Best things to do in Noordhoek Cape Town

The village of Noordhoek is sandwiched between the Atlantic sea, mountains and a prized wetlands area. Noordhoek is reached by driving some of the most spectacular roads in the Western Cape – via Chapman’s Peak Drive or over the Ou Kaapse Weg (with the Silvemine section of Table Mountain National Park at it’s centre). Explore Noordhoek with a Cape Peninsula Tour, Cape Point tour and Boulder Beach Tour.

Noordhoek is a laid-back coastal suburb overlooking the long, sandy Noordhoek Beach.
The Noordhoek valley is situated at the foot of Chapman’s Peak and surrounded by Table Mountain National Park on the west coast of the Cape Peninsula and is approximately 35 kilometres (22 miles) to the south of Cape Town. The name "Noordhoek" was taken from Dutch and literally means "north corner". It was given this name in 1743 as being the northern corner of the Slangkop farm. 

Cape Town Attraction

One of Cape Town’s treasured destinations. It has a delightful country atmosphere with awesome mountain and sea views.

Explore Cape Peninsula 

Our Cape Peninsula and Cape Point tour gives you the option of a wine tour and wine tastings at the rustic-chic Cape Point Vineyards set majestically against the slopes of the famous Chapman's Peak mountain range and overlooks the nearby Atlantic Ocean.

Or visit the Noordhoek Farm Village which offers visitors an array of craft shops, artisan bakeries, coffee roasters, gourmet ice-cream shops, and juice bars.

Chapman's Peak Drive, which snakes northward along the rugged coastline to Hout Bay, offers striking mountain and ocean views

Noordhoek is found below the Southern Slopes of Chapman’s Peak Drive. Noordhoek is Cape Town’s rural treasure with a farm atmosphere and famed for its long white sandy beach, so it is not surprising that Noordhoek is often called Cape Country at the Beach. It is common to see horses, pigs, cows, hens, ducks, geese and rabbits roaming around the gardens, leafy lanes and public spaces of Noordhoek. The lifestyle of the residents can be described as tranquil, relaxed and unhurried.

Popular things to do in Noordhoek

Horse riding on Noordhoek beach for a close up natural experience.

Surfing on Noordhoek beach or walk to the Kakapo shipwreck. Look out for the Verreaux eagles, enjoy sundowners overlooking Noordhoek beach or purely absorbing the atmosphere with a walk along the beach (watch for whales or dolphins in season) and do take a moment to appreciate the ancient milkwood forest.

Noordhoek is also home to an award winning wine estate, with the Noordhoek vineyards producing white varietal grapes for the Cape Point Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc. Gourmet dining has become standard fare with the likes of the Foodbarn Restaurant and Café Roux at Noordhoek Farm Village. Pub Grub is available at the Toad or the Red Herring.

Shopping in Noordhoek is fabulous for unique arts and crafts, particularly at Noordhoek Farm Village, but every modern convenience can be found at the large shopping mall. You can do your banking, shopping or stock up on supplies if you are staying at one of Noordhoek’s self-catering accommodation establishments

When To Go to Noordhoek

Noordhoek can be visited all year round.

On Tour Highlights:

  • Stop in Noordhoek Farm Village 
  • Taste cape wine paired with fresh oysters
  • Learn more about Noordhoek  in Cape Town from your tour guide

Our favourite Cape Town Tours to Noordhoek

Table Mountain, Penguins & Cape Point Private Tour

See the top highlights of Cape Town City such as the Bo-Kaap, Table Mountain, Camps Bay, Maiden's Cove, Chapman's Peak, Boulder's Beach penguins, and Cape Point. Visit Noordhoek farm village or go wine tasting at a nearby winery. Explore the Peninsula at your own pace with a private tour guide/driver.

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Cape Point Boat and Peninsula Tour

Hit all the top attractions of the Cape Peninsula with a private tour and flexible itinerary, just for you and your group. See the best of Cape Town City such as the Bo-Kaap, Camps Bay, Maiden's Cove, Chapman's Peak, Boulder's Beach penguins, and Cape Point. Take a boat ride and see Cape Point and Boulder's beach from a unique water perspective. Visit Noordhoek farm village or go wine tasting at a nearby winery. Explore the Peninsula at your own pace with a private tour guide/driver.

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Cape Point and Peninsula Day Tour

Hit all the highlights of the Cape Peninsula, on a private guided tour with photo opportunities at the colourful homes in the Bo-Kaap and Maiden's Cove. Discover Chapman's Peak, Boulder's Beach penguins, and Cape Point. Take a boat ride in Hout Bay to a nearby seal Island or go wine tasting with an optional wine pairing with freshly shucked oysters.

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