Encompassing the coastal suburbs from Muizenberg
south to Simonstown, the False Bay seaboard offers something for everyone. All along the region, the water sport enthusiast can surf, explore shore and boat scuba dives, whale watch in season, and keep up to date on the latest Great White shark information. There are plenty of mountain hikes offering views over the bay, restaurants serving delicious seafood, and a number of beaches and sea water pools.
Surfers, kitesurfers, and families looking for a beach to relax on will enjoy Muizenberg's easy waves and renovated beachfront area. The consistent waves and long beach make Muizenberg one of the best beaches in the world for anyone learning to surf. Those in search of hip and quaint cafes, antique shops, and small harbours will love strolling through Kalk Bay
. A vibrant, diverse fishing village during apartheid, Kalk Bay has kept some of its fishing roots and still maintains an active harbour. Locals may be able to tell you some of the village's history including how it maintained racial integration through the apartheid era. Simonstown offers a glimpse of South Africa's naval history, a chance to watch the endearing Jackass penguins
, and tales of a famous and beloved military dog.
Local favorites for food include Olympia Cafe
, The Brass Bell
, and Kalky's
. Kayak tours are available from Simonstown and scuba diving can be organised from a number of outfitters including Scuba Shack
. If you take the time to explore the False Bay seaboard on your way to Cape Point
, you'll quickly realize why its a great place to while away an afternoon, a day, or a holiday.
Olympia Cafe and Deli
Natale Labia Museum
Kalk Bay - St. James
Van Riebeeck Hotel