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Explore the Cape Peninsula

Place:Cape PeninsulaCape TownSouth Africa
When:Feb 12, 2011.
Cape Town is blessed with numerous things to do and see and it is often a challenge for holidaymakers to fit in everything they want to do in what is probably a short space of time. One attraction that really shouldn’t be missed is a drive down to the Cape of Good Hope.

The round trip can be done two different ways but my advice is to head first to Muizenberg and False Bay first via the M3 route out of Cape Town. Once you reach Muizenberg you then follow the coastal route via Kalk Bay and Fish Hoek to Simons Town. Once you are here you can then take a short detour down to Boulders Beach to see the famous penguins. There is good parking available here and it’s just a short walk from the Boulders Beach entrance down the wooden gangways down to the penguins. The wooden walkways are raised and provide a neat little hiding spot for the penguins. Once you reach the beach you are confronted by the huge boulders, reminiscent of beach on the Seychelles, and a mass of penguins. This is truly a sight not to be missed.

Back on the road continue your journey to the Cape of Good Hope. The road eventually leaves the coast and heads upwards providing some spectacular views across the Ocean. Just before you get to Cape Point there is a car park where you must leave your car and take the rest of the journey by foot. The walk takes approximately 20-25 minutes and gets steeper as you get nearer to your destination. Even on a warm sunny day you can generally expect the wind to be blowing hard here especially when you reach the very top of Cape Point. Wrap up warm as the views at the top are well worth it.

Once back in your car you will retrace your journey for a short while before taking the road towards Scarborough, Kommetjie and then Noordhoek. Just after Noordhoek you then join the famous Chapmans Peak Drive probably one of the best coastal roads in the world. The road twists and turns for 9km all the way to Hout Bay with some great viewing stops and photo opportunities along t

Cape Point



  • WendyM : 14 September 2011

    would love to visit sometime

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