Cape Town’s False Bay area is known for its sleepy, laid-back suburbs, chock full of quirky coffee shops, antique stores, and boho fashion boutiques, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend all your time living the lazy beach bum lifestyle. In between all the chilled out activities, the False Bay area also offers plenty for adventurous types to occupy their time. From learning to surf in Fish Hoek to kayaking in Simon’s Town, adventure awaits by the False Bay seaside! Here are just 5 adventure activities to check out next time you’re in the False Bay area.
Learn to surfski on Fish Hoek beach
Known as the warm side of the peninsula, False Bay is home to the beautiful Fish Hoek beach. With plenty of exciting surf available for both new and experience paddlers, and beautiful warm water, Fish Hoek beach is one of the best places to catch a wave in Cape Town. Based on the picturesque Fish Hoek beach Surfski School Fish Hoek offers surfski lesson taught by world champion paddlers at one of the best paddling locations in the world. For more experienced paddlers, the school also offers group paddling sessions and individual paddling sessions for those looking to brush up on their skills with a paddling couch.
Hop on-board a water bike in Simon’s Town
Offering Cape Town’s first water bike tour, Cape Town Water Bikes gives outdoorsy types a new way to enjoy the surf in Simon’s Town. Peddling away on one of these unique hydro cycles is a great way to tour the peninsula and see all sorts of wonderful sights. Check out the False Bay shipwrecks or meet up with some friendly penguins in the water while you work up a sweat. Located at the Simon’s Town Pier, Cape Town Water Bikes offers a choice of 2 different 2-hour water bike tours exploring the magnificent False Bay coastline.
Learn to SUP in Muizenberg
With its warm water and safe, beach break waves, Muizenberg is known as a new surfer’s paradise but of late it has also become renowned as a destination for stand-up paddle boarding. Offering SUP lessons and SUP rentals, Xpression on the Beach is a must-visit for new and experienced SUP enthusiasts. Encountering whales, seals, and dolphins while Stand Up Paddling from Muizenberg beach further into the peninsula is something more experienced paddlers can expect to enjoy while newbies can take in the peace and serenity of the quiet surf just off the beach. Xpression also offers surf lessons and surf board rentals for those wanting to spend more time in the water rather than floating atop the surf.
Kayak with penguins in Simon’s Town
There’s no doubt that the penguin colony at Boulder’s Beach is always worth a visit, but instead of lazing on the beach looking at the tiny tuxedo-clad cuties why not hop in the water and paddle alongside them? Hoping on-board a kayak is the easiest way to see the Boulder’s penguins up close and is a must-try for any adventurous nature lover. The 2-hour guided tour is hosted by Kayak Cape Town and is ideal for those who want to see a different side of Boulders.
Spend the night in False Bay
The False Bay area has so much to offer that it’s well worth spending the night, or a weekend, in the area to fully appreciate this unique part of Cape Town. Rather than stay in an over-priced hotel in Cape Town’s city centre, you can live like a local at A Whale of a Time guest apartments in Fish Hoek. Each of the 6 luxury apartments at A Whale of a Time have oceans views and are beautifully decorated, offering everything you need to make the most of your stay in Cape Town. With life’s little luxuries, such as satellite TV and WiFi, included in every suite, you’ll feel right at home at this cosy spot. What’s more, the unique holiday accommodation spot also caters for groups of all sizes. From couples looking for a cosy 2-sleeper, families of 4, there’s a suite to suit your needs at A Whale of a Time.