Lady Lighthouse: 18km
Scarborough to Noordhoek / Noordhoek to Scarborough
Guardian escort recommended on Noordhoek Beach.
Scarborough to Noordhoek along the coast (18km walking) or take transport over Chapman’s Peak and sleep in Hout Bay.See what kind of terrain you will be walking through on this leg.
Named Lady Lighthouse after the Slangkop Point Lighthouse in Kommetjie, the lighthouse is part of the Marine Protected Area of Table Mountain National Park, and is a 34m-high giant of a lighthouse that has become the icon of Kommetjie.
Scarborough and Kommetjie both have a small-town feeling about them, where everybody knows everybody and people walk to work. You’ll most likely pick up lots of smiles and friendliness on this leg.
After Misty Cliffs (outside Scarborough) you’ll walk along Witsand beach and then through a car park on the other side of the beach, heading along a quiet tar road into Soetwater Resort, a campsite that is usually bustling on the weekends. You’re welcome to walk along the beautiful, calm shoreline.
Explore the rock pools or sit awhile on the campsite grass. Alternatively you can head through the resort making your way to the Lighthouse.
After Kommetjie there is only beach walking. Be prepared for possible soft sand and stiff calves on this coastal route. Take your time on the second half of this route, and remember to stock up on resources before you leave Kommetjie. The next town is Noordhoek and you’ll only find a public tap when you reach the car park.
You can decide to stay in Noordhoek or take transport over Chapman’s Peak into Hout Bay.
What to see along the route
TOUCH WOOD in Hout Bay
A living and changing art exhibition occupies the unusual home of ‘Touch Wood’ in Houtbay. The owner, Zan, loves her horses so much that she has made a home for them in her grassy, shaded back garden.
Beside her horses is Zane Muller, a massage therapist, who sets up his peaceful space under the trees where he intensely relieves aches and pains.
Zan regularly holds Buddhist talks and meditations and welcomes pilgrims to visit her interesting, inside-outside living space and family, but please by appointment only.
Likewise, massages can be booked by calling Zane on +27 731 997 382