The Southern Peninsula of Cape Town begins in False Bay, incorporating Muizenberg, St James, Kalk Bay, Clovelly, Fish Hoek, Glen Cairn, Simon’s Town and Cape Point Nature Reserve. Cape Point, Scarborough, Kommetjie, Capri, Sunvalley and Noordhoek are on the Atlantic Ocean and are also within the South Peninsula.
Historically, the Peninsula was rural farmlands, cultivated to feed sailors who stopped to “refuel” and gather supplies on our shores. Nowadays, the area is prime property and the population is growing steadily as new coastal developments are built.
The best kept secret!
Kalk Bay’s antique shops and collectables are nothing short of legendary. Locals and tourists come from far and wide to explore the treasures to be found in her alleyways and side roads. The architecture of this small suburb is a reminder of the rich history of the area, which extends to the naval town of Simon’s Town.
Museums, heritage sites and the world-renown Boulder’s Beach African Penguin Colony are found in Simon’s Town and troops of Chacma baboons traverse the area between Froggy Pond, Smitswinkel Bay, Scarborough and Cape Point Nature reserve.
The surrounding natural landscape contains over 1000 species of indigenous plants, including fynbos and scenic nature walks are within short distance of Oceans Echo.
There is so much to do, and so much to see within the South Peninsula. Cafés, delis, restaurants and pubs. Galleries, vintage shops, boutiques and designer co-ops. You can surf, you can fish, you can swim, you can hike, or you can sit and watch the bustle pass you by.
NOTE: Whereas we do have a mi casa es su casa approach to our hospitality, we respectfully request that any parties that are planned during your stay are done so ONLY by prior arrangement with the owner. We would love to assist should you require Ocean’s’ Echo to be used as a party venue, but we would then be obliged to charge you accordingly.