Noordhoek is located right under the Southern Slopes of Chapman’s Peak Drive. It has an old school farm feel to it and horses, geese, pigs as well as rabbits are a common sight in the gardens. It is well-known for its long white sandy beach, green leafy lanes and wide open public spaces. The lifestyle here is slow, relaxed and no one is in any rush.
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Noordhoek is crammed in-between the sea, mountain ranges and wetlands areas. Some of the recommended activities include surfing, exploring the Kakapo shipwreck and horse riding along the beach. Keep a lookout out for the Verreaux eagles soaring in the skies while you enjoy a sundowner overlooking Noordhoek beach and soak up the amazing atmosphere.
Noordhoek beach is dog-friendly and family friendly with white sand that stretches for kilometers. Its scenic beauty and surrounding vegetation is truly breath-taking. If you are on the beach during mating season, make sure you keep an eye out for whales or dolphins. Noordhoek is also home to an award-winning wine estate, Cape Point Vineyards, where it produces world-class Sauvignon Blanc wines. Pre-order a picnic and sit alongside the dam at Cape Point Vineyards, overlooking Noordhoek beach, sipping an ice cold glass of Sauv!
Of course gourmet cuisine has become standard with such a top class selection of wines and there are numerous restaurants in the area to entice your taste buds. Boutique shopping is also a favourite in Noordhoek with its assortment of smaller shops offering anything from unique arts and crafts as well the larger shopping malls that offer every modern convenience. If you’re a bird lover, you have to visit the Table Mountain Nature Reserve with the Noordhoek Wetlands right next door, this is the ideal location for bird watching.
Golfers are truly spoilt for choice with access to the Clovelley Country Club, the Westlake Golf Club and the Steenberg Golf Estate. These are 3 of the best courses in Cape Town and they are all within 15 minutes’ drive! Noordhoek is the perfect location if you want to explore the Cape Peninsula and it’s literally a couple of minutes away from some of the most superb beaches and incredible mountain drives including Chapman’s Peak and Ou Kaapse Weg.
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- Mountain hikes
- Beach strolls
- Horse riding
- Whale watching
The summer months are perfect for the beach as well as most of the outdoor activities on offer, but the cooler winter months are the best time for hiking and walking in the mountains. Between August and September it is mating season, which bring the whales, flowers and birds to the area.
- Whales and dolphins in season
- Blossoming flower fields
- Great surfing