Things to Do in South Peninsula

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Scarborough Beach

Scarborough Beach

Beaches in Scarborough (7.5 km from South Peninsula)

Just outside Cape Point Nature Reserve, on the western side, is the lovely beach village of Scarborough with its long sandy beach, great surf, interesting rock pools and lovely walks. There are minimal, but sufficient facilities, and one restaurant in the village is fairly close.

Glencairn Beach

Glencairn Beach

Beaches in Glencairn (3 km from South Peninsula)

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...

Red Rock Tribal

Red Rock Tribal

Popular Attractions in Scarborough (3.8 km from South Peninsula)

Red Rock Tribal is not your usual curio shop. Supporting and empowering local artists throughout southern Africa, Red Rock is a treasure trove of interesting and eclectic art. Their mantra is 'the world is full of waste, but not all of it is rubbish!' Here you'll find innovative crafts that are humourous, clever as well as trendy and sometimes...

Kalk Bay Harbour

Kalk Bay Harbour

Popular Attractions in Kalk Bay (6.7 km from South Peninsula)

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...

The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot

Bars Nightclubs in Muizenberg (9.9 km from South Peninsula)

The Melting Pot is a cosy, colourful, vibrant live music venue and bar featuring the best of local South Peninsula original music. You can expect to listen to well-known local names from the Cape jazz, rock and folk scene - plus the odd visiting artist and stand-up comics. Jam sessions and open mics offer up-and-coming talent an outlet too. This...

Witsands Beach

Witsands Beach

Beaches in Witsands (10 km from South Peninsula)

To the east of Misty Cliffs is the popular kiting, surfing, stand up paddling and windsurfing beach called Witsands by locals. This long and sandy beach has great winter surf, some lovely walks and is a great place to spot whales in season. There are no facilities and parking is on the main road. The approach to Witsands Beach is via a steep...

Imhoff Equestrian Centre

Imhoff Equestrian Centre

Popular Attractions in Kommetjie (10.9 km from South Peninsula)

Imhoff Equestrian Centre offers horse enthusiasts a wonderful ride through Noordhoek's beautiful scenery. This is a 2-hour guided beach ride on Noordhoek Beach, which is commonly accompanied by sightings of birds, whales, dolphins, otters and seals. The Kakapo shipwreck is also an interesting sight to see. This lovely scenic ride also promises...

Imhoff Farm

Imhoff Farm

Popular Attractions in Imhoffs Gift (10.9 km from South Peninsula)

Imhoff Farm is an historical Cape farmstead offering something special for the entire family to enjoy. It’s Old World, yet original; beautifully situated, fun, tranquil, and it’s on the busy tourist route to Cape Point. Equally popular with locals and visitors from afar, this spot in the country provides a wealth of activities. Stunning views,...

Elsie's Peak from Glencairn

Elsie's Peak from Glencairn

Hiking Trail in Glencairn (4.3 km from South Peninsula)

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.

Cape Point

Cape Point

Game Reserve in Cape Point

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...

Jubilee Square

Jubilee Square

Popular Attractions in Simons Town (0.7 km from South Peninsula)

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.

Simons Town Historical Mile

Simons Town Historical Mile

Hiking Trail in Simons Town (1.2 km from South Peninsula)

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...

Long Beach

Long Beach

Beaches in Simons Town (1.3 km from South Peninsula)

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.

Boulders Beach

Boulders Beach

Beaches in Simons Town (1.9 km from South Peninsula)

Boulders Beach, which is part of the Table Mountain National Park, is home to a sizeable colony of African penguins. These cute and comical birds waddle around quite unperturbed by the hordes of tourists who flock towards them. Huge boulders create sheltered little coves and the resident penguins often swim past for a look at the people. Boulders...

Admirals Waterfall

Admirals Waterfall

Hiking Trail in Simons Town (1.9 km from South Peninsula)

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...