Top 10 Romantic Things to Do on the Cape Peninsula


There are some things in life that can’t be bought – health, happiness or fulfilment and definitely not love.  If you need inspiration to romance your loved one, then look no further than the Cape Point Route.   Here are our favourite Romantic Activities, Restaurants and Getaways …


Reconnect with your partner with any of these fun and romantic activities for two!

Kayak for Two
Paddle out in your double kayak from Simons Town Waterfront, past the Naval Harbour and out to Boulder’s Beach to see the African Penguins at Boulders Beach.  View Details

Bike for Two
A private full day chauffeur driven tour on a vintage sidecar around the scenic Cape Peninsula including Chapman’s Peak Drive, Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Cape Point Nature Reserve.  View Details

Ride for Two
Experience horseback beach rides, with breathtaking views of Chapman’s Peak and Noordhoek Beach. You will walk down onto the beach where you will visit the Kakapo Shipwreck.  View Details

Massage for Two
Let your Cape Point Route experience rejuvenate your very being and reconnect with what is important to you on a personal level, allowing yourself to return to daily routines refreshed and inspired.  View Details


From decadent fine dining to vineyard picnics, Cape Point Route has all the ingredients required to spice up your love life this February.

Vineyard Picnic
Spend an idyllic afternoon relaxing on Cape Point Vineyards rolling waterside lawns and enjoying the magnificent views!  View Details

Fine Dining
Experience the most delectable and unpretentious cuisine  at “Pure’ at Hout Bay Manor – a highlight for those wishing to indulge in an evening of gourmet delights.  View Details

Sensational Sushi
Umami Sushi at Imhoff Farm in Kommetjie offers exceptional sushi in the valley.  View Details

Delicious Deli
The Foodbarn Deli has become known as “Deli by Day and Tapas by Night.” Here you will find products that excite and inspire.   View Details

Beach Restaurant
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If your blend of choice is a combination of mountain and sea with a touch of earthy elegance, make the Cape Point Route your destination of choice to celebrate this Valentine’s Day

From a rustic Tented Bush Camp to a 5 star Alluring Azure Apartment, Cape Point Route makes the perfect destination for a romantic getaway for two .  View Details

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2018 Getaways for Two on the Cape Peninsula


Now that the festive season is over and the kids are back at school, it’s time to re-focus on you and your partner.  With the month of love just around the corner, here are some great ideas for a Romantic Getaway for just a day or two….

Tented Bush Camp

Smitswinkel Tented Camp, situated 300m from the entrance to Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, is the perfect Romantic Getaway in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom.  Each rustic tented camp comes fully equipped with a kitchenette, ensuite bathroom , bedding and towels.

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Stone Mountain Cottage

With panoramic Atlantic Ocean and mountain views, a sweeping garden filled with sun birds and sugar birds, a natural rock pool for your swimming pleasure and an organic veggie garden, you will find this Romantic Weekend slipping away as you tap into the slower rhythms of nature.

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Honeymoon Studio

The Honeymoon Studio offers an idyllic hideaway for that very special weekend away or as the name implies.  Romantically decorated and very secluded, this studio style cottage is all you could possibly need for your honeymoon.

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Alluring Azure Apartment

Spend a romantic weekend away in Simons Town at this exclusive 5 star apartment featuring the latest trends in barefoot luxury.   This modern apartment offers one luxury bedroom for 2 guests with en-suite bathroom, a private pool deck and Jacuzzi (solar heated), ensuring privacy, peace and quiet.

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Room with a View

Simons Town Quayside Hotel is perfectly positioned on the water’s edge of the Simon’s Town yacht basin.   Enjoy the magnificent views of an African sunset or the marvellous views across the bay from the privacy of those rooms which have a balcony.

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Coastal Country Chic

Stay at Noordhoek Hotel, a hidden gem in the heart of Noordhoek Farm Village in Noordhoek, famed for its chilled country atmosphere and 9km stretch of white sandy beach where you will enjoy a 2 hour sunset Beach Horse Ride.  

