- View large antelope including eland, Bontebok and Hartebeest
- Other mammals include baboons and Cape Mountain Zebra
- Visit Cape Point after the crowds have left
- Overnight in the hiking huts on De Gama Peak
- View the two Oceans from the veranda
- Barbecue in the evening.
We overnight at one of the parks hiking huts located high on De Gama peak at Cape Point overlooking the Peninsula and the two oceans. By the time we arrive at the huts the park gates are closing and all the day visitors have left. We now enjoy the tranquility that few people experience at Cape Point. The hike itself consists of two different parts. On the first day we tackle the long section of 19 kms, plus an extra 4 km if we take in Cape Point itself. Fortunately most of this distance is over relatively flat terrain and coastal paths. At the end of the day we arrive at the spectacular Cape Point at a time when the crowds have left, allowing us to enjoy the spectacular views in peace.
We allow approx 9 hours for this first days hiking. This includes photo and refreshment breaks. When we finally arrive at the overnight hut we can enjoy a warm shower and a barbecue dinner before setting down on the veranda to enjoy the stunning views. On day two the hiking distance is about 11 km. This terrain is more mountainous on the False Bay side of the Peninsula and is therefore more up and down. The high cliffs however offer up wonderful scenes as we move along to the starting point to recollect our vehicle. We allow approx 5-6 hours hiking on this day, including stops for refreshments and lunch.
On the tour we will hopefully have good viewing of a number of animal species including Baboons, Eland, Bontebok, Zebra, tortoises, plenty of bird species and (hopefully from a distance) some of the snake species found on the park. These include Puff adder, Cape Cobra and the harmless Molesnake And finally between June and October we should be able to see many Whales who visit our shores during this time. On top of this are the famous Fynbos plants that are found in an absolute pristine condition at Cape Point. There are 26 species of Protea alone in the park and altogether 2285 species of plants are found on the Peninsula.
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