The absolute must-see attraction in and around Cape Town is Cape the Good Hope. Cape the Good Hope is the southern point of the African continent where the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean merge. Even though it is a couple of hours in the car, it is definitely worth a visit – and there are many places to stop on the way down there. This trip takes all day – so pack the car and bring your camera.
Cape Town and the surrounding costal line offers fantastic beaches but the most interesting is by far the Boulder Beach in Simons Town. With its sheltered bays, it is a breeding ground for more than 2000 endangered African penguins.
Boulders Beach is a part of the Table Mountain National Park and a protected areas. You will have to pay an entry fee to access the area.
Cape of Good hope
On the southern point of the African continent, you will find Cape of Good Hope where the Indian Ocean meets the Atlantic Ocean. For many sailors, this point was one of the hardest to pass.
The route leading to Cape of Good Hope is about one hour’s drive from Cape Town – and it will take you through idyllic fishing villages as well as lead you up and down steep and narrow mountain roads”.
Cape of Good hope is an hour drive from Cape Town.
Cape Point is a mountain on the southern part of the Cape Peninsula. It has a beautiful nature and a mountain chain that runs 3 miles from the north to the southern tip of the African continent. Here you will find a kiosk, a restaurant, and other small shops.
There is a cableway – The Flying Dutchman Funicular – that will take you to a view point overlooking the Indian Ocean and False Bay.
Chapman Peaks drive runs through Noordhoek and Hout Bay and the coast of the Atlantic and the southwestern part of the African continent. Chapman’s Peak is one of the most spectacular roads in the world.
The route is 9 km and has 114 curves along the Chapman’s Peak coastal line. It is the southern extension of Constantiaberg.
Chapman’s Peak is also known as “chappies” and is a must see if you visit the area. You will find steep cliffs and tall majestic mountains in front of you. The twists and turns seem endless but the views are each photographer’s dream. It is a true paradise for tourist by car, bikers, runners or hikers.
Along the route you will find many viewing points that offers 180-degree visions of the exquisite nature. It is a great place for a picnic.