Route 1: West Coast - Route 27 The West Coast is perfect for all of the campers in our fleet, as it has very few steep climbs and is well-suited to a trip in an air-cooled Kombi. There is also a wide range of towns, villages and beaches to visit on this route, with some very well-appointed campsites to stay over at along the way. From Cape Town, take the West Coast highway past Tableview, Blouberstrand and Melkboss, stopping along the way at the quaint farm stalls which are located along the route. The West Coast Farmstall even has lions and tigers on show, as well as extensive aviaries of exotic birds.(http://www.westcoastfarmstall.co.za) Be sure to visit the West Coast National Park and relax at beautiful Church Haven in the shallow waters of the Langebaan lagoon...(http://www.sanparks.co.za/parks/west_coast) Rock formations and safe swimming for kids are a big attraction of the park. Next stop is Langebaan, with it's seafood restaurants likeDie Strandloper, serving up the most amazing fresh seafood (http://www.strandloper.com). Watch fishermen haul in fish at the mouth of the lagoon while you relax with a cocktail... Kids and adults alike will find the West Coast Fossil Park extremely interesting, with its artifacts and dinosaur fossils. (http://www.fossilpark.org.za) A 30 min drive from Langebaan is crayfish paradise - Paternoster. A picturesque fisherman's village, Paternoster offers seafood delights for the visitor, either at upmarket restaurants, or from local hawkers. Camp for the night at Tieties Bay camp site (http://tracks4africa.co.za/listings/item/w127351/tietiesbaai-rest-camp) and cook your own crayfish over a campfire... Set off for Velddrift the next day via Vredenburg to avoid the bad gravel road along the coast, and after exploring this small town, move on to the coastal village of Dwarskersbos, where you can relax at the great camp site. (http://tracks4africa.co.za/listings/item/w131327/dwarskersbos-caravan-park), which is situated close to the beach. Or continue up the coastal road to Elandsbay or Lambert's Bay, which are also famous for their seafood and hospitality. The trip back to Cape Town can either retrace this route, or you can expand your trip and take the R 364 to Clanwilliam for Route 2.