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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.
 
The '''Cape Peninsula''' is in [[Western Cape]] of [[South Africa]], encompassing the [[Cape Town]] metro area, Cape Point and the [[False Bay]] area.
  

Revision as of 06:03, 11 July 2008

The west coast of the Peninsula.
Travel Warning WARNING: Severe flooding has occurred in the Cape Peninsula during early July 2008. Some roads, bridges and hotels have been damaged. More heavy rain that may lead to additional flooding is expected during mid July.

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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Cape Peninsula

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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

  • Drive the scenic drives along the east and west coast of the Peninsula. Chapman's Peak Drive 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 December 2003 as a toll road. See [1].
Chapman's Peak Drive
  • 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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