Fish Hoek

Fish Hoek

“Vishoek”, now better known by its informal English name lies in a valley that runs east to west across the Cape Peninsula. This picturesque seaside village has beautiful white beaches, offering safe bathing and a launching place for catamarans and sailboards.

Adventure And Sport

Water-sport: Not only does the beach offer safe swimming conditions, but divers, surfers and sailors can also enjoy the water. There is a hobie-cat launching spot at one side of the beach and regattas are held here regularly.

Golf: The golf club welcomes visiting golfers.

Hiking: Many mountain walks start at Fish Hoek, including Jagger’s Walk, a path that follows the coastline.

Archaeology And Palaeontology

Burial sites and Fossils: Peers Cave houses nine ancient burial sites and is the place where Victor Peers discovered the famous Fish Hoek Man in 1927. To reach the cave, follow the signs from 20th Avenue that leads into 21st Avenue. The path to the cave is only a short climb up the dunes.

History And Architecture

Clovelly Fire Museum: The museum is situated at 48 Clovelly Road and features a large display of fire-fighting equipment.

Fish Hoek Valley Museum: The museum is located at 59 Central Circle and exhibits photographs of the Fish Hoek Valley, as well as various Stone Age implements. This new development is run by volunteers and also features an Environmental Room with displays on whaling, dolphins and the Elsies Peak Conservation Project.

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