Almondbury Cottage - contemporary modern living in Zwaanswyk, Cape Town
Is where every surfer learns to cut his teeth and one of the most racially integrated
beaches in Cape Town. Synonymous with the colourful beach huts that make their way
onto picture postcards of Cape Town, this very long beach can get pretty busy during
peak season but the waves are not too powerful and there are other facilities here
such as put-putt courses and water slides so that it never feels crowded.
is not very wide or big and it can get rather crowded in summer, but it offers a
delightful tidal pool which is great for children. During high tide big waves can
break against the tidal pool wall. A similar tidal pool can be found in Kalk Bay
(Dalebrook Pool), just a little further down the main road.
A safe, friendly beach where you can swim with African penguins and have a picnic!
Where else in the world do you find a beautiful, sandy beach surrounded by great
rocks for sunbathing, where you can swim and play with (mostly) friendly but wild
penguins? The water is clear and there are no dangerous currents due to the protected
location, so this is one of the most pleasant beaches to take children to. Kids in
all ages love watching the penguins transform from seemingly clumsy waddlers to speedy,
perfected swimmers and try to interact with them. But stay at a respectful distance
- they are known to "nip" if you come too close! Take time to visit the information
centre as well, and learn more about these fascinating creatures. After a good swim,
you can have an ice cream from the shop, a picnic on the beach or try out one of
the places in Simonstown for a meal. And remember to check for penguins under your
car before you leave :0)