The picturesque village of Fish Hoek boasts one of Cape Town's
safest swimming beaches. With colourful, original Victorian
bathing boxes providing a jaunty atmosphere, this beach also
sports a children's playground, a refreshment kiosk, restaurant
and secure parking. Enjoy snorkelling, Hobie-cat sailing and
paddle-skiing. If you're lucky, you could see the local fishermen
'trekking' for yellowtail in their traditional wooden rowing
The Fish Hoek "Mardi Gras" happens annually
in December and delights residents and visitors alike when
beachfront stalls, live entertainment and a procession of
floats create a festive spirit in celebration of the summer
For enthusiastic golfers the Clovelly
Golf Course offers 18 holes on its charming, narrow course
that meanders along a dune-lined valley and sea views.
Fast becoming one of the trendiest seaside villages in the
Cape, Kalk Bay is a vibrant fishing community that reflects
its cosmopolitan heritage through art, architecture and local
cuisine. The Main Road and harbour are renowned for the variety
of their restaurants.
The seaside suburb of St James is a popular destination for
its safe bathing beach, and a tidal pool. The beach is characterised
by the colourful Victorian bathing boxes.
Offering one of Cape Town's most beautiful beaches - with
36km of white sands, safe bathing and a beachfront Pavilion
offering a swimming pool, waterslide and putt-putt course.
Muizenberg was once considered a most fashionable resort town
and this legacy lives on in its many gracious buildings.
This charming naval town is steeped in history and tradition.
A number of excellent Museums illustrate Simon's Town naval
and cultural heritage.
If you're after outdoor activities,
there's plenty for the adventurous: snorkelling, scuba diving,
deep sea angling, boat-based whale watching, golf and swimming.
For more sedate entertainment, take a cruise around the naval
dockyard aboard 'Spirit of Nuisance' or enjoy one of the many
restaurants. And for shopaholics, there is a terrific variety
of curio and speciality stores.
Seaforth & Boulders Beach
Visit one of only two breeding colonies of Jackass penguins
on the African mainland, with access from either Seaforth
or Boulders Beach. The larger part of the colony - at Foxy
Beach - is reached by following a bridle path along the shoreline,
and a boardwalk extends onto the beach to allow visitors an
up-close encounter with this endangered bird species. Dido
Valley Road's Mineral World is a favourite destination with
fascinating tours through a gemstone tumbling factory, a scratch
patch for the whole family to enjoy and an unusual jewellery
and gift shop.
A delightful country village situated at the southern end
of Chapman's Peak Drive, Noordhoek bills itself as the last
truly rural area left on the Cape Peninsula. It's a tranquil
place with a colourful atmosphere - and it's just 25 minutes'
drive from the city centre.
Renowned for the quality of its crayfish, surfing and bird
life, Kommetjie is a quiet and rustic seaside village nestling
between the Slangkop Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean. Long
Beach, which stretches from Kommetjie to Noordhoek, is one
of the Peninsula's most popular surf spots and surf competition
One of the Cape Peninsula's most predictable whale watching
spots, Scarborough is a rustic village of residences and holiday
homes at the mouth of the Schuster's River. Its position on
the Atlantic shoreline and surrounding Cape fynbos makes it
a unique conservation area. Join a qualified zoologist for
an organised tour to observe two resident troops of baboons
or make an appointment to visit the Witsand Crayfish Factory.
The Good Hope Nature Reserve, within the Cape Peninsula National
Park - which protects more than 1000 species of fynbos - lies
20km south of Scarborough, and a further 5km drive brings
you to Cape Point - the southernmost tip of the Cape Peninsula.
It is one of the Cape's most visited attractions, with crisp,
clear air and spectacular views from the high sea cliffs.
lessons at world famous Muizenberg Beach, golfing
at nearby Clovelly, Simonstown & Steenberg Golf Courses, horse
riding on Noordhoek Beach, mountain climbing, hiking trails
(Table Mountain Hike), sand
dune surfing and caving in the Fish Hoek & Kalk Bay mountains,
beach walks, boating, kayaking, sailing, diving, swimming
and whale watching.