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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 the bay to the east of the [[Cape Peninsula]] near [[Cape Town]], [[South Africa]].
  
 
==Understand==
 
==Understand==
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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It is called False Bay, because of the tendency for early Dutch sailors to mistake it for [[Table Bay]].
  
 
==Adjoining beaches and cities==
 
==Adjoining beaches and cities==
 
===Cape Peninsula===
 
===Cape Peninsula===
*[[Simonstown]]
 
 
*[[Muizenberg]]
 
*[[Muizenberg]]
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*[[Kalk Bay]]
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*[[Fish Hoek]]
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*[[Simonstown]]
 
*[[Boulders]]
 
*[[Boulders]]
  
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==Do==
 
==Do==
*The water is around 5°C warmer then the water at 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. If you are staying near the Peninsula, you can also go to the beaches at [[Muizenberg]] or [[Simonstown]] and enjoy a day at the penguin colony at [[Boulders|Boulders Beach]].
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*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 [[Simonstown]] and enjoy a day at the penguin colony at [[Boulders|Boulders Beach]].
 
*The [[African flora and fauna|Southern Right Whale]] can often be seen in the False Bay, especially during the whale season. A good spot to see whales is at [[Cape Point]], the most southern tip of the [[Cape Peninsula]].
 
*The [[African flora and fauna|Southern Right Whale]] can often be seen in the False Bay, especially during the whale season. A good spot to see whales is at [[Cape Point]], the most southern tip of the [[Cape Peninsula]].
  

Revision as of 20:46, 14 April 2005

False Bay is the bay to the east of the Cape Peninsula near Cape Town, South Africa.

Contents

Understand

It is called False Bay, because of the tendency for early Dutch sailors to mistake it for Table Bay.

Adjoining beaches and cities

Cape Peninsula

North-east False Bay

Do

  • 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 Simonstown 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. A good spot to see whales is at Cape Point, the most southern tip of the Cape Peninsula.

External links

http://www.falsebay.co.za


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