Parent Hoods: Cape Town’s South Peninsula

In the first of our series, Parent Hoods, we ask Cape Town mom, Tessa, to show us around her neck of the woods, the South Peninsula.

About an hour outside of Cape Town lies the South Peninsula, home to sandy beaches aplenty, craggy mountains, and sleepy seaside suburbs.

The folks that live around here are understandably pretty chilled out. They live in towns like quirky Kalk Bay with its vintage stores and cobbled roads; or the Montauk-like Kommetjie, where surfing rules and gorgeous beach houses bask in that distinctive southern hemisphere light.

Or, like Tessa, Jarrod and their 3-year-old son, Benjamin, they stay in Fish Hoek, a quiet, family-friendly town that hugs False Bay.

Tessa is in media, hubby Jarrod is a software developer. “The laidback vibe is great for raising kids”, says Tessa, who doesn’t mind the daily commute to her job in the city. “Living here, you have easy access to the beach and the mountain, so heading outside to enjoy the sunshine doesn’t require much planning.”

Here is Tessa’s quick guide to her family’s favorite South Peninsula spots:


We’re always on the lookout for families from around the world to feature in our new Parent Hoods series. If you’re interested, please do contact us!