Cape Point & Peninsula
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Cape Point & Peninsula

A tour of breathtaking beauty en route to the mythical place where the two oceans meet.
The tour departs from the city bowl via Sea Point with its enviable beachfront promenade along the Atlantic Sea board, continuing through Camps Bay, along the curved coastal road set against the Twelve Apostles en route to Hout Bay, a charming fishing hamlet with optional sea cruises to the nearby Seal Island. Travel to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve to visit Cape Point, the Penguin Colony, then return via the Indian Ocean to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens or Groot Constantia Wine Cellars. Look forward to a day filled with breathtaking ocean and mountain views along the world famous Cape Peninsula.

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The first photo stop is at Maiden’s Cove. From this magnificent lookout visitors have a glimpse of Cape Town’s beaches awarded blue flag status by The Discovery Travel Channel and also rated by Forbes as one of the Top 10 Topless beaches in the world.

The tour then continues through Camps Bay, along the curved coastal road set against the Twelve Apostles en route to Hout Bay, a charming fishing hamlet set in one of many valleys along the Atlantic Seaboard of the Cape Peninsula. Here we visit the historical and still-working fishing harbor where visitors get to test their bargaining skills against that of the local crafters as you browse for souvenirs. In Hout Bay you can enjoy some of the best fish and chips in the world. Alternatively guests can (on their own account) also take this opportunity to enjoy a short boat trip to Seal Island where more than 70 000 South African fur seals laze around on the rocks or frolic in the freezing water of the Atlantic.

Leaving Hout Bay, guests are treated to one of the highlights of the day: Chapman’s Peak Drive. Carved out of the face of the near-vertical western flank of the mountain range, this spectacular drive was regarded as a major engineering feat at its completion. This dramatic drive ends with panoramic views across the bay and an overview of the 8km long, unspoiled soft white sandy beaches of Noordhoek.

Now the tour makes its way toward the crème de la crème, the best of the best: The Cape of Good Hope. Situated in 17 750 hectares of nature reserve and home to a variety of wildlife, this expanse of land has captured the imagination of European sailors from the moment they first laid eyes upon it. From the still functional lighthouse at the most south western point of the African continent, guests overlook the mythical place where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meets.

After leaving The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, the tour continues to Boulders Beach, where guests are afforded the unique opportunity to view a colony of African Jackass Penguins at close range. This endangered land-based penguin colony at Boulders Beach is one of only a few in the world, and viewing is facilitated by the recently constructed boardwalks taking you within a few meters of the birds.

The tour then continues through Simons Town, home to the South African Navy. One last mountain pass offers guests their first panoramic view across False Bay, the Indian Ocean and the greater peninsula before making the journey back into the city. A visit to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is optional on our return to the city.All prices for day tours include entry fee to Nature
Reserve and Wine Tasting only.

COST

SCHEDULED – R1 080.00 pp
Scheduled half day – R700 pp.
Scheduled full day – R970 pp.
Private full day – R3750
*Rates exclude Table Mountain and Robben Island.
*Please contact office for available packages.

GROUP SIZES

Flexible to suit

LENGTH

Halfday 09:00 – 13:00 / 13:30 – 17:00
Fullday 09:00 – 17:00.

DIFFICULTY RATING

This trip is suitable for those of all fitness levels.

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