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Sensational Sea & Spa

Romance in Simon’s Town comes easy with this exceptional spa getaway package including accommodation in a deluxe or classic sea facing room, 60 min spa treatment and breakfast overlooking the entire False Bay!

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Planning your 2018 Holidays Calendar on the Cape Peninsula


In South Africa we are fortunate to have over 10 public holidays. Plan ahead to celebrate this time off with you friends, family and loved ones on the Cape Point Route, the perfect Romantic, Nature, Active or Family Destination.

Romantic Rendezvous

If you need some inspiration, then look no further than the Cape Peninsula for a Romantic Getaway. Here you will find countless sunset spots with spectacular backdrops, cozy eateries and trendy love nests.  

February is traditionally the month of love.  Why not upgrade the standard box of chocolates with a Romantic Getaway  to sweep her off her feet.

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Nature Discovery 

We are fortunate to have Table Mountain National Park as the core of the Cape Peninsula . No better way to get up close and personal with nature than a getaway in a Tented Camp on the Cape Floral Kingdom of Cape Town and part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Autumn is a favourite time of the year to go camping…you’ll extend your summer, beat the crowds and have star-filled nights to carry you into winter.   Read up on the top 10 reasons to go Autumn Camping .

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Active Adventure

You can either watch it on TV or you can experience it for yourself. The choice to immerse yourself in Cape Point Route Activities which is accessible for novice adventure seekers or hard core adrenalin addicts.

Take the coastal challenge and experience the action in this corner of Cape Town with a 2 or 3 Day Adventure package including Sea Kayaking, Horse Riding and Snorkeling with Seals.

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Family Fun

The Cape Peninsula is Cape Town’s Playground offering activities for the whole family to enjoy.   Noordhoek Farm Village & Imhoff Farm have great kids’ areas and many restaurants are child friendly. Beaches abound, with an option to swim with the penguins at Boulders Beach.  

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New Year Resolutions for 2018

News Years Resolutions 2018

Health, Wealth & Happiness typically feature in everyone’s New Year’s Resolution list. So for this year, we’ve decided to take these time-honoured resolutions and give them a unique Cape Point Route twist.


Getting fit and losing weight is ranked as the number 1 New Years Resolution! However, gym and diets are not the only way to stick to this promise. Get out there try a new sport. On the Cape Point Route there is no shortage of these fun activities to keep fit and healthy….

Learn to surf with the some of the top instructors in the country. With mild temperatures and gentle waves Muizenberg makes the perfect location to try out some surfing. Use the New Year to try something new and get some fresh, sea air.

Supping or Stand Up Paddling is fast becoming a popular outdoor activity on the Cape Point Route. Start your New Year off with a paddle from Simons Town, exploring the coast and the interesting beaches along the way.

Scuba Dive
How about scuba diving amongst kelp forests, wrecks and spot the odd seal or shark or two! There are PADI accredited operators along the False Bay Coast offering everything from training to equipment hire.


Getting out of debt and saving money is a top priority, especially after the festive season! The Cape Point Route offers a number of experiences that offer top value for money. Here are our are a few of our favourites…

Swim with Penguins
Besides the modest entry fee, this activity will cost you nothing – yet you will get to experience something unique, that people would pay a fortune for. If penguins aren’t your thing, then there are plenty of other ‘penguin-free’ beaches along the Cape Point Route!

Walk and Swim at Silvermine Nature Reserve
Silvermine Nature Reserve offers a you a some good value for money outdoor activities. Hike up to Elephant’s Eye with stunning views over the Cape Flats or follow the trail up to Noordhoek peak with commanding views of Hout Bay. If that’s too strenuous, you can always take a gentle 30 min stroll around the reservoir.  Either way, we suggest you cool off afterwards with a quick dip in the reservoir.

