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 of Weekend @ Villa St James I Cape Town

Whale Photo Credit: Dave Hurwitz

It is whale season and what better way to watch these magnificent ocean giants than on a weekend away at Villa St James .

Picture yourself sipping a glass of wine as a whale breaches in front of you from your bed or from the balcony!

The enchanting Villa St James, a restored historical National Monument, is  ideal for a large group of friends or family reunion in the coastal town of St James, in Cape Town.

Villa St James accommodates up to 16 people in 8 bedrooms with five bathrooms. Each bedroom, unique in character, has sea or mountain views with variable features of private outdoor or indoor balconies and a rabbit warren of inter-leading doors.

Whale Watching Tips:

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Whale of a Weekends Available

  • 13 – 15 October 2017
  • 20 – 22 October 2017
  • 17 – 19 November 2017


R7000 per night for the first 10 guests.

R250 per person therafter.  Max 16 Guests


  • 8 Bedrooms: 1 x King, 5 x Queen, 1 x Double, 4 x Single, 1 x Futon
  • 5 Bathrooms, 1 Guest Toilet
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen, Laundry Facilities, Barbecue Facilities,
  • Lounge, TV Room, Billiard Room, Pub, Dining Room (22 Seater)
  • Swimming Pool, Secure Parking for 5 vehicles
  • DSTV with CD Player
  • Wireless Music System for your personal IPod or Cell Phone
  • Wireless Internet

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Looking back on Heritage Day…Then & Now

In the spirit of Heritage Day, we at Cape Point Route have been reminiscing about the times been and gone.  So often, it isn’t until we look back on actual photographic evidence that we remember that life wasn’t always the way we know it today.

We hope you have as much fun as we did looking back on some photos that really capture the past; our favourites being the old fashioned outfits and vehicles.

Hout Bay 

The bronze leopard sculpture in Hout Bay was sculptured by Ivan Milford-Barberton. Completed in 1963, it was placed on its pedestal on 14th March that year by the Divisional Council. The sculpture is a memorial to the many wild animals that once roamed the mountains of the peninsula. The last leopard seen in Hout Bay was in 1937 on Little Lion’s Head.

Chapman’s Peak Drive

The stunning scenic views from Chapman’s Peak (affectionately known as Chappies) have remained since the opening of Chapman’s Peak Drive to the public on 6 May 1922.

This route was originally known as the Hout Bay-Noorde Hoek road and was of immense importance for local residents and businesses; so when rockfalls in January 2000 caused its closure, the public rallied for it’s reopening.

This resulted in extensive safety measures being put into place to prevent any further fatalities.  Project engineers constructed a 40 meter long curved cantilever canopy, arching over both lanes on a tight bend at the confluence of three gullies, as well as catch fences that drape along the sides of the rock face as rock fall protection measures.

Did you know?  Chappies has a total of 114 curves along it’s 9 kilometer route.


Captaining a 665 ton schooner rigged steamship back in the 1900’s was no easy task. Especially when trying to navigate the notorious Cape of Storms!

Visibility was poor, with strong north-west winds and high seas when the SS Kakapo rounded Chapman’s Peak.  The Captain (who had received his captain’s ticket just months before), mistook it for Cape Point and gave orders to turn hard to port while maintaining full speed ahead. Needless to say, the fated SS Kakapo ploughed straight onto Noordhoek Beach.  Amazingly no lives were lost.

Did you know? Legend has it that the Captain was so mortified by the loss of his ship that he refused to leave, living on board for 3 years until he was eventually escorted off the ship and taken to a mental facility.


Slangkop Lighthouse in Kommetjie is the tallest cast iron lighthouse in South Africa and has been burning brightly since 1914, when it was commissioned by the then Governor of the Cape to safeguard against shipwrecks on the rocky shore.  The boardwalk towards the lighthouse makes a lovely evening stroll to watch the sun set on the horizon.

Did you know?  Slangkop Lighthouse emits four flashes  every 30 seconds.

Cape Point

If you were visiting Cape Point back in the 1920’s you would have to park your car at the base of the hill, and take a diesel bus to the top.  The bus ran this route for the last time in December 1996 when the Flying Dutchman Funicular (or Cape Point Funicular) replaced it, being a more environmentally friendly (and novel!) way of getting to the top.

Did you know?  The Flying Dutchman was the first commercial funicular railway of its kind in Africa.

The Old Lighthouse at Cape in 1860, 1914 and today Point

The original lighthouse was built in 1859 on Da Gama Peak, the summit of Cape Point, 249m above sea level. It still stands here and is now used as a centralized monitoring point for all the lighthouses in South Africa. It was decommissioned in 1919 in favour of the new lower lighthouse which was more visible when thick mist and fog obscured the light flashes. The newer lighthouse, built in 1914, is the most powerful on the South African coast. It emits three flashes in a group every 30 seconds and revolves.

