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Fish Hoek is a waterside suburb overlooking the fabulous False Bay. The long expanse of beach is made all the more appealing with brightly-coloured change rooms, moderate waves for safe swimming and lifeguards on patrol. Add to that two restaurants on the beach and you have the perfect family seaside retreat.
The suburb is handily positioned for day drives to Cape Point or beyond, to the charming seaside villages of Misty Cliffs and Scarborough. Alternatively, day drives in the opposite direction takes in the entire scenic False Bay coast. Fish Hoek is a 40 minute drive from Cape Town.
Fish Hoek was once a whaling station, fortunately it’s now a safe haven for calving Southern Right Whale females.
Things to do
Jager’s Walk is a lovely, sedate walk along a concrete path bordering the sea shore with excellent viewpoints to watch whales and dolphins entering the bay or to explore the many rock pools. Occasionally a Great White shark is seen in these waters.
The waters are warm at Fish Hoek’s wide and flat beach, it’s the idyllic swimming spot. Junior lifeguard trainees called Nippers – aged between 8 and 14 – use Fish Hoek beach as their training ground.
The Southern Line Rail runs along the beach front and is probably the only train in the world that journeys so close to the sea. Buy a day pass to travel further south or take the train into Cape Town city.
No visit to this part of the world is complete without a trip to two of Cape Town’s iconic venues; the most south-westerly point of Africa, Cape Point and the African penguin breeding grounds at Boulders Beach.
Take a day trip on an old steam train to Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch. The trip is offered by Atlantic Rail and includes a wine tasting, 3-course meal and an opportunity... Show more