Betty’s Bay is on route 44 well to the west of Cape Town and just beyond Cape Hangklip and a place to see African Penguins, view Harold Porter Botanical Gardens (028 272 9311), or take the two hour ‘waterfall trail’ up Leopard’s Kloof.
Bloubergstrand is on Table Bay, 20 minutes north of Cape Town and across the water from Robben Island. Famous for its endless white sandy beaches, sunsets, views to Table Mountain and Robben Island. The beachfront has pubs, restaurants and entertainment venues and each restaurant along the beachfront Bloubergstrand gives views over the bay to Robben Island.
A pay for entry beach that is part of the Table Mountain National Park at Seaforth on the way to the Cape of Good Hope adjoining a sanctuary for penguins. The high boulders and still waters make this a perfect spot for children and to view penguins. (021 786 2329).