Day 198-Penguins, Beaches, and Coastal Drives

Cape Town

Another long day of touring Cape Town and it’s surrounding areas but well worth it! If you cruise over to the eastern side of the Cape Peninsula, you won’t regret it. Although our day was jam-packed, this is a great itinerary for those wanting to see beaches, penguins, and more!

Muizenberg: Colorful beach huts, pristine beach, turquoise water, and a great place to surf!

Kalk Bay: A fishing village on the coast of False Bay, you can take a stroll along the wharf or the street of antique shops, coffee shops, galleries, and restaurants. We decided to grab lunch at the Brass Bell, a restaurant right on the water, literally. Although it often closes down due to flooding from massive swells, the view of Kalk Bay from the terrace is spectacular and the surf is apparently great!

Simon’s Town: Home to the South African Navy, this coastal town is located on the shores of False Bay. It caters to those who enjoy being by the sea, as well as those who are seeking a break from the city. Whale watching, fishing, yachting, dining, and shopping are some of the activities that are found here.

Boulders Beach: A beach made up of granite boulders and a colony of African penguins! The cutest little penguins and a great view!

Noordhoek Farm Village: A cute and quaint village in the Noordhoek Valley with a few shops and restaurants. Great place to stop for a cup of tea or a bite to eat.

Chapman’s Peak: Located on the western side of the Cape Peninsula, Chapman’s Peak (also known as “Chappies”), is a scenic coastal route from Noordhoek to Hout Bay with the most stunning view of the Atlantic Ocean and Hout Bay. Make sure to stop at the viewpoints along the way and have your camera ready. You won’t regret it!

Hout Bay: A scenic coastal town on the Atlantic seaboard of the Cape Peninsula with ships in the harbor and delicious fish and chips. The Bay Harbour Market is another reason to head over to Hout Bay, though it only happens on weekends.

Llandudno Beach: One of the most tranquil and beautiful beaches in Cape Town. Surrounded by massive granite boulder and a gorgeous view of the mountain, it is a popular spot to surf, chill out, or just watch the waves.

Camps Bay: What better way to end the day than with a few drinks during sunset at Cafe Caprice, a cafe style lounge facing the beach with a great vibe.

“A good life is a collection of happy moments” -Denis Waitley

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