Cape Town, with its luxurious accommodation, cultural offerings and interesting sights, is deservedly the most well known place in the Western Cape, there is so much to love about this province. Just outside of the city, the verdant wine lands are interspersed with green pastures and dotted with fine restaurants, highly rated guesthouses, and exceptional Western Cape hotels. Small villages and towns dot the coastline, serving up unique experiences and local dishes laced with freshly caught crayfish, while the verdant-forested Garden Route offers up scenery to melt the most unromantic heart. The shores of Hermanus present the best opportunities for land-based whale watching in the world and the wild West Coast bursts into fantastic blooms on cue every spring. Inland, the rugged peaceful Karoo is the homeland of succulent lamb and ancient cultures. It is a quirky place where racehorses are reared and ostriches are raced, a land of blazing sunrises and nights filled with a million stars.