• Autumn in Cape Town

Autumn and Winter Attractions in Fish Hoek

Posted on Sat April 6, 2024.

Autumn Special Deals at Seaside Cottages are appealing in more ways than one.
Explore Fish Hoek Beach out of season. Discover cheaper rates on accommodation and food. This part of Cape Town is the quiet side where visitors can be free to relax, try new activities without the crowds and meet locals in their usual hangouts.
Autumn at Seaside Cottages is the secret season - the whales start to appear, the flowers and birds start to appear and people start to disappear! And it is the best weather in the Cape!

Autumn in Fish Hoek is cooler so beaches and cafes are calmer - and the prices are lower! Autumn at Seaside Cottages is the best time to visit. It's the Cape’s ‘Spring Season’ when birdlife is prolific, plants grow shoots and blossom, fire season is over and fireside hearths glow orange. Fish Hoek restaurants offer 50% off special menus and ocean activities make way for theatre and music.

We also have a special package deal for guests who book an early Autumn holiday.

Visit Fish Hoek in April and find wonderful temperatures for walking and exploring. There is so much to do and see in this False Bay village, from fishing and surfing to art, music and sport. Work out at the local gym, do some yoga or catch a bus to Simonstown. Feel inspired by the many activities for young and old, the nature attractions, the stunning scenery and the food at half prices. Find out what to wear, what to bring and where to go when you visit Seaside Cottages in Fish Hoek this Autumn.

The Cape winters are renowned for their windy wet weather, shorter and colder days, the dark seeping in at 5 pm, and restaurants closing early. Cape Town offers diverse and exciting tourist attractions for families, couples and tour groups. As the seasons shift and the crisp air of autumn descends upon Fish Hoek, it’s time to explore the charm of this coastal gem nestled along the shores of False Bay.

Read our guide to awesome Autumn and Winter activities:

  • Park Run: Kickstart your weekend with a refreshing park run on the open sports field below the white sand dunes of Peers Hill. Lace-up your running shoes and join locals for an invigorating jog along a 5km trail.
  • Cape Point and Boulders Penguins: Cape Point is that superb nature reserve where rugged cliffs meet the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Marvel at the iconic lighthouse perched atop the dramatic peninsula and see how many shipwrecks you can count. The penguins at Boulders Beach are tiny and critically endangered so go and see them while they still live here in a colony of a few hundred, swimming and finding fish all day.
  • Cape Point Vineyards: Indulge your wine taste buds with a visit to Cape Point Vineyards, where rolling vineyards look out to the azure Noordhoek Beach horizon. Snack on wholesome local deli goodies.
  • Fish Hoek Valley Museum: The rich history of Fish Hoek at the quaint Fish Hoek Valley Museum showcases fascinating artefacts and stories that chronicle the town's evolution from a humble fishing village to a vibrant coastal community.
  • Old Fisherman's Trail Challenge: Run an epic adventure along the legendary Old Fisherman's Trail Challenge. Run the rough mountain paths above the crashing ocean as you make your way from Fish Hoek Beach to the picturesque enclave of Hout Bay.

From its sun-kissed beaches to its rugged mountain trails, Fish Hoek welcomes families, couples, groups of friends and solo travellers to make the most of Autumn.  So, pack your bags, book Seaside Cottages and become a Fish Hoek local for a few days!