Things to Do in Glencairn

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Glencairn Beach

Glencairn Beach

Beaches in Glencairn

Glencairn Beach is a pretty beach situated on the False Bay side of the Peninsula. Popular with families and dog walkers, it is perfect for lazy strolls and sunbathing. Parking is right at the beach and access is easy but you will need to cross the Metro rail line. Southern right whales can often be seen during their calving season and in summer...

Elsie's Peak from Glencairn

Elsie's Peak from Glencairn

Hiking Trail in Glencairn (1.3 km from Glencairn)

A hike up Elsie's Peak is well worth the short, sharp effort for the breathtaking and expansive views of False Bay - a wonderful way to get your bearings. The flora in October is stunning and you may be lucky enough to see a whale or two. Extend your hike and take one of the many well marked footpaths in this mountain range.

Things to do near Glencairn

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

Kalk Bay Harbour

Kalk Bay Harbour

Popular Attractions in Kalk Bay (4.2 km from Glencairn)

Kalk Bay Harbouris a picturesque but thriving fishing harbour where members of the local fishing community are out daily in their traditional fishing boats earning their living.Take a stroll along the harbour wall to check out the colourful vessels.Bright blues, reds and yellows are the norm.Names like Star of the Sea, Amber Rose, Gold Pearl and...

Table Mountain National Park

Table Mountain National Park

Game Reserve in Table Mountain National Park (13 km from Glencairn)

One of the New7Wonders of Nature, Table Mountain is the centrepiece of the Table Mountain National Park. The easiest way of visiting Table Mountain is to ride up in the Cable Car, which operates every day, except in bad weather conditions. But it's a great walk, either up, down or both ways. Platteklip Gorge, just east of the Cable Station, is a...

Cape Point

Cape Point

Game Reserve in Cape Point (21.8 km from Glencairn)

Okay, so Cape Point is not the place where the Atlantic meets the Indian Ocean and neither is it the southernmost point of Africa. Nevertheless, it is far more spectacular and a lot more accessible than the actual tip at Cape Agulhas. It's also one of the most visited attractions in Cape Town.Cape Point is the highlight in any Cape Town tour, and...

Scratch Patch and Mineral World

Scratch Patch and Mineral World

Popular Attractions in Simons Town (1.1 km from Glencairn)

Visit a sparkling, colourful Alladin's Cave with your little ones. The Scratch Patch and Mineral World Gemstone shop is an awesome spot for young and old to relax while foraging for your own gemstones. Visitors can purchase fabulous, affordable gifts at the shop in addition to their collected treasures. Topstones is also worth a visit - see...

Elsies Peak Walk

Elsies Peak Walk

Hiking Trail in Table Mountain National Park (2 km from Glencairn)

Elsie's Peak Walk offers fabulous views of False Bay, Fish Hoek, Simon’s Town and Glencairn. On a clear day you can see all the way to Hangklip. The route is steep in places but requires minimal fitness. The trail can be reached from either Fish Hoek or Glencairn Heights on the other side. If you plan to start in Fish Hoek, use the car park on...

Jaeger's Walk

Jaeger's Walk

Hiking Trail in Fish Hoek (2.3 km from Glencairn)

Jaeger's Walk is a lovely gentle stroll alongside the small bay of Fish Hoek with colourful painted benches and seats to enjoy the view from.

Fish Hoek Beach

Fish Hoek Beach

Beaches in Fish Hoek (2.6 km from Glencairn)

Fish Hoek Beach stretches for just over a mile at the head of a beautiful bay. It's one of the most popular Cape Town beaches for families, and there is loads of space for them to spread out. The northern side, Clovelly, is usually relatively peaceful. Fish Hoek often has a nice little wave and it's very popular with swimmers and young...

Long Beach

Long Beach

Beaches in Simons Town (2.7 km from Glencairn)

Long Beach is a lovely stretch of sand that can be spotted just as you drive into beautiful Simon's Town. This is a popular beach for walking dogs, kayaking and diving courses. There is parking available, and it's also an easy walking distance from the train station.

Atlantic Rail Steam Train

Atlantic Rail Steam Train

Popular Attractions in Fish Hoek (2.9 km from Glencairn)

Every second week on a Sunday, this majestic old steam train makes its way from Cape Town to Simon's Town and back again. Scores of people gather along the route to watch or have their photograph taken with the train. This train stops (but doesn't collect passengers) at Fish Hoek Station - a great place to get up close and personal with this...

Fish Hoek Surf Lifesaving Club

Fish Hoek Surf Lifesaving Club

Sports Stadiums Clubs in Fish Hoek (2.9 km from Glencairn)

Founded in 1958, this active club is a hive of activity especially on weekends when youngsters (as young as 5) train or participate in competitions.

Simons Town Historical Mile

Simons Town Historical Mile

Hiking Trail in Simons Town (3.3 km from Glencairn)

Experience the historical village of Simon’s Town since 1741 by doing the Historical Mile Walk. The walk captures the history from the days the Dutch East India Company declared Simon’s Town as the winter anchorage for their ships from 15 May to 15 August each year, to the Second British occupation of 1806, up to today. The town itself still...

Admirals Waterfall

Admirals Waterfall

Hiking Trail in Simons Town (3.4 km from Glencairn)

Take the footpath at the end of Barnard Street and proceed up the gentle slope. Once you round a sharp bend, you’ll be struck by the view of the deep ravine. The Admiral's Waterfall and pool is tucked away at the top. Plan to picnic here and spend time enjoying the fabulous views of Simon's Town harbour. Duration: 1.5 hours Difficulty: Easy...

Jubilee Square

Jubilee Square

Popular Attractions in Simons Town (3.4 km from Glencairn)

Jubilee Square, located in the central part of Simons Town, provides a myriad of activites for keen visitors. You'll have a pick of restaurants and shops, with harbour views to boot. Saturdays you can browse the craft market in the main parking area. Photo by Planetina, some right reserved.

Kleinplaas Dam

Kleinplaas Dam

Hiking Trail in Simons Town (3.5 km from Glencairn)

The easiest way to get to Kleinplaas Dam is to take the right-hand turnoff just after Pine Haven coming from the direction of Simon’s Town. The easy climb up to the reservoir is an old jeep track. In spring the sandy slopes are covered with pretty proteas, pelargoniums, watsonias, Cape snow, butterfly lilies, lobelias and crassulas. The sweeping...

Clovelly Beach

Clovelly Beach

Beaches in Clovelly (3.5 km from Glencairn)

The soft white sands of Clovelly Beach have been the starting point for relaxing morning and evening strolls around the Fish Hoek bay for generations. Fringed with ancient sand-dunes and washed by the 'Indian ocean', beach-goers enjoy a temperature that's often several degrees warmer than the Atlantic waters on the peninsula's west side. A small...