Clifton Villa Rentals in Cape Town – Scenic Drives
Our Clifton villa rentals in Cape Town are perfect locations to begin some of the most scenic drives around Cape Town and the Western Cape. CLIFTON ON SEA’s beach house rentals offer 5-star hotel services, including car hire and full travel services.
With so many stunning mountain passes and long winding coastal roads, you need no encouragement to get into your vehicle and explore what lies beyond the borders of beautiful Cape Town.
Cape Town to Hout Bay
A mere 15-minute drive from CLIFTON ON SEA’s luxurious vacation villa and beach house rentals in Cape Town, lies the picturesque village of Hout Bay. Overlooked by the Table Mountain range and Chapman’s Peak, Hout Bay is a breath of fresh air away from the bustle of Cape Town and Camps Bay.
Get close to nature on several walking and hiking trails around the beautiful mountains, or visit the working harbour to have a look at all the fishing vessels, yachts and catamarans anchored there. Buy from the fresh fish markets and go on a boat trip to watch the seals or take a sundowner cruise around the harbour.
For the more adventurous, there is plenty of jet skiing, sandboarding, paragliding, windsurfing or kayaking amongst the dolphins and seals.
Hout Bay to Noordhoek
This scenic drive includes the majestic Chapman’s Peak Drive , re-opened as a toll road at the end of 2003. Infamous for its sporadic rock falls almost as much as for its breathtaking views, Chapman’s Peak is a world-renowned drive and a must on every visitor’s agenda.
Once you’ve negotiated the breathtaking bends and made use of the several photo and picnic spots, another paradise awaits you just over the top of the pass. With its long stretch of pure white beach and seemingly endless space, Noordhoek is a far cry from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Go for a horse ride on the beach, visit the Noordhoek Farm Villiage for freshly produced delights or join the locals for a refreshing drink at the Red Herring Trading Post restaurant and bar while you browse the art gallery, plant nursery and pottery workshop.
Strand to Betty’s Bay
A 40 minute drive out of Cape Town , the Strand is charming in its simplicity. Situated on the False Bay coast, it celebrates the uncomplicated pleasures of life and makes full use of its beautiful setting with sea-side pubs and restaurants and a local market.
Further along the coastline, Gordon’s Bay entices you with its great beaches and fun shops. Bikini Beach is a great spot for a picnic, or you can continue to Pringle Bay , Rooiels or Betty’s Bay. Betty’s Bay is a prime spot for whale watching between May and December and sports the Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens. Also, get up close and personal with Jackass Penguins at the Stony Point Nature Reserve.
One of the most scenic drives in Cape Town is to Cape Point within the Cape Peninsula National Park. Situated at the most southwesterly point of Africa, it is one of the highest sea cliffs in the world – 249m above sea level.
Take the funicular for a scenic trip to the old lighthouse, or walk the hundreds of steps to the top to enjoy the breathtaking scenery. Get a prime view of whales and dolphins between May and November. Undertake numerous scenic walks and trails, see a variety of animals and swim in stunning tidal pools.