Spend the night at a Tented Camp
Although a bit more pricey than the first two options, a night or two in one of the tented camps dotted along the Cape Point Route, will be an unforgettable experience and is very affordable.  Our favourite is the Slangkop Camp as you are only meters from the beach, but you can choose one more in the mountains, such as Orange Kloof.


They say that the most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters. Cape Point Route is the ideal destination to spend quality time with the ones you love or even just yourself amongst beautiful surroundings. We recommend that you.

Getaway for the weekend
Back at the office but still want to feel like you are in holiday mode? Why not take the opportunity to get away for the weekend to one of the fantastic beach stays along the Cape Point Route. From luxurious villas to rustic tented camps, we have something chase away those New Year blues.

Wine & Dine on the beach
Did you miss all the cheer of the festive season and new year’s eve? Why not re-live some of that merriment by enjoying a delightful meal with the family at one of our recommended restaurants and bars?

Try something new
Still not convinced by some of our New Year’s resolutions? Have a look at our previous blog posts of the top 10 activities to do on the beach this summer, we are sure you’ll find something to tickle your fancy there…

Don’t delay…start today!

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2017 New Years Eve on the Cape Peninsula


Looking for party to see in 2018?  Look no further, right here on the Cape Point Route we have 2 annual events which will be sure to rock your socks off into the new year!

Party with “Me & Mr Green” @ Cafe Roux

If you’re looking for plans for New Years Eve – look no further.  Cafe Roux at Noordhoek Farm Village will be hosting a party to remember.  Your ticket  includes a welcome gin cocktail, a relaxed sit-down supper & then a momentous party with Me & Mr Green.

Venue: Cafe Roux, Noordhoek
Code:    Casual
Cost: R500 (Includes a welcome gin, sit down supper and party)
Bookings: 021 78925 38

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Steampunk Extravaganza @ Cape Point Vineyards

Cape Point Vineyards is playing host to the Grand South NYE 2017, with DJ Rene the Frenchman. The theme is “steampunk extravaganza”, and there are prizes for the best-dressed so go all out! The venue features a big hall, with rolling lawns overlooking a dam. It’s great for kids, and there are play facilities there. They’ll also have food stalls and plenty of Cape Point Vineyards wine on offer.

Venue: Cape Point Vineyards, Noordhoek
Dress Code: Steampunk
Cost: R250
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Top 10 Beach Bars and Restaurants Along the Cape Peninsula

Summer is here!  In Cape Town we are spoiled for choice with restaurants where we can  relax with the lingering hours of summer sunlight.   Here we have compiled a subjective list of our Top 10 Beach Bars & Restaurants in “our hood” where we love to end our day with a colourful cool cocktail in hand followed by a meal and possibly a walk on the beach!

Our Top 10 Beach Bars and Restaurants
on the Cape Peninsula

1. Wharfside Grill – Hout Bay

Enjoy an authentic harbourside eating experience, at this Hout Bay institution – part of the world famous Mariner’s Wharf. Their nautical inspired decor will take you back to the time when mail ships and steamers plied the waters of the cape. After your meal, kick off your shoes and take a brisk stroll along Hout Bay beach. More Info

2. Dunes  Restaurant – Hout Bay

Located at the other end of Hout Bay Beach, Dunes is the perfect, quintessential beach restaurant. Dunes commands sweeping views of out over Hout Bay from Chapmans Peak to the harbour, and offers everything from breakfast to dinner. Sip on cocktails while enjoying the sun setting behind the Sentinel (the large peak overlooking Houtbay) , while the kids play in the on-site playground. More Info

3. Monkey Valley Resort – Noordhoek

You’d be mistaken for missing this gem of a restaurant – as its located deep in an indigenous Milkwood forest on the side of the mountain, overlooking Noordhoek beach. Thorfynns is the restaurant at Monkey Valley Resort and has amazing beach views and is sheltered from the wind that can pick up  over summer time. The beach is only a quick 5 min walk from the restaurant. More Info

