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Boyes Dr scenic drive is one of Cape Towns little gems. Linking the suburb of Lakeside with the small suburb of Kalk Bay, this drive is elevated above the suburbs and runs along the lower slopes of the Muizenberg Mountains.

The drive provides magnificent views over False Bay. During whale season this drive provides the perfect vantage point for whale spotting. Great White sharks, Cape Fur seals and pelagic sea birds can also be spotted from here. Large schools of dolphins can be watched as they corner and feed on schools of fish, followed by a host of birds also feeding off the fish. Cape Gannets can often be seen diving into the school of fish.

The slopes of Muizenberg mountain provide Mountain Fynbos habitat and a wide variety of flowers and birds can be easily photographed here, especially as the birds are less skittish along this busy road.


Best Time to Photograph
The sunrises over False Bay are legendary. Early morning is generally best for birds and flowers along the road.
Type of Photography
  • Landscape
  • Seascape
Best Time of Year
All year round
Photographic Tips
The sunrises over False Bay are legendary.
Recommended Gear
Tripod and cable release.


Site Highlights
Spectacular sunrises over False Bay.
Magnificent views of the coastline, Seal Island, Kalk Bay Harbour and surfers at Muizenberg's surfers corner.
Mountain Fynbos flowers and birds.
Small Waterfalls in winter.


Other Activities
  • Bird Watching
  • Whale watching
  • Shark Spotting


Closest Town
Getting There
Boyes Drive is accessed off Main Road, either from Lakeside or Kalk Bay. Boyes Drive has several parking/pull over areas, otherwise you can pull up carefully onto the pavement.
Boyes Drive


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Arne Purves
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Arne's passion for the environment, wildlife and conservation was instilled from an early age, leading to a career in nature conservation, first as a game ranger in the Natal Parks Board, a conservation officer with CapeNature and today in the City of Cape Town's Environmental Compliance Department. Photography is his creative medium of choice.