False Bay has one of the Cape Peninsula’s most tranquil and picturesque stretches of coastline. Known for its scenic beauty, it encompasses small seaside villages from Hangklip, near Pringle Bay, to Cape Point.
Popular with surfers, swimmers, bodyboarders and anyone who enjoys peace and quiet and the fresh sea air, towns along the False Bay coastline also offer a multitude of arts and craft shops, fantastic restaurants and bars, cute and quirky coffee shops, and quiet look-out points.
Whales abound on the False Bay coastline – every year between June and November, southern right whales migrate to the Western Cape waters to calve and nurse their newborns, while humpback whales journey through the region between May and December.
Thousands of local and international visitors flock to False Bay to experience these amazing whale-watching opportunities, where the creatures are often seen metres from the shore.
In addition to sun and sea worshipping, there are numerous activities and attractions in the area for visitors to enjoy.
Other ways to relax along the False Bay coastline, while enjoying the stunning scenery, are playing a round or two of golf at either the Westlake, Clovelly or Simon's Town golf courses, sampling a few wines along the Cape Point Wine Route, or sharing Boulders Beach with its local inhabitants, the African penguins.
Some of the most popular small towns along the False Bay coastline include the historical naval village of Simon’s Town, Muizenberg (known for its epic waves), St James (with its colourful huts), Kalk Bay (with great seafood restaurants) and Fish Hoek (with one of the best beaches).
!Khwa ttu, the San Education and Culture Centre, 70 km north-west of Cape Town offers you the unique experience of being introduced to the world of the descendants of the first indigenous people of southern Africa.
Rising 669m above sea level, Lion’s Head, a popular hiking spot, is unmistakably part of Cape Town’s skyline. Driving on the N2 into the city centre, you can clearly see why it’s called Lion’s Head – look to your right; Signal Hill forms the rump, the space in between the body of what could be a crouching feline.
Come and experience the Bo-Kaap through walking tours, food and craft markets, home stays, home-cooked meals, Cape Malay cooking classes and much more.
Welcome to the Stellenbosch American Express® Wine Routes, one of the biggest tourist attractions in the Western Cape.
Part of the Table Mountain National Park, Cape Point Nature Reserve is in a World Heritage Site and is run by the Cape Point Partnership. There are many attractions in the reserve, including taking a trip on the Flying Dutchman funicular from the car park to the historical lighthouse; eating at the Two Oceans Restaurant; or taking the shipwreck trail to see some of the 26 shipwrecks around Cape Point.
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