News & Media

February 18, 2021

Namaqua West Coast Tourism Report 2019/2020

A year in review, what we’ve been up to and what we plan for the year ahead Click here for the report: NWT Report 2019-2020   […]
January 20, 2021

Akoholvrye wyne meer toeganklik vir nuwe mark (Die Burger Versnit)

20 Januarie 2021 deur Suzanne Potgieter In die afgelope jaar het al hoe meer kelders begin om ‘n bottel of twee, of selfs ‘n reeks alkoholvrye […]
December 11, 2020

Matzikama Means Business

Press Release: Matzikama Means Business It is with great pleasure and excitement that we wish to inform you that the Matzikama Business Development Centre (MBDC) has […]
December 8, 2020

Let your authentic #Weskus summer experience win you a gin experience!

Did you visit the #Weskus region recently? Please share your favourite photo or video of your summer activities in the weskus and stand a chance to […]
November 26, 2020

Steilhoogte Primary – Skills Development Project

Steilhoogte Primary is a rural farm school in the Matzikama district, halfway between Klawer and Vredendal.  As many of the social problems that the children are […]
October 17, 2020

The Most Spectacular Gardens in South Africa’s Winelands (Visit SA Winelands)

Spring and Summer in South Africa is the ultimate time to hit the road in search of gorgeous gardens. From the natural splendour of the Namaqualand […]
October 17, 2020

Antwoord 7 blitsvrae oor die Weskus, en WEN ‘n geskenkbewys! (Weg)

GEBORG: Hoe goed ken jy die Weskus – van die Swartland tot die Sederberg? Elke kontinent het ’n weskusstreek, maar net Suid-Afrika het ’n Weskus! Dit […]
October 17, 2020

Uitkyk besoek tronkmuseum (Ons Kontrei)

Uitkyk Primêr het Donderdag, 27 Februarie die Namqua West Coast kantoor te Vanrhynsdorp besoek. Hier het die leerders deur die museum geloop, meer geleer oor die […]
October 17, 2020

In die voetspore van die San (Die Buite Burger)

’n Saligheid van stap en eet Deur Maryke Roberts 25 Februarie 2020 Om vir vyf dae in die voetspore van die San te stap en in […]
October 17, 2020

Toer in jou taal (Maroela Media)

“ In watter ander taal kry jy blommename wat so beskrywend is soos volstruisvygies, geelkatsterte, kewermadelie” Lees meer: Toer in jou taal
October 17, 2020

Stapervaring soos min! (Ons Kontrei)

Matzikama Hiking Club is op 18 April 2018 gestig. Daar was baie navrae oor stap gewees en mense wil nie alleen stap nie. Omdat hulle nie […]
October 17, 2020

Suksesvolle eerste uitstalling (Ons Kontrei)

Ses plaaslike kunstenaars van Wesland Kunste Vereniging (WAA) het die geleentheid gehad om deel uit te maak van ‘n eerste uitstalling in die nuwe perseel van […]
October 17, 2020

Wines of the Cape west coast (Times Live)

Here are four Cape west coast wine estates – and a few key varietals – that should be on your radar now. 27 January 2020 – […]
October 17, 2020

Kunsuitstalling beloof ruimte (Ons Kontrei)

‘n Kunsuitstalling van ‘n paar van Wesland Kunste Vereniging (WAA) se plaaslike kunsternaars word op Donderdagaand, 30 Januarie by die nuwe kantoor van Namaqua Weskus Toerisme […]
October 17, 2020

Namaqua West Coast: It’s a Way of Life (Visit SA Winelands)

There’s plenty of great food and fine wine in the world, but nowhere else has the ‘weskus vibe’ of the Namaqua West Coast. The people you meet here […]
October 17, 2020

Hoogte- en Laagtepunte van 2019 (Ons Kontrei)

Wupperthal brand af Eerste Ginfees Perlemoenbedryf uitbreiding Madeliefie Makietie Eerste Namaqua X lees verder op Bl. 8 & 9 13122019 Ons Kontrei
October 17, 2020

Die beste kus is die Weskus (Die Burger Versnit)

Net as jy dink jy het al die meeste plekke aan die Namaqua-Weskus besoek, kom daar nôg by, en jy kan boonop nie die ou bekendes […]
October 17, 2020

Die Weskus roep jou! (Die Buite Burger)

Weskus: Feeskus, smulkus, avontuurkus! Sonskyn en samesyn gaan hand aan hand hier aan die Weskus, veral as jy vir die jaarlikse Perlemoenfees by Doringbaai en Strandfontein […]
October 17, 2020

