Glencairn offers a tranquil haven from the hussle and bustle of Cape Town. Take a walk on the family friendly beach, or check out the tidal pool and rock pools. Stroll around the vlei birdwathing or try your hand at a bit of fishing with the children. For the more energetic, and for panoramic views, hike up Elsie's Peak or one of the other well marked footpaths. Have a relaxing meal in one of two popular local restaurants, or enjoy a pint in the pub. Of course, Simon's Town and Fish Hoek are both just 5 minutes drive away or a short hop on the train which follows the waters edge.
Glencairn owes its name to a bagpipe playing Scotsman who originated from the real Glencairn in Scotland and who was rumoured to play his pipes while exploring the valley.Glencairn enjoyed a brief spell of fame when in 1902 the first glass manufacturing factory started production here. The Cape Glass Company Ltd had been established by the Norwegian founder of Ohlsson’s Brewery and was probably the first glass factory in the southern hemisphere that produced bottles by machine. Every 24 hours 10 000 bottles were manufactured. The factory was considered a failure by 1905 and production ceased....see more
Jewel in the South Peninsula Crown
Glencairn is the jewel in the crown of Cape Town's majestic South Peninsula. Nestled on mountains slopes with magnificent hikes, it boasts a pristine beach, tidal pool and wetland with rare African birdlife and adventure trails.Alongside its natural beauty and breathtaking views across False Bay, it offers the convenience of a train station, supermarket and bakery, bottle store, laundry, tourism agency, scuba diving centre, selection of neighbourhood pubs, restaurants and take aways, all within easy walking distance. Walk out the door to hikes with panoramic views of the Atlantic and Indian...see more
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