False Bay Coastline

False Bay Coastline

Map
, Cape Town, , South Africa

A drive along the westerly, warmer-watered side of the peninsula brings you through quaint villages and laid-back surfer communities. Start by taking the M3 south from Cape Town to Muizenberg—once an upmarket Jewish summer enclave, it’s now a hub for the surfing set and is filled with quirky cafés and artisanal bakeries. Continue down the peninsula past Simonstown to Boulders Beach, home to a colony of jackass penguins, so called for their hilarious braying style. Then, heading back toward Muizenberg, stop by the artsy fishing village of Kalk Bay, crammed with bohemian shops and sophisticated art galleries. Have a beer at the Polana, a Portuguese-inspired restaurant with a bar that juts out over boulder-crashing waves, or head to Kalky’s (011-27-21-788-1726), a no-fuss seafood house where you’ll find the best fish and chips in Cape Town.

Other Nearby Things to Do
Table Mountain in Cape Town
A 10-minute ride from downtown brings you to th... Read More
Robben Island Museum in Cape Town
Nelson Mandela spent much of his 27-year senten... Read More
Cape of Good Hope in Cape Town
The Cape of Good Hope is best experienced as pa... Read More
Bo-Kaap Museum in Cape Town
You can't miss this lively neighborhood on the ... Read More
photos
Home to more than 7,000 species, Kirstenbosch i... Read More
camera and maps
In-the-know locals have long professed that Lla... Read More
Nearby Hotels
photos
Parents will love the spa and the Nobu outpost ... Read More
journal
When kids check in to this sea-facing hotel wit... Read More
suitcase
When you're traveling with kids, sometimes you ... Read More
Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel in Capetown
Since 1899, this pink-faced colonial beauty—a s... Read More
camera and maps
This hotel is a little bit out of the city, but... Read More
suitcase
I'll always be partial to this historic Georgia... Read More
Nearby Restaurants
journal
Art, food, and fashion collide at this fun eate... Read More
travel package
Chef Vanessa Marx has been amassing accolades g... Read More
suitcase
The bohemian Observatory district has a clutch ... Read More
photos
This chic white-on-white spot located in the sh... Read More
Mariam's Kitchen Restaurant in Cape Town
The steak salomie at Mariam's—a spicy concoctio... Read More
travel package
South Africa has one of the largest Indian comm... Read More
Advertisement
Advertisement