Cape Town  - holiday destinations

Photos of the Southern Cape Peninsula
the ultimate holiday destination in the Western cape

On this webpage I have set out in photographs what one will see and experience when driving around the Cape Peninsula.
I have arranged the photos on this page to cover the Southern parts of the Cape Peninsula and have linked the names of the various places highlighted to articles on the website. Cape Town has some of the most spectacular scenery in the world and it is a place you should visit at least once in your lifetime. For photographs and articles about the northern towns and holiday destinations of the Cape Peninsula click this link.

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Kommetjie

The Kom at Kommetjie with Hout Bay, Table Mountain and Chapman's Peak in the background.

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Long Beach Kommetjie with kelp that washed up during a storm lying rotting on the beach.

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A closer view of Chapman's Peak and Hout Bay across the bay from Long Beach Kommetjie

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Slangkop Lighthouse Kommetjie

Slangkop Lighthouse Kommetjie. The tallest cast iron tower on the South African coastline.

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Looking down over Soetwater and Slangkop Lighthouse from the mountain road above Kommetjie

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Scarborough

Looking out over Scarborough Bay with the Misty Cliffs surfing spot on the left hand side of the bay

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Cape Point

Diaz beach near Cape Point looking down from the site of the old lighthouse

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False Bay and the southern mountain ranges of the Cape Peninsula as seen from the top of the hill at Cape Point

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Smitswinkelbay a small village on the boundary of the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve has no access roads or electricity. People visiting this village have to climb down a steep path to get there.

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Simonstown

Simonstown the winter anchorage of the Dutch colonists and the former Royal Navy harbour nestling along the edge of Simons Bay in False Bay.

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Fish Hoek

Clovelly and Fish Hoek are situated in the same valley and share Fish Hoek bay.

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Fish Hoek beach with the railway line running along the edge of the bay.

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Kalk Bay

Kalk Bay with its fishing harbour and fishing village situated on the west coast of False bay

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Muizenberg

The pool at St James with some of the many coloured beach huts found along this coastline.

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A close up view of the beach huts at St James

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Muizenberg beach with the Pavilion in the background.

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Surfer's corner at Muizenberg beach at low tide

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Zandvlei, a salt water lagoon just north of Muizenberg.
In the background the houses of Marina da Gama

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Kirstenbosch

A duck pond in the Kirstenbosch gardens

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Rhodes Memorial

Rhodes Memorial built in honour of Cecil John Rhodes who donated his Grootte Schuur estate to Cape Town in his will

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Mostert's Mill

Mostert's Mill, one of only three wind driven flour mills left in Cape Town

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Cape Town

We finally arrive back in Cape Town just in time to watch the sunset over Table Mountain

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Table mountain at sunset

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The setting sun over Table Bay ends another perfect day in Cape Town

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Email :  Geoff Fairman    
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Cape Town holiday destinations and accommodation
Page updated 11.6.2015






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