A great way to explore the Western Cape coastline!Summer is the perfect season to be at the beach...
If you really want to experience the dramatic landscapes around Kommetjie and Fin Whale Beach House, the best way to do so is on foot! There are some incredible hikes to be had in the mountains around Chapman’s peak, as well as the iconic Table Mountain itself and the famous 12 Apostles – the 12 mountain peaks that tower over the Atlantic seaboard from Kloof Neck (the “saddle” between Table Mountain and Lion’s Head) all the way up to Hout Bay.
This is one of the most scenic stretches of coastline in the world and just a stone’s throw from Fin Whale Beach House, so don’t forget to bring your walking shoes, sunscreen, hat and water bottles and head out for the day with a picnic lunch.
The views are incredible and you’ll get a whole new appreciation of this part of South Africa’s Western Cape as well as enjoying huge amounts of fresh air!
There are also some great mountain bike trails in the area, so feel free to bring your bikes with you if you are travelling down by car, or ask us about hiring bikes for the duration of your stay. Horseriding is also available close by and gives you yet another way to discover the magic of the landscapes around us.
Of course, with the gorgeous Long Beach on your doorstep, you don’t have to go far to explore! Walks along our beach are a fantastic way to both start and end the day here at Fin Whale Beach House, along with toasting the setting sun with a fine, South African wine from the dunes in front of the house.
It’s summer at the moment, and it can get hot, but escaping the heat of summer is easy in our wonderful swimming pool. Unless you’re brave enough to venture into the chilly waters of the ocean, that is! The Atlantic ocean here is a brisk 12 deg C so you might want to bring a wetsuit!
At the end of the day, with a crayfish grilling on the braai and the craft gin flowing, surrounded by family and friends, summer is the perfect season to be at the beach and living the beachside lifestyle. So get in touch to ask us about availability over the summer season and we hope to see you soon!