One of the Southern Peninsula’s main features is the Cape of Good Hope. This area is a natural reserve, but there are several areas of the peninsula that were once villages and are now included, at least nominally, in the city of Cape Town. These are often picturesque districts with luxury homes, at times quite affordable.
Noordhoek, Kommetjie and Scarborough are located on the west coast and are fairly isolated, with wild beaches where you can walk, surf or ride horses. Noordhoek is renowned for its small agricultural and equestrian farms.
The more populous neighbourhoods like Muizenberg, Kalk Bay, Simon’s Town and Fish Hoek are located on the east coast in False Bay, where the sea is more temperate and there are more beaches for swimming.
You can visit the famous Table Mountain National Park with its numerous walking trails. This area is known for its beautiful vantage points for whale watching. You could see the Humpback whale, the Bryde’s whale, seals and dolphins. You could also meet the chacma baboon, but avoid coming too close because they can be dangerous.
Listing of Southern Peninsula districts:
- Fish Hoek
- Kalk Bay
- Misty Cliffs
- Simons Town
- St James