I wrote about the two Capes yesterday, today I would like to fill in the little stretches of miles in between these two points. Below is our port of departure with the very popular V&A Waterfront in the foreground.
An hour’s sail from Cape Town your reach this popular day anchorage, Clifton. Most people just motor here and join the beach crowd at sunset for sun downers.
Camps Bay is almost adjacent to Clifton with the main road clustered with restaurants. Sky divers overhead can often been seen leaving Lion’s head or Signal Hill high above the beachfront.
Llandudno is a very secluded beach surrounded by millionaire homes but it is the next beach that has been a pleasant change of scenery for years now.
Sandy Bay is for the nudies out there, you need your hiking shoes to get there but the beach is unspoilt and beautiful. Make sure you pack a picnic basket with drinks and refreshments.
Simonstown is a quaint little settlement with lovely crafts, restaurants and scenery. The popular Bolders beach is a must see.
Just Nuisance is a dog that use to fetch drunken sailors from Cape Town. He has gained so much fame that this special statue was erected to commemorate his valiant efforts.
Next is the lovely arty town Kalkbay. We don’t leave before we have had lunch at Cape to Cuba. Other’s prefer lunches at the Brass Bell or Harbour café. There are plenty of choices!
Seas can be high so be careful!
The Strand and Gordon’s Bay is a good pit stop especially taking a trip inland to the winelands. This part of the world is known as the Boland with Somerset West minutes away from the Strand.
The above are little gems along the route and all worth visiting. Hangklip with its beautiful secluded beach, Hermanus very popular for its whale watching and shark cage diving. Waenshuiskrans in Arniston near Agulhas relies heavily on the tourist grand and then finally there is the long stretch of nature preservation area called De Hoop. Here you can hike, overnight and experience unspoilt nature.
These are little appetisers for those who plan a visit. Africa is not as wild as you may think and many arrive here from abroad falling in love with this land never to leave it again. Here you can have 5 star cuisine, 3 course meal and wine for $60 per couple or visit good quality restaurants and pay $7 for a main.dd