Driving the Cape Peninsula
143 Main Rd, Muizenberg, Cape Town, 7950, South Africa
Photo courtesy of Hillary Fox/Cape Town Tourism
Driving the Cape PeninsulaCape Town is driving country. It's cheap and easy to rent a car, and once you get used to driving on the left-hand side of the road, the Cape Peninsula is at your doorstep. From the city, head out to Muizenberg, then along the False Bay road to Kalk Bay, Simon's Town, and Cape Point. For the return trip, drive along the Atlantic Ocean, passing the far-flung suburbs of Scarborough, Noordhoek, and Long Beach, which have a hippie feel to them. Take the spectacular Chapman's Peak Drive to the little town of Hout Bay, then continue on to Llandudno and the beaches at Camps Bay and Clifton. From here, the road takes you back to Cape Town's city center. A drive around the peninsula takes a full day, so plan an early start.