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[[image:RSA_Cape_Peninsula.jpg|thumb|400px|The west coast of the Peninsula.]]
 
[[image:RSA_Cape_Peninsula.jpg|thumb|400px|The west coast of the Peninsula.]]
The '''Cape Peninsula''' [http://www.cpnp.co.za] is the world-famous peninsula near [[Cape Town]], at which the [[Cape of Good Hope]] and [[Cape Point]] are located. It is however not the most-southern tip of Africa (that would be the [[Cape Agulhas]]).
 
  
==Cities and Places==
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The '''Cape Peninsula''' ([[Afrikaans]]: ''Kaapse Skiereiland'') is in [[Western Cape]] of [[South Africa]], encompassing the [[Cape Town]] metro area, Cape Point and the [[False Bay]] area.
===South===
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*[[Cape Point]]
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*[[Cape of Good Hope]]
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===East side===
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==Regions==
*[[Simon's Town]] and [[Boulders]]
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[[Image:Map-South Africa-Western Cape-Cape Peninsula.png|thumb|300px|Cape Peninsula]]
*[[Fish Hoek]]
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*[[Blaauwberg Coast]] - The coastline region north of [[Cape Town]]
*[[Kalk Bay]]
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*[[Atlantic Seaboard]] - The coastline region south of [[Cape Town]]
*[[Muizenberg]]
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*[[False Bay]] - The eastern side of the peninsula and the coast up to [[Gordon's Bay]]
  
===West side===
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==Cities==
*[[Hout Bay]]
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*[[Cape Town]]
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==Other destinations==
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*[[Table Mountain National Park]]
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*[[Robben Island]]
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==Understand==
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==Talk==
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The primary language is [[Afrikaans]].
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
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===By plane===
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[[Air_travel_in_South_Africa#Cape_Town_International|Cape Town International Airport]]
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==Get around==
 
===By train===
 
===By train===
 
Train service is only available between [[Simon's Town]] and [[Cape Town]] and won`t bring you to the the Cape of Good Hope, so the best option is a car. Another option is one of the tours offered everywhere in Cape Town.
 
Train service is only available between [[Simon's Town]] and [[Cape Town]] and won`t bring you to the the Cape of Good Hope, so the best option is a car. Another option is one of the tours offered everywhere in Cape Town.
  
===By Car===
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===By car===
*Take the roads from [[Cape Town]] southward, passing [[Simon's Town]] and the [[Boulders]] to go to the [[Cape of Good Hope]]. You will always be on the peninsula, when you are south from Table Mountain.
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*Take the roads from [[Cape Town]] southward, passing [[Simon's Town]] and the [[Boulders]] to go to the Cape of Good Hope. You will always be on the peninsula, when you are south from Table Mountain.
*The Cape Peninsula National Park (going to be merged with the Table Mountain National Park) offers visitors some indigenous vegetation and stunning views at [[Cape Point]].
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*The [[Table Mountain National Park]] offers visitors some indigenous vegetation and stunning views at Cape Point.
  
==Get around==
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===Car rental===
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* <listing name="CABS Car Hire" phone="+27 (0)21 386 5500" address="Cape Town International Airport" url="http://www.cabs.co.za" email="info@cabs.co.za" hours="Always open"></listing>
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* <listing name="Avis" phone="+27 (0)21 934-0330" address="Cape Town International Airport" url="http://www.avis.co.za" hours="Always open"></listing>
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* <listing name="Tempest Car Hire" phone="+27 (0)21 934-3853" tollfree="0861 836 7378" email="reservations@tempestcarhire.co.za address="Cape Town International Airport" url="http://www.tempestcarhire.co.za" hours="Always open"></listing>
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* <listing name="Hertz" phone="+27 (0)21 935-3000" address="Cape Town International Airport" url="http://www.hertz.co.za" hours="Always open"></listing>
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* <listing name="Thrifty" phone="+27 (0)21 936 2116" address="Cape Town International Airport" url="http://www.thrifty.co.za" hours="Always open"></listing>
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* <listing name="Penny K`s economical car hire" phone="+27 (0)72 736 69 57" address="24 Van Ryneveld Rd, Devilspeak" url="http://www.pennyks.co.za"></listing>
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* <listing name="Travel Cape Car Hire" phone="+27(0)21-949 7266" address="20 Middel Street, Bellville, Cape Town" url="http://www.travelcape.co.za" email="info@travelcape.co.za" hours="08h00 -17h00"></listing>
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* <listing name="Classic Car Hire" alt="" address="24 Eden Road, Claremont, Cape Town 7708" directions="" phone="+27(0 71 596 1320" url="http://www.classicwheels.co.za" hours="08h00 -17h00" price="" lat="" long="" email="info@classicwheels.co.za"></listing>
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Please note that you can't pay for petrol or diesel with a credit card, only with cash or a South African bank issued 'Garage' card.
  
[[image:RSA_Hout_Bay02.jpg|thumb|Hout Bay is a little, scenic harbour.]]
 
