The Western Cape covers an area of 129 370 square kilometres. It lies in the southwest of South Africa and borders on the Atlantic Ocean, in the western half and on the Indian Ocean in the southern half. The scenery, with the folding mountains of Swartberg ad Gederberg mountain ranges, is absolutely breathtaking. The vineyards and the western part of the Garden Route, with its impressive rock formations, add to the Western Cape’s beauty.