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Helderberg Beaches: a mere 10 minutes from SomerZicht, on the Eastern coast of False Bay.

Strand Beach: a mere 10 minutes away, it has a 5 km stretch of white sand ideal for long walks. Fishing, surfing and wind surfing are very popular here as the waves are quite good.

Gordon’s Bay Beach: a bit further along the coast, has wonderful sheltered rock pools great for exploring and paddling. It is regarded as one of the safest swimming beaches in the area.

Bikini Beach is a small, Blue Flag Beach, with a high level of water quality, facilities, cleanliness and safety. It is popular for sunbathing as it is sheltered from the wind.

Kogel Bay is reached after a short but spectacular drive along the coast towards Rooi Els. It is essentially a surfers beach, but has a long stretch of white sand and a couple of exciting caves.

Hermanus Beaches: On the South coast, an hour from SomerZicht, lies Grotto Beach with its restaurant, play park and well maintained ablution facilities. Excellent for swimming and long beach walks. A bit further is the more private and secluded beach of Langbaai.

False Bay Beaches: 40+ minutes from SomerZicht on the False Bay Coast, between Muizenberg and Simonstown, guests will find good beaches and small seaside villages. Muizenberg Beach is a surfers’s paradise and its long sandy beach boasts colourful beach huts. Not very wide or big St James Beach offers a delightful tidal pool which is great for children. Fish Hoek beach has calm waters and the walkway that hugs the right hand side of the beach is ideal for an enjoyable stroll.

Boulders beach is just past Simonstown and is synonymous with the population of African Penguins who live here. This is a paying beach and one of the best swimming beaches in Cape Town. It lies in a small cove and is protected from the wind by giant granite boulders. A boardwalk past the main beach takes you to the penguin beach, although they do pop over to visit you around the boulders.

Atlantic Coast Beaches: There are numerous famous beaches on the Atlantic side of Cape Town, just over an hour’s drive from SomerZicht. Bloubergstrand for not to be missed sunsets and those spectacular views of Table Mountain, Sunset Beach, the third best wind surfing spot in the world and the fashionable Clifton and Camp’s Bay beaches, to name but a few.