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Popular Coastal Sights to See in Cape Town

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Have you ever dreamt of a place where the ocean meets the sky, playful penguins dance on the shores, and legends of shipwrecks and mariners come alive? Pack your bags and set sail to the magical land of Cape Town to enjoy a perfect camp for the summer! Here’s your guide to some of the most fascinating spots the Mother City has to offer.

Penguin Walks at Boulders Beach

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Before we sail to distant shores, let’s start with something delightful! Yes, it’s the much-loved African penguins at Boulders Beach. Their charming walk, soothing sunbathing sessions, and mischievous acts will surely be an unforgettable experience. You can stroll on wooden boardwalks overlooking the beach, witness adult penguins nurse their young, or catch them playing in the waves. There’s also an interactive visitor centre where you can delve into the lives and conservation efforts surrounding these charming birds.

Cape Point Lighthouse: Where Two Oceans Meet

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Standing tall at the southeastern tip of the Cape Peninsula is the iconic Cape Point Lighthouse. As you climb to the top, the panoramic views are a real treat for the eyes, where the wild waters of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans seem to dance and merge. The fresh breeze, the vast blue stretch, and the age-old tales of sailors navigating these blissful waters — it’s a symphony of nature and history. Originally built in 1859, the lighthouse served as a crucial signal for sailors. However, its high placement sometimes hid it from ships if it was too foggy, and a new lighthouse was constructed lower down.

Atlantic Seaboard: The Riviera of the South

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Stretching from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in the north to Hout Bay in the south, the Atlantic Seaboard is a glorious stretch of coastline, often referred to as Cape Town’s very own “Riviera.” Explore the sun-kissed beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay, enjoy the captivating sight of the sun dipping into the ocean, and drive along winding roads with majestic mountain views on one side and the shimmering ocean on the other. A walk along the promenade at Sea Point is a hotspot for locals and tourists alike. Cafés, bars, and artisanal stores dot the route, offering a blend of local flavours and crafts. It’s a fascinating stretch where the mountains and the sea compete for your attention.

Seal Island Ferry: A Splashy Affair

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Your summer camp outdoor activities in Cape Town won’t be complete without hopping aboard the Seal Island Ferry! Departing from Hout Bay, this fun-filled voyage takes you to Duiker Island, home to a colony of over 7,000 Cape fur seals. Watch these playful creatures sun themselves, dive into the waters, or simply laze around!

From the vibrant energy of penguins to the silent sentinel of the Cape Point Lighthouse, from the sophisticated beauty of the Atlantic Seaboard to the lively vibes at Seal Island, Cape Town’s coastal wonders are rich, diverse, and endlessly enchanting. Whether you’re an adventurer at heart or simply seeking serenity by the sea, we have top-class summer camp programs for you to not miss out on anything.

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