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September 21, 2021

Weskus Wynroete vier plaaslike 2021 Jongwynskou wenners

Die Jaarlikse Suid Afrikaanse Jongwynskou het hierdie jaar virtueel plaas gevind as gevolg van COVID-19 beperkings. Wynmakers en Wingerdboukundiges van die Weskus Wynroete het Donderdagaand, 16 […]
September 14, 2021

Get in a Good Space in the Weskus (Wesgro_Discoverctwc)

The Weskus is a ‘vibe’. It is a world apart, with a diversity of people and spaces like nowhere else on the planet. From the rocky […]
July 26, 2021

Weskus Flower Report 07 September 2021

Now is the time to search for the individual species.  See if you can identify them on the flower web app: Clanflora –  Save the ones […]
June 25, 2021

Desperation to cure daughter’s eczema leads to award-winning business (Food for Mzansi)

When 36-year-old Marice Mercuur’s daughter started developing eczema at only six months old she tried every medicine that her doctor prescribed to her, without success. Her […]
June 25, 2021

Carmién Welcomes Mountain Bikers to Piekenierskloof (Diverge)

The second edition of the Rooibos2Muisbos mountain biking event is excited to have Carmién Rooibos Tea as title sponsor for the 2020 event and is set […]
June 25, 2021

Western Cape on market access programme

Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, recently visited Marice Mercuur, winner of the Ministerial Special Award for Youth at the 2019 Western Cape Female […]
June 25, 2021

The 35 Best Camping Sites in The Western Cape (Inside Guide)

Dust off your headlamp and start pitching! If, like us, the camping bug has bitten, you’ll understand the euphoria that comes from sleeping under the stars, […]
June 25, 2021

Discover pure immersion (African Safaris)

You can do more than stroll and relax on white-sand beaches along the Weskus. In Namaqua West Coast, Cederberg, Bergrivier, West Coast Peninsula and Swartland, you […]
June 25, 2021

DGB bekom unieke kelder aan Weskus (Ons Kontrei)

Doringbaai:  Die toonaangewende Suid-Afrikaanse drankmaatskappy DGB, eienaars van die top wynhandelsmerke insluitend Boschendal en Bellingham, het Fryer’s Cove Wines gekoop, een van die mees unieke boetiekwynkelders […]
June 25, 2021

Produkte eie in hul soort (Ons Kontrei)

Klawer: Steilhoogte Pirmêr het saam met Jeanette Fourie ‘n p[rojek aangebied omd ie skol se ma’s en oumas by te staan. Die naaldwerk-gemeenskapsprojek leer ide persone […]
June 25, 2021

Twee kelders se wyne vaar uitstekend nasionaal (Ons Kontrei)

Vredendal: Tydens vanjaar se Suid Afrikaanse Jongwynskou het Namaqua Wines weggestap met twee trofeë, Die SA Kampioen Muskaat Versterkte Wyn en die Overhex Boereverenigng Wisselbeker vir […]
June 25, 2021

Fencing project created jobs and greater drought resilience in Rietpoort

A partnership between Government and the Rietpoort community has helped build a healthier ecosystem and created 100 job opportunities and more than 300 person working days. […]
June 25, 2021

Grandtrek Uncharted: Western Cape (Dunlop, Jacques Marais)

The Namaqua West Coast stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the rugged Cedarberg, all the way from Klawer in the south to Garies in the north. […]
June 25, 2021

Wild Clover. West Coast flower spectacle (Road Trip Magazine)

The annual blooming season of wildflowers on the Cape West Coast and in Namaqualand was truly spectacular this year. To celebrate the floral extravaganza, we took […]
June 25, 2021

Beyond the Lockdown (Road Trip Magazine, Jacques Marais)

On the final day of hard lockdown, the Beyond Expeditions duo of adventurer Peter van Kets and photo-journalist Jacques Marais took to the road to help […]
June 24, 2021

A Ruby Cabernet crowned as SA’s best young wine (Wine.co.za)

This annual show for wines of the current vintage year – presented by the SA National Wine Show Association (SANWSA) in collaboration with Agri-Expo – took […]
June 24, 2021

Beyond expeditions with you for the long drive (Diverge)

“This is our BEYOND LOCKDOWN Story: 9000km, nine diverse provinces, a dozen ecosystems, hundreds of handshakes and hugs, and a thousand smiles … this is exactly […]
June 24, 2021

’n Saligheid van stap en eet (Netwerk 24)

