Category Archives: Attraction

Winter Anchorage in Simon’s Town

Over 200 years ago the Dutch settlers found this bay an excellent winter anchorage providing shelter from the devastating North West winds that grounded ships in Table Bay.

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Towns of the Cape Peninsula : Muizenberg

Considered the birthplace of surfing in South Africa, Muizenberg’s fortunes rises and falls much like the tide along her miles of unspoilt beach. Once the go-to seaside holiday town for wealthy randlords and Cape Town elite, Muizenberg slowly slipped in stature and at one point was considered the poster-child of urban blight.

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Towns of the Cape Peninsula: Scarborough

Having completed the Milkwood Run yesterday, I felt inspired to share what I know about the special village of Scarborough who’s beauty motivated me to reach the finish line! Almost hidden away on the South Western corner of the Cape … Continue reading

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Towns of the Cape Peninsula: Kalk Bay

Kalk Bay is an small seaside village located on the False Bay Coast of the Cape Point Route. Despite being a suburb of greater Cape Town, Kalk Bay has not lost it’s charm and characteristics of a small time village, but at the same time has become known for its range of good eateries, coffee shops and unique and eclectic shops.

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Wild About Whales

In South Africa we are privileged to live in a natural environment, where 2 great oceans converge and one can experience the combination of land and sea.  South Africa (and the Western Cape in particular) remains one of the world’s … Continue reading

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Spectator’s Guide to the Cape Town Cycle Tour 2016

Where to watch the Cape Town Cycle Tour 2016  Cape Town comes to a standstill when the largest timed cycle race in the world hits the Mother City on 6 March 2016. 35 000 cyclists will be cycling the much … Continue reading

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Cape Town Cycle Tour 2016: Road Closures

The largest timed cycling event in the world takes place in Cape Town on Sunday 6 March 2016.  It’s not ALL ABOUT THE BIKE on Race Day. 35 000 cyclists will line up to ride the 109km through some of … Continue reading

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The Kakapo Shipwreck in Noordhoek

The Kakapo was a British steamer built in 1898 by the Grangemouth Dockyard Company and commanded by Captain P. Nicolayson. She was on her maiden voyage from Swansea in Wales, to Sydney in Australia. She had put onto Cape Town … Continue reading

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