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ScapeNotes is the Do-It-Yourself website where anybody can post notes about tourist facilities in the Western Cape province. The main focus is on tourists making notes about facilities in towns. "Did that guesthouse say that they offered meals?" Make a note for yourself or for subsequent visitors.

However, we would also like the owners of facilities to participate with some free self-promotion, answering of frequent questions and news about new developments. In fact, we would appreciate it if the facility owners took the first step to list their facility and introduce themselves to visitors. Any person who is interested in promoting their town can start listing and introducing the facilities that would be of interest to visitors.

Have a look at this section to find out more about the workings of ScapeNotes.

The Cape province has such a diversity of culture and attractions to offer. We hope that you enjoy your stay!

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Cape Town (Greater City Area)

  Cape Town Property
Free listing of property for sale in Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town  Cape Town Bantry Bay / Waterfront
Includes: Sea Point, Fresnaye, Three Anchor Bay, Mouille Point, Green Point

  Cape Town Camps Bay / Clifton

  Cape Town Hout Bay / Llandudno

  Cape Town South Peninsula
Includes: Muizenberg, St James, Kalk Bay, Fish Hoek, Glencairn, Simonstown, Scarborough, Kommetjie, Noordhoek

  Cape Town Cape Flats
Includes: Grassy Park, Athlone, Langa, Elsies River, Airport, Khayelitsha, Mitchell's Plain.

  Cape Town Constantia / Wynberg
Includes: Kirstenbosch, Lakeside, Tokai

  Cape Town Rondebosch / Newlands / Kenilworth
Also known as the "Southern Suburbs" from the time when the city limits only went that far.
Includes: Bishopscourt, Claremont, Rosebank, Mowbray, Pinelands

  Cape Town Blaauwberg
Includes: Melkbosstrand, Milnerton, Table View, Atlantis/Mamre, Bloubergstrand, Parklands, Sunningdale

  Cape Town Tygerberg Includes: Edgemead, Goodwood, Parow, Bellville, Durbanville

  Cape Town Oostenberg Includes: Eerste River, Kuilsriver, Brackenfell

West Coast

  West Coast Property Free listing of property for sale on the Cape West Coast, South Africa

  Lambert's Bay
Includes: Eland's Bay

  Velddrif / St Helena Bay Includes: Shelley Point, Stompneusbaai, Britannia Bay, Laaiplek, Port Owen, Dwarskersbos

  Vredenburg / Saldanha
Includes: Paternoster, Jacob's Bay

  Langebaan Includes: Geelbek, Churchaven

Includes: Yzerfontein


  Swartland Property Free listing of property for sale in the Swartland, South Africa

Includes: Porterville, Aurora, Eendekuil, Goedverwacht, Redelinghuys

Includes: Hopefield, Koringberg

  Riebeek-West / Riebeek-Kasteel
Includes: Hermon, Gouda

Includes: Mamre, Philadelphia


  Cape Winelands Property
Free listing of property for sale in the Cape Winelands, South Africa

Includes: Windmeul

Includes: Dwarsriviers, Pniel, Groot Drakenstein

Includes: Simondium, Klapmuts, Dal Josafat

Includes: Lynedoch, Koelenhof

Includes: Somerset West, Strand, Sir Lowry's Pass, Gordon's Bay, Firgrove, Faure, Macassar

Route 62 (Little Karoo)

Includes: The Koo Valley

Includes: Warmwaterberg

Includes: Amalienstein, Zoar

Includes: Kruisrivier, Matjiesvlei

Includes: Schoemanshoek, Dysselsdorp, De Rust

Includes: Avontuur, Haarlem, Die Vlug

Breede River Valley

Includes: Prince Alfred Hamlet

  Tulbagh & Wolseley

Includes: Rawsonville, De Doorns

Includes: Klaas Voogds, Ashton




Includes: Elgin, Bot River

  Kleinmond, Rooi Els, Pringle Bay and Betty’s Bay
Includes: Betty’s Bay, Hangklip

Includes: Elandskloof, Theewaterskloof

Includes: Onrus River, Hawston, Fisherhaven


Includes: Genadendal


  Gans Bay (Gansbaai)
Includes: De Kelders, Klein Bay, Pearly Beach


Includes: Stormsvlei


Includes: Waenhuiskrans (Arniston), Skipskop

Includes: L'Agulhas, Cape Agulhas

Includes: Suurbraak, Buffeljags River

Garden Route

Includes: Slangrivier

Includes: Infanta, Port Beaufort, Malgas, Lower Breede River


  Still Bay


  Mossel Bay
Includes: Gourits Mouth, Vlees Bay, Dana Bay, Herbertsdale, Ruitersbos, Hartenbos, Groot Brak River

Includes: Sedgefield, Buffels Bay, Kruisvallei, Noetzie

  Plettenberg Bay
Includes: Harkerville, Keurbooms, Natures's Valley

Great Karoo

  Touwsriver / Matjiesfontein


  Prince Albert
Includes: Prince Albert Road

  Beaufort West
Includes: Murraysburg, Leeu Gamka

Olifants River Valley

The most northern part of the Western Cape Province.

Includes: Cedarberg (Central & Southern), Algeria

Includes: Northern Cedarberg, Wupperthal, Graafwater, Leipoldtville

Includes: Matzikama district, Vanrhynsdorp, Klawer, Doring Bay, Strandfontein, Ebenhaezer, Papendorp

General Services

  Tour Operators and Guides for Cape Town and the Western Cape

  Car Hire Companies for Cape Town and the Western Cape

  Hiking and Biking - human powered

  4x4 and Boating - motor-powered

  Misc. Clubs and Societies that welcome visitors

For any of the towns above, you can add your own Facility and ScapeNotes in this discussion forum (bulletin board) regarding for example, backpacker's hostels, hotel accommodation, B&B's, restaurants, 4x4 routes, art and craft shops, galleries, Bed and Breakfast accommodation, etc. What will attract tourists to the town? What do you want to ask about something in a town above? Mention anything that is tourist-related - hiking trails, unusual accommodation, festivals, museums and scenic attractions - question or discuss anything that can hold a visitor's attention for more than 10 minutes!

The list carries on: birding, rock formations, mountain passes, drives, river cruises, wine cellars, wine tasting and sales, fishing spots, beaches, car hire, bus tours, etc., etc. - the tourism possibilities are endless . . . . .

Anybody can add a facility to a town listed above - guests, owners, managers, potential visitors, aspirant travel writers, amateur or armchair critics - absolutely anybody. You do not have to be the owner of the facility - you can be a less than satisfied visitor honestly telling of your unhappy experience at a facility. Hopefully a subsequent visitor comes along and tells us that all is well now. (We may edit or delete your note if think that it is out of line, but don't let that stop you from trying!)

Golf clubs, watersports, caravan parks and camping accommodation, cinemas, pleasure resorts, quad bikes, bazaars, theatres, self-catering huts, surprise us!