Millers Point Tidal Pool (near Simons Town)

Found on the southern side of the False Bay coastline, some 5km outside of Simon’s Town is Miller’s Point, which is divided into two sections. The first leads to a caravan site and The Black Marlin Seafood Restaurant, and the second section takes you to Rumbly Bay, where you will find one of two nearby boat-launch sites and, wedged between, this secluded tidal pool. Caution is advised, as there are crafty baboons in the area, so please lock your cars carefully and don’t approach or feed these sneaky rascals.

Unless you know it’s there (quite a few locals do), you could miss it.

It offers incredible views across the rocky bay, a fun water slide and some natural rock pools (ideal for kiddies to paddle in), change rooms, grassy picnic and braai spots. (No dogs allowed.)

It’s also a great area for kayaking, snorkelling, surf skis and scuba-diving, with popular dive sites (Partridge Point, Castle Rock and Smitswinkel) nearby.

There’s a cost to launch a boat, and a separate entry fee is charged on weekends and during peak holiday season.