Nestled in a lush, protected valley on the False Bay Coast of Cape Town, between Simon's Town and Fish Hoek, 75 Glen Beach is 1 BR Holiday Rental Apartment conveniently located close to many nature-lover attractions in the quaint village of Glencairn. Relax and enjoy a beach holiday in this picturesque seaside village, in a luxury beach house a mere 100 metres from the beach with views you can only dream of. Wake to the sounds of the ocean waves crashing on the shores. Take a leisurely stroll down to Glen Beach to watch the Southern Right Whales (June to November), or a 3 mile drive to Boulders Beach to view the colony of African Penguins at close range, wandering freely in a protected natural environment.
The surrounding mountains of Elsies Peak, Red Hill and the Cape Point Nature Reserve (6mile drive) offer many enjoyable hiking trails to get closer to nature. An extensive array of outdoor activities include scuba-diving, ocean kayaking, horse riding, windsurfing, hiking, mountain biking, abseiling, and many others; all of which are available in the area. Bring along your road bike, or simply hire one, and spend mornings riding the most picturesque parts of the Cape Town Argus Cycle Tour - riding the surrounding beach roads, hills and passes. Alternatively, try shark-cage diving - for that extra adrenaline rush!
The neighbouring villages of Simon's Town, Fish Hoek and Kalk Bay offer a wide range of restaurants specialising in steaks, fish, pizza and even fine French cuisine. Several are situated on the waters edge with wonderful sea and harbour views. The local amenities for everyday essentials are also very conveniently located.
The relaxed lifestyle in Glencairn can be attributed to the beauty of the landscape, the tranquility of the sea and its state of relative obscurity. Families spend quality time with their children, going for walks and picnics on the beach. Without a main road of shops, malls or businesses, it remains a residential village, with all the beauty of its neighbouring seaside tourist towns, but without the trappings. Be sure to add Glencairn to your tour of Cape Town and appreciate the quiet beauty of this little seaside village.