Agreement on new nature reserve for the West Coast (Ground Up)

After more than a decade of lobbying, agreement was reached last week to declare the Olifants River Estuary on the West Coast a nature reserve. Read […]
October 17, 2020

Unieke wyn danksy perde, ploeë en hande (Die Buger Versnit)

Twee kleinboere van die klein vissersgemeenskappie Ebenhaeser, aan die mond van die Olifantsrivier in die Namakwa-Weskus, vier vanjaar vyf jaar as suksesvolle wingerdboere. Hul derde oes […]
October 17, 2020

Weskus-Lekkerte! (Die Burger Versnit)

Daar is talle wynplase en kelders teen die see en Olifantsrivier om van te kies, skryf Suzaan Potgieter. Beplan ‘n kuier teen die Weskus hierdie vakansie […]
October 17, 2020

Ons Boere, Ons Inspairasie (Sarie)

Hul produkte het almal’n storie. Dis belangrik, dis wat tel. So sê agri-entrepreneur Stefan Gerber. Hy’s ‘n wolboer van die Noord-Kaap; ook wynboer van die Paarl. […]
October 17, 2020

West Coast Day Dream (Kulula Inflight Magazine)

On a seaside hike steeped in history, Clifford Roberts lets his mind wander, too. We’re tracking a thousand-year route the San people used, linking past and […]
October 16, 2020

Staptog, boeke en wyn gaan goed saam (Ons Kontrei)

‘n Staptog met ‘n verskil, dis presies wat Saterdag, 9 November se  “Camino into Wine” was. Lees verder op bl. 6: 22112019 Ons Kontrei
October 16, 2020

Diepkloof binnekort erfenisterrein (Ons Kontrei)

Grant award to preserve “Cradle of Human culture” Diepkloof Rock Shelter The United States Consulate General in Cape Town is pleased to support Heritage Western Cape’s […]
October 16, 2020

Why cookbook author Georgia East is a big fan of the Cape West Coast (Sunday Times)

The West Coast is one of the few places left in the Western Cape that is devoid of pretension, says Georgia East, who pays tribute to […]
October 16, 2020

Unearthing the character and flavours of the West Coast (The Daily Maverick)

Exploring this wildly beautiful coastline and the people that call it home, West Coast Wander takes readers on a culinary caper from Yzerfontein to Doringbaai, documenting […]
October 15, 2020

Fees hou by suksesresep (Ons Kontrei)

Madeliefie Makietie ry steeds golf van sukses op Strandfontein. Die gewildste en grootste musiekfees aan die Weskus het die afgelope naweek weer in die kusdorpie plaasgevind. […]
October 15, 2020

Toerisme kry erkenning van premier (Ons Kontrei)

Na die ongelooflike suksesvolle aanbieding van die heel eerste in sy soort Namaqua X, ‘n resies wat drie dissiplines kombineer, het Namaqua Weskus Toersime ‘n toekenning […]
October 15, 2020

Dié Vredendalse produsent dra ‘n groen baadjie (Grond tot Mond)

ʼn Boerdery op Vredendal se soeke na nuwe geleenthede en wye belangstellingsveld het gelei tot die begin van ‘n stokery wat met sonkrag bedryf word en […]
October 15, 2020

Kom mosaïek saam (Ons Kontrei)

Vrywilligers vanuit die gemeenskap en enigeen wat belangstel in die natuur van die omgewing, asook diegene wat ‘n legkaart kan pak is welkom om betrokke te […]
October 15, 2020

The ultimate foodie journey through the West Coast only costs R300

I met writer and photographer, Georgia East, author of the cookbook, West Coast Wander (R300) a few months ago on a day trip to Riebeek Kasteel… […]
October 15, 2020

Rieldans-uitdunne lok wye belangstelling (Ons Kontrei)

Die riel is ‘n baie ou dansvorm waarvan die wortels teruggespoor kan word na die danse van die Khoi en die San. Lees verder op bl. […]
October 15, 2020

Fryers’s Cove ontvang toekenning (Ons Kontrei)

Fryer’s Cove het onlangs die Innovation toekenning ontvang by die eerste Wine & Food Tourism conference Awards. Lees verder op bl 6: 18102019 Ons Kontrei
October 15, 2020

Eerste Ginfees baie suksesvol! (Ons Kontrei)

Maskam Brewing company en Unique Premium Beverages het op Saterdag, 5 Oktober saamgespan om die eerste van sy soort ginfees in hierdie omgewing te hou. lees […]
October 15, 2020

