Noordhoek tours & holiday packagesAt the sea, but in the country
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It may be right beside the ocean, with an incredible beach to prove it, but Noordhoek has a distinctly country feel to it.
Noordhoek is a suburb of Cape Town, lying some 35 kilometres from the city centre. Despite this fact, it feels like a holiday town. With Chapman's Peak towering over it, travellers get to take what is arguably Cape Town's most scenic route, Chapman's Peak Drive, to get there. The alternative is, of course, Ou Kaapseweg, which slices through the beautiful Silvermine Nature Reserve as it winds over the mountain.
The town itself has many large homes and smallholdings with paddocks and a big population of horses that add to the country atmosphere. Horseriding along the endless stretch of soft, white sand that is Noordhoek's main beach is one of the top activities here.
Noordhoek is the perfect place for a weekend away. It's close to the city, but it's so relaxing to walk along this endless stretch of beach.
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The beach is great for simply relaxing in the sun and cooling off in the ocean as well. Its excellent waves are popular with surfers who flock here to ride the rollers. Apart from the beach, the only other place where people congregate here is Noordhoek Farm Village, where a children's play area and a string of shops and stalls are surrounded by restaurants and cafes. The Red Herring, a little removed from the village, is also a firm favourite for lunch or dinner, with its upper deck looking out across the ocean.
Accommodation in Noordhoek is mostly in self-catering houses and cottages where guests can enjoy privacy and the peaceful nature of the town. Of course, there are hotels and guest houses as well. Take at least one morning out of your holiday to drive up to Silvermine Nature Reserve. Pack a picnic lunch and hike the short trail to the massive dam.
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