Cape Peninsula: Where to Go & What to Do

The Cape Peninsula is the most beautiful place on earth (the locals will vouch for that) and has such a wide variety of activities that no matter your type of holiday you’ll be able to enjoy yourself. From highly adrenalin-fuelled activities to things that will just make you stop and marvel at the beauty of God’s creation, The Cape is the destination for you.

Snorkel with seals on the Cape Peninsula

Seal snorkelling in the Cape Peninsula is a once in a lifetime wildlife experience that you can’t afford to miss. This activity will expose you to the playful aquatic life up close and give you the chance of an intimate encounter with nature. You’re constantly surrounded by majestic Cape Fur Seals that want to play with you. They are attracted to your shiny snorkel equipment and like to jump, body splash and chase after you. The colony of seals that you’ll be snorkelling with is located in one of the most spectacular areas of the Cape Peninsula.


  • all snorkelling equipment
  • a seal guide
  • Showers now available after snorkel
  • educational briefing
  • water, biscuits
  • hot water to pour in your wetsuit after the snorkel.


Seal Snorkelling - Cape Peninsula

Horse riding on the beach

Horse riding on the beach, anyone? Enjoy breathtaking views of Chapman’s Peak and Noordhoek Beach from horseback on this stunning trail that weaves along the coast. Your galloping guide will steer you around the sandy shoreline and into a peaceful valley. Here you’ll get to soak up the beauty of the Cape Peninsula. While on the beach, a short ride will take you to the wonderful Kakapo Pirate shipwreck, which is no ordinary wreck, because when paying out its anchor, the Pirate ship had no choice but to crash into Chapman’s Peak.  The Wreck has therefore been preserved because it’s a great attraction for all visitors to the Cape Peninsula.

Must be a minimum of 12 years of age, No experience required, weigh under 95 kg, wear long pants, closed shoes and a warm top. Arrive 30 mins prior to the ride.

Cape Peninsula - Horse Riding

Dive in and amongst shipwrecks

Divers with a taste for adventure come to the Cape Peninsula waters for the wrecks. The historical ships and boats that are scuttled in these waters are referred to as wrecks. These vessels have been scuttled as an artificial reef since 1972. Just off Hout Bay alone, there are two wrecks, 16 steps and the Batterie Rock. About a 30-minute boat ride from Hout Bay, you will find the 8-metre diving depth boat wreck known as the Vrouenberg. This is one of the largest and most popular wreck dives. The annual memorial dive takes place every year on Good Friday.

Shipwreck Diving - Cape Peninsula

Learn how to stand-up paddle “SUP”

Paddleboarding is essentially standing up on a large surfboard. You will be gliding across the ocean along the Cape Peninsula while feeling the sun on your face and the cool ocean breeze. It’s called many things including but not limited to, paddle surfing, paddle boardin’, stand up paddling (SUP). Whatever you prefer to call it, we can assure you that it’s highly addictive.

You’ll need to bring your own clothes to go paddling in, sunblock and a hat. You might get a bit wet because it’s the ocean, after all, so make sure to bring some extra clothes as well as a towel.

SUP - Cape Peninsula

Climb up the stairs of a lighthouse

The view from the top will take your breath away, as you look down on ships sailing into the harbour. There is a guided tour every 30 minutes. The tour starts at the base of the tower and takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. Climbing a lighthouse along the Cape Peninsula is an experience that must be lived, it will leave you breathless with its stunning views of dark rock cliffs plunging into white foamy seawater below.

Lighthouse - Cape Peninsula

Overnight hiking trails around the Cape Peninsula

If you have ever been camping, you’ll know that sleeping under a starlit sky is an unforgettable experience. The best hiking trails in South Africa are where you can sleep under the stars. So experience nature and wake up refreshed and ready to hike further along the Cape Peninsula.

