The Cape Peninsula commonly refers to the very tip of Cape Town, stretching from Hout Bay all the way around the tip to Muizenberg, overlapping with False Bay. It is where famous attractions such as Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope is found.
The lazy suburbs of Noordhoek, Kommetjie and Scarborough are on the western side of the Peninsula with the naval and eccentric suburbs of Simon’s Town, Fish Hoek, Kalk Bay, St James and Muizenberg on the eastern side. It is here where travellers indulge in the fauna common in the area. The Cape Peninsula is home to African Penguins, Cape Fur Seals, Great-White Sharks and South-right Whales. In-land, the Dassie, or Cape Hyrax, is most commonly seen along with porcupines, mongooses, lizards, tortoises and the Table Mountain ghost frog, among many others.
The Cape Peninsula has a rich biodiversity with its vegetation consisting of many types of Cape Fynbos, indigenous to the area. Forming part of the Cape Floral Region, the Peninsula’s protected areas are a World Heritage Site, and visiting this area is something to not be missed. Travelling South towards the Cape of Good Hope you will find a variety of ecosystems all interlinked, forming one large piece of protected land mass. At Cape Point, you can witness the meeting point of the cold Atlantic Ocean and the warm Indian Ocean.
Accommodation in Cape Peninsula varies depending on what experience you are seeking and where in the Cape Peninsula you would like to be based. Cape Town is the hub of the Peninsula where all the divided suburbs are in close proximity to the city and to one another. You can choose from an array of guest houses, bed and breakfasts, backpackers, self-catering accommodation and hotels.