Clifton & Camps Bay
Situated along the Atlantic Seaboard, the beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay have been awarded Blue Flag status, offering pristine white beaches and beautiful, clear waters that make these beaches a highly popular summer attraction for locals and tourists. Admire the lively atmosphere of the Camps Bay Strip - filled with bustling restaurants and bars, the Bay Hotel, the crisp ocean, white sand, palm trees, and occasional street entertainment.
Hout Bay & Seal Island Boat Trip
The small fishing village of Hout Bay is often jokingly referred to as the ‘Republic of Hout Bay’ by Cape Town locals and has the sense of being an entirely separate town. A beautiful beach, delicious fresh seafood, the Bay Harbour market and plenty of restaurants make this suburb a must-visit on any Cape tour. You will also have the option of going to admire the thousands of seals that inhabit the Seal Island. Enjoy the world-renowned and incredible 9Km and 114 curved scenic drive of Chapman's Peak, also known as "Chappies", nestled between Hout Bay and Noordhoek, offering lookout points, picnic spots, and unforgettable views. You could be lucky to spot some whales and dolphins along the way!
See one of South Africa's most admirable sightseeing and tourist attractions. A spectacular nature reserve that lies in this area is one of the most famous landmarks in Cape Town, and for good reason. Situated on the very tip of the peninsula, the area spans across landscapes such as rugged cliffs, unique fauna and flora, and vast open spaces. See over 250 species of birdlife, baboons, bucks and the Cape Mountain Zebra. Explore the Cape of Good Hope, a world-renowned landmark, and monuments in honour of two of the world's most famous explorers - Vasco da Gama and Bartolomeu Dias, who discovered Cape Point in 1488. No Cape Town tour is complete without a visit to Cape Point.
Penguin Colony & Simon's Town
A trip to Boulders Beach you will not forget - one of the only places in the world that you can swim alongside penguins. Boulders Beach has grown rapidly to over 3000 penguins since only two breeding Jackass penguins settled in that arrived from Dyer Island, near Gansbaai. Simon's Town is the seat of the SA Navy and has a charming coastal town atmosphere and a vibrant history. Here you can find a thriving harbor, The Warrior Toy Museum, and The South African Navy Museum. View the frigates and submarines from a distance that are docked at the Naval Base harbor.
(To visit and interact with the penguins there is a small conservation fee of R150 for adults and R75 for children).
The quirky seaside village of Kalk Bay runs along the Main Road, with the False Bay coastline running on one side, and the mountain on the other. Along the Main Road lies a host of veritable treasure troves, from antique shops to costume shops, cobbled streets, vintage bookstores, bakeries, the famous Brass Bell restaurant and plenty more. The area is also excellent for whale watching during whale season (June to November).
Muizenberg is a world-renowned surfing spot, where people from all parts of society join in communion to enjoy the wonders of the ocean. Situated on the beach, you will find an array of famous colorful beach huts and plenty of restaurants and surf shops. Shark spotters keep a lookout for potential danger roaming in the bay.
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
The Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, one of ten botanical gardens in Africa, offer visitors a haven of peace and serenity at the foot of the Devil's Peak mountain. Let yourself be enchanted and your senses roam free in the sights, smells, and sounds of this luscious forest. Kirstenbosch offers weekly concerts, picnic spots, rolling lawns and streams, hiking trails and indigenous plants.