4. Blue Water Cafe – Kommetjie

Although not technically on a beach, Blue Water Cafe at Imhoff Farm offers some amazing views of Long Beach, Chapmans Peak and Hout Bay in the distance. Blue Water Cafe is a must if you have kids, the food is varied enough for even the most fussiest of eaters and once they are done, the playground, including a slide from a tree, will keep them entertained, while mom and dad finish they flat whites or cocktails (depending on the time of day!) More Info

5. Black Marlin  – Simons Town

One of the best seafood restaurants on the Cape Peninsula, Black Marlin is located about halfway to the Cape Point Nature reserve entrance. It offers unrivaled sea views and because it’s away from the hustle and bustle of city, the only interruptions would be from the occasional seagull caw or breaching whale. You have not experienced seafood until you’ve dined here. More Info

6. Berthas – Simons Town

If any restaurant could challenge Wharfside Grill for the title of most authentic harbourside eating experience, Bertha’s in Simons Town maybe the one. Situated on a quay in Simon’s Town harbour, Bertha’s gives you a first-hand account of life inside a working harbour. From the comfort of your table you can see the yachts coming and going from the nearby marina or spot the odd submarine leaving the naval base on its next clandestine mission. More Info

7. Beachcomber Bistro  – Fish Hoek

Fish Hoek beach offers you a simple, yet enjoyable beach experience for the whole family. Likewise, the Beachcomber Bistro on Fish Hoek beach offers a no frills, simple dining experience. Ideal when you want to take a break from the sun and sea and enjoy a burger or pizza or traditional fish and chips, and if your kids don’t want to leave the sea just yet – the restaurant is close enough for you too keep an eye on them. More Info

8. Cape Point Vineyards

A sweeping vista from Kommetjie in the South to Noordhoek in the North greets you as you settle down on your picnic blanket. Be sure to check out the community market held every Thursday from 16h30 to 20h30, where you get to sample a wide variety of foods from local vendors. More Info

9. Casa Labia – St James

Did you know you could experience a Italian palazzo right here on the False Bay Coast? Casa Labia is located in Muizenberg and offers a dining experience and sea views that just can’t be matched. Built in 1929 to reflect 18th century Venetian decor, Casa Labia was once the home of Count and Countess Natale Labia. It has since been converted into a culture center open to the public. This is a must visit for locals and tourists alike. More Info

10. Live Bait – Muizenberg

Live Bait in Muizenberg offers you a trendy, ‘beach-house’ style setting, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the beach front while you tuck into your choice of seafood or sushi. Situated right on the beach, you can spot surfers enjoying some of the best waves at the world-famous surfers corner or kite surfers making using of the breezy South-Easter that blows over summer.

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Top 10 Beach Activities this Summer, Cape Peninsula

With summer already upon us and the holidays just around the corner we thought we’d share our top 10 activities that you can do on the beaches of the Cape Peninsula this summer.

Top 10 Beach Activities on the Cape Peninsula

1. Take a Stroll on the Beach

The classic beach-time activity. With miles and miles of soft, white beach sand, the Cape Peninsula offers some of the best beach walks in South Africa. From the near-endless beaches of Muizenberg to the rough and wild beaches of the Atlantic seaboard to the family-friendly Fish Hoek beach, there is a beach out there for everyone’s taste.

Tip from a local: There are a number of ‘secret’ beaches dotted along the Cape Peninsula, see if you can find them!

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2. Beach & Shipwreck Trail

Are you looking for something more physically challenging than a stroll on the beach? Then we can highly recommended the Beach Shipwreck trail in the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. A 2 to 3 hour moderately paced hike that takes you up the Western edge of the Cape Peninsula, starting from the world famous Cape Point Lighthouse.

Tip from a local: If you are here between August and October, see if you can spot any whales in False Bay.

