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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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==Regions==
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[[Image:Map-South Africa-Western Cape-Cape Peninsula.png|thumb|300px|Cape Peninsula]]
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*[[Blaauwberg Coast]] - The coastline region north of [[Cape Town]]
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*[[Atlantic Seaboard]] - The coastline region south of [[Cape Town]]
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*[[False Bay]] - The eastern side of the peninsula and the coast up to [[Gordon's Bay]]
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==Cities==
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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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==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==
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===By train===
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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.
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===By car===
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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.
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*The [[Table Mountain National Park]] offers visitors some indigenous vegetation and stunning views at Cape Point.
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==See==
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[[image:RSA_Hout_Bay02.jpg|thumb|Hout Bay is a little, scenic harbour.]]
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===Itineraries===
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==Do==
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[[Image:ChapmansPeakDrive flip666.jpg|thumb|300px|Chapman's Peak Drive]]
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*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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*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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==Eat==
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Several cafes and restaurants line the beach in [[Simon's Town]] and the other villages of the Cape Peninsula.
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==Drink==
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==Stay safe==
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==Get out==
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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 20:55, 26 November 2007

The west coast of the Peninsula.

The Cape Peninsula 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

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.

See

Hout Bay is a little, scenic harbour.

Itineraries

Do

Chapman's Peak Drive
  • 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. [1]

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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