West Coast Wander (Georgia East)

Cookbook by Georgia East featuring Doringbaai:    
October 15, 2020

Stop en Smell the Flowers (Country Life)

And that’s not the only reason to take it slow between Springbok in the Northern Cape and Elansbaai on the West Coast words: Ron Swilling; Pictures: […]
October 15, 2020

Fonteintjieprojek vorder mooi. (Ons Kontrei)

Chris-Johan Fourie het onlangs ‘n terreinplan en voorstelling van die beoogde fontein gemeenskapsprojek gemaak. Daar sal sitplek wees sodat dit prakties sowel as esteties kan bydra […]
October 14, 2020

Namaqua Shiraz wen! (Ons Kontrei)

Tydens die 187ste jaar van Suid-Afrika se oudste wynkompetisie, die Suid-Afrikaanse Jongwynskou het ‘n plaaslike kelder en twee wynmakers hulle staal gewys en ‘n belangrike toekenning […]
October 14, 2020

Plaaslike vroue-entrepreneur wen toekenning (Ons Kontrei)

Clanwilliam:  Marice Mercuur van Clanwilliam het tydens die jaarlikse toekenningsgala van Departement Lanbou, Bosbou en Visserye die prys as “Female Entrepreneur” ontvang. Lees verder op bladsy […]
October 14, 2020

In search of red wines (Planet Wine)

“The best wine is the one you like most, irrespective of brand, price or awards. Listen to your tongue and ignore what others say,” answered the […]
October 13, 2020

Waar woorde weer soos volstruisvygies blom (Maroela Media)

Ons sou Namibië toe gegaan het, want ons het ʼn vakansie dringend nodig gehad. En as ek terugdink, vermoed ek ons wou vir tien dae emigreer, […]
August 16, 2020

Win big by sharing your flower moment!

Rules & Regulations: The photo entered must be of the 2020 flower season. The photo must be of the flowers in the Western Cape & Namaqualand […]
March 30, 2020

Visit South Africa’s official Covid-19 resource portal.

​ COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal  
March 2, 2020

TRAVEL ITINERARY NAMAQUA WEST COAST

Click on the link for some ideas for your next road trip and visit to the Namaqua West Coast region NWT Itinerary Planner
January 16, 2020

Wyk uit na die Weskus! (Weg!)

Deur Toast Coetzer (saamgestel) 18 Maart 2019 Uitgawe April 2019 Die Weskus is ’n hartsbestemming eerder as ’n plek met ’n rits doendinge. Hierlangs moet jý […]
January 16, 2020

Here are some of SA’s favourite wine tasting rooms (Visit SA Winelands)

Like wine, tasting rooms have their fans. Ask anyone for their favourite and you’ve launched a debate. For some, it’s about architecture; others, the view. There […]
January 15, 2020

Slackpacking on the Crayfish Trail (Getaway)

Despite the bad tan, sore legs and sand in places I didn’t know I had, I arrived back from the West Coast with that somewhat elusive […]
January 15, 2020

The 23 Best Camping Sites in the Western Cape (Inside Guide)

  Whether you’re looking for back-to-basics beauty, a fun family getaway, or a romantic retreat, we’ve got you covered with our picks of campsites in the Cape. […]
January 13, 2020

Namakwaland se ander mooi (Weg)

“Noudat die droogte die blomseisoen knel, wonder mense of daar nog iets in Namakwaland te sien is. Natuurlik! Maar vat dit stadig en kyk waar jy […]
December 11, 2019

Matzi Wegbreek 2019

Geniet ‘n somerson feestyd!  Kliek op die skakel onderaan vir die vakansie program: Matzi Wegbreek 2019  
September 19, 2019

Namaqua West Coast Tourism Report 2018/2019

A Point to Ponder On: TOURISM SHOULD BE LED BY GOVERNMENT, DRIVEN BY PRIVATE SECTOR, TO THE BENEFIT OF ALL ITS COMMUNITIES. White Paper on Development […]
September 11, 2019

Namaqua West Coast Tourism Report 2017/2018

A Point to Ponder On: TOURISM SHOULD BE LED BY GOVERNMENT, DRIVEN BY PRIVATE SECTOR, TO THE BENEFIT OF ALL ITS COMMUNITIES. White Paper on Development […]
August 20, 2019

Die Burger Blombylaag 2019

Die Namaqua-Weskusstreek lewer elke jaar van die mooiste blomme, maar jy moet die regte roetes kies om dit te kan aanskou. Tasneem van Rooyen het die […]