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Cape Peninsula

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The Cape Peninsula is the world-famous peninsula near Cape Town, at which the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point are located. It is however not the most-southern tip of Africa (that would be the Cape Agulhas).

The west coast of the Peninsula. By Fluglotse2000.

Cities and Places


East side

West side

Get in

Train service is only available between Simonstown 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 Simonstown 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 Cape Peninsula National Park (going to be merged with the Table Mountain National Park) offers visitors some indigenous vegetation and stunning views at Cape Point.

Get around

Hout Bay is a little, scenic harbour. By Fluglotse2000.


Visit some of the harbours at the east and west side. Kalk Bay is good for fresh fish, while the speciality of Hout Bay on the westside are fresh lobsters and boat trips to Seal Island.



Eat & Drink

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Get some fresh fish at Kalk Bay. By Fluglotse2000.

Several cafes and restaurants line the beach in Simonstown and the other villages of the Cape Peninsula.


You can not stay overnight in the Cape Peninsula National Park. You can however stay in one of the many small towns and suburbs in the north of the Peninsula. Everything ranging from budget to luxury accommodation can be found there.

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.

External links - Official Cape Peninsula and Table Mountain National Park website

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