Popular among locals and holidaymakers for its safe, family-friendly beach and relaxed seaside atmosphere, Fish Hoek lies on a sheltered bay surrounded by rugged mountain slopes.
Visitors can enjoy safe swimming and snorkelling in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean; kayaking, wind-surfing, body-boarding and sailing in the bay; lazy walks on Fish Hoek’s long stretch of white sandy beach or a stroll along the catwalk with its colourful rock pools and beautiful views over the bay. During Whale Season, between August and November, one may catch a glimpse of the Southern Right Whales as you enjoy fresh seafood at one of the beachfront restaurants. For the slightly more adventurous, there are hikes up to Peer’s Cave and Elsie’s Peak. Peer’s cave is a significant early Stone Age site where the fossilised remains of Fish Hoek Man were discovered. The hike up to Elsie’s Peak promises breath-taking views as you wander through the indigenous Fynbos. Nature-lovers can also explore the Silvermine Wetlands, home to a variety of different bird species and the endangered Leopard Toad. For golfers, there is a scenic 18-hole course at the Clovelly Country Club. 30 km from Cape Town and centrally situated on the Southern Peninsula, Fish Hoek provides a great holiday base for those who want to explore the wild and unspoilt beauty of this coastline at the southern tip of Africa.
sleeps 2 to 4