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Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula

Cape Town, with it's scenic beauty is the ideal place to start an African journey. Described by Francis Drake as "A most stately thing and the fairest cape we saw in the whole circumference of the globe". The Cape was also named "The Cape of Storms" by other voyagers, this difference in perception illustrates the huge variety of moods which influence this southern tip of Africa dominated by its famous flat topped mountain, which rises 1000m out of the ocean.

To experience the scenic splendour of the Cape Peninsula by road is a comfortable and rewarding day trip. We recommend heading south from the city along the M3 (Blue Route) highway through the beautiful Constantia valley and then continuing along the False Bay coastline.

False Bay

This scenic route meanders along the coast through the seaside villages of Kalk Bay, Fish Hoek and historic Simons Town. From Cape Point the road turns north and soon meets the Atlantic Coast.

Travel through the villages of Scarborough and Kommetjie and stop off for lunch at one of the numerous restaurants in Noordhoek before heading off again along the breathtaking Chapman's Peak drive to Hout Bay. Crossing over a gap in the ever present mountains brings you to Llandudno, one of the most desirable (and expensive) residential areas in the city.


Atlantic Coast

The road continue northwards, hugging the sheer mountainside and passes through the exclusive Atlantic Coast suburbs of Camps Bay, Clifton and Bantry Bay before entering cosmopolitan Sea Point. This area is a 24 hour hive of activity with hundreds of shops, coffee shops and clubs. Next stop is the renowned V&A Waterfront and then back into the city.


West Coast and Durbanville

There is much more to be seen though, to the north and west of the city is the rural beauty of the Durbanville winelands and the harsh but beautiful west coast. The west coast suburbs of Table View and Bloubergstrand are one of the fastest growing areas of the country, the coastal road leads through an area of modern, towering apartment blocks and wide beaches en-route to the distant towns of Langebaan and beyond .

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