Cape Peninsula

The Cape Peninsula, or the Cape Peninsula, is the south-western peninsula of South Africa and is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. Millions of years ago it hit the mainland and with a length of 52 kilometers it is a piece of earth that is worth exploring! The most famous city of South Africa is located on this peninsula: Cape Town.

The southernmost tip of the Peninsula, the Cape tip (Cape Point) and the Cape of Good Hope, are located in a beautiful nature reserve. You can walk here and enjoy the special fynbos and the beautiful coastline, nowhere else in the world.

There is also wildlife in the form of various goats, zebras, baboons, ostriches, and a host of other birds. And where the land meets the ocean at the southernmost point, 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 special for people and this is such a place with great appeal.

Dolphins, sea lobes and whales are found along the entire coast of the Peninsula. For the whales, you must visit the Western Cape between July and December. On the east side of the Peninsula, on False Bay in Boulders Beach, you can visit a penguin colony.

Table Mountain is located in the north of the Peninsula in the vast nature reserve of Table Mountain, where you can climb with a cable car or for the experienced hiker / hiker. Be well-informed about the walk and the possible dangers, so that you leave well prepared. From Table Mountain you have a fantastic view of Cape Town with its harbor and football stadium. Signal Hill is a special place to have a picnic at the end of the day, when the sun goes down and Cape Town gets an enchanting look.

The Cape Peninsula has many beautiful beaches. Kilometers of beaches where nature takes its course or beaches and bays where it is wonderful to sunbathe, surf and swim. Although you have to take into account the cold Gulf Stream around the tip of South Africa which of course is always very cooling!

Just off the Cape Peninsula, Robben Island 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.

A day trip could be: from Cape Town to the south via Simon’s Town and the Boulders Beach to Cape of Good Hope. Up via Kommetjie, Noordhoek and the beautiful car route, “one of the most spectacular coastal routes in the world”, Chapmans Peak! And further along the beautiful beaches of Llandudno, Camps Bay and Clifton.

Water sports enthusiasts are in their element in Muizenberg, Fishhoek and Simon’s Town on the east side of the Peninsula where the waters invite for surfing, kite surfing and windsurfing.

You can enjoy beach walks on the west coast at Noordhoek and Kommetjie and horse riding is also extremely popular there.
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