Accommodation in other areas around Cape Town
Green Point (also Greenpoint), a once neglected area of high-rise apartment blocks, restored townhouses and converted warehouses is now one of Cape Town's most colourful communities. The suburb is on the edge of the city and has a vibrant nightlife. It is within walking distance of the V&A Waterfront.
Sea Point is like a city within a city, its innumerable restaurants, bars and pubs bustling 24 hours a day. This is a truly cosmopolitan suburb that never sleeps. From the wide seafront promenade, busy main road, high-rise apartment blocks and mountainside villas, Sea Point has it all.
Fresnaye lies between Sea Point and Bantry Bay, it offers a more elegant atmosphere than its more brash neighbours. Sandwiched between the lower slopes of Lions Head and the blue Atlantic Ocean this is indisputably part of Cape Town's millionaire's mile.
Somerset West is a far cry from the original tiny settlement it once was, but the town still has a historical feel, which adds to its character and charm. Oak trees and thatched cottages, historic buildings and many national monuments give the town a pleasant, comforting feel.
The famous beaches of Strand, Gordon's Bay lie less than 15 minutes away by car, making the Helderberg a paradise for water sport enthusiasts and sunbathers. Cape Town is a mere 48 km away and Stellenbosch, which lies at the heart of the historical Cape Winelands, is a mere 20 minutes by car. To the east lies the tortuous and spectacular scenic coastal drive to Pringle Bay, Betty's Bay. Kleinmond and Hermanus, while the N2 over Sir Lowry's Pass brings one into the wonderful deciduous fruit growing region of Grabouw and Elgin. Somerset West offers easy access to these uniquely beautiful areas, whilst catering for your every need in its own special way.
Gordon's Bay is a picturesque cove with its steep mountain backdrop against which magnificent residences perch precariously, is home to the South African Naval College and its sheltered harbour plays host to numerous regattas and other yachting and angling events. Gordon's Bay combines the flavour of an international resort with the charm of an old-style coastal town. This give this beautiful town a unique character.
Stellenbosch is the oldest town in South Africa after Cape Town, is undoubtedly the most scenic and historically preserved town in Southern Africa. Oak-lined streets next to water furrows compliment the many fine examples of elegant Cape Dutch, Victorian and Georgian architecture. The town, ideally situated in a magnificent mountain valley, boasts a mild Mediterranean climate and is the ideal destination from which to explore the Winelands, Cape Town, the Peninsula and the many tourist attractions that the area has to offer. Stellenbosch is the center of the country's wine industry, and is also home to the world-renowned 'Maties' University. Many national and international industries have their headquarters here. It is a tranquil, friendly town and a prime tourist and conference destination!
Kommetjie is a rustic seaside village nestling between Slangkop Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean. The name derives from "Little Bowl' the sheltered natural tidal pool which has provided holidaymakers with safe bathing since the turn of the century. The coastline around Kommetjie and the offshore reefs provide ideal conditions for huge kelp beds where crayfish, perlemoen and shellfish abound. Surfers all over the world have enjoyed riding the numerous excellent surf spots around Kommetjie. Recreational activities include swimming, surfing, crayfishing, snorkeling (many divers snorkel around the reefs to catch crayfish), with the crayfish season running from November to April - canoeing and walking,
Noordhoek is a vibrant rural and artistic community village just 25 minutes south of Cape Town, the last remaining truly rural area and country village in the Cape Peninsula. Situated on the Atlantic coast at the southern end of Chapman's Peak Drive Noordhoek offers a tranquil country lifestyle combined with a colourful village atmosphere.
Mountain hiking up Chapman's Peak and through Silvermine Nature Reserve offers an accessible wilderness experience with spectacular views over the South Peninsula. The beach, known as Long Beach, stretches for 8km of pristine white sand - meeting up with Kommetjie beach. Horse riding on this beach is not an uncommon site.