Whale-watching is a favourite pastime in the False Bay area from early August through to mid-October each year. Enjoy whale-viewing from the comfort of your balcony, or you can take a stroll along the coastline for more intimate views of these fascinating, gigantic mammals frolicking in the sunshine.
Historic Simons Town, Simons Town Headquarters of the SA Navy is a similar distance away and offers a naval museum, interesting toy museum, dockside restaurants, trips to Seal Island and penguin watching at Boulders Beach.
Kalk Bay, a quaint fishing village and harbour is just around the corner where bartering with the colourful local fishermen for the catch of the day is a popular local custom. The village has a bohemian atmosphere and a morning spent exploring the various curio shops, antique dealers, restaurants, coffee shops and art dealers is a rewarding experience.
Great mountain and beach walks! Access to a Table Mountain National Park mountain trail just 10 metres down the road. Walk to popular Fish Hoek beach, featuring a kids playground, restaurant, bistro, warm water and safe bathing.
Cape Point – the meeting place of the 2 oceans & the most south western tip of the African continent
Table Mountain and the famous cable car ride to its summit 1027 meters. Do call ahead to see if the cable car is operating – Tel (021) 424 8181
A train station is located near the beach and offers convenient half-hourly train trips. Taking the train to Cape Town or Simons Town is well worth it as the track hugs the coastline around False Bay for much of the way.
Two Oceans Aquarium – view more than 3000 animals in 9 galleries
Robben Island – Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island – Tel (021) 413 4208
Shopping centers include, Long Beach Mall – a mere 7 minutes drive away. Cavendish Square, Claremont for the ultimate in the latest designs and fashions, V&A Waterfront, along with Canal Walk at Century City
Central Cape Town, Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Robben Island and The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront are all within a radius of 35 minutes by road. V&A Waterfront, for its various museums, shopping, entertainment, dining and many other attractions