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Great view on this Cape Town Senic Tour


Special Cape Town Scenic Tour
a Whale Watching & City Highlight Mix

We've combined a special Cape Town Scenic tour with one of the most populair activities Whale Watching. False Bay is one of South Africa’s most sought after Whale Watching locations with beautiful safe beaches, wonderful scenery and a place where whales are playing and mating from late winter to early spring. This natural, sheltered coastline stretches along the Peninsula’s eastern coastline from Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve at Cape Point to Cape Hangklip. It became known as False Bay because earlier navigators mistook Hangklip for Cape Point. Some of the best wineries are also situated against the slopes of the mountains.


DETAILS ABOUT THIS SPECIAL CAPE TOWN SCENIC TOUR
Distance: 189 km / 118 miles
Duration: Full day
Best time: Spring
Included: Entrance / tasting fees, certified driver/guide, a/c vehicle and gasoline
Excluded: 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.
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Boulders National Park1
. BOULDERS: PENGUINS
We start this Cape Town scenic tour at Boulders. 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 Town2. 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 looks 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 Night3. 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. Great Scenic stop.


Boyes Drive view4. BOYES DRIVE
Boyes Drive is an elevated driveway along the slopes of the Muizenberg Mountain. A must stop on this Cape Town scenic tour. It has a clear view over the magnificent False Bay. Boyes Drive has various lookout points for whale watching during late winter to early spring. From the lookout points on 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.


fun at the beach in Muizenberg5. MUIZENBERG
Nestled against the slopes of Muizenberg Mountain, the town of Muizenberg has its origins in the very early days of the Cape when the coastal strip were first settled by Europeans. The Battle of Muizenberg was fought here in 1795 between the British and the Dutch. Muizenberg is one of the South Africa’s most premier holiday resorts. A string of impressive homes was erected on the mountainside overlooking False Bay.


kids in township6. KHAYELITSHA
Situated along the coast of False Bay, lay Cape Town township Khayelitsha, home to the large black community of Cape Town. The Monwabisi beach facilities is a hive of activities during the summer months and a very welcome place for the people of the Cape Flats to relax, ‘braai’ (barbeque) and just enjoy life. Projects are launched in this suburb of Cape Town to enhance the standard way of living.


Stellenbosch area7. STELLENBOSCH
The 300-year-old town at the foot of the Papagaaiberg (‘Parrot Mountain’) started out as a farming community to supply fresh fruit and vegetables for the VOC (Dutch East India Company). Stellenbosch is considered the centre of the wine industry, but is also renowned for its academic institutions such as the University of Stellenbosch. Various museums and monuments can be visited on this Cape Town scenic tour.


Sommerset West town hall8. SOMERSET WEST
The quiet flower-filled residential town of Somerset West lies among vineyards, orchards and farmlands at the foot of the Helderberg Mountain. The Helderberg Nature Reserve on the slope of the Helderberg is famed for its magnificent proteas, disas and abundant bird life. The wine farm Vergelegen is situated in the corner of the Helderberg and Hottentot Holland Mountains and producing fine wine. The ancient camphor trees on this farm have been proclaimed national monuments.


spook hill9. SPOOKHILL
One little hill at the slope of the Helderberg Mountain. Being it optical illusion or whatever mysterious phenomenon; experience this phenomenon where motor vehicles run uphill when taken out of gear and the hand- or foot brakes are released. Take a good look at the picture - it's a unique experience not to be missed on this cape town scenic tour.





harbour at Gorden's Bay10. GORDON’S BAY
Tucked into a secluded corner of False Bay, this holiday village has a small harbour and is a popular angling and boating resort. It takes its name from Colonel Robert Gordon, commander of the garrison at the Cape from 1780 to 1795. A beautiful marine scenic tour (Route 44) extends from Gordon’s Bay to Hangklip, a 454m high ‘hanging’ chunk of rock that marks the easternmost end of the False Bay.


Strand Boulevard11. STRAND
Originally known as Somerset Strand, a suburb of Somerset West, this holiday resort grew rapidly and finally gained municipal status in 1897. The white flat beach in Milk Bay is backed by a promenade and offers the safest bathing in False Bay.




False Bay12. FALSE BAY
Lying in the protective inner curve of the Peninsula, and extending as far as the Hottentot Holland Mountains, False Bay earned its name from the fact that the early ships sailing in from the East often mistook Cape Hangklip for the Cape Of Good Hope. This sheltered bay, with its warm waters, its abundance of marine life (especially whales) and its beautiful safe beaches, is one of premier surfing, boating and angling locations.


wine tasting13. OPTIONAL: WINE TASTING
Excellent wine farms and estates are open to visit for some wine tasting or a cellar tour, being it in the Stellenbosch or Helderberg area. Wine estates like Spier, Meerlust, Welmoed, Blaauklippen, Rust en Vrede or Vergelegen produce excellent wines, presenting you to be spoilt for choices.




Whale watching at it's best14. PLEASE NOTE - WHALES LATE WINTER TO EARLY SPRING (AUG – OCT)
False Bay with its strategically situated lookout points for the whales present you with the possibility of watching the Humpback or Southern Right whale from our shores from late winter to early spring. It's the best time to go on this Cape Town scenic tour. The 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.

for more whale watching opportunities
see the Cape Town Whale Watching Tour



 

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