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[[image:RSA_Cape_Peninsula.jpg|thumb|400px|The west coast of the Peninsula.]]
 
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The '''Cape Peninsula''' is in [[Western Cape]] of [[South Africa]], encompassing the [[Cape Town]] metro area, Cape Point and the [[False Bay]] area.
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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.
  
 
==Regions==
 
==Regions==
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==Talk==
 
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The primary language is [[Afrikaans]].
  
 
==Get in==
 
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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.
 
*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.
 
*The [[Table Mountain National Park]] offers visitors some indigenous vegetation and stunning views at Cape Point.
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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.
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
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==Do==
 
==Do==
[[Image:ChapmansPeakDrive flip666.jpg|thumb|300px|Chapman's Peak Drive]]
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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
*Drive the scenic drives along the east and west coast of the Peninsula, e.g. the '''Chapman's Peak Drive''', one of the most spectacular costal roads of the world. It beginns in [[Noordhoek]] and ends 9 km later in [[Hout Bay]]. The road was closed in 1999 after 30% of the street was hit by stone avalanches and reopened on 20.12.2003. Toll road. [http://www.chapmanspeakdrive.co.za/]
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[[Image:ChapmansPeakDrive flip666.jpg|thumb|Chapman's Peak Drive]]
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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]].
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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.
  
*Visit the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point in the [[Table Mountain National Park]].
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*Suntan and people-watch on the trendy beaches of [[Camps Bay]], [[Clifton (Western Cape)|Clifton]] and Llandudno.
*Take a look at the penguins at [[Boulders|Boulders Beach]]
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==Eat==
 
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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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