Scarborough is located on the Cape Peninsula Western coastline, South of Cape Town. It is a sea side village which borders the Cape Point Nature Reserve, to it's South. From the hillside above Scarborough there are uninterrupted Atlantic Ocean and sunset views. It backs on to the fynbos covered hillside which forms part of the newly proclaimed Table Mountain reserve, which is a central mountain spine that runs the full length of the peninsula. It is in a peacefully remote country area away from the bustle of Cape Town, but within quick driving distance of the City, and just over the hill from Simon's Town.
<--- View of sea from hillside (Hilltop
Scarborough Beach View - looking Southwards towards the Cape Point Nature Reserve from Misty Cliffs--->
<--- A Northward view of the Misty Cliffs /
Witsands coast on a dismal day after the Ikan Tanda ran aground
A view of Scarborough village and hillside from South side of beach next to Cape Point Reserve --->
The Ikan Tanda - Well and truly washed up !
This is what Scarborough residents woke up to see one morning in early September 2001
The wreck of the Ikan Tanda has since been salvaged without any environmental pollution.
Well Done Pentow Marine ! !
A few more pics of the Ikan Tanda wreck from the
South side of Scarborough Beach
<--- A North view from the South side of
- 3 panned pics.
The point in the distance is Hout bay with Table Mountain in the background
<--- Windsurfing on a sunny day in
A zoomed view of the hillside from the beach (we will be building a house soon to the right of the highest house on right of the pic). --->
<--- Another view of the hillside from the beach.
Another windsurfer enjoying the Scarborough day --->
Last updated 14 February 2014
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