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Scarborough Beach

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Address: Main Street, Scarborough 5264, South Africa
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Cape of Good Hope and Cape Winelands Day Tour from Cape Town
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The perfect end to the day

Visited here after a trip around the cape and we're suitably impressed. The view is superb given where you are. Would appear the hardy locals were used to the sea but to us the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brian F
Naas, Ireland
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Naas, Ireland
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28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here after a trip around the cape and we're suitably impressed. The view is superb given where you are. Would appear the hardy locals were used to the sea but to us the water was freezing. But it didn't seem to bother them that said it is well worth the visit the mist over the sea makes for great... More 

1 Thank Brian F
Chicago, Illinois
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49 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These beaches are deserted, They are beautiful beyond comparison; it is a mystery why no-one has clocked it. the whole area is one of the worlds gems.

Thank David H
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Icy cold, crystal clear Atlantic water and beautiful white sandy beach. Dog friendly and friendly people. Perfect beach for the whole family.

Thank Donnep
Chapel-en-le-Frith, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Stunning beach, not huge but great scenery, clean sands and crystal clear (cold) water. With the right weather this is popular with surfers and kite surfers

Thank ThatNiceCouple2013
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Great for walking and surfing and 3 mins walk from b&b. The Hub will look after your after exercise needs!

Thank Chris s
Benoni, South Africa
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53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Wonderful to see families out on the beach with their picnic baskets, blankets, children and pets. Everyone seems comfortable with each others pets running around off the leash. Their were surfers in the ocean, but the water is cold, so unless you have a wet suit I wouldn't be in the water.

Thank atheliah
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We were there for xmas and New Year's Eve: fantastic place! I'd love to go back Good place for holidays with kids, the beaches around are very nice never crowded There was a small grocery shop near to our place so no big need to drive too far

Thank Lfanton
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48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Wow what a sight for sore eyes! The beach is literally an aqua colour and is absolutely gorgeous! You have the mountains behind so the view is amazing! Unfortunately it is freezing as it's the Atlantic Ocean but great for a tan and view!

Thank Jenny H
Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful beach tucked away on your way to Kommetjie. Definately worth the trip especially on a motorbike if possible.

Thank Sindy D
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Scarborough is a beautiful outpost near the end of Africa it's either the last or first village in Africa depending how you look at it... White sandy beaches cool rivers and amazing rock pools🐬👣.

Thank dustinb419

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