At the southern tip of the Cape Peninsula, 60km south-west from Cape Town lies Cape Point: a nature reserve within the Table Mountain National Park and a declared natural world heritage site. The natural vegetation of the area, fynbos, comprises the smallest but richest of the world’s six floral kingdoms. Rugged rocks and sheer cliffs tower more than 200 metres above the sea and cutting deep into the ocean, providing a spectacular background for the Park’s rich bio-diversity. Named the ‘Cape of Storms’ by Bartolomeu Dias in 1488; the ‘Point’ was treated with respect by sailors for centuries.
The tour follows the Atlantic coastline, via Camps Bay, Hout Bay, Chapman’s Peak and Noordhoek into the Cape Point National Park. Most of the day is spent in the park visiting the lighthouses and admiring the fantastic views of the Atlantic Ocean and False Bay. We can visit other attractions in the park like the Cape of Good Hope viewpoint (most south- western point of the continent) before having lunch at the restaurant. We then return to Cape Town via the False bay towns (Simon’s Town, Fish Hoek, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg ) including the spectacular Boyes drive and time permitting, a visit to the penguin colony.
The tour will be available in any weather conditions but Chapman’s peak might be closed in severe weather conditions in which case the route will be changed accordingly. The walk up to the point will require moderate mobility but a funicular service between the parking area and the viewpoint under the lighthouse is available.
- See Camps Bay, Hout Bay and drive over Chapman’s Peak Drive
- Cape Point Nature Reserve
- See Simon’s Town, Fish Hoek and Muizenberg and drive over Boyes drive.
Included in the price: Pickup and drop off at accommodation in Cape Town, transport in air-conditioned Mercedes minibus, entrance to Cape Point Nature reserve, private guide, snacks and water on the bus
Excluded in the price: Lunch, drinks, entrance fee at penguin colony, funicular fee
Duration: ± 8 hours
Pax: Minumum 2 and maximum 6 people