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La Péninsule

La Péninsule (South Africa)

Practical information about La Péninsule

  • Beach / Seaside Resort
  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Extreme Sports
  • Park and garden
  • Mountain
  • Festivals
  • Music
  • Museums
  • Handicraft
  • Place or Historical Monument
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5 / 5 - 2 reviews
How to get there
From Cape Town or 2hr flight from Johannesburg
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of La Péninsule

Fred Jasseny Travel writer
11 travel articles

The Cape Peninsula is reason enough to visit South Africa as it has a range of landscapes and loads of activities on offer.

My suggestion:
Explore the peninsula by moped - you'll be able to tour the area as you please and won't have any problems finding places to park.

As soon as I arrived, I knew I'd enjoy the Cape Peninsula. So I decided to spend a month in Cape Town, followed by Muizenberg, my idea being to tour the area by moped. Of all my favourite places, I particularly loved the beach at Camps Bay, which is lined by palm trees under the gaze of the 12 Apostles Mountain. I headed up the Chapman's Peak road to get a breathtaking, 180° view of the Atlantic Ocean.

The Cape of Good Hope, however, did not impress me. I think its value to visitors is symbolic.

I enjoyed the other side of the peninsula, where you'll find the quiet towns of Simon’s Town and Fish Hoek. I then decided to join the surfers at Muizenberg. It's one of the best places to learn how to surf.

View of Camps Bay and the 12 Apostles Mountain
Camille Griffoulieres Travel writer
116 travel articles

It is part of the city of Cape Town'sconurbation but counts as a National Park: the Cape of Good Hope National Park, at the tip of the peninsula, which also comprises the Table Mountain National Park which overlooks the city.

My suggestion:
Allow yourself a whole day's trip to do the tour of the Cape of Good Hopepeninsula, and, if possible, hire a car as it will be a lot cheaper than an organised tour.

Taking a tour of the peninsula was, for me, an essential part of my visit to Cape Town. I started by taking a boat trip to see the seals and sea lions in Hout Bay, not far from Cape Town. Then, I visited plenty of little villages before arriving at Simon's Town where a colony of penguins can be found.

From there, we went into the Cape of Good Hope National Park to go to the lighthouse at the tip of the peninsula. Pay attention to the wind and the baboons! Don't bring any food, it will all be stolen by the monkeys. They're not afraid of humans. I loved the views in the park, it's quite spectacular going to the tip of Africa! I saw some wild zebras, antelopes and ostriches.

Then, the tour continued to Nordhoek, where there's a superb wild beach and finally, we paid to take Chapman's Peak Drive, an impressive cliff road, at sunset to get back to Hout Bay (back to where we started). A highlight of our visit to the region.

View from the Cape Peninsula National Park
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