The West Coast lies within the Western Cape Province and has extremely diverse regions within its borders. The beautiful coastline, at times desolate, with it’s magnificent lagoons and numerous small fishing villages, many open air seafood restaurants serving mussels, crayfish and line fish draw many tourists. Migrating whales visit the coastal waters from July to December. The area is also a birdwatcher’s paradise. Citrusdal is known for it’s citrus fruit, Clanwilliam for rooibos tea, while high quality grain, olive and wine farms are located in the Swartland/Malmesbury area.