A visit to the seaside: Fish Hoek in photos

Posted by Michelle Hardie on 13 April 2017

What I love about Fish Hoek is that you can arrive by train, leave by train, and everything you need for a relaxing holiday is within walking distance. On assignment for the Insider’s Guide to Fish Hoek, I spent three days soaking up what locals experience every day – fresh sea air, the sound of the waves, sand in my toes and salt on my skin. Sitting beside the warm Indian Ocean, this South Pen town has a gentleness and a slow pace that feeds my soul.

Here’s a taste of what’s in the Getaway April issue. Photos by Teagan Cunniffe.

Everyone is welcome on Fish Hoek Beach including dogs; who wouldn’t want to be here? Images by Teagan Cunniffe


Colourful trek fishermen; early morning swimmers. Images by Teagan Cunniffe


Fish Hoek is a playground for surfski enthusiasts. Image by Teagan Cunniffe


Locals flock to C’est La Vie cafe for delicious pastries and the vibe – this place may just make Fish Hoek hip; dirt cheap holiday reads at CAFDA bookshop on Main Road; the Fish Hoek Valley Museum. Images by Teagan Cunniffe


You have to lick one of these to get into seaside mode; calamari and chips from Fish Hoek Fisheries. Images by Teagan Cunniffe


A view from the shark-spotters’ hut looking over the bay. Image by Teagan Cunniffe




Trek boats rest as the sun goes down; Fish Hoek’s beautiful coastline. Images by Teagan Cunniffe



This story first appeared in the April 2017 issue of Getaway magazine.

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Our April issue features a guide to the Otter Trail, the sunniest roadtrip in SA, and 12 awesome farmstays.


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