Cape Peninsula Tour
What to expect
We embark on a full day, private tour travelling along the Atlantic Seaboard via Sea Point, Clifton and Camps Bay, to (The Republic of) Hout Bay, a quaint village and fishing harbour with magnificent mountain views and beach. Here you get to meet some of the local fishermen, one in particular who has a very close bond with a resident Cape Fur Seal.
We continue via Chapman’s Peak drive “Chappies” as it is affectionately known, on the Atlantic Coast is one of the most spectacular marine drives in the world to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point. which is perceived to be the meeting point of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. The two peaks at the tip of the peninsula, Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope, form just a small part of the 7750-hectare reserve. This largely untouched stretch of land is home to buck, baboons, Cape Mountain Zebra, and a whopping 250 species of bird! Plus, you’ll find some of the most beautiful, unspoilt beaches along this stretch of Cape Town’s coast.
Go on to historic Simon’s Town, a village with charming Victorian architecture. This neighbourhood is renowned for its rich maritime history and is home to the South African Navy, which holds a festival in the town every April. Just outside of Simon’s Town, we make our way to Boulders Beach. The beach is a nature reserve that is home to a massive colony of African penguins. Spend the day watching penguins or swim in the safe, sheltered, warm turquoise blue waters. The winding road takes us along the coast and we make a stop at a gem on the False Bay coastline, Kalk Bay. Named one of The 12 Coolest Cities Around The World by Forbes magazine in July 2018. After one visit to the quirky seaside village of Kalk Bay, it’s easy to understand why. The eclectic mix of historic buildings, cobbled streets, bohemian bric-a-brac shops, vintage bookstores, art and antique galleries, ocean and mountain views, quaint cafés and restaurants, colourful fishing vessels and creative locals is what makes it so charming, offering a unique experience unlike anywhere else in the Cape.
Our final stop before heading to your hotel is Muizenberg. A beach-side suburb, situated where the shore of the Cape Peninsula curves round to the east on the False Bay coast. It is considered to be the birthplace of surfing in South Africa and is currently home to a surfing community, centred on the popular ‘Surfer’s Corner’. Agatha Christie, the famous author and playwright, wrote that after nursing duty she would daily take the train to Muizenberg to go surfing. Every weekend sees surfers and beachgoers alike flock to Muizenberg to take a dip. But the relatively warm waters are not Muizenberg’s only attraction… once you’ve shaken the sand from your toes there’s plenty more to get up to in this trendy, hipster town.
Duration: 9 – 12 Hours (Tour may be altered to include a visit to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Sea Kayaking, Cow Shark Diving or Seal Island Boat Cruise).
Participants: 1 – 7 guests per vehicle.
Free sell: Up to 24 hours prior to departure.
Vehicle: Hyundai SUV (1-3 pax) or Hyundai Minivan (4-7 pax).
Guide: THETA accredited
Includes: Private Guide; On Board WIFI; All entrance fees & Funicular; Bottled water.
• Hout Bay
• Chapmans Peak
• Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
• Boulders Beach
• Kalk Bay
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