Jy stap net skraps by die 50 km van Elandsbaai tot Strandfontein en meestal op die sagte seesand, maar die laaste dag hoog bo die branders […]
June 24, 2021

Jou nuttige gids vir die somervakansie (Netwerk 24)

Begin solank beplan wat jy en jou gesin hierdie somer wil doen en wat ter plekke julle met die hulp van dié nut t ige gids […]
June 24, 2021

Wyn Presteer (Ons Kontrei)

Klawer: Nuus van die plaaslike wynkelder is dat hulle “straw wine” van die vlagskipreeks, Villa Esposo, baie goed presteer.  Dit het reeds ‘n toekenning van Tim […]
June 24, 2021

Discover Your Weskus Heritage – a Life-changing Experience

As you travel up the Weskus, renowned for its spectacular floral beauty that burst forth from the rocks and sand for a moment during early spring. […]
June 23, 2021

Celebrate Pinotage – our home grown grape varietal! (Visit SA Winelands)

Although Pinotage accounts for over 7% of all varieties planted in South Africa, many winemakers do not make it and you won’t find Pinotage at every […]
June 23, 2021

Die Wes-Kaap blom soos 14 jaar gelede (Maroela Media 13-09-2020)

“Dit is ’n kaleidoskoop van kleur wat ontplof het, asof God sy saadpot oor die hele Namakwaland uitgegiet het.” So beskryf Zebolun Ricardo, ’n toeroperateur vir […]
June 23, 2021

Three days of adventure and adrenaline in the West Coast (Wesgro)

Take on a three-day adventure in the Weskus. Read more: Wesgro Travel Itineraries 08092020 Three days of adventure and adrenaline in the West Coast – Travel […]
June 23, 2021

Bring kamera, masker vir Weskus se blommeprag! (30-08-2020)

Dis blomtyd en jy mag gaan kyk. Julian Jansen en fotograaf Edrea du Toit het die blomroete, wat st rek vanaf Blaauwberg buite Kaapstad tot doer […]
June 23, 2021

Beyond Lockdown besoek Doringbaai (Ons Kontrei)

Die eerste gedeelte van Peter van Kets en Jacques Marais se Beyond Lockdown, Beyond Expedition het op Doringbaai afgeskop. Hier het hulle langs die see gedraf […]
June 23, 2021

We’re Open – West Coast (Weskus) (20-08-2020)

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June 23, 2021

Klink ’n glasie op vroue in die bedryf! (Netwerk24 19-08-2020)

Om Vrouemaand te vier, bring Versnit hulde aan die hardwerkende vroue in die wynbedryf. Hetsy wynmakers, organiseerders, kenners, wynroetebestuurders of kelderwerkers: dié vroue hou die manne […]
June 23, 2021

Weskus is getooi in blommeprag (Netwerk 24 18-08-2021)

Dit is nie net vir verbyry en dink daar is nie blomme nie. Draai ’n slag om en ry met die son wat agter jou sit, […]
June 23, 2021

Discover wild flowers on the Weskus (Wesgro 70-08-2020)

The natural phenomenon of Fower season along the Weskus in the Western Cape draws thousands of visitors from around the country and from around the world, […]
June 23, 2021

Die blommeseisoen is hier-20200730 (Weg)

Die veld staan bont – dis blomtyd! Die jaar se goeie reën in veral die Wes-Kaap belowe ’n skouspel. Marné Lloyd het dié foto’s met ons […]
June 23, 2021

Klawer Hotel & Margo’s Restaurant – a great stop-over on the West Coast

Situated on the banks of the Olifant’s River, the town is named after the wild clover that grows in the area. It has a distinct, laid-back […]
June 23, 2021

Namaqua Weskus skud vere reg vir hul jaarlikse blommeprag-20200724

As toeris in jou eie omgewing sal die natuurskoon en avontuur wat toelaatbaar is op dagtoere onder inperkingsregulasies jou verstom, het Belinda Jackson by die toerismekantoor […]
June 23, 2021

Geniet steeds die blomseisoen met hierdie dagtoere (Die Burger)

Die blomseisoen is ‘n groot trekpleister na ons land se grootste blomstreke. Met die Covid-19-regulasies steeds in werking, maak ons plan met hierdie blomuitstappies wat jou […]
June 23, 2021

Region Re-Wind. Best of both Worlds (oZine)

“Nou ja. What happens in the heart of Doringbaai does not always stay in Doringbaai, does it? Especially not when it happens at the annual Perlemoen […]
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 […]