False Bay & Cape Peninsular

They say the sun shines a little brighter along False Bay and Cape Peninsula – a stretch of coast filled with valleys and bays that takes you through four vastly different suburbs and villages. Each one of them has something special to offer all who visit them.

Kalk Bay offers those who walk along its cobbled streets a seaside oasis of coffee shops and sidewalk cafes that overlook the famous Kalk Bay Harbour. Sit back and enjoy an artisan brew or gourmet food as colourful fishing boats dock for the day in the distance.

The history of Kalk Bay is an interesting one, and remnants of this can be spotted all over this seaside village. Kalk Bay was the perfect place from where to launch for fishing shawls in False Bay and fisherman from this area were known as the finest in the area – many of them probably still are today.

Around the corner from Kalk Bay sits Fish Hoek – a seaside valley that has become a suburban getaway for those wanting to breathe the crisp False Bay seaside air while still being able to head to the city centre everyday. Fish Hoek is probably most notable for its beach – one of the safest along the South Coast. At the end of the beach, you’ll find Jager’s Walk – a famed walk that takes visitors along the sea and the perfect place from where to watch whales. 

Not far from Fish Hoek, you’ll find Simons Town – home to the South African Navy and the Jackass Penguin. You can follow the penguns throughout the town to the famous Boulders Beach - the gem of this gorgeous naval town and the perfect place to stop on your way to Cape Point.

You can hear the crashing of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans as they collide as you draw nearer to Cape Point – the most south western point of Africa. This natural world heritage site and national park is an untamed 7750 hectares of nature at its best. From Flora to Fauna, wildlife and cliffs its history is steeped in exploration and was fondly referred to as the “Cape of Storms” by Bartolomeu Dias in 1488. Proving that it’s a popular corner of the world over and through the generations gone by. 



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