Cape Peninsula Day Tour
The classic guided tour around the Cape Peninsula with visits to Hout Bay, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Boulders Beach and Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden
At the tip of the Cape Peninsula – only 60 km from the city of Cape Town – lies a wild and untamed wilderness. The perfect city escape for any nature lover, Cape Point is a Natural World Heritage Site – rich in fauna and flora – where wild antelope, baboon, Cape Mountain Zebra and 250 species of bird roam free in this 7750-hectare nature reserve.
Heading out of the city, we journey south along the coast, past the pristine beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay. To the left, we see the majestic peaks of the Twelve Apostles touching the sky, while to the right, the cliffs drop sharply into the Atlantic. Our first stop is Hout Bay, a quaint fishing village where you will have the option of heading out to sea to explore Seal Island. Or you can stay on dry land to peruse the souvenir shops and craft market at your leisure.
Continuing our journey, we leave civilisation behind – traversing Chapman’s Peak – heading out to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point. Here, surrounded by valleys of fynbos and a variety of wildlife in their natural habitat, you can take in some of the most extraordinary views in the Western Cape. For an even better view of the Two Oceans, you can take the Funicular to the lighthouse. We’ll stop for lunch (own Account) before we head out to Boulders Beach, one of the most flourishing colonies of African Penguins in South Africa. From here, we’re only a stone’s throw away from Simon’s Town, where we’ll see the naval base.
Our last stop of the day is Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden – the crown jewel of South Africa’s nine national botanical gardens – which was founded in 1913 to preserve the country’s unique flora. As the last rays of sunshine streaming in through the peaks of Table Mountain kiss the tips of the leaves and flowers, our unforgettable journey comes to a satisfactory end.
Price per person R 1 400
The price includes:
Transport, the services of a registered English-speaking tourist guide, entrance fees to Cape Point and Boulders
The price excludes:
Lunch, entrance to the botanical garden as this is weather dependant and items of a personal nature