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3. Swim with Penguins

What would a ‘top-10’ article on beaches be without mentioning swimming. The waters of the Cape Peninsula differ depending on what side of the peninsula you are on. The Atlantic side tends to be colder and rougher, not ideal conditions for swimming. However the False Bay coast, is much warmer and perfectly suited for spending a day in the water. The beaches of Fish Hoek, Muizenberg and Boulders are a swimmers paradise in the summer. Get there early to book a good spot on the beach.

Tip from a local: Did you know you can swim with Penguins at Boulders Beach!

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4 . Learn to Surf

Surfing in South Africa can trace its history back to the beaches of the Cape Peninsula.  So what better way to spend your time here, than learning how to surf. With its mild temperatures and gentle waves, Muizenberg is the ideal location to go from novice to pro with some of the top instructors in the country.

Tip from a Local:  After your surf lesson head to Knead Bakery for a Coffee and Croissant or Tiger’s Milk for a Beer and Burger.

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5. Beach Horse Ride

Long Beach, on the Atlantic seaboard did not get its name for being short. Enjoy this beautiful stretch of beach on the back of a horse from Kommetjie to Noordhoek, a journey of a few kilometers. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the beach  including a wreck of the steamer Kakapo, stranded on the shore in 1900.

Tip from a Local: The Sunset Beach Horse Ride is the ultimate romantic experience!

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6. Kayaking with Penguins

Get up close and personal with the African Penguin colony of Boulders Beach by joining one of the daily, 2-hour sea kayaking tours, that leave Simonstown harbour every day (weather dependent). Experience one of the Cape Peninsula’s most well known attraction from a different perspective this summer.

Tip from a local: The notorious South Easter wind is usually calmer in the morning, so plan this activity for first thing.

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7. Beach Sundowners

We mentioned beach walking as the classic beach-activity, however we are certain that sipping a libation while watching the sun go down would be pretty much up there too. The Cape Peninsula offers a unique experience, in that you can watch the sun come up in the morning from the beach on the one side and watch it go down on the other. Enhance this experience with sundowner cocktails at one of the many restaurants and bars along the beaches of the Cape Peninsula.

Tip from a local: The sun goes down as late as 8 in the evening during summer.

8. Snorkel with Seals

The Cape Fur seal is our local version of the Brown Fur Seal and is endemic to the coasts of the Western Cape and Namibia. Experience their natural environment first and by joining this half day excursion (weather dependant), where you get to spend up to an hour snorkeling amongst these amazing and playful animals.

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9. Learn to Kite Surf

The beaches of the Cape Peninsula offer you the opportunity to partake in a 2 exciting activities. You can learn to either Kite Surf or SUP (Stand Up Paddling) with Surfstore Africa, rated as one of the safest Beach & Water Sports Academies worldwide! Courses happen throughout the year and take place away from the crowds, so you don’t have to worry about losing face when you wipe-out the first few times. But take it from us, you will be kite-surfing or sup-ing like a pro in no time.

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10 . Scuba Diving

The waters off the Cape Peninsula offer some of the best dive spots in the world. The warmer False Bay dive sites offers both the novice and seasoned diver a unique and unforgettable experience. Dive amongst kelp forests, wrecks and spot the odd seal or shark or two! There are PADI accredited operators along the False Bay Coast offering everything from training to equipment hire.

Tip from a local: Join a dive tour that will take you unique dive spots that are beyond the reach of shore dives.

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Top 10 Places to Stay on the Beach, Cape Peninsula, Cape Town

Do you dream of waking up to the sound of crashing waves and cawing of seagulls or being greeted by the smell of fresh, sea air?

Then our range of beach accommodation dotted along the Cape Point Route may be what you are looking for.

From luxurious villas to rustic tented camps, we have something suitable for you and your pocket. We’ve compiled a list of our favourite places to stay on the beach…

Top 10 Places to Stay on the Beach

Check out these awesome spots all within walking distance to the beach for your
Cape Town 2018 Summer Getaway.