Hiking - Cape Peninsula


Now, if  you’re hungry and are somewhere around the Cape Peninsula, then don’t worry, we’ve got just the list of restaurants for you to eat to your hearts desire at some  of the best places in Cape Town.

At a glance, you can see the Cape Peninsula is a beautiful place. The rugged coastline is full of beautiful beaches and the mountains belly out into the sea. It’s an up-and-coming region of South Africa for tourism, but what about the food? If you were holidaying in one of these towns on the peninsula, what would be your destination restaurant?

Two Oceans Restaurant at Cape Point

The two oceans restaurant is the premier venue to dine with a view. There is no better place to enjoy a sundowner and admire the sunset over the Atlantic Ocean. Then to have that followed by a hearty meal served in the dining room which offers a 180-degree view of the setting sun on False Bay. Being open for business since 1995, new renovations have come, vastly improving the spectacle that is Two Oceans Restaurant. With new management and a renewed dedication to excellence, the restaurant will be looking forward to welcoming back old friends as well as making new ones.

restaurant setting overlooking the Cape Peninsula

Wharfside Grill in Hout Bay, Cape Peninsula

The restaurant is one of the best along the Cape Peninsula and a treat for seafood lovers. It has stunning views, a relaxed atmosphere, and a fine wine list. The menu changes to incorporate fresh seafood available from local suppliers, including crayfish from Hout Bay. The signature dish is grilled crayfish with champagne sauce. The restaurant has plenty of seating for 350 people with private dining cabins with sea views. These cabins are themed to various ships and historic buildings.

Hout Bay Harbour - Cape Peninsula

The Foodbarn Restaurant in Noordhoek

Franck Dangereux has been a chef for more than 25 years and has spent years in Cape Town’s top restaurants. He is widely regarded as one of the best chefs on the Cape Peninsula. The food prepared with love and respect. There are also live cooking demonstrations by chef Franck which come for free with your dinner booking.

Cape Peninsula - Noordhoek

Blue Water Café in Kommetjie

This stunning farm features a variety of first-rate food, organic produce, beach rides, and fascinating animal encounters. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at this outstanding farm. This is where the focus is on the very best products and creating a sophisticated yet relaxed dining experience. This is a place where couples can sit back and enjoy the views while families mingle. 

Lighthouse - Kommetjie - Cape Peninsula

Black Marlin in Simon’s Town, Cape Peninsula

Black Marlin Restaurant offers a selection of great cuisine. Their seafood is fresh and of the highest quality. They have also selected their wine list to complement this. Black Marlin also offers a selection from some of South Africa’s more famous wine regions, including the Cape. Many food lovers enjoy the seafront location and fresh sea air. Fantastic things happen to people as they taste their way through the restaurant’s extensive menu.

Seafood - Cape Peninsula

Bertha’s Restaurant in Simon’s Town

Whether you want to enjoy the panoramas from the water’s edge, by moonlight or at any time of the day, Bertha’s is a must-visit restaurant. It has become one of the most popular restaurants in Simon’s Town. They have been serving the finest seafood delicacies, meat, pasta & salad dishes for many years. Overlooking the sea with the Blue Mountains as a backdrop, it has all the ingredients of the perfect setting. From simple, fresh food beautifully presented, to a relaxed atmosphere and warm service, it is a favourite place for visitors.

women eating a salad at the restaurant

Café Roux in Noordhoek, Cape Peninsula

Established in 2006, Café Roux is a benchmark restaurant in the popular Noordhoek Farm Village. The highest quality food and wine are served in a relaxed and unpretentious open-air atmosphere. This makes for an unforgettable evening. Close to eight years on and Café Roux has grown into one of South Africa’s most-loved live music venues. Featuring some of the country’s best musical acts as well as internationally acclaimed comedians like Eddie Izzard and Billy Connolly.


So if you’re hungry and want to eat some great food then book a tour with us. You’ll be taking in what the South African coast has to offer. So book a tour with us around the Cape Peninsula here by following the link or call us on + 27 21 201 1130