Cape Attractions - Cape Peninsula
• Spectacular coastline
• Scenic Chapmans Peak Drive
• Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
• Numerous quaint coastal villages
• Abundant and diverse flora and fauna
The Cape Peninsula comprises the incredibly scenic Peninsula mountain chain that stretches from Signal Hill in the north to Cape Point in the south - a distance of some 60km. This narrow finger of land with its many beautiful valleys, bays and beaches is bound by the cold waters of the Atlantic ocean in the west and the warm waters of False Bay in the east.
A leisurely day's drive around the Cape Peninsula's coastline is highly recommended. Stops should include Hout Bay with its resident Cape fur seal colony, accessible by boat. Scenic Chapmans Peak drive leads to the fishing villages of Kommetjie and Scarborough, then on to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point. A funicular takes visitors up the hill to the lighthouse, which offers panoramic views of the entire peninsula and False Bay coastline. Continuing around the peninsula, visit Boulders Beach and the penguin colony, the naval base at Simonstown and the quaint coastal villages of Fish Hoek, Kalk Bay and St James. From Muizenberg, turn inland and explore the lush forest of Tokai or sample the many wines along the Constantia Wine Route.
Numerous exciting activities are available across the Peninsula. World-class golfing, abseiling, aerobatic flips, coastal cruises, caving, mountain biking, scuba diving, sport fishing, kayaking, surfing, sandboarding, skydiving to name a few.