As you head north of Cape Town, you'll be struck by the change of landscape. The West Coast has a rustic feel, making it a popular summer getaway for Capetonians. First, visit the beach at Bloubergstrand for a Table Mountain backdrop photo opportunity. Next, stop in Darling to taste the brews at Darling Brewery. End your day kitesurfing on the flat lagoon at Langebaan. The best and most popular time to visit the West Coast is in late August or September when the wildflowers are in bloom.