Cape West Coast Biosphere

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The Cape West Coast Biosphere Reserve

West Coast Accommodation available in this Cape West Coast Biosphere Region.

Jacobs Bay Backpackers, accommodation and venue, also known as 'The Plot'.

Flower Season on the West Coast. Make your bookings now for this incredible spectacle.
Tel: + 27 73 302 5835

Nature lovers and adventurous explorers will find biodiversity here ….

In the Cape West Coast Biosphere Reserve farms and fishing village, lagoons, rivers, the sea, pristine flora and unique birdlife combine to offer residents and visitors a    diversity of natural, cultural, historical and recreational activities.

South Africa is known as a country of great natural beauty and with its contrasting landscapes and climates it offers everything from stark desert terrain to palm-lined tropical beaches.

However, by far the most richly abundant and diverse area is the Biodiversity Corridor of the West Coast…….

Beginning a mere 25 minutes from Cape Town on the scenic coastal R27 road, stretching from Blaauwberg Nature Reserve all the way to Saldanha Bay in the north and the Darling Hills in the east, this small, compact region is a veritable treasure trove of natural and cultural wonders.

As part of the Cape Floral Kingdom, the West Coast is home to thousands of species of plants, including fynbos which is indigenous to the region and found nowhere else in the world. And when you consider that although the Cape Floral Kingdom occupies only a tiny fraction of land at the bottom of Africa, yet hosts almost 20% of all floras on the continent, one begins to grasp the true natural wealth of this unique region.

The Cape West Coast Biosphere Reserve is one of 598 biospheres globally, 74 of them are in Africa and 6 in South Africa. It lies on South Africa’s West Coast been the Diep River (Milnerton) in the south, the Berg River (Velddrif) in the north, the N7 (Malmesbury, Mooreesburg) in the east and the Atlantic Ocean in the West.

Book accommodation when visiting this region.

The Cape West Coast Biosphere region is a must see for nature lovers.

The West Coast National Park lies at the core of the Biosphere Reserve, with wonderful attractions such as the West Coast Fossil Park and communities in Darling, found in the buffer zones.

The Cape West Coast Biosphere Trails are an exciting way to grow the local economy by supporting existing and emerging tourism and hospitality services in the region. These trails cater for everyone from hardcore mountain lovers, twitchers and botanists to family groups and modern day strandlopers and also include nature hikes and bicycle trails.


Learn more about the biodiversity of this area by visiting


Wildflowers of the West Coast

Flower season occurs on the West Coast between 15 August and 15 September.


For direct bookings for accommodation please contact us on:

Jacobs Bay Backpackers

Plot 307, Main Road, Jacobs Bay

Western Cape, South Africa 7380