In the 'hood, Scarborough as a destination

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. Did you know? Once you've booked your holiday accommodation in Scarborough, explore the destination pages for info on attractions, ... cont.

Cape Cottage, No. 7 Beach Road, Scarborough, Atlantic Seaboard, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

Directions to Cape Cottage

Take N2 from airport towards centre of Cape Town and after about 15 kilometers, as you approach the foot of Table Mountain, turn left using a filter lane onto Rhodes Drive - the M3 heading south towards Kirstenbosch and Muizenburg.

Stay on the meandering three-lane M3, passing UCT and the suburbs of Rondebosch, Newlands, Bishopscourt and Constantia. After about 15 kilometers, the M3 comes to an end at the foot of Silvermine Mountain. Turn right at t-junction, then get into the left-hand lane and take road signposted Ou Kaapse Weg. At next light, bear left up the mountain.

Take winding 8-kilometer road over mountain and at bottom go past Sun Valley shopping center and then turn right at traffic lights towards Kommetjie. After about 5 kilometers, with Ocean View township on your left and Imhoff Farmshop on your right, pass through traffic light. After less than 1 kilometer, turn left onto Slangkop Road, which should be signposted for Scarborough.

Turn left at the end of Slangkop Road and drive along the coast through Misty Cliffs and onto Scarborough. To get to Cape Cottage, drive along main road, passing Camel Rock restaurant, and turn right at first Stop sign. Drive down to beach and just before the car park, turn right along Beach Road until you get to the second house from the end.

Amenities in the area

  • Restaurants / Eateries (0.5 km)
  • Bars and/or Nightlife (4 km)
  • Car Hire (4 km)
  • Dry Cleaner (4 km)
  • Bank and/or ATM (4.6 km)
  • Grocery Store (4.6 km)
  • Laundromat (5.6 km)
  • Post Office (5.6 km)
  • Internet Caf (7 km)
  • Business Services (8.2 km)
  • Foreign Exchange (8.2 km)
  • Shopping Mall (8.2 km)
  • Train Station (13.5 km)
  • Airport (35 km)


  • Beach
  • Bird watching
  • Children's entertainment
  • Climbing (mountain / rock)
  • Diving / snorkelling
  • Farm activities
  • Fishing
  • Galleries / museums
  • Golf course(s)
  • Gym / fitness centre
  • Hang- / paragliding
  • Health spa / massage
  • Hiking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking / surf ski
  • Kite surfing
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Theatre (performing arts)
  • Whale watching
  • Wind surfing
  • Wine tasting

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