If this is your first visit to the Cape, a visit to Cape Point cannot be missed! Aptly referred to as the "Fairest Cape in all the World" this is a popular tour and can be combined with Table Mountain or the City Tour if you are limited on time.
This popular tour takes you to the most South Western tip of Africa where the cold Benguela current of the Atlantic Ocean meets the warmer Agulus current of the Indian Ocean . The Cape Point Reserve is also home to various animals and birds and a chance encounter with the famous chacma baboons is one that will be remembered.
The day starts on our departure for the world famous beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay where we drive along some of our most scenic coastline via the Twelve Apostles mountain range on our way to the fishing village of Hout Bay. Here we stop for an optional glass bottomed boat ride to view Cape fur seals in their natural environment on Duiker island.
The next stage of our journey along Chapman’s Peak drive is truly breathtaking in its grandeur.Cut into the side of the mountain the 9km route with its 114 curves follows the rocky coastline to unfold stunning views in all directions before we descend into the village of Noordhoek where horses are often seen galloping along the 8km stretch of beach.
We pass through the fishing villages of Kommetjie and Scarborough before arriving at the Cape Point Nature reserve. Here we spend some leisure time taking a ride in the vernacular [ optional ]to the light house perched 248 meters above sea level before heading for the Cape of Good Hope to have our photo taken in front of the world famous sign indicating our position on the continent of Africa . Lunch at the Two Oceans restaurant where the sea crashes against the cliffs below us is truly a sight to remember.
Our return journey is via the African Penguin colony at Boulders beach and through the Naval town of Simonstown to FishHoek and on to the quaint fishing village of Kalk Bay where the antique shops are sure to attract your attention, we leave the coastline at the surfing village of Muizenberg heading inland towards Kirstenbosch gardens where we stop to enjoy a leisurely walk through the Botanical gardens before arriving back in Cape Town in time for sundowners!
- Pick-up at Guest-House/Hotel
- Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope - visit the most South-Westerly point of Africa
- Walk on the deserted, untouched beaches and visit the lighthouse
- Watch out for the cheeky baboons!
- Penguin colony at Simon's Town
- Chapman's Peak Drive
- Lunch at a restaurant at Cape Point or along the way ( own account)
- Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
Price: R1250pp Includes entrance fees as per the itinerary