Things to do
Discover the secrets of the charming villages of Sunny Cove, Fish Hoek, Kalk Bay, Glencairn and Simons Town.
Clovelly Golf Course is a 10 minute drive away, and Lakeside Golf Course is 15 minutes away. Both are beautifully green owing to bore hole irrigation. In the Constantia area is the Steenberg Golf Course within a gated development and vineyard. Royal Cape is only 14 kms away - the oldest Golf Club in South Africa! Cape Town has approximately 10 other excellent courses to try. All easily reached on the excellent roads in and around the Peninsula. Some 15 other courses are available within a 30 km radius.
Whale Watching (September to November)
The whales may be seen immediately in front of the apartment's garden lying in the relative shallows some 10 metres off the rocks! Deep sea fishing, kayaking, boating and rock fishing is available. Shark cage diving and shark breeching trips are offered out of Simonstown (seasonal), Walking, mountain hiking, cycling all around the local area as well as throughout the Cape Peninsula.
At Seaforth, some 10 kms from the apartment, is the world famous penguin colony and a wonderful beach. Historic Simonstown, a naval base since the 17th century is some 7 kms on the way to Seaforth.
Cape Point Nature Reserve is the southern most tip of the Peninsula and baboons, buck and other wild life may be observed. The drive is absolutely breathtaking as is the drive over Chapmans Peak to Hout Bay. Helicopter flights may be taken daily from the Waterfront in Cape Town. The last Lightning jet aircraft licensed to fly may be flown in at "Thunder City" at Cape Town International Airport with other Air force jets eg The Buccaneer. The Lightning is still today the 2nd fastest jet from take off to 20,000 feet, only superseded by the F-18.
The Cable Car on Table Mountain to the top with its magnificent views is a must.
The famous Constantia wine lands are a 15 minute drive from Fish Hoek, while Stellenbosch and Franschoek are 45 minutes' drive.
The Cape Town waterfront offers shopping and dining as well activities including cruising to many destinations, both sailing and motorised is available as well as trips to Robben Island, the prison which held Nelson Mandela.
Casino's are found in Century City some 15kms outside of Cape Town.
In fact, Cape Town, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, offers the tourist everything one could wish for!
The area abounds with wonderful dining options, below are just a few options:
The Resaturant "La Colombe" on the Uitsig wine estate is some 12 kms away and is rated by Conde Naste as number 34 in the world.
Kalk Bay - Excellent sea facing fish restaurants are to be found in the harbour, and very good restaurants in the town.
Fish Hoek - within walking distance of the apartment is the The Galley on Fish Hoek beach, wonderful setting and very good food.
There are numerous other restaurants in the main street.
Fish Hoek town has a number of excellent supermarkets as well as banks and news agents and the like, though no wine is sold. Wine and spirits may be purchased some 5 km outside the town!
Kalk Bay village and harbour is some 7 kms away and fresh fish may be purchased on the harbour side. Art galleries abound as do boutique fashion shops and the iconic "Olympic Cafe" offers wonderful breakfasts with croissants, bread and cakes baked on the premises as well as other meals.
The Waterfront in Cape Town (30 to 40 minutes drive) has world class shops selling world class brand names as one would expect.