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The '''False Bay''' is located to the east of the [[Cape Peninsula]] near [[Cape Town]], [[South Africa]].
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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.
  
It is called False Bay, because in earlier times ships would go to False Bay, instead the Bay of Cape Town Harbour., ending up in the wrong bay.
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[[image:RSA_Strand.jpg|thumb|Strand Beach is popular with locals.]]
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[[image:RSA_Pringle_Bay.jpg|thumb|Pringle Bay]]
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*[[Boulders]]
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*[[Clovelly]]
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*[[Fish Hoek]]
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*[[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.
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*[[Simon's Town]]
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*[[Strand]]
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It is warmer then the Atlantic Ocean side of the [[Cape Peninsula]] and the locals love to go swimming in [[Strand]] and [[Gordon's Bay]] during the warm summer month of December and January.
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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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