Special Cape Town Scenic Tour
a Whale Watching & City Highlight Mix
combined a special Cape Town Scenic tour
with one of the most populair activities
Whale Watching. False
Bay is one of South Africas 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 Peninsulas 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.
Note: All tours can be customized
about this Special Cape Town Scenic
Special Cape Town Scenic Tour -
We start this Cape Town scenic tour at
Boulders. The secluded enclave of Boulders
Beach is just outside of Simons 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.
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 Simons 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 towns most famous residents.
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 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.
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 Africas most premier holiday resorts.
A string of impressive homes was erected
on the mountainside overlooking False
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Gordons Bay to Hangklip, a 454m
high hanging chunk of rock that marks
the easternmost end of the False Bay.
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
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.
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
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
the Cape Town Whale Watching Tour