Where to drive around Cape Town to have the best views

The area around Cape Town is incredibly different and beautiful and offers a great variety of scenic road passages from stunning seaside drives to mountain passes and stations.

Stunning shoreside drives in Cape Town
There are several inconceivable seaside drives from Cape Town that offer spectacular view and plenitude of amazing activities to do.

Cape Peninsula scenic drive
Boulders Beach, Simon’s Town
The beautiful Boulder’s Beach is not the main thing attracting people to visit there, penguins walk and swim around the boulders. Children love this place! Bring a towel and your bathers to spend your day here.
Muizenberg
The various rustic cabins in Muizenberg
Blue Bird Garage and Food Stalls
Stalls with a huge variety of food, snacks, beer, and wine – from craft beers to exclusive wines.

Cape Town – Hermanus drive
Activities to do
Swimming at Koel Bay at one of the strands on the way from Gordon’s Bay to Rooi- Els.
Hiking in Demitasse Pools Nature Reserve, there’s a nice 2- 3-hour return hike to the cascade and natural pools, an 8 km walk. Open from November to April, daylight to evening.
Surfing at Koel Bay sand, bring a surfboard with you and watch for Great Whites.
Snorkelling at Rooi Els, you can spot crayfish-the water isn’t as cold as in Cape Town, but you still need a wet- suit.
Hiking at the Harold Porter Botanical Garden.
Humpback watching in Hermanus. The peak season is August to December, the peak season October – November when Southern-right whales are in the area. Generally, you see numerous seals and occasional penguins in the water as well.

Cape Town – Cape Agulhas road trip
Activities to do
Shark diving in Gansbaai, all time round however search the water before as occasionally orcas are in the area and Great Whites are about.
Wine and beer tasting in Hermanus and around Cape Agulhas.
Exploring Waenhuiskrans Cave.
Watching the evening on Struisbaai beachfront.
Spotting Parrie, a huge stingray that lives at the harbour of Struisbaai

West Coast Flower route drive
What to do:
Wine tasting in Durbanville, it is the most popular area for Sauvignon Blanc.
Watching the flowers while taking a hike or driving and at West Coast National Park.
Swimming at the Lagoon in Langebaan.
Eating fresh seafood at Paternoster.

Inland Drives:

Constantia Valley trip
Highlights of the drive
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden – the greenest place in Town
Rhodes Drive – a stunning 7 km drive
Stunning wine estates in Constantia Valley
There are different tenures from Cape Town that combine wine tasting in Constantia you can join one of them if you’re alone.

Two mountain Passes Paarl Drive
Activities to do

Driving over Du Toitskloof Pass and Bain’s Pass.
Hiking at Limietberg Nature Reserve, near the passes are multiple hiking trails.
Tasting wines at Breedekloof Wine Route.
The Cape Town area is ultimately diverse with offerings of a variety of road trip scenery. Ranging from good coastal drives to vineyards and mountain passes.