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Cape Point  South Africa


Cape Point South Africa
Explore this South African Highlight

A visit to Cape Town without seeing Cape Point in South Africa is unthinkable. We offer this experience including the highlights like Twelve Apostles, Lions Head, Cape Town City bowl, Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Robben Island, Bloubergstrand and the Southern peninsula. This peninsula tour is a highlight on any Cape Town Holiday.


CAPE POINT SOUTH AFRICA TOUR DETAILS
Distance: 192 km / 120 miles
Duration: Full day
Best time: Spring till Autumn
Included: Entrance fees, toll fees, certified driver/guide, a/c vehicle and gasoline
Excluded: Extra optional excursions, lunch, drinks
Price: R1250.00 pp for 2 persons per day, R850.00 pp for 3 persons per day, R700.00 pp 4+ persons per day.
Note: All tours can be customized


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- Cape Point South Africa Tour -


Lions Head and Signal Hill seen from Table Mtn1
. SIGNALL HILL
We start the Cape Point South Africa tour with Signal Hill. It's a mountainous knoll that divides the City from Sea Point and beyond. From here you have a excellent view across exclusive residential suburbs such as Bantry Bay and Green Point, the V&A Waterfront, Table Harbour and Robben Island. Sundowners can be enjoyed whilst experiencing spectacular sunsets. Signal Hill also houses the Noon Gun.


Camps Bay and the Twelve Apostels2. CAMPS BAY
Camps Bay lies at the foot of the Twelve Apostles and embraces a palm-fringed expanse of pristine white sand which looks as if it has come straight out of a Caribbean holiday brochure. Camps Bay is a lively, stylish place. Paragliders touch down dramatically on sands that play host to an exciting annual beach volleyball season, holiday makers picnic on the grassy margins, while children cavort in the tidal pools. Camps Bay is one of Cape Town finest dining locations. Beautiful sunsets can be enjoyed here in Camps Bay.


beautiful bay of Llandudno3. LLUNDUDNO
Llundudno is a sought-after residential enclave where luxury homes line the slopes of the Karbonkelberg. Massive granite boulders shelter Llundudno’s fine sandy beach and residential area. One can relax here on a perfect hot day. Some shipwrecks occurred off the shore of Llundudno. Sandy Bay, further along, is perhaps one of the Cape’s most famous nude beaches.


Hout Bay at night4. HOUT BAY
The name “Hout Bay” comes from the Dutch and Afrikaans word for timber, for the valley was a source of wood during the early days of the Cape Colony. Despite rapid expansion in recent years, the fishing village (Hout Bay) remains relatively unscathed by modern development and maintains a decidedly rural atmosphere. Hout Bay is renowned throughout the country for its fresh fish and seafood.


Fishing Boat from the Hout Bay Harbour5. SEAL ISLAND TRIP (OPTIONAL)

A trip to Duiker Island can be undertaken on this Cape Point South Africa tour with one of the ferries operating out of Hout Bay harbour. It is the breeding ground for both the Cape fur seal and many species of seabirds. The seals are hunted by the great white shark. Sometimes, on a trip like this, one can enjoy the view of a whale when they visit our shores



6. STATUE OF THE LEOPARD
The statue of the leopard is one of the two guardians over Hout Bay and graces the eastern coast of the bay. The last living leopard was seen during 1935. Being one of the wild animals to roam the mountains, the leopard is representing them all.




Chapman's Peak drive7. CHAPMANS PEAK DRIVE
Chapman’s Peak drive is one of the most spectacular and scenic drives in the world. It is carved from solid rock. It was originally completed in 1922, but closed down from 1999 until 2003 due to rock falls that killed and maimed two people. Recently the road was upgraded, made safe and reopened. Panoramic views of Hout Bay, the Sentinel and Noordhoek beach may be enjoyed from numerous view sites. Sunsets here are particularly breathtaking along this route.


Kommetje light house8. KOMMETJIE
The name Kommetjie (little bowl) stems from the basin shaped inlet on which the village is sited. This quaint little coastal town has one of the biggest tidal pools in the Cape and a magnificent stretch of white sand that is Long Beach. It is very popular amongst surfers, waveskiers, windsurfers and fishermen. Slangkop (Snakehead) Lighthouse graces the shore of Kommetjie and dates from 1919.


not called Misty Cliffs for nothing9. MISTY CLIFFS
The majestic Misty Cliffs is a conservation village just before Cape Point. Nestled against the slopes of the mountains of the Peninsula, with Witsand (White Sands) beach and the clear blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean, it is the most picturesque place to own a holiday house. Misty Cliffs is well known for surfers to enjoy themselves. Often the Southern Right whales played in the waters of Misty Cliffs from late winter to early spring. The crayfish factory on Witsand Island prepares crayfish for export and is open to the public on appointment.


