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Cape Peninsula

The Cape Peninsula is the southern peninsula of South Africa and is situated in the Atlantic Ocean. Millions of years ago, it was pushed to the mainland and with a length of 52 kilometres, it is a piece of earth that worth exploring!

It is between the southern tip of the Cape Point Peninsula and southernmost tip of South Africa, Cape Agulhas (200 km to the east) and the Benguela cold Gulf Stream itself mixes with the warm Gulf Stream of the Cape Agulhas. The southernmost tip of the peninsula; Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope is located in a beautiful nature reserve. You can visit here and enjoy the unique, Fynbos that occurs nowhere else in the world. There is wildlife in the form of several goats, zebras, baboons, ostriches and many other birds. And where land and ocean meets at the southernmost tip there is a nice walkway to the lighthouse. Those who want to take it easy can go up with the train. Wind and water remain particular for humans and this is one such place with great appeal to it. Down at the Cape Point many people go behind the plate with the coordinates of the Cape and thus it is a nice souvenir to take home to show that you were there!

Dolphins, seals and whales come along the entire coast of the Peninsula. For the whales, you must then visit the Western Cape between July and December. You can visit a penguin colony on the eastern side of the Peninsula on the False Bay Boulders Beach. In the north of the Peninsula there is Table Mountain in the vast nature reserve of Table Mountain, here you can take a cable car to or for the experienced walker / hiker you can climb it as well. Let yourself be well informed about the walk and the potential hazards, so you go well prepared. From Table Mountain you have a fantastic view of Cape Town with its harbour and the football stadium. The adjacent Signal Hill is a special place to have a picnic at the end of the day, when the sun sets and Cape Town gives a glamorous look ...

The Cape Peninsula has many beautiful beaches; long beaches, where nature takes its course and beaches and bays where it is wonderful for sunbathing, surfing and swimming. All of you should take into account the cold Gulf Stream at the tip of South Africa, which of course is always very cool! The North Blouberg Coast, south of Cape Town's Atlantic Seaboard Coast and the eastern side is the False Bay. It is just Robben Island that lies alongside the Cape Peninsula and this is the island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for years and from Cape Town you can take the ferry to the island, where tours are organized. The most visited shopping centres and tourist spot for restaurants is the waterfront on the Peninsula which is undoubtedly the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. See the boats arrive and depart from the port and immerse in a city of diverse cultures and nationalities, in short Metropolis Cape Town gives everyone the feeling of being at home.

For beautiful scenery you can visit the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Not easy to fit into a day trip to the Peninsula because here you can easily spend the whole day ... A day trip might be: From Cape Town to the south via Simon's Town and Boulders Beach at the Cape of Good Hope. Up over Kommetjie, Noordhoek and the beautiful route of Chapman's Peak, "one of the most spectacular coastal drives in the world,"! And further along the beautiful beaches of Llandudno, Camps Bay and Clifton. Table Mountain is definitely already a half-day trip, but good to combine with a bus tour with the double-decker bus on the peninsula and throughout the city.

Water sports enthusiasts are in their element at Muizenberg, Fish Hoek and Simon's Town on the eastern side of the Peninsula where warm waters invite you to surfing, kite surfing and windsurfing.
take beach walks and you can sit on the west coast at Noordhoek and Kommetjie and horseback riding is enormously popular. Places that are worth visiting on the Cape Peninsula; Muizenberg, Kalk Bay, Fish Hoek, Simon's Town, Kommetjie, Noordhoek, Hout Bay and Camps Bay, look for more information under the towns on our website.

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