Attractions and Activities
Activities in the area include best-kept secret beaches, swimming with penguins, whale watching (June to November), white shark diving, sea kayaking, cycling, hiking and golf. Browse the eclectic mix of shops in the village and explore cobbled lanes that reveal fascinating layers of history. Boulders Beach African Penguin colony is just 2 km away and the Cape Point National Park is 8 km from all SEAgetaway properties.
Bounders Beach Penguin Colony
SEAgetaway is located within walking distance of the unique Boulders Beach African Penguin colony where you can swim with penguins. African penguins – formerly known as jackass penguins because of their distinctive cry – are the only penguins found on the African continent. You can find more information about the penguins at the Boulders Visitors Centre. Boulders Beach is an ideal spot for children to swim in the inlets sheltered from the wind and waves by huge granite boulders. Explore the magnificent walk along the coast to Boulders Beach and you will discover several stunning beaches along the way, including Fisherman’s Beach and Windmill Beach which are both ideal for families.
Sea Kayak Trips
Kayak Cape Town offer Sea Kayak Trips which leave from Simons Town Waterfront (3 km from SEAgetaway). Paddle the waters of False Bay with them and they will show you some amazing things. They paddle every day of the year, weather permitting. The winter months offer wonderful paddling because winter has more calm windless days than summer. On those days it is absolutely beautiful and there is always a chance of seeing whales. They offer trips from the sedate to the adventurous, but their most popular trip includes paddling to thethe penguin colony at Boulders Beach.
Penguin Sea Kayak Trip
The best way to see the Boulders Beach penguin colony is from the water. You will paddle past the Naval Harbour and out to Boulder's Beach to see the penguins. If the time and tide are right you can stop on a beach for a swim and get a close up look at penguins on the rocks nearby. You can book this activity via the Concierge service offered when booking your accommodation at SEAgetaway online.
Cape Point Nature Reserve
Cape Point, the southwest tip of Africa, is one of South Africa’s most magnificent tourist attractions. It features breath taking views with sheer cliffs towering more than 200 metres above the sea. It was originally named the Cape of Storms by Portuguese explorer Bartholomew Dias in 1488 and renamed Cabo de Boa Esperanca (Cape of Good Hope) by King John II of Portugal later. The Cape Point Nature Reserve is recognised as a World Heritage Site and consists of 7750 hectares of fynbos-covered valleys with diverse flora and fauna, wild coves, unspoilt beaches and shimmering tidal pools.
For those who enjoy hiking we recommend a walk to Dias Beach or the new light house. There are a variety of other hikes and day-walks in the reserve offering opportunity to explore the natural vegetation of the area, fynbos, which comprises the smallest but richest of the world’s six floral kingdoms. We also recommend that you explore both the False Bay and Atlantic Ocean sides in the reserve, Buffels Bay, Black Rock, Venus Pool and the beaches at Platboom are all uniquely different and beautiful. David would gladly help you plan a route.