Cape Point and the Cape Peninsula - "The Fairest Cape". An exploration along the peninsula coastline to enjoy some of the most inspiring scenery South Africa has to offer, with the main feature being the spectacular Cape Point and the historical Cape of Good Hope. Featuring:
- The Atlantic Seaboard: This curvy stretch of coastline, also informally known as the millionaire's mile, stretches along Sea Point, Bantry Bay, Clifton and Camps Bay where some of the best beaches of Cape Town can be enjoyed. The road we follow hugs the coastline with the formidable Table Mountain and the 12 Apostles mountain range close on our one side and the vast South Atlantic on the other. We pass the trendy café's in Camps Bay which are very popular venues to enjoy sundowners while viewing the magnificent sunsets over the Atlantic ocean.
- Picturesque Hout Bay literally translated meaning "Wood Bay", where the early Dutch Settlers collected timber to repair their ships after sailing along the rough seas of the Cape Coast. Our tour includes an optional stop at Mariner's Wharf, the original Waterfront of Cape Town, for a boat cruise to Duiker Island, home of the Cape Fur Seal, largest of all fur seals.
- Traveling through the quaint holiday and residential villages of Kommetjie and Scarborough, we enter the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, rich in historical significance and offering an abundance of natural beauty. This is home to more than 2200 plant species and various birds and mammals, including antelope, baboon, ostrich, land-based - and seabirds.
The impressive views of the vast Oceans towards the South and West, the Hottentots Holland Mountains across False Bay to the East and the Cape Peninsula to the North, can be seen from the lighthouse at Cape Point which is situated on the highest sea cliffs in South Africa. Our next stop is the Cape of Good Hope, the most south-westerly point on the African continent. Your exact location when standing at this point? 18º East and 34º South.
- A visit to the Boulders Beach introduces you to the charming Penguin Colony, all of them dressed in their "tuxedo outfits". Simons Town's long and illustrious naval heritage is visible everywhere in this town; including the statue of "Able-seaman" Just Nuisance, the only dog ever to be officially enlisted as a member of the Royal Navy.
Suggested Lunch options are: Restaurant/light snack at Cape Point or Simons Town.
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