CAPE PENINSULA TOUR
19km from Cape Town via the scenic Victoria coastal drive is the fishing harbour of Hout Bay, no longer the quaint village it once was, but still offering an enjoyable day's outing in a beautiful setting. The busy little harbour is thronged with fishing boats, yachts, offering an interesting fisheries museum, some good fish restaurants and souvenir shops.
CAPE POINT (Cape Peninsula Tour)
Most visitors to Cape Town are keen to make a day trip 65km from the city to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, not only to take in its floral diversity in what at first sight appears to be a bleak landscape, but to stand at the top of the towering promontory at the most southerly point of the Cape Peninsula.
SIMON'S TOWN & BOULDERS BEACH
A recommended day excursion from the city includes a trip through the southern suburbs and along the scenically beautfiul False Bay coastline via Muizenberg to Simonstown, South Africa's prinicipal naval base. Simonstown lies about 25 miles (40km) from the city and is a quaint town built around a naval dockyard, with well-preserved Victorian buildings, museums, sidewalk cafes and local legends to learn about.