October 8, 2015
20% off Cape Point Day Tour
Written By Admin
Cape Point is located about 1.2km east of Cape of Good Hope and is the most South Westerly corner of the African continent and the mythical meeting point of the Atlantic and Indian oceans. The scenic beauty of Cape Point is not its sole allure; it is also an international icon of great historical interest with many a visitor drawn to the area because of its rich maritime history. Named the ‘Cape of Storms’ by Bartolomeu Dias in 1488; the ‘Point’ was treated with respect by sailors for centuries. By day, it was a navigational landmark and by night, and in fog, it was a menace beset by violent storms and dangerous rocks that over the centuries littered shipwrecks around the coastline.
The interactive Cape Peninsula tour takes you along the beautiful Atlantic Seaboard feasting your eyes on rugged coastlines and other untainted geographic landmarks such as the Twelve Apostles and the magnificent slopes of Lion’s head. The Atlantic Seaboard also known as Cape Town’s ‘Riviera’, stretches from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront on the north shore of Table Mountain all the way down the west side of the Cape Peninsula to Hout Bay.
The tour takes us through the residential suburb of Clifton with four bikini beaches ideal for sun bathing and home to some of the most expensive real estate in South Africa. The tour proceeds to Camps Bay where we stop for a picture shoot of the Twelve Apostles mountain range. Drive through Hout Bay, where we visit a fishing harbour with the option of taking a boat trip to seal island. Thereafter the tour continues through the world famous Chapman’s Peak Drive, a 9 km route with 114 curves making it one of the most spectacular marine drives in the world, with its seemingly endless twists and turns this is truly a photographers dream.
Cape of Good Hope Nature reserve is home to an entire floral kingdom and many populations of animals. Look out for ostrich and pelagic birds of which there are a large variety, view zebra, eland, and the many species of reptiles and small mammals. Chacma baboons are common here, especially at the point itself. You have the option of either walking or taking a funicular ride to the upper lighthouse right at the tip of Cape Point where you are able to look back in awe at the beauty of the Cape peninsula and the surrounding areas.
After visiting the light house at Cape Point we head onto False Bay and stop at Boulders beach to view the endangered African Penguin. We then pass through the naval town of Simon’s Town. Thereafter we drive through the towns of Fish Hoek, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg en-route to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens which is part of the Cape Floral Kingdom (declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site).
After a wonderful and relaxing day we drop you of at your hotel.
• Drive through Clifton and Camps Bay beach
• View the Twelve Apostles mountain range
• Visit Hout Bay – with an optional boat ride to seal island (price excluded)
• Drive along Chapman’s Peak
• Visit Cape Point Nature Reserve
• Ostrich viewing
•Visit the Penguin Colony at Boulders Beach (Entrance fee excluded – R45pps)
• Drive through Simon’s Town, Kalk Bay & Muizenberg
• Short stop at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
Depart ± 08h00 to 09h00
Return ± 17h30
Normal Price R870
Top travel members less 20%
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