Local places of Interest
The country village of Noordhoek, famed for its incredible 7km stretch of white sand that is Long Beach and awe-inspiring sunsets, offers an endless list of places to entice, intrigue and entertain you. The Village offers a selection of vineyards, restaurants and cafes. al fresco dining in the Bistros and delis, some excellent pubs, shopping facilities and safe play areas for the kids. There are numerous horse-riding and stabling facilities, for the avid rider with scenic hiking trails in the surrounding Silvermine nature reserve. In the summer months weekend food and craft markets abound.
Imhoff & Kommetjie
Right next door to Bluewater Estate lies Imhoff Farm, which is a historical Cape farmstead offering country produce, arts and crafts in its niche shops, along with activities for the family and quality restaurants. The farm has recently established a boutique 1.5 hectare vineyard and regular wine-tastings will be held.
1 km further along is the peaceful seaside village of Kommetjie. The views across the bay to Noordhoek and Hout Bay mountains that sit majestically in the ocean are world-class and attract both local and International tourists. Longbeach, with its pristine white sands stretches for 7km round to Noordhoek and is a well known international surf spot. Locals strive to preserve its peaceful rural atmosphere and sections of it have nature reserve status, and fragrant fynbos indigenous gardens abound. There are several Restaurants and boutique shops and occasional weekend markets and live music events are held during Summer.
Scarborough to Cape Point
Scarborough, just a short drive away, offers a lovely seaside town experience and boasts a number of beautiful beaches and view sites along the coastal drive via Misty Cliffs. At the village center is The Hub with a Deli and restaurant, Camel Rock restaurant which is famed for its ongoing live music – and the Whole Earth Cafe offering vegan food.
Cape Point is a promontory at the southeast corner of the Cape Peninsula, which is a mountainous and scenic landform that runs north-south for about thirty kilometres at the extreme southwestern tip of the African continent. This nature reserve is a spectacular sight with towering stone cliffs, unique fynbos and fauna, breathtaking bays, beaches and rolling green hills and valleys.
Continuing down the M4 coastal road from Cape Point, is Simonstown, South Africa’s oldest and Southernmost naval facility which offers a small boat harbour and yacht club, naval history museum, a number of restaurants and shopping facilities, as well as the opportunity to see some of the SA Navy’s latest equipment, from close quarters.
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony in Simons Town is home to a unique and endangered land-based colony of African Penguins. This colony is one of only a few in the world, and the site has become famous and a popular international tourist destination.
Fish Hoek is a coastal town at the eastern end of the Fish Hoek Valley on the False Bay side of the Cape Peninsula. Its beach is one of the most popular family beaches and is ideal for a variety of water sports. It offers a large variety of shops in addition to several historical places of interest including Peers Cave, a Stone Age Cave site where the remains of the now famous 12 000 year-old ‘Fish Hoek Man’ were discovered.
Kalk Bay and St James are possibly amongst the most recognisable seaside spots in South Africa. With their picturesque setting against the backdrop of the majestic Silvermine mountains and overlooking Gordon’s Bay and False Bay, these eclectic little villages offers some incredible eateries, bars and a number of art galleries, book stores and antique shops, which will provide endless hours of pleasure and entertainment.
Kalk Bay is famous for its colourful fishing harbour where you can see the local fishermen come in with their catch and prepare the fish for sale on the quayside.
Muizenberg is best known for being one of the most popular beaches with one of the most active surfing communities in South Africa, with plenty of surf shops, restaurants and coffee shops located just along the main beach.