Things To Do

Visitors who are new to Cape Town often need advice about how best to spend their day, so, we have compiled a few suggestions:

Day One

Drive to Fish Hoek and start the day with a walk along Fish Hoek Beach to Clovelly Corner and back.  Stop for breakfast at The Galley.  Take a drive to Cape Point Nature Reserve where you can either have a picnic lunch on one of the many picnic/braai spots or enjoy a meal at the Cape Point Restaurant. Either walk or take the funicular to the top of the point.  The view is absolutely magnificent and you can see the entire coastline all the way to the Hottentots Holland Mountains.

Take a scenic drive back to Fish Hoek Via Scarborough, Misty Cliffs and Kommetjie, popping in at Imhoff Farm on the way back.  (The Compass Bakery is also along the road between Kommetjie and Fish Hoek and is a factory outlet for baked goods supplied to Woolworths.)

Day Two

Drive to St James station and take a walk on the catwalk between St James and Muizenberg.  Either stop half way at Knead in Muizenberg for coffee or do a there-and-back trip in one, ending up in one of Kalk Bays’ delicious coffee shops for breakfast.  We recommend Cest la Vie (up the Cobbled Road just after Art Vark Gallery).  Spend the rest of the day on one of the beautiful beaches in the area or visit the Penguin Colony in Simonstown.

Day Three

Drive to Clovelly and walk over the Saddle into Kalk Bay. Stop in for sustenance at Olympia Café which is one of Kalk Bay’s landmarks and well-known cafes.  Walk back to Clovelly along the sea (it’s about 3km).  Take some time during the day to browse the wonderful shops in Kalk Bay and make an evening reservation at one of the local restaurants.

NOTE:  Whereas we do have a mi casa es su casa approach to our hospitality, we respectfully request that if you are planning any parties during your stay, that this is done 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.