Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world
Clovelly, False Bay
Clovelly lies between Fish Hoek and Kalk Bay just as you leave the quaint harbour village and come round the corner towards Fish Hoek.
The beach, accessed by crossing a railway crossing, is a long stretch of white sand, fairly popular with body boarders, and a bit of walk further along the beach will take you on to Fish Hoek – a great family beach.
The False Bay coast in South Africa has a tranquil atmosphere and the warmer waters of the Indian ocean give it an advantage for beach-loving family vacations, or for just having a laid-back and relaxing holiday.
There are several beaches to choose from, as well as many activities and tourist attractions to enjoy close by and, if you are in the mood for some night-life or trendy places, Cape Town is only a 30 – 40min drive away.
Clovelly manages to have an appealing country quality about it. The neighborhood is upmarket and homes sell for over R2.5 million, yet the suburb lies on the mountain slope above the beach with beautiful views of False Bay and the Clovelly valley below, surrounded by dunes and some wonderful stretches of indigenous fynbos, which has earned the area its rural reputation.
Clovelly golf course lies in this picturesque valley and has been carefully shaped to compliment the coastal environment, and guinea fowl and pheasants as well as natural sand dunes make it a tranquil but challenging experience. This relatively short layout, built among sand dunes, rewards accuracy off the tee and provides players with scenic views of the False Bay coastline. Known for its superb greens .
Shops & Light Meals
Are you a coffee shop fanatic, or just like your caffiene fix? Coffee shops are all over the place at the moment and often choice is difficult. If you’d like more than coffee and cake or a snack, or want something stronger to drink, or want something on the run, then have a look at the Restaurants, or the Pubs & Bars, or even Take-aways.
From Clovelly you are close to Kommetjie and Scarborough – a beautiful coastal drive – pop into Imhoff farm on your way. And Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve offer a wonderful outing, with over 1 000 indigenous plant species on display, at least 250 species of bird, a number of buck and baboons as well as some beautiful beaches.
Featured Attractions in (or near) Clovelly
Part of the Table Mountain National Park that extends from Signal Hill in the north all the way to Cape Point in the south, the Cape of Good Hope is not the southern tip of Africa, despite lying at the south-west corner of the Cape Peninsula, just a little south of Cape Point on the south-east corner …
Bartholomeu Dias, the Portuguese seafarer, was the first to sail around the Cape.
This was in 1488. On his return voyage, which must have been particularly stormy, Dias stopped at the south-western tip of Africa, and named it Cabo Tormentoso, or Cape of Storms. King John of Portugal later gave it the name
False Bay Coast Beaches
The east side of the peninsula – the False Bay coastline – is generally more laid back and not as frenetic as the Atlantic coastline, although in peak season these family oriented beaches can still become pretty busy. These beaches are favoured by locals who live in the southern suburbs of Cape Town
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Featured Attractions / Activities
Table Mountain Hiking Trails
Capetonians are incredibly fortunate to have a National Park right on the doorstep in the city, and the best way to explore it is on foot. Some the various walks in, around and on Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain. Includes The Pipe track, Grootkop, Skeleton Gorge and more …