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Cape Peninsula

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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.


Cape Peninsula


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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.


Hout Bay is a little, scenic harbour.



Chapman's Peak Drive
  • Drive the scenic drives along the east and west coast of the Peninsula. Chapman's Peak Drive is one of the most spectacular costal 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].
  • 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.


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


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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