Clifton - Camps Bay
Hout Bay Harbour
Chapmans Peak Drive
Cape Point - Lunch
Boulders - Penguins
False Bay & Simons Town
Fish Hoek & Kalk Bay
Duration +/- 8hrs
8:30am Hotel Pick-up
Qualified local Guide
All Entrance Fees
4:30pm Hotel Drop-off
Hout Bay - Seal Island
Cape Point - Funicular
Lunch - Own Account
If you would like to see some of the magnificent and well-known sights of Cape Town whilst travelling along the most picturesque routes in Cape Town, this is the Cape point tour for you. From your hotel we set off past the unspoiled Clifton Beach. Known as the “French Riviera” of South Africa, Clifton Beach is home to Millionaire’s Row and attracts multitudes of tourists every year. Next we pass Camps Bay. Camps Bay is situated under Lion’s Head and the Twelve Apostles – an incredible sight to see.
Our first stop is Hout Bay. Hout Bay has a great swimming beach and charming harbour and is world famous for its fish and chips. In Hout Bay you will be given the option to purchase a cruise to Seal Island which is home to a large seal colony (optional). If you would prefer to stay on land, the local Bay Harbour Market has a multitude of stalls offering everything from scrumptious food to local hand-made items.
From there, we travel over the eminent Chapman’s Peak pass. Chapman’s Peak is well known as one of the most breathtaking marine drives. During the whale season it is sometimes even possible to catch sight of a Southern Right Whale in the Atlantic Ocean below. We continue on towards the Cape Point which lies at the tip of the Cape Peninsula. The Cape Point Nature Reserve covers 7 750 hectares of varied flora & fauna which is abundant with baboons, buck, ostrich as well as Cape Mountain Zebra (Cape Point Big 5).
Cape Point is the most Southerly/Westerly tip of the African Continent and it is here where to Atlantic and Indian Ocean currents meet. Cape Point offers visitors a choice of quaint bays, beaches, hills and valleys to explore. For a bird’s eye view, you have the option of taking the funicular railway (for your own account) to the top of the point from which it is an easy walk to the lookout point. The lookout point offers remarkable panoramas of False Bay and you will get to see the most powerful lighthouse of the coast of South Africa. This stopover is approximately one hour.
After our lunch break we head off towards the historical Simon’s Town which is South Africa’s main naval base. This quaint town has a fascinating history, beautiful Victorian buildings and is home to Boulders Beach. Boulders Beach is home to a colony of roughly 3000 endangered African Jackass Penguins which is special enough to interrupt our journey for a short break to take in the magnificence of it all. A special walkway has been built which allows visitors to experience the “home” of the penguins – giving visitors the resource to see the intimate details of their lives including their nesting and breeding sites.
On the final leg of the tour we head off towards False Bay, driving through the scenic unspoiled coastal villages of Fish Hoek and Kalk Bay.
We then commence our journey along the incredibly scenic Boyes Drive. Boyes Drive offers stunning panoramic views of False Bay and if whale spotting is on your agenda this is the perfect time to do it. Be on the lookout for the Southern Right Whales and if you are exceptionally lucky, you might even spot a Great White Shark. We take a short break along Boyes Drive for photographs, whale watching and to just enjoying the majestic view that this route has to offer.
Cape Point tour then ends back at your hotel at approximately 4.30pm.