The village-like suburb of Fish Hoek feels as though it has been frozen in time, as the space retains much of its original character and has felt little to none of the effects of commercial development. Unlike many other coastlines in Cape Town, the False Bay Coast remains unaffected by beachside bars and attracts a host of people looking to simply enjoy a day at the beach.
Fish Hoek lies in the shadow of Kalkbaaiberg and is a 25 minute drive outside of Cape Town’s City Bowl via Ou Kaapse Weg and the M3. The Cape Point Tour will have you fly over this unspoiled gem of the False Bay Coast, where Southern Right whales cavort during the whale season and folks flock for the opportunity to build sandcastles and snorkel along the rocks. Every alternative Sunday, a classic steam train travels from Simons Town to Cape Town and stops at Fish Hoek station for those interested in having their picture snapped with the majestic old train.
Image courtesy of Ian Junor via flickr.