LONG BEACH | ACTIVITIES

LOCAL AREA ACTIVITIES

•  Premier Surfing
•  Lobster fishing (in season)
•  Horse riding on the beach
•  Township tours
•  Baboon Walks
•  Lighthouse Tour
•  Walking trails (beaches, fynbos)
•  Marine Bird Watching
•  Noordhoek Farm Village
•  Chapman’s Peak drive
•  Cape Point Nature Reserve
•  Cape Point Vineyards
•  Whale watching

All Last Word hosts are experienced and knowledgeable about their particular areas. They will find out what your needs are and will personally put together tours and itineraries that are filled with new and unusual activities. In-house chauffeurs and tour guides will take you to anything from a shopping expedition to a shark diving adventure.

Cape Town is a culturally rich city with many attractions and activities to suit everyone's tastes and desires. The following exciting activities are just some of the numerous adventures you can participate in whilst staying at any of The Last Word's Intimate Hotels.

BEACH HORSE RIDING

There are some magnificent places to go horse riding in the Cape, Kommetjie area. Canter through the waves and along the extensive beach in Noordhoek, which joins up with Long Beach.

Many riding schools also offer lessons for children and adults of all levels of experience.

WHALE WATCHING

The Western Cape offers some of the best land and ocean-based whale watching in the world. Whilst staying at The Last Word Long Beach, why not take a day tour False Bay Coast during the whale season (July - October) and witness whales breaching and playing close to the shore.

Southern Right Whales are particularly entertaining as they come close to shore to calve their young and also to mate. They are also very playful, breaching and slapping their tails much to the enjoyment of many a spectator. The elevated roads and accessible parking areas along the False Bay and Atlantic coastlines provide excellent viewing sites. Other whales which can be witnessed in the waters off the Cape include the Hunchback Whale, the Humphrey's Whale and even the odd Killer Whale.

Further along the coast, the town of Hermanus is considered the best spot for land-based whale watching. In September, the annual Whale Festival is a hive of activity with many shows, attractions and craft markets on offer in the town, with the whales being the main attraction of course.

SHARK DIVING

The adventure of a life time. Southern Africa is rated among the best shark diving locations in the world. In Cape Town there are many tour operators offering numerous different expeditions and diving trips. We recommend and can book the most suitable trip for guests staying at any of The Last Word Properties. The most popular trips are to Seal Island, Shark Alley and Dyer Island.

Sharks are possibly the most feared animals on earth and also the most misunderstood. See them in their natural habitat and get to know these fearsome creatures of the deep. The waters off the coast of Cape Town are teeming with Great Whites, Mako and Blue Sharks.