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  • Western Cape

    Melkbaai Beach

    The breathtaking town of Strand is located near False Bay, and nestled next to the Hottentots Holland Mountains. This beautiful resort town offers visitors tranquility and natural wonder, but above all, five kilometers of beach that has clean soft sand and crystal clear waters. Its main beach is Melkbaai Beach, and serves as much as a venue to soak up the sun, as it is an attraction. ...

  • Western Cape

    Boulders Beach

    Located on the False Bay coast near Simonstown, Boulders Beach consists of a number of small sandy bays sheltered by huge granite boulders (hence the name) which are thought to be more than 540 million years old. With clear blue water on one side and indigenous bush on the other, Boulders Beach forms part of the Table Mountain National Park and is a popular destination for sun-loving ...

  • Western Cape

    Gordons Bay

    Together with Somerset West and Strand, Gordon’s Bay forms part of South Africa’s Helderberg Basin, so named after the Helderberg Mountains that create a scenic backdrop to this charming seaside town. The waterfront with its promenade lined with coffee shops, cafés and restaurants, is arguably the main attraction of Gordon’s Bay. Bikini Beach is the hotspot for the younger crowd to gather, ...

  • False Bay Coast

    Rhodes Cottage

    Cecil John Rhodes is a man who seldom needs any introduction among the country’s older inhabitants. He is a man who stamped his mark, not only on South Africa, but also on Zimbabwe. As a British-born South African, he was a successful businessman, mining magnate and politician. He helped to found the De Beers Diamond company which today controls roughly 60% of the world’s diamonds. But who ...

  • Cape Town

    Cape Point

    Cape Point, located in the southern section of Table Mountain National Park, is one of Cape Town’s major attractions. Standing at Cape Point and looking out at the waves crashing on the rugged rocks below, one can imagine the courage of explorers who passed this way centuries ago. The shipwrecks at Cape Point bear testimony to the fact that many did not reach their destination.

  • Western Cape

    Simonstown

    Situated along the coastline of False Bay, Simonstown is a beautiful and historical bayside centre. The Simonstown harbor was founded in 1687 as a naval depot and has played a strong role in South African naval history ever since. At first it provided valuable anchorage during the Dutch colonial era until it was eventually taken over by the British to serve as the Royal Navy's ...

  • Western Cape

    False Bay Coast

    The beautiful stretch of coastline from Hangklip near Pringle Bay to Cape Point, known as the False Bay Coast, offers visitors a multitude of little hamlets and villages with myriads of art & craft shops, coffee shops, cafés, restaurants, B&Bs, pubs, picnic spots and scenic lookout points to explore and enjoy. The scenic beauty of the area is a big draw card, as is the fact that the waters ...