As you may or may not know, the city of Cape Town in South Africa extends a lot further than first thought, meaning that it is possible to find suburbs, such as Noordhoek, as far as 21 miles away from the heart of the city. A Noordhoek holiday therefore allows travellers to stay in relatively tranquil surroundings, but be close enough to travel by bus or car to the heart of Cape Town to explore the many attractions to be found there. This means that there is no doubt that a Noordhoek holiday will leave you relaxed as well as enlightened by the many experiences that you can encounter during your trip to this part of South Africa.
Although a Noordhoek holiday will be quieter than one in the centre of Cape Town, make no mistake that there are still plenty of activities to be enjoyed in and around the suburb. Noordhoek has one of the longest stretches of beach to be found in the Cape Peninsula, making it a popular venue with those travellers who love a spot of swimming, surfing, deep-sea fishing, canoeing, sailing and whale watching. Other activities available on a Noordhoek holiday include hiking, mountain biking, bird watching, white-water rafting, paragliding, horse riding, golf and tennis.
No Noordhoek holiday would be complete without a visit to one of the most iconic places in South Africa – Table Mountain. As well as the actual mountain itself, there is a national park which runs alongside the whole mountain range which provides a look at many indigenous species of flora and fauna. Visitors can take the cableway up to the top of the mountain and then take in the spectacular views from the summit. There is also an interesting Waterworks Museum which details the skill and history needed to build the 5 dams that can be found on the mountain.
One of the most important factors of booking a holiday is the quality of the weather and this is no different for a Noordhoek holiday. Thankfully travellers who are interested in a Noordhoek holiday will discover that this area of South Africa has a warm climate with daytime temperatures reaching as much as 26 degrees Celsius. The cooler months of the year are still pleasant with a maximum of 19 degrees Celsius to be expected. The annual rainfall amount for Noordhoek is approximately 18 inches.
To begin a wonderful Noordhoek holiday, travellers can arrive at Cape Town International Airport (CPT), on the outskirts of the city. A bus or car journey is then needed to travel the 25 miles to Noordhoek. Travellers will find that there are several airlines that offer cheap, frequent flights to Cape Town including Emirates, KLM, South African Airways, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. Passengers can depart the UK from several airports such as Bristol (BRS), Heathrow (LHR), Liverpool (LPL), Manchester (MAN) and Aberdeen (ABZ).