A really nice day trip to make, without a hired car, is the train ride from the the city centre to Simonstown. As you can see in the picture, the train runs right next to the sea from Muizenberg all the way to Simonstown.
|Train track next to the sea|
I would stop and wander around places like Muizenberg, St James and Kalk Bay. They have loads of craft shops, antique traders, cafes and museums.
At Simonstown the line comes to an end but you can take a walk up to Seaforth where you will find the penguins. Unfortunately they have come under serious threat in recent times. There are lots of initiatives to try and address the causes of their demise and to encourage breeding again.
For more on the train trip Google - Cape Metro Rail. The train timetables should be there.
|Kalk Bay main road|
I would make it a day out and take a lunch hamper and a swimming costume for a day on the beach. Just remember alcohol consumption is forbidden on public beaches in South Africa.
Or you could take in a meal enjoy our fabulous wines at one of the restaurants overlooking False Bay. The view across from False Bay to Cape Hangklip is breathtaking. And the water in False Bay is warmer than the Atlantic Ocean on the other side of the peninsula.
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