beach at Scarborough10. SCARBOROUGH
The sleepy village of Scarborough is an idyllic getaway. Scarborough boasts its own animal; a rock formation resembling a camel and is then appropriately named Camel Rock. There are plenty of picnic areas around here, however one can stop at one of the restaurants to enjoy drinks or the exceptionally good seafood. Also a great stop on the Cape Point South Africa tour for some good relaxing.


baboons are common at Cape Point11. CAPE POINT NATURE RESERVE
Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve covers 7 750 sq hectares of rich and varied flora called the Kaapse fynbos (Cape fine bush). The area was proclaimed a nature reserve in 1938 and was incorporated into the Cape Peninsula Nature Park in 1998. The Park’s 40 kilometres coastline stretches from Schuster’s Bay in the west to Smitswinkel Bay in the east. A limited number of antelope is put in the reserve and can be seen occasionally. The Chacma baboons are ever present.


Coastline at Cape Point12. BLACK ROCKS
Black Rocks is situated not very far from the Cape Point Nature Reserve Information Centre and offers a spectacular view over False Bay. From this viewpoint you may be able to enjoy the whales when they visit the warm waters of False Bay from late winter to early spring. Occasionally some antelope can also be spotted.


In season you can see whales13. CAPE OF GOOD HOPE
The Cape of Good Hope is strategically situated between the two major ocean currents (Cold Benguela and Warm Mozambican) and therefor has a rich diversity of marine life. The Cape of Good Hope is also the south-westernmost tip on the continent of Africa. Occasionally whales, seals and dolphins can be seen.


Cape Point14. CAPE POINT SOUTH AFRICA
The old lighthouse of Cape Point in South Africa was built in 1860 and put out of operation 1911 and replace by the powerful modern lighthouse 87 metres above sea level. The picturesque Diaz beach with its white sand, clear waters and high cliffs in the background is situated between Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope. The lookout cliffs offer a breathtaking-experience of the tip of Cape Point that will stay with you for the very long time.


a jackass penguin15. BOULDERS (PENGUINS)

On our way back from Cape Point the secluded enclave of Boulders Beach is just outside of Simon’s Town. The beach is home to a colony endangered African penguins and is protected by the massive rounded granite outcrops from which it get its name. This place is one of the three places on the African continent where they can be seen.


Simon's town16. SIMON’S TOWN
This historic town traces its origins to the Dutch governor, Simon van der Stel and is rich in maritime history. Simon van der Stel decided that the bay was the ideal harbour for the Dutch fleet during winter months. Jubilee Square is the heart of Simon’s Town and its busy arcade of shops, market stalls and cafés look down over the harbour. It is on this public square that the bronze statue of Able Seaman Just Nuisance commemorates one of the town’s most famous residents.


Fish Hoek by night17. FISH HOEK
The little hamlet of Fish Hoek was established in 1918, but has grown considerably in recent years. The town has a beautiful long, gentle beach and is noted for whale viewing late winter and early spring. It is safe to swim along this picturesque strip and the warmer waters of False Bay are suited to both surfing and sailing.


view from Boyes Drive18. BOYES DRIVE
Boyes Drive (a spectacular drive on the Cape Point South Africa tour) is an elevated driveway along the slopes of the Muizenberg Mountain. It has a clear view over the magnificent False Bay. Boyes Drive has various lookout points for whale watching during the winter to early spring. From the lookout points you have a clear view of the Cape Flats with the Sandvlei lagoon area, Marina da Gama development to the east and the town of Muizenberg with its long white sand beach.


Rhodes Memorial at night19. RHODES MEMORIAL
Rhodes Memorial, temple-like, was constructed in 1912 from Table Mountain granite. At the foot of the monument’s stone steps, which are guarded by eight massive bronze lions, stands an impressive equestrian statue. Magnificent views of the city and the immediate suburbs below can be enjoyed. Afternoon tea can be enjoyed in a charming old stone cottage that serves as a restaurant.


get close to a whale20. ADDITIONAL: WHALE WATCHING DURING SPRING
False Bay with its strategically situated lookout points for the whales, presents you with the possibility of watching the Humpback or Southern Right whale from our shores from late winter to early spring. These whales are attracted to our warmer waters and it is here that they give birth to their calves and nurse them until the young are strong enough to travel.


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