Noordhoek – Leisure Facilities

One of the great attractions about buying a property in Noordhoek is the wide array of the leisure activities in this leafy suburb. Noordhoek plays home to a variety of leisure activities for the man, woman and children of the house. In addition, due to its location, Noordhoek is also close to most of Cape Town’s major tourist attractions.

Noordhoek – Leisure Facilities

Noordhoek Farm Village

Long loved by locals and now a “must visit” destination for the Cape Town tourist, the Noordhoek Farm Village is at the very centre of Noordhoek Village life.

For the beach lover

8 km of beach is enjoyed by horses, walkers, joggers and dogs. Go for a 2-hour horse-ride along the spectacular Noordhoek beach, enjoy a gentle walk or a vigorous run and, of course, watch in awe as the surfers and kite flyers do their thing. Never crowded and a wonderful setting for an ideal day out right on your doorstep.

Noordhoek beach

Noordhoek beach- Courtesy of Catherine Murray


View in awe

WOW! Chapman’s Peak Drive is top of the locations ‘black book’ of every photographer, film-maker and dreamer worldwide. It is no doubt on “the wish-list to tread” of every shoe and wheel and hence is included in the route of the Two Oceans Marathon and Cape Argus Cycle Tour. Its views are unrivalled and its presence a wonder of engineering and the best thing for those working in Cape Town … you can get to drive to along probably the best route to work and back twice a day.

For the golfer

  • Steenberg Golf Club – an exclusive, private golf club set in the idyllic surroundings of the Constantia Valley. The course attracts golfers seeking a total golfing experience.
  • Westlake Golf Club – proudly boasts as being “The Most Popular Course in the Cape” the golf-course is superb and matches the fine amenities.
  • Clovelly Golf Course – Nestled in the pristine and tranquil Silvermine Valley close to Fish Hoek in Cape Town, lies Clovelly Country Club. With one of the finest golf-courses in South Africa, Clovelly offers its members and visitors a memorable experience.

For those who like to keep fit

  • Virgin Gym – is the largest and most popular although there are a number of smaller ones. Boasts state-of-the-art facilities, swimming-pool and sauna. Private trainers available
  • Zone Fitness Clubs – are fully equipped, professional gyms that offer personal, friendly, effective service to South Africa. It’s here that you’ll meet your goals and change your life the healthy, affordable way. For more information on the clubs, contact one of our membership consultants and arrange a complimentary workout.
  • Hiking – Premium hiking sites abound in the area and can be done independently or with a qualified guide. Read more here…
  • Cycling – The Cape is known for its many scenic cycling routes and many of the Noordhoek cycling routes should not be missed if you love the outdoors and need to get a bit of exercise. A warning though – many of the Noordhoek cycling routes are not for the faint-hearted and should best be tackled by experienced cyclers. One of the Noordhoek cycling routes where you will not even need your own cycle is Chapman’s Peak route. You can hire a cycle and then work your way up to the Chapman’s Peak summit before descending in Noordhoek or, if you prefer, Hout Bay. If it sounds too challenging, simply rent a cycle and ride the Noordhoek country roads with your family. Noordhoek is also part of the route of the famous Cape Argus Cycle Tour.
  • Surfing – Noordhoek and Kommetjie have attracted many hard-core surfers to the area over the years. Most people in Cape Town who are serious about their surfing move to one of the two suburbs sooner or later. This is mainly because of the close proximity to uncrowded quality surf spots such as Dunes (Noordhoek Beach), Long Beach, Outerkom, Sunset (Kommetjie) and Scarborough Point. Big wave surfing conditions with waves in excess of 20ft are equally found in the area. Dungeons just off Sentinel in Hout Bay featured the Red Bull Big Wave event until recently once a year. If you decide to move to the area and are addicted to surfing get yourself a Wild Card, which gives free access to Cape Point Nature Reserve, a place known for its big swell and empty challenging waves in a magnificent setting.
  • Running – whether it’s a gentle jog around Noordhoek’s country lanes, or the more serious runner in training for the Two Ocean marathon, Noordhoek has it all.

For horse lovers

Go for a 2-hour horse-ride along the spectacular Noordhoek beach.

For relaxation

There are a number of spas in the Noordhoek area including the Sacred Mountain Lodge, Oshun Spa and Caroline’s Health and Beauty Centre.

For eating out

Noordhoek offers a small but excellent choice of dining options and, with Kalk Bay just a 10 minutes away, your selection is expanded to provide options for all tastes.

For wine lovers

On the slopes of the Noordhoek Amphitheater, where the vineyards overlook the famous Noordhoek Beach, Cape Point Vineyard undoubtedly offers a breathtaking view. Come and experience the magic of the Vineyard and, whilst enjoying the views and making your selection from the award-winning wines, enjoy a gourmet picnic prepared by leading chef, Franck Dangeroux (The Foodbarn).

For shopping

A wide range including its own shopping mall, local curio shops and markets. Read more here…

For explorers

The Silvermine Nature Reserve (Cape Town) – The Silvermine Nature Reserve forms part of the Table Mountain National Park and is an important conservation area for indigenous fynbos vegetation. Entrance to the Reserve is at the top of Ou Kaapse Weg where a small fee is charged.

The annual events

There is the Noordhoek village fête, annual Christmas concert, the pop idols concert. The list is endless, but to get a flavour of the general secluded events see here…

Of course sometimes you may wish to venture out of the valley (though some residents never see the need). Noordhoek is ideally situated to take advantage of some of Cape Town’s premier attractions and nearby ones include:

  • Cape Point (30 mins)
  • Table Mountain (20 mins)
  • V & A Waterfront & City Centre (20 mins)
  • International Sport Grounds (10 mins)
  • Simon’s Town Penguins (25 mins)
  • Kalk Bay Harbour (15 mins)
  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens (10 mins)
  • Chapman’s Peak & Hout Bay (15 mins)
  • Stellenbosch and the Cape winelands (40 mins)
  • Cape Town International Airport (30 mins)
  • Camps Bay (30 mins)
  • Night-life (15 mins)

Noordhoek offers an embarrassment of activities, sights and amenities and is truly a special place to live.

If you are looking to purchase property in Noordhoek and wish to learn more about the Noordhoek Leisure Facilties, contact Marco today and discover for yourself how a buyers’ consultancy could benefit you.

Our Noordhoek buyers’ consultant, Marco Garuti, can be contacted by email here or by
phoning + 27 (0) 83 265 8800.