1. Beach Camp – Kommetjie

This 12 sleeper tented camp is situated a mere 100 m from the sea and a hop skip and a jump to Kommetjie Long Beach, famous for its Surf Breaks. 

Sleeps 12 I From R 425 per person

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Keep an eye out for the rare Cape Clawless Otter often spotted on Kommetjie Beach!

2. Beach Apartment – Muizenberg

Perfectly positioned on Muizenberg Beach, these Apartments offers world-class beachfront accommodation at Surfer’s Corner – the place to be!

Sleeps 2, 4, or 6 I From R 900 

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In 2011 the Earthwave Beach Festival on Muizenberg Beach beat the Guinness World Record of the most surfers riding on one wave at the same time.

3. Beach Resort  – Noordhoek

Nestled amongst a Milkwood forest is Monkey Valley Beach Resort offering a blend of self-catering log cabins and thatched bedroom suites.

Sleeps 2, 4, 6 I From R1,200 per room

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Near the end of Noordhoek Beach is the wreck of the steamship “Kakapo” which ran aground about a century ago.

4. Beach Lodge – Simon’s Town

This Lodge and Restaurant is situated at the entrance of the unspoilt and sheltered  Boulders Beach, home to the African Penguin.

Sleeps 2, 4, or 6  I From R1,300 per night

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5. Beach Cottage  – Simon’s Town

In a truly unique setting directly above the iconic Boulders Beach,  this rambling homestead with 5 cottages seems lost in time.

Sleeps 2, 4, or 6  I From R1,320 per night

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The ancient granite boulders protect from the wind and large waves, making Boulders Beach an ideal swimming spot for kids and Penguins!

6. Beach Bungalow – Kommetjie

Kommetjie Palm Cottage is a cosy self-catering cottage located on the beach of Kommetjie and a minute walk from quaint village shops, restaurants, and pub.

Sleeps 4 I From R1,900 per night

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Kommetjie means “Little Bowl” in Afrikaans after the circular bowl-like sea basin ”Die Kom” which forms the heart of this quiet rustic seaside village.

7. Beach Hotel – Hout Bay

Beautifully renovated, this late 19th century hotel overlooking Hout Bay is situated at the foot of the world-famous Chapman’s Peak Drive.

Sleeps 44 I From R2200 per night

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Chapmans Peak Drive …”Some say it is the world’s most famous drive,
we think it’s one of the most awe-inspiring”

8. Beach House – Scarborough

Relaxed beach living in  just 50 m from the beach.   Watch the waves from the verandah or head for the beach – it’s up to you, you’re on holiday.

Sleeps 6 I From R3,000 per night

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Did you know that Scarborough was designated as a conservation
village in April 1996?

9. Beach Villa – Misty Cliffs

This ultra-luxurious designer 3-bedroom villa is situated right on the beach at Misty Cliffs with spectacular, unobstructed views of the sea.  

Sleeps 6 I From R5,500 per night

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Misty Cliffs is a tiny hamlet on the mountain and beach, divided only by a road.

10. Beach Mansion  – St James

This 8 bedroomed art deco Villa,  just metres from St James Beach,  is ideal for a lavish seaside getaway with a group of family and friends.

Sleeps 16 I From R7,500 per night

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St James was known as “Millionaire’s Mile” which is reflected in the
colonial homes found here.

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Cape Peninsula Beaches to Play, Stay & Eat , Cape Town

Imagine a bed next to the beach and sand between your toes. Imagine sushi after a surf lesson. Imagine a sunrise swim with Penguins and a deep soft tissue massage after shipwreck scuba diving.  Or just a walk on the beach after a seafood lunch…?

You can imagine , it or you can choose to immerse yourself in it on the Cape Point Route.

The long sandy beach of Hout Bay is ideal for swimming and water sports like Sea Kayaking, Sailing, Fishing, Duiker Island Boat Trips and Surfing.  Here you will see locals walking their dogs, riding horses and families playing at the waters edge.

