In this blog, I will discuss the area of False Bay with you. It has a rich history and is a favourite amongst the locals and visitors looking to settle into sleepy, quiet residential areas filled with charming buildings, various shops, eateries, and things to see and do. The name “False Bay” was given by sailors that confused the bay with Table Bay.
This region is also one of the oldest within the Country.
Beaches of False Bay
False Bay has a wealth of superb white sandy beaches, which are safe, clean, and offers great amenities for families. With the influence of the warm Indian Ocean, swimmers can enjoy a more comfortable swim with inviting warm waters.
There are a variety of suburbs within False Bay Western Cape and if you’re looking for a great village lifestyle or a seaside property as your investment to retire or raise your family then this is the region for you.
Kalk Bay is a fishing village and has become a very sought after suburb and popular amongst artists and professional individuals. It’s location allows visitors and locals to enjoy the beauty of the ocean and the bay. Whale watching as well as surfing is very popular in the area. Residents and locals are also spoilt for choice with a multitude of art galleries to visit.
Clovelly showcases a quiet village lifestyle and is situated between Fish Hoek and Kalk Bay. Due to it’s location, the suburb of Clovelly enjoys envious views of False Bay and the valley. Things to do are plentiful including a visit to the beautiful country club situated within the picturesque valley. The country club features an 18-hole / 72 par golf course.
Fish Hoek is popular for its large family beach with beautiful white sand that stretches on for many km’s. The area still maintains an old charm and is unspoilt by the influences of modern development as seen by most of the Western Cape’s shorelines. Properties include large family homes as well as apartment living. The suburb of Fish Hoek is also popular amongst older folk as well as those looking to raise their kids in a child friendly, family atmosphere.
There are two popular features that stand out not only to locals but to the many visitors who make their way to Simons Town, and these include Boulders Beach and the fact that Simons Town is a naval town. It is home to one of South Africa’s oldest navy bases and many members of South Africa’s Navy reside here. The area is filled with stories that have shaped it into the homely, charming suburb we all love and enjoy today. Visit the Historical Mile of Simon’s Town, which features a museum as well as buildings that are more than 150 years old. Whether you’re local or visiting, a trip to Boulders Beach, home to the African Penguin Colony, is an absolute must.
Other suburbs of False Bay include:
- Marina De Gamma
- St James
Schools and tertiary institutions are located throughout the False Bay region.
Properties prices can range anything from an estimate +- 2+ million to 18 million.