 290 4372 – bookings are essential.

View our Fish Tank in the middle of our cellar!