THE SOUTHERN PENINSULA, THERE’S A VIBE – AND YOU’LL FEEL IT
If you’re visiting Cape Town, you’ll know when you’ve reached the city’s Southern Peninsula. Suddenly the pace changes and the air is charged with a mix of ocean and wild indigenous flora. There’s a vibe – and you’ll feel it. Bordered by three pieces of spectacular coastline, each boasting their own scenic highlights, the Southern Peninsula hosts a number of seaside villages and suburbs a little further from the madding crowd.
Things you’ll (really) love to do:
- Take a scenic drive along Chapman’s Peak.
- Horse ride on one of the world’s longest most spectacular beaches in Noordhoek.
- Don’t miss the Noordhoek Farm Village for breakfast or live music!
- Visit the Cape Point Vineyard’s Thursday night market and feel like a local.
- Find out about the area’s wide and diverse range of craft and food markets.
- Learn how to surf at Africa’s friendliest break, Muizenberg.
- Kids will love the Muizenberg Waterslides.
- Eat fish and chips while waves crash against the restaurant windows at The Brass Bell in Kalk Bay.
- Walk on the pier at Kalk Bay harbour where resident seals will welcome you. Don’t miss the fish and chips at Kalky’s.
- Take a leisurely stroll along Kalk Bay’s strip where you’ll find character antique shops and beautiful boutiques.
- Theatre enthusiasts will definitely love the Kalk Bay Theatre.
- Visit Boulder’s Beach and its colony of African Penguins Community.
- Fish Hoek beach is a firm favourite with families. It’s possible to swim, SUP and surfski in the warm water of this Blue Flag beach. Look out for the Nippers – lifeguards between the ages of 9 and 14 – in training in front of the Fish Hoek Surf Lifesaving Club.
- Hike up to Peers Cave for spectacular views and sightings of indigenous wildflowers.
- Clovelly Country Club in the Silvermine Valley has one of the country’s top 100 golf courses.
- Take a trip to Cape Point Nature Reserve where the cold Benguela current on the West Coast and the warm Agulhus current on the East Coast merge.
- Embark on a scenic hike at Cape Point.
- Feeling brave? Go shark cage diving in Simon’s Town.
- Visit the Naval Museum in Simon’s Town, spend some time browsing the market on Jubilee Square. Don’t forget to pay a visit to the statue of Just Nuisance, a much-loved Great Dane who was enlisted in the Royal Navy in 1939.
- Hunt for treasure at the Scratch Patch in Simon’s Town.
- Dine at Kalk Bay’s eclectic Cape to Cuba restaurant and other gourmet hot spots.
- Stop for lunch at Imhoff Farm on the way to Kommetjie, where you’ll find camels and a snake park too.
And if you fall in love and want to make one of these quaint villages your home, or holiday home, contact Pam Golding Properties for a wide choice of property options from luxurious architectural design archetypes, seaside cottages, family homes in the suburbs or convenient lock up and go’s.
“As an investment into a dream lifestyle, the Southern Peninsula is the perfect, work-live-play for small business owners and those who love a slower, beach lifestyle close to the ocean.” Shelly Keys, Southern Peninsula Area Manager, Pam Golding Properties.
Posted by Niki Jackson