Fish Hoek is a quaint coastal town set between ocean and mountain at the mouth of the Silvermine River on the False Bay side of the Cape Peninsula. This is one of the few original villages along the Cape coast that has retained its former character, and it is home to many small and interesting shops. The bay lies in the shadow of the Kalkbaaiberg and Elsie’s Peak headlands, which are dotted with homes that take advantage of wonderful views of the bay. The long, white, sandy beach at Fish Hoek is one of the safest on the False Bay coast, making it ideal for swimming and snorkelling. During whale-watching season, whales and their calves frequent these waters.
The beautiful village of Simon's Town lies nearby, close to the world-famous African penguin colony of Boulders Beach. Numbering about 3 000, these endearing black-and-white birds are highly endangered. Their colony site actually comprises two interconnected beaches – Foxy Beach and Boulders Beach.There is much for the visitor to do and see in Fish Hoek, starting with the Clovelly Golf Club. The course, which dips up and down the contours of sand dunes, offers golfers scenic views of the coastline along False Bay. Located in the pristine and tranquil Silvermine Valley, this short-layout course is famous for its superb greens. One of Cape Town’s top golf courses, Westlake, is situated beneath the mauve slopes of the Silvermine Mountains. This is a physically undemanding 18-hole, par-72 course flanked by tall trees that line many of its fairways.