Misty Cliffs is the little village that lies on the mountains and on the beach, divided only by Main Road, between Kommetjie and Scarborough, roughly an hour from Cape Town. This was one of the stops on our Family Coastal Road Trip. Have a look at the other stops that we made before reaching the Misty Cliffs – Simon’s Town, Kommetjie (Imhoff Farm), and Chapman’s Peak.
This area has acquired its name for its, rather obviously, misty cliffs – it overlooks the wild and gusty sea, and is renowned not only for incredible and beautiful beaches, but also for windy and wet days, depending on the season. The beach is not very big, but lovely for walking on, and really close to the larger and far more popular Scarborough beach, which is popular with surfers. During peak season it can be become rather packed, but nothing like the very fashionable Cape Town beaches on the Atlantic Seaboard. Once day-visitors (like us), have left, the village of Misty Cliffs once again returns to its natural element of tranquility. Even though it is about an hour drive from Cape Twon, many Capetonians love to buy holiday or retirement homes here.
We stopped to get out, enjoy the view and take a few pictures…
Elijah stayed in the car, with my folks, but he really enjoyed watching us being silly.
One day, when he’s bigger, he’ll be jumping around with us too!
Back on the road, we marvelled at the gorgeous views of the mountain and ocean. The blue skies and scattered fluffy clouds were the perfect backdrop!
Next up: Our final stop for the day, Hout Bay for lunch at Fish on the Rocks.
What a wonderful day out and about in South Africa!