Cape Town and Peninsula

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  • Boulders Beach

    1. Boulders Beach

    Beach–Sight

    This series of small coves lies among giant granite boulders on the southern outskirts of Simon's Town. Part of Table Mountain National Park...Read More

    Boulders Beach
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  • Cape Point

    2. Cape Point

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Cape Point is a dramatic knife's edge of rock that slices into the Atlantic. Looking out to sea from the viewing platform, you feel you're at...Read More

    Cape Point
  • 3. Boulders Beach Lodge and Restaurant

    Restaurant–Sight

    Don't be fooled by its low-key, casual atmosphere, Boulders Beach Lodge and Restaurant serves seriously good food, worth a visit even without...Read More

  • 4. Café Roux

    Noordhoek | Restaurant–Sight

    Nestled behind Chapman's Peak—and minutes away from Noordhoek Beach—Café Roux is an unpretentious outdoor café with great homemade food and...Read More

  • 5. Fish Hoek Beach

    Beach–Sight

    With the southern corner protected from southeasters by Elsie's Peak, this sandy beach attracts retirees and families with young kids, who appreciate...Read More

  • 6. Kalky's

    Restaurant–Sight

    Kalky's, right on the harbor, is a great place to get generous portions of fish-and-chips. The seagulls will fight for any of your leftover...Read More

  • 7. Long Beach

    Noordhoek | Beach–Sight

    A vast expanse of white sand stretching 6½ km (4 miles) from the base of Chapman's Peak to Kommetjie, this is one of the wildest and least populated...Read More

  • 8. Muizenberg Beach

    Beach–Sight

    Once the fashionable resort of South African high society, this beach is now the most cosmopolitan in Cape Town, with surfers from the townships...Read More

  • 9. Olympia Café

    Restaurant–Sight

    The Olympia Café, with a menu of Mediterranean-influenced specialities, is popular and usually packed to capacity, especially on weekends. At...Read More

  • 10. Scratch Patch

    Industrial Site/Mill/Factory

    At Scratch Patch, a gemstone factory about 1 km (½ mile) north of Simon's Town, you can buy and fill a bag (you pay according to the size of...Read More

  • 11. Simon's Town Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    The somewhat rustic Simon's Town Museum features historical exhibits of the town, including numerous photographs and memorabilia from former...Read More

  • 12. Slangkop Point Lighthouse

    Nautical Site/Lighthouse

    If you don't have security in numbers, instead of visiting Long Beach, walk instead to the Slangkoppunt Lighthouse. At 111 feet, it's the tallest...Read More

  • 13. South African Naval Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    The naval museum is filled with model ships, old navigational equipment, old South African navy divers' equipment, a few real, life-size boats...Read More

  • 14. The Sweetest Thing

    Restaurant–Sight

    The Sweetest Thing serves Simon's Town's best homemade cakes, pastries, and cookies, as well as light lunch options like savory pies and quiches...Read More

  • 15. The Toad in the Village

    Noordhoek | Restaurant–Sight

    The Toad in the Village, which is next to Café Roux (and has the same owners), is a country pub and restaurant with a beer garden, deck in the...Read More

  • 16. Warrior Toy Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Dinky Toys, boats, trains, soldiers, airplanes, some 4,000 model cars, and 500 dolls—what's not to like about this toy museum that is equally...Read More

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