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Well known surf spot Noordhoek Beach (locally known as the Dunes) is best viewed from Chapman’s Peak drive as you can see the immense size of the beach from this high vantage point. The beach is very popular with walkers, horse riders and of course surfers. Two popular surf spots are known as The Hoek and Dunes. There is a well known ship wreck on the beach, called the Kakapo. It can be found towards the left hand side of the beach as you look out to sea. In the 1900’s the ship headed straight into the beach as the skipper thought he had already rounded Cape Point. The beach has soft white sand to walk on and the views of the bay are spectacular. Because of the size of the beach you never get overcrowding that hits other beaches in summer.
Noordhoek is a suburb of Cape Town, South Africa, located below Chapman's Peak on the west coast of the Cape Peninsula, approximately thirty-five kilometres to the south of the city itself. The name "Noordhoek" was taken from Dutch and literally means "north corner". It is best known for its picturesque shoreline and its long, wide, sandy beach, which stretches south to the neighbouring village of Kommetjie. Near the southern end of this beach is the wreck of the steamship "Kakapo", which ran aground about a century ago when the captain mistook Chapmans' Peak for the Cape of Good Hope and put the helm over to port. Noordhoek can be accessed either from the spectacular scenic coastal road, Chapman's Peak Drive, which leads out of Hout Bay or via the mountain road Ou Kaapse Weg which cuts through the beautiful Silvermine Nature reserve - now part of the Table Mountain National Park. Noordhoek is a small scattered community of nice houses, often with sea views and has a large horse population as riding on the long sandy beach is a great attraction. Many artists live in Noordhoek.

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