South Peninsula

The South Peninsula is home to one of the world’s most spectacular passes, Chapman’s Peak Drive, as well as seaside villages and suburbs that remain far from the madding crowd.

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July 23 2018

Noordhoek has a real village feel, with quiet beaches, delicious organic food, bareback beach rides, mellow live music, and artisanal shops. Life is a little slower and quieter here, and there are few better places to enjoy a little break from the energy of the city. Its a fairly small neighbourhood, and it mostly attracts locals, but there are a…

July 23 2018

Simon’s Town is one of South Africa’s oldest towns, situated 35km outside Cape Town. This neighbourhood is renowned for its rich maritime history and is home to the South African Navy, which holds a festival in the town every April. Simon’s Town is really an attraction in its own right, and you will need to set a full day to fully…

July 23 2018

Whether they are called beach huts, beach boxes, bathing boxes or even beach houses, there is never any doubt, when mentioned alongside Muizenberg, that people are referring to the stretch of  colourful beach huts on Muizenberg beach. The bathing box is a throw-back to the “bathing machine” of the 1800’s—a cart-like structure that was wheeled down to the…

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Jubilee Square in the centre of Simon’s Town is the heart of this naval town and has been the meeting and market place of locals and visitors since the 1880’s.  Visitors to Simon’s Town, whether on their way to the penguin colony at Boulders, or heading down to Cape Point, find this a perfect stop because there is…

July 23 2018

The South Peninsula is home to one of the world’s most spectacular passes, Chapman’s Peak Drive, as well as seaside villages and suburbs that remain far from the madding crowd. Cape Point is where the cold Benguela current on the west coast and the warm Agulhus current on the east coast merge, often in cataclysmic confrontation. It is also one…

July 23 2018

Hout Bay, or the Republic of Hout Bay as it is affectionately known by locals, is a fantastic sea-side neighbourhood in Cape Town that offers something for everyone, any day of the week. Here’s a deeper look at what this great Cape Town area has to offer. Distance from Cape Town: +- 20kms (around 30 minutes) WHERE TO…

July 23 2018

Ok, so Surf rules in Muizenberg, or “Muizies” as it’s affectionately known to locals. For many locals like me though, it’s more than just a Summer destination where shallow waters offer great family fun and learning to surf has become the number one activity on the jam-packed beachfront. If you move away from the beach you will discover some quirky…

July 23 2018

Kalk Bay A gem on the False Bay coastline, Kalk Bay is known for its raw beauty, interesting shops, vast selection of restaurants and stunning views. You could easily spend a full day in this little neighbourhood and still not be able to experience it all! Here’s a guide on what to do and where to go in Kalk Bay.

Located at Cape Point, within the Table Mountain National Park, the Parks Shop celebrates its home within the floral kingdom by offering locally made products, many from uniquely African extracts. These products include everything from clothing to handcrafted ceramics.

Overlooking the sea at Cape Point, the Two Oceans Restaurant is a unique venue with panoramic views of the ocean. The restaurant has been designed to give every table a great view and visitors can also enjoy views from the wooden viewing deck..

A Boat House is found perched above the picturesque, seaside village of Simon’s Town and is perfect for a Cape Town holiday. With views over the harbour and the sprawling blue of False Bay, this coastal hideaway is a tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life.

A Whale of a Time is located in the quaint seaside town of Fish Hoek. It is surrounded by some of the best surf spots and family beaches. It’s 3-star Cape Town accommodation of the highest quality. Diverse market shops, art galleries, pizzerias and restaurants line the bustling Main Road which is always abuzz with activity.

A company that specialises in shark breaching and shark cage diving in Cape Town, the experts at African Shark Eco-Charters have been operating in the False Bay area since 1996. Head out into the ocean where these magnificent great whites roam the waters and you may catch them breaching, an act where they propel their huge bodies out of the water ...

Feel the rush of an authentic holiday in the Mother City when you go shark cage diving in Cape Town with Apex Shark Expeditions. Apex continuously upholds the ethos of respect and admiration for these magnificent creatures through a safe and educational experience.

With two spacious and modern apartments that each have their own private entrances and secure off-street parking, guests staying here can expect 4-star treatment and incredible views over the penguin colony at Boulder’s Beach, just a few minutes away.

Imhoff Equestrian Centre can be found in the seaside suburb of Kommetjie, a charming and rustic getaway with lush meadows and quaint paths beneath the trees. This is the best spot for horse riding in Cape Town, offering guided beach rides of around 1 hour and 45 minutes each.

Located in the historic port of Simon’s Town, Bosky Dell is a nature lover’s paradise which will be sure to make your Cape Town trip one for the books. The Cape guesthouse is situated above Boulders Beach, which has become the site of an endangered African Penguin colony since 1982.

Locked away in the verdant valley of Noordhoek, Brynbrook House offers a charming, modern haven in the rustic surrounds of this tranquil Cape Town locale. You’ll get the best of both worlds with sweeping mountain vistas and the crisp blue of the ocean stretching into the distance.

A family-run business in operation since 1996, the Cape Point Ostrich Farm is found a mere 400m from the entrance to the Cape Point. This Cape Town ostrich farm has guided tours around the grounds with knowledgeable staff educating visitors about this, the largest flightless bird in the world.

Casa Labia is a cultural centre that is a national monument, built in 1929 to mirror the beauty of 18th century Venice. It is located in the seaside village of Kalk Bay, the picturesque cliffs of the mountains rising steeply behind sloping streets and avenues.

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