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    Cape Town The Beautiful

    by canuck68 Updated Mar 15, 2015

    Favorite thing: I cannot say that I am a world traveler by any means. However, a person would have to go far to visit a more beautiful city than Cape Town. It has everything a person could possibly want. The beaches are wonderful, the sand so soft in many. On the Atlantic Ocean side, the water is cold and the opposite can be said of the Indian Ocean side.
    I would love to be able to take my family to the various beaches and I would be sure to include Boulders Beach so we could all enjoy the penguins.
    Simons Town and Fish Hoek are two villages situated on the water and therefore have beaches.
    That would be where I would want to live if I was to live in Cape Town.
    Whale watching, kayaking, swimming, and surfing are just a few of the activities that can be enjoyed.

    Fondest memory: One of my best memories of Cape Town is when a group of friends........all South African but me..........spent the day touring several beaches. They were Boulder Beach, Simons Town, Fish Hoek and so many more. We laughed at the antics of the penguins at Boulders Beach. We explored the history of Simons Town and some of my friends went kayaking. As we traveled along to the other villages we saw fishermen bringing in their catches, interesting souvenir stands where I bought a few African animals.

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    Vishoek

    by jonah1 Written Oct 11, 2006

    Favorite thing: Fishoek is a small little town on False Bay and is also on the way to Simon's Town and Boulders Beach. It doesnt seem like there is much happening in this beautiful spot other than people Fishing or lying about on the beach. We spent a day relaxing there and it is nice to get away from always busy Cape Town

    On the way to Vishoek, False Bay in the bg Tranquil...
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    Clifton beach

    by jonah1 Written Oct 11, 2006

    Favorite thing: This place is where the rich famous and beautiful hang out but even if you are not (like me) its a vibey beautiful spot that offers swimming and hours of bathing in the sun and checking out the locals!

    View over Clifton2 Hot hot hot hot Me on the beach - dont laugh im bad with sun!!
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    Perfect sunny day on a lovely beach...

    by JackiKasner Written Jun 21, 2005

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    Favorite thing: The great beaches we have!!! You can spend an entire day in the sand and sea with your mates and after that you all go to a restaurant and enjoy your favourite cocktail while watching the sunset. Doesn't that sounds like fun?... On the beach you can play games like: Rugby, kricket, frizbee, soccar, you name it! And while you at it you can make some new friends.

    Fondest memory: I love our people!!! And i love the food & wine.

    Anzia & I at Llandutno beach
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    Fish Hoek is a ‘dry’ town

    by Jenniflower Updated Jan 17, 2005

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    Favorite thing: By tradition, no retail liquor outlets are allowed in Fish Hoek – it’s a convention that dates back to the days when the village was a staging post for the wagons that carried goods between Cape Town and Simon’s Town.

    The by-law was introduced to prevent drivers from stopping off for a dram (…or two… or three) and arriving at their destinations in less than a sober state.

    Alcohol is served at the numerous restaurants in Fish Hoek, but there are no liquor stores. You will have to travel 5 mins by car to Kalk Bay or Long Beach Mall for that!

    The only 'dry' village in South Africa
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    The lovely beaches

    by mvtouring Written Oct 8, 2004

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    Favorite thing: If you have time enough, enjoy a day in the wonderful beaches around Capetown.

    The water is very cold especially near Blouberg, but do not let that deter you. If you would like it a bit warmer use the showers to cool down.

    The most popular ones are:
    Clifton's 5 th Beach, Lundudno beach, Sandy Bay the nudist beach. Long Beach & Muizenberg beach both surfer's paradise.

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    Lovely beaches and great nature

    by johanl Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Capetown is a cosmopolitan city. A lot of things to do and see. Visit the many beaches and shops.
    The area and cities around capetown are nice too and not that crowded.

    Fondest memory: the beaches and the special atmosphere in the multi cultural and ethnic city.

    V & A  WATERFRONT
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    On the beach at sunset

    by payasouk Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: My daughter had an apartment directly above First Beach at Clifton. It was a truly magical place to set down a rug on the sand, open a bottle of well-chilled Chardonnay, and watch the sun go down.

    Fondest memory: On Christmas Eve, 1998, I went to midnight mass in Camps Bay, and the service was held on the lawns outside the church. The night was warm, the scent of flowers heavy in the air - an unimaginable contrast with Christmas Eve in the UK

    False Bay, Cape Peninsula
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    Amazing Beaches!!!

    by Zoe_bcn Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Cape Town is full of beaches, wherever you go... you will find a nice beach.
    Transparent water, white sand, big waves, cold and warm water... a great place for surfers....
    It was amazing to watch the sunset, lay on the white sand, while the surfers were "playing" with the waves....

    Fondest memory: I cant remember the names of all the beaches where i went but... i remember Sunrise Beach, close to Grassy Park. It seems this is one of the best to watch the sunrise.... (now its ok Fiekie??)
    Ah! and if u like the seals... there you can see some of them!

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    by greentara Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Fondest memory: Don't you just love sitting on the beach after a hot day feeling the wind and watching the sun sink slowly behind the ocean.
    My favorite beach was camps bay, lots of bars right across the street and great fish restaurants.

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    GO TO THE BEACHESIf you have...

    by SirRichard Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: GO TO THE BEACHES
    If you have time enough, enjoy a day in the wonderful beaches around Capetown. Beaches on the west side of the Peninsula (Atlantic) are several degrees colder than those on the east side (False Bay/Indian Ocean).
    These are the most popular ones:
    Clifton's: big beach, quiet, perfect for a picnic.
    Sandy Bay: nudist beach.
    Long Beach: a surfer's paradise.

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    Houtbay beach

    by mvtouring Written Mar 30, 2009

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    Favorite thing: A very popular beach where u will mostly find families coming to spend the day. Either having a leasure day or bringing their doggies for excercise.

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    Penquin swimming?

    by mvtouring Written Apr 13, 2008

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    Favorite thing: If you would like to experience swimming with our Jackass Penquins, then you need to make your way to Muizenberg and go to Boulders Beach. Fantastic experience awaits you.

    Boulders beach

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    Clifton

    by camilo74 Updated Jan 17, 2005

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    Favorite thing: This is the other beach near Cape Town, lot of people come here, it has 4 sectors 2 are for super models (according i heard) and 3 is gay, i liked the 4th one

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    Camps Bay

    by camilo74 Written Mar 8, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Camps bay is one of the 2 biggest beaches near Cape Town, there are lot of restaurantes and the beach is beautiful

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