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 of the highest sea cliffs in the world – 249m above sea level. The Peninsula is made up of Hout Bay, Chapman’s Peak Drive, Noordhoek, Kommetjie, Scarborough, Cape Point, Simon’s Town, Fish Hoek, Kalk Bay, St James and Muizenburg.

There are a number of must-do experiences, of course, with a visit to Boulder Beach and its colony of African Penguins top of the list. Make sure you grab some fish and chips at Kalky’s at the Kalk Bay Harbour or enjoy a stroll down Noordhoek Beach – a superb stretch of white sand just a few minute’s-drive from Chapman’s Peak on the Noordhoek side.

There is so much more, so make sure you set aside a few days to maximise your time in this beautiful part of Cape Town