Cape Town and Peninsula

Cape Town has grown as a city in a way that few others in the world have. Take a good look at the street names. Strand and Waterkant streets (meaning "beach" and "waterside," respectively) are now far from the sea. However, when they were named, they were right on the beach. An enormous program of dumping rubble into the ocean extended the city by a good few square miles (thanks to the Dutch obsession with reclaiming land from the sea). Almost all the city on the seaward side of Strand and Waterkant is part of the reclaimed area of the city known as the Foreshore. If you look at old paintings of the city, you will see that originally waves lapped at the very walls of the castle, now more than half a mile from the ocean.

Sort by: 10 Recommendations {{numTotalPoiResults}} {{ (numTotalPoiResults===1)?'Recommendation':'Recommendations' }} 0 Recommendations
CLEAR ALL Area Search CLEAR ALL
Loading...
Loading...
  • 1. Blouberg Beach

    Blouberg | Beach–Sight

    Blouberg is divided into two parts: Big Bay, which hosts surfing and windsurfing contests, and Little Bay, better suited to sunbathers, rock...Read More

  • 2. 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

    View Tours and Activities
  • 3. Camps Bay Beach

    Camps Bay | Beach–Sight

    The spectacular western edge of Table Mountain, known as the Twelve Apostles, provides the backdrop for this long, sandy beach that slopes gently...Read More

  • 4. Clifton Beach

    Clifton | Beach–Sight

    A fantastic beach area that's almost always wind-free, this is where the in crowd comes to see and be seen. Some of the Cape's most desirable...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. Hout Bay Beach

    Beach–Sight

    Cradled in a lovely bay of the same name and guarded by a 1,000-foot peak known as the Sentinel, Hout Bay is the center of Cape Town's crayfishing...Read More

  • 7. Llandudno Beach

    Llandudno | Beach–Sight

    Die-hard fans return to this beach again and again, and who can blame them? Its setting, among giant boulders at the base of a mountain, is...Read More

  • 8. 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

  • 9. 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

  • 10. Shimmy Beach Club

    Victoria and Alfred Waterfront | Beach–Sight

    A bit of vibey Ibiza in laid-back Cape Town, this beach club is well regarded as a fun and stylish place to hang out, and it's even family-friendly...Read More

No sights Results

Please try a broader search, or expore these popular suggestions:

There are no results for {{ strDestName }} Sights in the searched map area with the above filters. Please try a different area on the map, or broaden your search with these popular suggestions:

Around the Web