Welcome to Scarborough

Scarborough retains all the trappings of the classic seaside resort, but is in the process of reinventing itself as a centre for the creative arts and digital industries. The Victorian spa has been redeveloped as a conference and entertainment centre, a former museum has been converted into studio space for artists, a vast new water park opened in 2016, and there's free, open-access wi-fi along the promenade beside... Read More

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Cape Peninsula Guided Private Day Trip from Cape Town

In the morning, your friendly, qualified tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle. Start your tour with a leisurely drive through Cape Town city center with an historical overview of the main landmarks. Continue along the Atlantic Seaboard and see the picturesque white sandy beaches and spectacular homes in Clifton, Camps Bay and Llandudno. Appreciate the views of the towering spine of Table Mountain and the Twelve Apostles. Head on to the quaint fishing harbor at Hout Bay and enjoy a boat trip to Seal Island (weather permitting) and explore the many interesting curio stalls. Then continue along Chapmans Peak Drive and stop at some of the spectacular view sites along this masterpiece of road building construction. Arrive at Cape Point Nature Reserve. Walk up to the lighthouse with 360 degree views or take the funicular. Explore the reserve with its abundant wild life and fascinating shipwreck history. Depart for Simons Town - a naval seaside town with many historical buildings and curio stalls. Relish a gourmet lunch at the Saveur Restaurant overlooking Simons Town harbor (a la carte). After lunch visit the penguin colony at Boulders Beach and see these endearing flightless birds in their habitat chosen after migrating from Ecuador in 1983.Take the unspoilt seaside route via Scarborough and Misty Cliffs through Kommetjie - the perfect holiday village. Head back to your hotel via Ou Kaapse Weg - another stunning scenic route. Drop off at your hotel around 5pm.

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Private and Group Surfing Lessons at Scarborough

When you arrive at Go Surf HQ located at the beautiful Brighton Beach in Scarborough, you will be greeted by the professional and friendly team. Located at quieter end of Scarborough Beach means you will be avoiding crowded waters. All equipment including surfboards, wetsuits and sunscreen are provided so all you need to bring is yourself and a pair of bathers and towel. Arrive early to enjoy a coffee or breakfast at the local cafes and restaurants in the area or take a walk along the pristine beach. Each group surf lesson goes for 1.5-hours which is the perfect amount of time to learn the basics of surfing. Private lessons go for 1-hour, tailored for those who are looking for a more intimate surfing experience, wanting to learn more about surfing, or advance at a faster pace. You will be surfing in no time at all, with a professional Instructor spending every moment of the lesson teaching just you.There is also the opportunity to use technology to help improve your skills, ask your instructor about the photography and video packages available that will record your surfing experience.For those choosing a multi-lesson package, select the date of your first lesson, and organize subsequent lessons upon arrival.

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Kayak Rental in Scarborough

After booking, contact the tour operator to arrange a suitable time to pick up the kayak. At the arranged time, make your own way to the tour operator's office in Scarborough. Pick up the kayak and get kitted out in your wetsuit and life jacket, included in rates.Don't worry if you have never kayaked before, a ground lesson is provided before you head out.Get tips from the local guide on the best spots to kayak then get ready to explore England's eastern coastline. As a fun, low impact, full body workout, kayaking has plenty of people (including some of the world's top surfers) learning a whole new way to play in the ocean. This hugely popular activity is one of the fastest growing water sports in the world and easier than you might think.Admire cliffs and caves and explore some secret spots on the North Sea coast before returning to the office two hours later.