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'''False Bay''' is located on the eastern side of the [[Cape Peninsula]] of [[South Africa]]. The water in the bay is much warmer than the [[Atlantic Seaboard]], being fed by the tropical Benguela current, making it popular for swimming.
  
'''False Bay''' is the bay to the east of the [[Cape Peninsula]] near [[Cape Town]], [[South Africa]].
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It is called False Bay, because of the tendency for early Dutch sailors to mistake it for Table Bay.
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==Adjoining beaches and cities==
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[[image:RSA_Strand.jpg|thumb|Strand Beach is popular with locals.]]
 
[[image:RSA_Strand.jpg|thumb|Strand Beach is popular with locals.]]
===Cape Peninsula===
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[[image:RSA_Pringle_Bay.jpg|thumb|Pringle Bay]]
*[[Muizenberg]]
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*[[Boulders]]
*[[Kalk Bay]]
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*[[Clovelly]]
 
*[[Fish Hoek]]
 
*[[Fish Hoek]]
 
*[[Glencairn]]
 
*[[Glencairn]]
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*[[Gordon's Bay]]
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*[[Kalk Bay]]
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*[[Muizenberg]]
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*[[Pringle Bay]] - might be worth a visit, if you like tranquility and loneliness.
 
*[[Simon's Town]]
 
*[[Simon's Town]]
*[[Boulders]]
 
 
===North-east False Bay===
 
 
*[[Strand]]
 
*[[Strand]]
*[[Gordon's Bay]]
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*[[Pringle Bay]] - might be worth a visit, if you like tranquility and loneliness.
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==Do==
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==Get in==
*The water, from the Indian Ocean, is warmed by the Agulhas current, and is around 5°C warmer than the Atlantic Ocean water on the western side of the [[Cape Peninsula]]. Locals love to go swimming all year round. If you are staying near the Peninsula, you can also go to the beaches at [[Muizenberg]] or [[Simon's Town]] and enjoy a day at the penguin colony at [[Boulders|Boulders Beach]].
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*The [[African flora and fauna|Southern Right Whale]] can often be seen in the False Bay, especially during the whale season (about August to November). A good spot to see whales is at [[Cape Point]], the most southern tip of the [[Cape Peninsula]].
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*The ocean water in False Bay (''on the eastern side of the peninsula'') is around 5°C warmer than the ocean water along the [[Atlantic Seaboard]] (''on the western side of the peninsula''). This makes swimming possible all year round.
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*You can visit the beaches at [[Muizenberg]] or [[Simon's Town]] and enjoy a day at the penguin colony at [[Boulders|Boulders Beach]].
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*The [[African flora and fauna|Southern Right Whale]] can often be seen in the False Bay, especially during the whale season (about August to November). A good spot to see whales is at Cape Point in the [[Table Mountain National Park]].
  
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Latest revision as of 23:10, 12 February 2012

False Bay is located on the eastern side of the Cape Peninsula of South Africa. The water in the bay is much warmer than the Atlantic Seaboard, being fed by the tropical Benguela current, making it popular for swimming.

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Places[edit]

Strand Beach is popular with locals.
Pringle Bay


Get in[edit]

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

Itineraries[edit]

Do[edit][add listing]

  • The ocean water in False Bay (on the eastern side of the peninsula) is around 5°C warmer than the ocean water along the Atlantic Seaboard (on the western side of the peninsula). This makes swimming possible all year round.
  • You can visit the beaches at Muizenberg or Simon's Town and enjoy a day at the penguin colony at Boulders Beach.
  • The Southern Right Whale can often be seen in the False Bay, especially during the whale season (about August to November). A good spot to see whales is at Cape Point in the Table Mountain National Park.
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