Cape Point Cape Peninsula Tour
The Cape Point Cape Peninsula Tour is one of the tours we do a lot in Cape Town. And to top it all, it is one of the most scenic drives around the Cape peninsula.
This is a full day tour normally and a couple of routes can be taken out of the city to the point. Route most taken especially by the bigger coaches is via Camps bay to Houtbay and then over Chapmans peak drive heading to Cape Point. The main reason being that Chapmans peak drive only allow the big coaches to go south so they cannot do the reverse route at all. For Dive Inn it is a total different story as we do private tours mostly and do not often work with big groups. Thus this makes us very flexible to pop in and out in and visit different spots on the Cape Point and Peninsula tour.
Another favourite spot to stop at is the penguin colony at Boulders and sea forth beaches. African Jackass penguins can be spotted on shore where they breed as well. If we do the Hermanus shark cage diving or our whale watching tours we stop at another shore based breeding colony in Betties bay. Lot of our guests are really surprised to see the wild penguins in Africa and so to say in a big city and not in a zoo or aquarium. Summer times and time permitted you can take a quick dip in False Bay’s water on boulders beach and hope to spot a penguin flying past you in the water.
Another birdy place we can stop on our Cape Point Cape Peninsula Tour is at the Cape Point Ostrich farm to feed some Ostriches and even get some great ostrich
products at the retail section they have.
Once we reached the Cape Point reserve we head of to Cape of Good Hope, the most south western point of Africa. Depending on the time we perhaps can even go up to the point light house first. After viewing the stunning cliff views we can have lunch at the 2 oceans restaurant overlooking False Bay and enjoy stunning food.
To get to the old light house there is the option to pay for the funicular up or take the 15-20 minute hike up the path to the top of point. Once there you have stunning views of Diaz Beach, Atlantic Ocean and False Bay. On clear days you can see the mountains on the other side of the bay and even going as far as danger
point which is quite far away. Bellows rock on the right on rough ocean days can be spectacular with lots of white water around it and below in the depths the wreck of the Lusitania lies. Because of her the point got another light house on the lower edges of the cliffs. The Old light house can be in the clouds or mist as it was built to high up which caused that its light could not always be seen out at sea.
Cape Point Cape Peninsula Tour
PLEASE NOTE: Cape Point is not where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet; the meeting point is at Cape Agulhus about a 3 hour drive from Cape Town. False Bay (still Atlantic Ocean) waters however can be much warmer than the Atlantic seaboard side and this can also cause some of the confusion about where the oceans meet.
In the point we always hope to spot some Chacma Baboons, wild ostriches and some other antelope like waterbuck, eland and even zebra. On route we drive through some small villages like Scarborough, Kommetjie, Misty cliffs and the bigger naval town of Simons town.
Simons town can also be a lunch stop with a quick walk about in Jubilee square to see the statue of Able seaman Just Nuisance (an Nay enlisted Great Dane dog). On the square some extra historic finds can be seen as well.
Scratch patch mineral world can be visited outside of Glencairn; they have some beautiful polished and raw semi-precious stone and jewellery for sale and to view. A good stop for kids to play in an area which is full of stones and you could choose the stones you want to buy.
If we choose the normal route back to Cape Town we can do a quick detour and do a great wine tasting in one of the Constantia wine farms. After this we head back to Cape Town following the foot of the Table Mountain range.
In short the Cape Point Cape Peninsula tour got so much more to offer and most days the time goes past too fast and not all can be visited. We recommend that you definitely should spend about a minimum of 3 days in and around Cape Town to do a Cape Point and Peninsula, Table Mountain and city tour plus a visit to the Constantia winelands and Kirstenbosch botanical gardens.
The Cape Point Cape Peninsula tour can be booked here: ahttp://activitybridge.com/book?activityid=4662