Noordhoek Holiday Guide


Noordhoek is a relatively still undiscovered jewel in Cape Towns long list of attractions. Until a few years ago this beautiful suburb was the domain of those in the know and local tourists. But as with all secrets, the message of Noordhoek’s attractions is spreading fast.

A village by the sea, Noordhoek offers guests a real sense of community and one of the best welcomes in the Western Cape, majestic mountain views and the longest coastline of Atlantic Ocean.

Here you will find horses, pigs, cows, hens, ducks, geese and rabbits roaming around in gardens and open public spaces. Here you will see numerous wild peacocks, guinea fowl, Egyptian Geese and meerkats. This is where you will hear the owls hooting at night, where you will watch the Black Eagle soaring above, and where you will hear the call of the Fish Eagle echo as it flies over the majestic mountains.

The Location of Noordhoek

Noordhoek is situated about 35 kilometers from Cape Town, about 1 hour (traffic dependent) from the airport and centre of Cape Town). It is handily located for access to the wine routes, Cape Point and of course the world famous Chapman’s Peak Drive.

There are some amazing routes to travel to and from Noordhoek:

Entering Noordhoek from Hout Bay – perhaps the most famous route this toll road (approx R25) takes you along the world famous Chapman’s Peak Drive. The road seems to hang on to the edge of Western Sea Board with views across Long Beach to Cape Point framed by the rugged mountainous coastline. A trip not to be missed (check for weather conditions to ensure it is open)
Entering Noordhoek over Ou Kaspe Weg – climbing up Silvermine, look to the left for a panoramic view over to False Bay and a birds eye view of the wine farms of Constantia and its surrounding suburbs. The road winds its way through Silvermine with views of Fishhoek and then drops into Noordhoek with a view of the entire Valley and coastline. Grab a bottle of bubbly and be there for sunset to rival any view from a Greek island.
Noordhoek to Cape Point – the less famous but equally dramatic Misty Cliffs. Head through the coastal town of Kommetjie and hug the coast for several kilomertes of sea and mountain views.

The Noordhoek Vibe

Thursday nights and Sunday Afternoons at Noordhoek Village reflect the Noordhoek Vibe. The car park may contain everything from a  Ferrari or two through to a 20 year Honda Civic but at Café Roux and The Toad it is one big celebration, delicious food, fine wine or cold beers and live music to sing and dance along to.

Don’t be surprised to see a fair amount of locals bare foot (in preference to wearing shoes), surfboards on roof racks and horses trotting by.

Noordhoek is close to everything but isolated enough for it to be self sufficient, its beauty is unmistakable and its vibe – superb.

Noordhoek – Amenities

Although centrally located to most of Cape Towns attractions, Noordhoek itself can certainly keep the visitor occupied with any number of activities.

Places to see in Noordhoek

  • Silvermine Nature Reserve
  • Township Tour in Masiphumelele
  • Chapman’s Peak Drive
  • Noordhoek Beach
  • Noordhoek Farm Village
  • Imhoff’s Gift Village

Noordhoek Activities

  • Deep sea fishing
  • Hiking trails
  • Enjoy one of the superb beaches
  • Golf
  • Shopping
  • Surfing
  • Horse Riding

Eating out in Noordhoek

Noordhoek itself has only a handful of restaurants, but they are excellent and a mere 5 kilometers away lies Kalk Bay and all its gourmet delights:

Noordhoek restaurants :

  • The Toad
  • The Barn
  • Ocean Basket
  • Spur
  • Monkey Valley
  • Cafe Roux
  • The Red Herring

Guesthouses in Noordhoek

Please use the links below to access more details on the featured guest houses, where indicated read the owners/ manager page for the inside story!!

Alternatively access our comprehensive guest house directory here