Clanwilliam is the perfect spot for those quick getaways. Driving distance from Cape Town and West Coast towns, Clanwilliam provides both solitude as well as adventure!
Situated in the Olifants River Valley, about 200km north of Cape Town, lies the small town of Clanwilliam. Placed along the Namibia Route, the town of Clanwilliam is popular as passing through stop, or final destiantion.
Clanwilliam is located within driving distance of popular, West Coast towns such as Langebaan, St Helena Bay and Paternoster. Lying between the western slopes of the Cederberg Mountain Range and the east bank of the Olifants River, this small Western Cape town provides a diverse ecosystem and beauty to match.
With Clanwilliam being popular with those looking for a more relaxed and self sustaining holiday, it is frequented often by those who prefer self catering accommodation or camping on the Clanwilliam Dam. While this may be a great way to see the beautiful surroundings of the Clanwilliam area, there are a wide variety of Guest Houeses and Country Houses available that offer Bed and Breakfast facilites as well as a renowned hotel that offers much more in the way of up market accommodation.
The town provides much in the way of a getaway feel, and is an ideal place for those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and retreat to an area relatively untouched by the mans hands. The mountain range is exquisite and provides so much in the way of beauty and potential activity. The dam is frequented by those looking for a taste of skiing or fishing and the surrounding land is perfect for those looking for those hidden hiking trails.
With the town becoming more popular as a holiday home destination, more and more options for accommodation in Clanwilliam are available for tourists to the area from all areas of South Africa. While it is most popular with those coming from surrounding towns, it is slowly becoming known as the place to go for those from as far away as Durban, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth.