Scarborough, Atlantic Seaboard

Scarborough, which lies just beyond Kommetjie, is one of the few suburbs of Cape Town that remains far from the madding crowds, despite its proximity to the city and a recent property boom that has sent even properties here in Scarborough into the stratosphere.

Scarborough is a conservation village and essentially a random scattering of houses and beach homes that lie embedded in the steep mountains of Slangkop and Red Hill, overlooking the thundering Atlantic waves. It is a nature-lover’s haven, seems miles from traffic jams and makes the crime of suburban living seem irrelevant.

Despite the fact that its self-employed musician-writer-artist residents have been joined by the more affluent computer programmer and advertising exec, the easygoing lifestyle remains intact. Scarborough lies adjacent to the Cape Point Nature Reserve, which guarantees little development here in the future and means that the suburb is blessed with some of the greatest treasure collections of plants.

The rustic charm of the Scarborough village is further enhanced by the fact that it offers some of the best fishing and surfing on the peninsular. Body boarding, kite surfing, kayaking, windsurfing and crayfishing are all highly rated, and Scarborough’s beach is privy to some of the most awesome sunsets and wonderful windswept walks.

There are a couple of restaurants here and a small shop, but it’s not very far before you reach Simons Town, and Noordhoek and Fish Hoek are as easily accessible in the other direction, should you need to stock up on supplies.

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2 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

Visiting Scarborough from hectic Holland was a great, great pleasure. Calm, quiet. The lovely beach almost every day. A little sun downer at Camel Rock once in a while. It is one of those places that doesn't put the entertainment in your lap - you remain close to yourself - enjoy the nature, the air, the ocean, the beach, the mountains. All that made me feel so deeply relaxed after a few weeks. Read a book, fill in a cross word puzzle, walk around; visit a few magical places like Table Mountain, the winelands, the Cape of course. I hope to be back soon to this magic village on the Cape.

September 2011

Linda Rutten (eindhoven)

Verified reviewvery good

Scarborough is a lovely little town where you can really get some rest situated in a very nice environment (western Cape). I really enjoyed renting a car and discovering all the nearby places and beautiful nature and fantastic and not expensive restaurants. Cape of good hope is just a 20 minutes drive. Scarborough has a beautiful beach and every evening you have the most wonderful sunsets. Would love to come there again. Robert Rook.

February 2011

Robert Rook (The Hague, The Netherlands)

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