False Bay

False Bay, Cape Town

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About twenty-one kilometers southeast of Cape Town is a beautiful coastline stretching from Hangklip to Cape Point, called False Bay. It is considered the largest true bay in South Africa and one of the great bays of the world. This 41-kilometer-wide coast was also referred to as the “gulf between the mountains”.

More than three hundred years ago, Portuguese sailors often confused the bay with Table Bay. It soon became known as “Cabo Falso” which means False Cape, which in turn, became False Bay.

False Bay is known for its white sandy beaches, scenic beauty, looming crags and cliffs, safe swimming and picnic spots, sweeping vistas, beautiful valleys, and seaside villages. These seaside villages offer a wide variety of restaurants, coffee shops, cafés, art & craft shops, pubs, and B&B’s.

False Bay, Cape Town

Among the most popular spots in False Bay is the birthplace of surfing in South Africa, Muizenberg, with its vibrant and colorful beach huts. Another popular spot is the quaint fishing village, Kalk Bay. Simon’s Town, which is a historical naval village, is also a favorite. Near Simon’s Town is Boulders Beach which is home to a colony of African penguins.

With many beautiful spots to visit and a number of activities to enjoy, False Bay is truly an ultimate Cape Town destination. Read more about the other tidal pools in Cape Town.