 
==See==
 
==See==
Visit some of the harbours at the east and west side. [[Kalk Bay]] is good for fresh fish, while the speciality of [[Hout Bay]] on the westside are fresh lobsters and boat trips to Seal Island.
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[[image:RSA_Hout_Bay02.jpg|thumb|Hout Bay is a little, scenic harbour.]]
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===Itineraries===
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
*Drive the scenic drives along the east and west coast of the Peninsula.
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*[[Diving_the_Cape_Peninsula_and_False_Bay|Dive]] the waters of [[Cape Town]] on the Atlantic or False Bay coastline of the Peninsula
*Visit the [[Cape of Good Hope]] and [[Cape Point]].
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[[Image:ChapmansPeakDrive flip666.jpg|thumb|Chapman's Peak Drive]]
*Take a look at the penguins at [[Boulders|Boulders Beach]]
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*Drive the scenic drives along the east and west coast of the Peninsula. '''Chapman's Peak Drive'''[http://www.chapmanspeakdrive.co.za] is one of the most spectacular coastal roads in the world. It begins in [[Hout Bay]] on the west coast of the peninsula and ends 9 km later in [[Noordhoek]]. The road was closed in 1999 after a series of rockfalls damaged cars and was reopened in September 2004 as a toll road.
  
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*Visit the Cape of Good Hope and [[Cape Point]] in the [[Table Mountain National Park]].
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*Take a look at the penguins at [[Boulders|Boulders Beach]].
  
==Eat & Drink==
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*Swim, surf and paddleski in the warm water and safe beaches at [[Muizenberg]], [[Fish Hoek]] and [[Simon's Town]] on the east coast of the peninsula.
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*Walk for miles along the beaches of [[Hout Bay]], [[Noordhoek]] and [[Kommetjie]] on the west coast of the peninsula. The water on this side is very cold, so you'll need a wetsuit if you want to surf.
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*Suntan and people-watch on the trendy beaches of [[Camps Bay]], [[Clifton (Western Cape)|Clifton]] and Llandudno.
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==Eat==
 
Several cafes and restaurants line the beach in [[Simon's Town]] and the other villages of the Cape Peninsula.
 
Several cafes and restaurants line the beach in [[Simon's Town]] and the other villages of the Cape Peninsula.
  
==Sleep==
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==Drink==
You can not stay overnight in the Cape Peninsula National Park. You can however stay in one of the many small towns and suburbs in the north of the Peninsula. Everything ranging from budget to luxury accommodation can be found there.
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==Stay safe==
  
 
==Get out==
 
==Get out==
 
Go to [[Cape Town]], visit the [[Cape Winelands]], drive up to the north along the [[West Coast (South Africa)|West Coast]] or to the east onto the [[Garden Route]].
 
Go to [[Cape Town]], visit the [[Cape Winelands]], drive up to the north along the [[West Coast (South Africa)|West Coast]] or to the east onto the [[Garden Route]].
 
  
 
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Revision as of 19:33, 17 June 2012

The west coast of the Peninsula.

The Cape Peninsula (Afrikaans: Kaapse Skiereiland) is in Western Cape of South Africa, encompassing the Cape Town metro area, Cape Point and the False Bay area.

Contents

Regions

Cape Peninsula

Cities

Other destinations

Understand

Talk

The primary language is Afrikaans.

Get in

By plane

Cape Town International Airport

Get around

By train

Train service is only available between Simon's Town and Cape Town and won`t bring you to the the Cape of Good Hope, so the best option is a car. Another option is one of the tours offered everywhere in Cape Town.

By car

  • Take the roads from Cape Town southward, passing Simon's Town and the Boulders to go to the Cape of Good Hope. You will always be on the peninsula, when you are south from Table Mountain.
  • The Table Mountain National Park offers visitors some indigenous vegetation and stunning views at Cape Point.

Car rental

  • CABS Car Hire, Cape Town International Airport, +27 (0)21 386 5500 (), [1]. Always open.
  • Avis, Cape Town International Airport, +27 (0)21 934-0330, [2]. Always open.
  • Tempest Car Hire, Cape Town International Airport, +27 (0)21 934-3853 (toll free: 0861 836 7378), [3]. Always open.
  • Hertz, Cape Town International Airport, +27 (0)21 935-3000, [4]. Always open.
  • Thrifty, Cape Town International Airport, +27 (0)21 936 2116, [5]. Always open.
  • Penny K`s economical car hire, 24 Van Ryneveld Rd, Devilspeak, +27 (0)72 736 69 57, [6].
  • Travel Cape Car Hire, 20 Middel Street, Bellville, Cape Town, +27(0)21-949 7266 (), [7]. 08h00 -17h00.
  • Classic Car Hire, 24 Eden Road, Claremont, Cape Town 7708, +27(0 71 596 1320 (), [8]. 08h00 -17h00.

Please note that you can't pay for petrol or diesel with a credit card, only with cash or a South African bank issued 'Garage' card.

See

Hout Bay is a little, scenic harbour.

Itineraries

Do

  • Dive the waters of Cape Town on the Atlantic or False Bay coastline of the Peninsula
Chapman's Peak Drive
  • Drive the scenic drives along the east and west coast of the Peninsula. Chapman's Peak Drive[9] is one of the most spectacular coastal roads in the world. It begins in Hout Bay on the west coast of the peninsula and ends 9 km later in Noordhoek. The road was closed in 1999 after a series of rockfalls damaged cars and was reopened in September 2004 as a toll road.
  • Walk for miles along the beaches of Hout Bay, Noordhoek and Kommetjie on the west coast of the peninsula. The water on this side is very cold, so you'll need a wetsuit if you want to surf.
  • Suntan and people-watch on the trendy beaches of Camps Bay, Clifton and Llandudno.

Eat

Several cafes and restaurants line the beach in Simon's Town and the other villages of the Cape Peninsula.

Drink

Stay safe

Get out

Go to Cape Town, visit the Cape Winelands, drive up to the north along the West Coast or to the east onto the Garden Route.

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