What To Do

Surfing is an extremely popular water sport and forms an integral part of the beach culture along this coastline. It is also home to the popular Surfer’s Corner in Muizenberg which offers several surf schools which are great for the beginner surfer.

Swimming and Beaches
This coastline is fortunate to enjoy the warmer Indian Ocean and is lined with world-class beaches which can stretch for miles.   You can also find the more secret inlet types, like Waters Edge in Simon’s Town. There are fantastic tidal pools (St James and Dalebrook to name a couple) which are enjoyed by the locals throughout the year for relaxation and for exercise.

Diving and Fishing
False Bay offers great wreck, reef and seal diving all year round with Winter offering more favourable visibility. There is an abundance of marine life to be explored and enjoyed. For those who fancy fishing there are sport fishing charters available from nearby harbours.

Walking and hiking
Spoilt for walking and hiking choices in this area, one has the option of beach, coastal, vlei and mountain walks. There are a host of options to suit all levels of fitness, some personal favourites include the Muizenberg coastal cat walk, Fish Hoek’s Jagger’s walk, Muizenberg beach which is enjoyed by many dog lovers as well as a host of mountain hikes which are rich in birdlife and fynbos.

Whale watching
The most common whales spotted are the southern right whale, which swims up from Antarctica, usually arriving around June and departing around October. They spend the winter in quiet bays (like Fish Hoek) mating, calving and generally having some quality time with their families. There is exceptional whale viewing along Boyes Drive and the coastal walks.

Cycling and Mountain biking
There is excellent Table Mountain biking on your doorstep and the Cape Argus cycle tour, which travels through False Bay every year is the biggest timed cycle tour event in the world.

Arts and Culture
Galleries can be enjoyed in each village exhibiting local artists.  The Toy museum, Submarine museum and gem “scratch patch” are also popular destinations to visit in Simon’s Town especially enjoyed by the young. Kalk bay is a fantastic little fishing village where one can spend hours browsing the shops, art works and café culture.

Wild life
False Bay is renowned for drawing overseas visitors to view not only the Whale migration but also the rich penguin colony in Simons Town (Boulder’s beach) and the seal colony out in the Bay. The Cape Point Tourist attraction is also situated at the tip of the peninsular where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet. This is also the home to much wildlife including the Cape dassie and baboon.

Enticing cafes, restaurants, bars and delis are in abundance which are fun to explore and offer something for everyone.