This pristine stretch of white sandy beach, often called Long Beach, stretches through to Kommetjie.  Noordhoek beach is ideal for long leisurely beach walks, surfing, kitesurfing and horse-riding, or watching the sunset from Cape Point Vineyards.

The stretch from Kommetjie to Noordhoek is surfing paradise.  Endless beach walks at sunrise or sunset or simply hanging out for sundowners. Watch marine birdlife or spring into action with kite surfing or horse riding.  Make sure to look out for the Cape Clawless Otter.

Scarborough is an excellent beach for walking, reflecting, playing with kids or bird watching.  A glorious location for surfing, windsurfing and kite surfing! Scarborough is also a popular fishing area but permits are required as the area is part of a marine protected area.

BuffelsBay and Bordjiesdrif beaches in the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve both offer picnicking, swimming, tidal pools, walking, bird and whale watching.  The Reserve is popular for day and overnight hikes.  The Shipwreck Trail is well worth it!    

Boulders Beach in Simon’s Town has become famous for its thriving colony of African Penguins.. Giant granite boulders protect the beach area – perfect for safe swimming and one of the best family beaches in the world.    

Simon’s Town has several beaches to choose from….Millers Point is a family friendly recreational area with a tidal pool, snorkeling, scuba diving and a boat launching slipway.  Fisherman’s Beach with its grassy slopes is a small secluded family beach in Murdoch valley, and finally Seaforth Beach is an ideal family setting, natural swimming bay and picnic lawn.

Fish Hoek Beach is one of the most popular family beaches. It’s ideal for body boarding and has a play park, bistro and path to Sunny Cove. Fish Hoek beach sailing club hosts the Hobie Cat Sailing Club.  

Colourful bathing boxes are the trademark of  St James Beach and the start of grand stone houses that line the road to Muizenberg. The sheltered beach and safe tidal pool makes this a favourite for families with young kids.

A 36km stretch of beach with kid friendly waves. Muizenberg beach offers family fun with safe swimming and a pavilion with pools and a waterslide.   Surf shops at Surfers’ Corner in Muizenberg hire out gear for surfing, kitesurfing, stand up paddling .  Surfing lessons are available in Muizenberg.  

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Whale of a Weekend @ Tented Camp I Cape Peninsula

Slangkop Tented Camp 

Kommetjie I Cape Peninsula

Nestled within an indigenous Milkwood Forest in the seaside village of Kommetjie, Slangkop Tented Camp is the perfect location to watch the sun set over Atlantic Ocean around a roaring camp fire.

Whales are often spotted around here between June and November, so it’s fitting that the design draws the ocean greats.  The rounded shape of the tents echo a whale’s gentle curves and old whale bones have been used as light fittings.

This 12 sleeper tented camp is situated a mere 100 m from the sea and a hop skip and a jump to Long Beach , famous for its Surf Breaks.   Here you will feel like you are in the middle of nowhere, with the convenience of a short walk to shops.

The 6 x 2 sleeper “tents” are permanent structures, with canvas interiors covered by a completely weatherproof sheeted roof.   Each tent has two single beds where line and towel is provided.   The communal bathrooms have hot showers and the Boma & Braai area is fully kitted out…even with an antique woodburing Dover stove for chilly nights.

6 x 2 sleeper tents (Max 12 persons)
2 x single beds per tent with mattress, pillow, bed linen and towel.
Communal boma and braai area
Communal fully equipped kitchen

Rate: Valid until 31 October 2018
R425 per person sharing

Whale of a Weekends Availability

  • 27 – 28 Oct 2017
  • 3  – 5 Nov  2017
  • 10 – 12 Nov 2017

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Whale Watching Tips:

  • Click here for whale surfacing behaviour (breaching, lobtailing, spyhopping etc)
  • Click here to identify which whale is which (Southern rights, Humpbacks, Brydes whales)
  • Click here for the Top land based whale watching spots on the peninsula
  • Click here for whale watching boat trips.

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