Fish Hoek

Fish Hoek is a coastal village nestled in a valley at the mouth of the Silvermine River, on the False Bay side of the Cape Peninsula in Cape Town, South Africa. One of the safest swimming beaches in the Cape Metropole. Hobie-cat sailing, snorkeling and paddle-skiing are favourite water sports. You can watch the fisherman catch fish with nets in their wooden rowing boats.


Visit Sunny Cove where the dolphins play and whales are seen during spring or take a walk to Peers Cave, famous for its 12,000 year-old Fish Hoek Man. It has a fine long beach and is a good spot for swimming and fishing. In the scan above, the beach is seen from high ground on the southern margin of the valley and the view is roughly towards the north west. The mountains nearby are famous for large numbers of complex caves in sandstones of the Table Mountain Group. Caves are usually found in limestones and it is not common to find complex cave systems in pure sandstone.