Alongside Table Mountain the Cape Peninsula is a real must to do whilst in Cape Town. Rather than just zip past the peninsula highlight and join the tourist crowds at its numerous viewpoints, we are going to explore the views and Peninsula itself through a series of short hikes.
At Kalkbay we explore the working fishing harbour to meet the colourful and entertaining fishing folk. Browse the bohemian and arty shops and do a short hike through what feels like a ‘pixie and fairy’ Milkwood forest.
Heading to Simon’s Town, we will find our own rogue Penguins on a secret beach only accessible to the locals. Lunch option is either fine dining or go local at Salty Sea Dogs, a local fish and chip shop with a lot of history within Simon’s Town Harbour itself.
In the Cape Peninsula Reserve itself, we will take a gentle hike exploring the ship wrecks, secluded beaches and wildlife of the Peninsula.
The return journey back along the Atlantic side is a story of amazing views, hidden local cafes and water holes. We will weave our way back to Cape Town via Noordhoek with a stop at Cape Point Vineyards for some of South Africa’s finest Sauvignon Blanc.