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Activities & Things to Do

Cape Town, South Africa

Boulders Beach (Penguins)

DISTANCE: 16 km (Simon’s Town)

Cape Town offers beautiful white, sandy beaches on both the Atlantic and False Bay sides of the Cape Peninsula. Boulder’s Beach in Simon’s Town is one such beach. It is home to a breeding colony of over 2,000 endangered African Penguins and is part of South African National Parks.

You pay to visit the penguins but you can also go to the swimming beach for free.

Tel:+27 (0) 21 422 2816
Website:  wikitravel.org/en/Boulders

Cape Point

DISTANCE: 26km

A declared National World Heritage Site, Cape Point is a nature reserve in the Table Mountain National Park at the tip of the Cape Peninsula about 60km South-West from Cape Town.

You can drive around the point or you can take a cruise. On a cruise you may be lucky and spot whales en route (in season) and you will have a spectacular view of Cape Point from offshore.

Website: capepoint.co.za

Shark Cage Diving

DISTANCE: 16km (Simon’s Town)

White Shark Diving Company

The shark cage dive takes place out at Dyer Island, roughly 15 minutes by boat from Gansbaai. Running between Dyer and neighbouring Geyser Rock is a channel of ocean so frequented by great white sharks that it has been dubbed ‘Shark Alley’.

Tel: +27 (0) 21 671 4777
Cell: +27 (0) 82 559 6858 / +27 (0) 82 371 8715
Website: www.sharkcagediving.co.za

Whale Watching

DISTANCE: 16km (Simon’s Town)

June- November

This trip offers an unforgettable experience and gives you an opportunity to marvel at the size and grace of these incredible animals.

Trip Duration: 2 hour & 30 mins.

Simon’s Town Boat Company
Tel: + 27 (0) 83 257 7760
Website: boatcompany.co.za

Wine Estates to Visit

DISTANCE: 30 – 65km

You can head off for a day trip to wine estates in Somerset West and Stellenbosch. There are several and below are two of the best known.

Vergelegen Wine Estate
DISTANCE: 65 kms
Lourensford Rd, Somerset West, Cape Town, 7130
Tel: +27 (0) 21 847 2100
Website: www.vergelegen.co.za

Lourensford Wine Estate
DISTANCE: 64.3 kms
Lourensford Ave, Erinvale Golf Estate, Cape Town, 7130
Tel: +27 (0) 21 847 2333
Website: www.lourensford.co.za

Or stay closer in and visit the well-known historic:

Groot Constantia Wine Estate
DISTANCE: 30km (Constantia)
South Africa’s oldest wine producing estate, founded by Simon van der Stel in 1685.
Open daily from 09H00 to 18H00.
Tel: +27 (0) 21 794 5128
Website: www.grootconstantia.co.za

Victoria & Albert Waterfront

DISTANCE: 46km (Cape Town)

Situated at the foot of Table Mountain, within a stone’s throw from the Cape Town Stadium and in the heart of Cape Town’s working harbour, the V&A Waterfront offers the visitor an abundance of unforgettable experiences.

Indoor shopping and entertainment venues seamlessly merge with ocean vistas and mountain views and the fresh sea breeze and warm African sun add zest to a cosmopolitan, vibrant atmosphere.

More than 80 restaurants bring a fusion of international food, from rustic al fresco fish and chips to starched table-cloth cuisine.

Website: www.waterfront.co.za

Seal Island Cruise

DISTANCE: 16 kms (Simon’s Town)

Enjoy watching large pods of seals on Seal Island. Home to 75,000 Cape Fur Seals, 24 different bird species and the hunting ground of the Great White Shark.

Trip Duration: 1 hour & 30 mins.

Simon’s Town Boat Company
Tel: + 27 (0) 83 257 7760
Website: boatcompany.co.za

Table Mountain

DISTANCE: 49km (Cape Town)

A world-class experience, the company operates in a National Park and World Heritage Site. Open daily. You can climb the mountain if you are energetic or take the cable car which operates daily except in windy or rainy weather.

Website: wikitravel.org/en/Table_Mountain_National_Park

Come and visit us !

With so many activities and things to do in the area, you’ll be active daily if you choose to leave the quiet calm of Coastal Haven!

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