Cape Peninsular Tour
Private Sedan/Minibus and Guide – +- 9 hours
Spectacular Cape Peninsula Scenery, drive from the city, over reknowned Chapman’s Peak Drive, visit to Cape Point, Funicular/walk at Cape Point, Cape of Good Hope and Penguin Colony at Boulders Beach.
Option after lunch (own expense) is to visit Kirstenbosch Gardens or picturesque and historical Groot Constantia Wine Estate on route back to hotel
Chapman Peak Drive
Leaving your hotel we meander along the scenic Atlantic seaboard coastal road. We drive past the popular ‘jet set’ pure white beaches and side-walk cafes of Clifton and Camps Bay. The beautiful clear blue water is deceptive in its invitation as its freezing cold…even in Summer. Bronzed bodies soak up the sunshine and fresh breeze.
As we drive along the coast the majestic 12 Apostles Peaks show off to the left and waves crash on the rocks at the base of the sheer cliffs to our right. This is a favourite drive for visitors to Cape Town and a great start to the day.
Drive through Hout Bay
As we drive over ‘Suikerbossie’ (Sugarbush) pass we are suddenly presented with a magnificent view of what is affectionately known as ‘The republic of Hout bay’. This quaint fishing village provides a scenic drive on our way to famous Chapmans Peak.
Chapman’s peak is arguably one of the most picturesque coastal drives in the world. After opportunities for a photo stop near the top of Chappies, we continue onto the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve.
This reserve is famous for ‘fynbos’ some varieties not found anywhere else in the world, as well as buck, Zebra, Dassies (Rock rabbits) and troops of baboons. The latter, whilst seemingly ‘cute’ should not be fed and are actually wild animals. The restaurant serves good meals and affords great views of False Bay.
Cape Point Lighthouse & Boulder Beach Penguins
At Cape Point we enjoy an invigorating walk or gentle ride up with the funicular to the lighthouse at the top, where a magnificent view of False Bay to your left, the Hottentots Holland mountains straight ahead and Atlantic Ocean starting its journey up the West Coast of Africa greets you.
Its truly an awesome sight….and on some days…you better hold onto your hats! The South Easters that caused this area to become known as the Cape of Storms can blow with gale force invigorating power.
We travel back through the Nature reserve along another beautiful coastal road to visit Boulders Beach where a naturalised colony of African Penguins have set up home.
The waiter like penguins are unphased by the human interest and the cleverly designed walkways and viewpoints afford great picture opportunities without disturbing their natural habitat
Spectacular Sunset Views of Table Mountain
We end our day with a gentle ride back over “Ou Kaapse Weg” (Old Cape Road) driving through the Southern suburbs of Cape Town, and a short stroll through Kirstenbosch Gardens or wine/tasting/stroll around Groot Constantia Wine Estate. It’s a wonderful end to a spectacular experience our beautiful Cape offers.