Nestled between two mountains and two oceans along the False Bay coast, the village of Fish Hoek was established in 1918. Jaeger Walk, more commonly known as the "Cat Walk" was named after the first mayor of Fish Hoek and offers a lovely walk along the False Bay Ocean. Many lovely guesthouses are situated along this section of the coast, some with magnificent sea views and all within walking distance of the beach. Fish Hoek is well known for its beautiful white sandy swimming beach, and has much to offer its visitors.
The beautiful beach and the beach centre is where everything happens in Fish Hoek. Visitors can join in the many aquatic activities such as swimming, surfing, sailing and snorkelling. The beach centre offers a few Cape Town restaurants, change rooms, showers and a children's playground. The Fish Hoek Surf Life Savers Club offers canoeing and surfing, and both club and international life saving events are frequently held here. The Fish Hoek Beach Sailing Club offers wonderful facilities for Hobie Cat sailing and boasts with five Hobie World Champions.
The Fish Hoek Valley Museum is also well worth a visit. The museum displays old photographs of the area and local stone age implements, as well as housing displays on the whales, dolphins and White Sharks.
A short climb takes mountain lovers to Peers Cave, which permits a beautiful view across the Peninsula to both oceans. The cave is named after Victor Peers who discovered 9 burial sights in the cave, some of them estimated to be 12,000 years old. Visitors used to be able to admire some cave drawings here, before they were unfortunately destroyed by vandals. Another lovely climb up the mountain is from Ravine Steps to Elsie's Peak. This climb is recommended for the more active visitor.
Other popular sporting activities in Fish Hoek and the surrounding area include biking (bikes can be hired locally), cricket, hockey, soccer and squash.