Simon’s Town

Simon’s Town was originally named Simon’s Vlek after Simon van der Stel, the Dutch governor of the Cape Colony between 1677 and 1699, who earmarked it as a safe winter harbour during the months of May to September for which it was finally proclaimed in 1741.

Progress may have come slowly to Simon’s Town, but the town grew rapidly when it became a Royal Naval Base and the home of the South Atlantic Squadron under the second British occupation of the Cape in 1806.

Did you know?: Able Seaman Just Nuisance was the only dog ever to be enlisted in the Royal Navy after the sailors took a shine to him.  He “served” in the navy between 1939 and 1944, and you can see a statue of him which was erected in his memory in Jubilee Square in 1985.

Fish Hoek 

Fish Hoek is a seaside village surrounded by rugged mountains and boasts one of the safest swimming beaches in Cape Town. Fish Hoek is a glorious bay with a beautiful white sandy beach, with colourful Victorian bathing boxes that add a festive flavour.

Did you know?  Trek fishing has taken place in Fish Hoek since the early days of the European settlement.  The word “Trek” derives from the Dutch word for pull.

Kalk Bay

Life as a Kalk Bay fisherman in the late 1800’s was pretty harsh.  The strain of rowing, hauling the boats above the high water mark on their return, and the carrying of loads of sand ballast took a heavy toll on the fishermen.

Did you know?: The name Kalk Bay is derived from the Dutch word for “lime”.  Limekilns were set up to produce kalk from the shore’s shell deposits, which were then set to Cape Town via ox wagons.  Lime was used in the construction of buildings, and it is this that gives so many of Cape Town’s houses their white-walled appearance.

St James

St. James, which stretches only 1.5 km, is a suburb which is steeped in history. Some of the houses were already in existence in 1883, and most had thatched roofs and were built of stone, plaster and limestone. Colourful Victorian bathing boxes are the trademark of St. James, and the start of grand stone houses that line the road to Muizenberg.

Did you know?  Former Prime Minister Jan Smuts lived at 36 Main Road St James, today Villa St James is rented to tourists.


Muizenberg beach remained popular for it’s safe swimming and good surfing. Surfers’ Corner is considered the birthplace of surfing in South Africa – legend has it that a visiting Australian showed the locals how it was done in around 1910.

Did you know? The clocktower at the railway stationhouse, built in 1913, marks the start of Muizenberg’s Historical Mile along Main Road. It was the extension of the railway line from Wynberg in 1822 that stimulated the area’s development as a seaside resort.

Muizenberg Pavilion Early 1900's, 1950's and Today

Railway Line

The Cape Town – Simon’s Town line is not the oldest in South Africa, however work began on the section to Wynberg in December 1864.  The train line was extended to Muizenberg in 1882 and in 1889 work began to take the line through to Simon’s Town.

Muizenberg Late 1800's and 1969

Then & Now Images

Then & Now is a collection of past and present, before and after photos taken on the Cape Point Route. Thanks to those who submitted images and to the Town Museums of the south peninsula who collate, archive and preserve many of these images amongst other artifacts and exhibitions- visit and support them to preserve the history of the area. Enjoy memory lane!

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Spring into Action: Cape Town Teambuilding and Events


Spring is here! It’s time to get out of the office and reconnect with your colleagues with a fun, informal and inter-active Teambuild sure to inspire and motivate your team .

Reward and thank your team for all their hard work with a Year End Event they will be talking about in years to come.

“Cape Point Route organised the best year end function last year, our staff had a blast”  – Rick Straw

Cape Point Route has over 20 years of experience 

  • We understand the needs of our clients, because we have been the client.
  • We are also real people who enjoy a new experience a good (preferably dress-up) party.
  • We are known for our unique ideas that include thinking out of the box, combining exceptional creation, design and flawless execution to events of all shapes and sizes.
  • We have a ‘little black book’ of amazing contacts and partners in our extended team, who help us breathe life and soul into your event.

Top 8 Inter-Active Events

Amazing Race, Put Foot Challenge, Wild Goose Chase, Cooking & Creative Challenges…we have it all!  Starting from R395 per person

Cape Town Put-Foot Challenge

The Put Foot Adventure is a fun filled on foot event and is a great way of getting your delegates to experience Cape Town and surrounds. The group is split into teams and each team is given an “Survival Pack” made up of directions and cryptic questions

Min 10 I Max 150 I From R 395

Winelands Amazing Race

Experience the Winelands in a very unique way. In teams, this race will treat you to the very best our wine country has to offer. Taste it, see it, do it and make sure you capture it all as you go, because you’re going to want to remember it!

Min 10 I Max 150 I From R 395

Wild Goose Chase

Unravel the clues and unleash your creativity! The Wild Goose Chase is a fun interactive Game of Discovery and Delivery using a live Mobile App where participants are challenged to Get the Best Shot in the Right Spot

Min 15 I Max 150 I From R445


Ultimate Potjie Cook Off

We all know that everybody thinks they are masters of the grid and fire! Secret ingredients to show off your Potjie skills, stunning surroundings and a pinch of competitive spirit is all you need to ensure a memorable and meaningful teambuilding experience.

