Cape Peninsula Tour - FULL DAY

Take in the splendours of the Cape Peninsula with spectacular views and superb photo opportunities. A day filled with history and natural wonders.

 

     
  08h30 - Early morning pick up
    Travel to Hout Bay via Sea Point, Bantry Bay, Camps Bay, Clifton and Llandudno.
This is a spectacular coastal route.The main drag, Victoria Road, skirts the coast and is packed with trendy restaurants and shops.
     
  09h30 - Depart on a boat ride from Hout Bay to Duiker Island to view the Seal
    Colony (45 minutes).
    Although no longer the quaint fishing village it once was, Hout Bay still has a functioning fishing harbour and is the centre of the local crayfish industry.
     
  10h45 - Depart Hout Bay, travelling along Chapmanís Peak Drive to the Cape of
    Good Hope Nature Reserve.
    Chapmanís Peak Drive is a thrilling journey. For about 10km, the road carves into the mountainside on the one side, dropping precipitously hundreds of metres to the ocean on the other.
     
    Most people visit the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve to see the Southernmost tip of Africa and the place where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet at Cape Point. In fact this is the site of neither, the continents real tip is at Cape Agulhas, some 300km South East
of here.
    From the car park, itís a short steep walk up to the famous viewpoint.
A funicular runs the less energetic to the top of the first lighthouse.
     
  13h30 - Depart Cape Point travelling towards Simonís Town where a stop will be
    made at the Boulders Penguin Colony, home to the African Penguins, a
    fenced reserve on Boulders Beach.
    African Penguins usually live on islands off the west side of the South African coast, the Boulders birds forming one of only two mainland colonies in the world. This is the only place, where the endangered species are actually increasing in numbers and provides a rare opportunity to get a close look at them.
     
  14h45 - Take a walk around the historic village of Simonís Town.
    This is the countryís third-oldest European Settlement and also South Africaís principal naval base.Simonís Town was founded in 1687 as the winter anchorage of The Dutch East India Company.
     
  15h45 - Depart Simonís Town
    We will then travel through Constantia, stopping off at Rhodes Memorial grandiosely conspicuous against the slopes of Devils Peak.
A stop can be made at the tea garden set in the forest with spectacular views of Cape Town
     
  16h30 - Return to Cape Town.
     

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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