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Cape Point ~ the end of the line…
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The jewel in False Bay’s crown, and the south-westerly most tip of Africa, Cape Point is worth spending at least one day at if you have the time. With 7,750 hectares filled with more types of flora than you can even think of naming, over 250 species of birds and lots of wildlife if you leave the beaten track, it is a nature lover’s...

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False Bay
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What to say about the beautiful False Bay ? With a total area of approximately 1090 square kms, and some 30kms across at it’s widest point, this unique bay is often overlooked by visitors as a destination in itself. It has some stunning beaches and lovely places to stay, and is a wonderful spot to relax, being much quieter than the Cape Town Atlantic...

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Boulders Beach ~ Penguins !
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It may seem strange to have penguins on a beach in Africa, but here they are ! It is best to visit Boulders as soon as it opens in the morning if you can ( 7am in December and January and 8am for the rest of the year), and start at the far end next to the golf course which is where the swimming...

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Muizenberg ~ surfer’s paradise
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25km from Cape Town’s city centre, Muizenberg doesn’t have the dramatic rugged beauty of the beaches on the Atlantic side, but the water is a much better temperature for swimming, and with it’s huge beach and great waves, it’s a very popular spot for a sunny day.┬áIt’s considered to be by far the best spot locally to learn to surf, and with our famous...

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Whale watching on False Bay
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Contrary to popular belief, Hermanus is not the only place to go and watch the Whales ! There are a lot of them in False Bay from about July to November, and we’ve spent days watching these magnificent creatures enjoying our local waters. It’s quite a thing to be running errands and watching them breach in the bay as you drive past ! They...

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Simon’s Town
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Originally developed as a safe shelter from the worst of the winter storms that wrecked many ships in table Bay, Simon’s Town is now home to the South African Navy and a thriving sailing community. One of it’s most famous residents was Just Nuisance, the Great Dane that became the only dog ever to be officially enlisted in the Royal navy. When he died...

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Seal Island
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5.7 kilometres off the Northern beaches of False Bay lies Seal Island. Covering just 800m by 50m and rising no more than about 6m from the water, the island is home to something in the region of 70,000 Cape Fur Seals, lots of birds and even some African Penguins. It is the main spot to go and see the Great White Sharks, and a...

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Chacma Baboons
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There are Chacma Baboons all over the peninsula. They provide endless hours of mischief and amusement, but don’t forget that they are not to be approached. Too many people care more about getting their precious photo than they do about our wildlife, and as a result feed the Baboons in order to get closer to them, or get out of their cars and approach...

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Fish Hoek
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30 kilometres and a world away from Cape Town, Fish Hoek is a popular destination for families, with it’s long sandy beach with much gentler currents than many on the peninsula. The recent addition of a shark net on the Jager’s Walk side means that it is now much safer to swim there than before, though there is a sharkspotter post on the mountainside...

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Kalk Bay
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Dating from the middle of the 18th century, Kalk Bay is a colourful and busy fishing village with a very arty vibe, full of restaurants, quirky antique, gift and coffee shops guaranteed to keep everybody busy for a day. The harbour is always bustling with life and you can join the auction to buy fish as it comes off the boats. Very popular with...

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