Min 20 I Max 150 I From R 495

The Escape Game

“Imagine Big Brother meets CSI in 19th Century London”. This is a live escape game, we lock you in and the team’s goal is simple: solve the mysteries to escape …. in time!  Enjoy. a relaxed lunch to share your teams experiences

Min 6 I Max 34 I From R 595

Master Cooking Challenge

Put on your aprons and be prepared for a culinary journey- where we will put your logical, mental and practical abilities to the test.  Everybody will get divided into teams and will prepare a specific dish – based on the TV Show Masterchef.

Min 12 I Max 80 I From R 665

Beach, Braai & Sunny Sky

Let the Games Begin!  You will be separated into teams and race against each other or the clock in order to see who becomes the “Beach Olympic”followed by a relaxing braai next to the beach!

Min 20 I Max 120 I From R 695


Overnight Coastal Amazing Race

Explore the scenic Atlantic Coastline on this epic overnight adventure from Cape Town to Noordhoek via Camps Bay, Hout Bay and Chapmans Peak Drive, ending at rural
Noordhoek for Sundowners , Braai and Overnight overlooking Noordhoek Beach.

Min 20 I Max 100 I From R1595

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Complete the form below and we will call you to discuss the options we feel would best suit your group based on number of people, location, date, and of course budget.

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Spring Breaks on the Cape Peninsula


It’s spring time!  Time to reflect, refresh and revive on the Cape Peninsula with a mini Spring Break from Cape Point Route.

Break out of the winter slump and celebrate Spring in style with a range of tailor made accommodation spring specials amongst the Cape Peninsula’s iconic locations.

The Cape Peninsula has so much to offer this spring:

  • Hike amongst untouched Fynbos
  • Horse ride on an 8km stretch of beach
  • View Southern Right Whales from the coast or take a boat trip
  • Kayak with Penguins, Snorkel with Seals, Ride a Camel 
  • Learn to Surf or  join a Yoga Class 
  • Visit charming Seaside Villages with Quirky Shops, Bars, Restaurants and more

Our Accommodation

Take a mini spring break and stay in a Seaside Villa, Beach House,  Forest Log Cabin or a Rustic Tented Camp.

Available over the school holidays starting from R395 per person.

Seaside Villa

Spend two night in a 1920’s Villa along the False Bay Coast and explore the bohemian village of Kalk Bay or take a stroll along the water’s edge to watch the surfers catching waves on Muizenberg beach.

Min 10 I Max 16 I From R5000

Beach House

Clear out the winter cobwebs and enjoy the Cape Peninsula’s finest beaches by booking a stay in one of our luxury beach houses. Wake up to the sound of crashing waves and soaring seagulls.

Min 4 I Max 10 I From R2300

Log Cabin

Want something a bit closer to nature, why not book a stay in our cozy log cabin. Here you can get closer to nature and enjoy hikes in the Cape Floral Kingdom, a designated World Heritage Site.

Min 2 I Max 6 I From R2730

Tented Camp

If glamping is more your thing then why not book one of our luxury tented camps dotted around the Cape Peninsula. Believe us when we say that you have not experienced true glamping until you’ve stayed in one of our tents.

Min 2 I Max 12 I From R790

Book Now

If you would like to know more about these specials or would like to enquire about booking, please complete the form below and one of our consultants will get in touch ASAP.

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2017 Overnight Year End Functions | Cape Town

Party ‘til you drop! Literally…These Overnight Functions give guests the opportunity to enjoy the Year End Function to the fullest as you reward and thank your staff at your  2017 Year End Function.

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Min 20 | Max 60 | From R1345

Experience an Overnight Murder Mystery in the heart of the Winelands on a Cape Dutch-style farmstead dating back to the 1700s.

Min 30 | Max 100 | From R1395

Life’s a gamble…roll the dice and place your bet on this winning overnight Casino Event in the Winelands where you will enjoy the thrill of breaking the bank, becoming a paper billionaire or losing a fortune.

Min 30 | Max 100 | From R1495

Party the night away at this Overnight Themed Dinner Dance in the Winelands including Themed Decor & DJ in Private Venue, Dinner, Accommodation and Breakfast.

Min 15 | Max 650 | From R445

Wrap up the year with a bang and celebrate your success. Your Year End Function could be a Themed Dinner Dance, Casino Cocktail Party, Murder Mystery Dinner Function, Interactive Event or Overnight Getaway.

Contact us for all you Event & Year End Requirements
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Cape Point Route specialise in Corporate Travel & Event

We at Cape Point Route, understand the needs of our clients, because we have been the client. We are also real people who enjoy a good (preferably dress-up) party.  We are known for our unique ideas that include thinking out of the box, and combining exceptional creation, design and flawless execution to events of all shapes and sizes. We have a ‘little black book’ of amazing contacts and partners in our extended team, who help us breathe life and soul into your event.

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