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Think local this Easter break

Wednesday, 10 March 2021 11:13

This week one year ago, as Facebook memes keep reminding us, was the last week our lives were ‘normal’. What started out as a three-week lockdown has turned into a year. As we approach our second Easter break in the time of COVID-19, we’re all getting pretty desperate for a holiday. This April holiday the best advice is to think local. Not only because local businesses need your support but mainly because our little tip of the world is one of the most desirable holiday destinations on earth.

A jewel in Cape Town’s crown is Hout Bay, a seaside town offering fun and adventure. Go kayaking in the bay or snorkelling with seals off Duiker Island. Experience the fantastic restaurants and coffee shops, amazing views and wonderful locals. Check out  and consider spending your #EasterinHoutBay.

Another top reason to visit Hout Bay is #Chappies, one of the world’s most scenic drives connecting Hout Bay with Noordhoek and the rest of the peninsula. This beautiful road winds its way along the ocean with cliffs towering over you and down to the crashing waves. Stop on #Chappies for a hike, a picnic or just to enjoy the spectacular views that don’t ever get old.

Drive over #Chappies to #Noordhoek, a sleepy, equestrian village huddled between tall green mountains and one of the most impressive, long white beaches in the Cape. Ride horses on the beach, walk on the Noordhoek Common, hike up Chapmans Peak and reward yourself with a meal at one of the excellent local restaurants. There are lots of fun things to keep the whole family entertained.

Don’t forget to spread the word about #Chappies Frequent User card, which gives you a discount every time you use the road (in a calendar month, starting from the second trip). See this blog for details of the discounts you can get. Sign up at the Chappies office situated at the tollgate on the Hout Bay side of the drive. COVID is not over yet so please wear your mask and social distance when you deal with our staff at the tollgates or visit our office.  

As we live through this global pandemic, let’s support each other - think local and support our world-class local areas and local businesses.