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Clarence Drive - Most Scenic Drive in the Cape

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  • Location: Clarence Drive - Gordon's Bay
  • Street: R44 South

Take the R44 south from Gordon’s Bay to Kleinmond, you are at the start of the Whale Route and one the most beautiful scenic drives in the Western Cape, called Clarence Drive. It will bring you along the magnificent Hottentots Hollands Mountains on one side and the ocean coming ashore in False Bay.

There are plenty of parking spots on the road which makes this tour much safer compared with Chapman’s Peak to give you photo opportunities. You can be lucky spotting whales (in the season) but especially the dolphins who seems to reside in Gordon’s Bay, can give you unforgettable moments to enjoy while they play in the waves.

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After your start from Gordon’s Bay, you will see the entrance of Crystal Pools just after Sunbird / Pitstop Lodge.

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Your next stop is at Dappat se Gat. About 10 minutes driving after Steenbras River Walk, you will come at Dappat se Gat. At Dappat se Gat you will find a sandy beach which you can only spot in movies. The ocean waves have come a long way to swell before they crush on the beach here. You can watch surfers here on a daily basis.

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Don’t let this beauty tempt you to take a swim, there is a dangerous rip tide! There is an official entrance for visitors of the camping place but at the parking place right along the road at the sign for 'Dappat se Gat' (look for the shark flag), there is a path directly down to the beach. You might spot whales or dolphins!



Sparks Bay Tidal Pool on Clarence Drive

Sparks Bay resort sits as a coastal haven for travellers and leisure seekers.

According to the City of Cape Town this pool is “known as one of the country’s best and most tranquil whale-watching and braai spots”. It’s located on Clarence Drive in Gordon’s Bay, and you can stop over at the nearby Spark’s Bay Beach where you can braai, picnic, and fish. There is an entrance fee.

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Opposite Sparks Bay Tidal Pool, you will see the entrance for the Klipspringer Trail (Steenbras Nature Reserve).

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