Duration: 1 Day.
Destination: Hout Bay, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Boulders Beach, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens.
Just 60 km from Cape Town lies Cape Point, a nature reserve within the Table Mountain National Park. Enjoy a full-day tour to this Natural World Heritage Site and learn more about its rich and varied flora and fauna.
Journey past the beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay, beautifully located along the Atlantic coast. We descend into the Hout Bay valley, with its bustling fishing harbour and white sand beach. We travel over the famous Chapman's Peak Drive (subject to road conditions). This historic road, high on the mountainside overlooking the sea, was once considered "impossible to build", but Charl Marais rose to the challenge and Chapman's Peak Drive was opened to the public in 1922.
Our journey continues to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. The reserve, which covers 22,000 acres of land, converges in the south at Cape Point. You can walk up the steep pathway or ride in the Flying Dutchman funicular to the lighthouse where panoramic views await. Drive through the nature reserve and admire the endemic ‘fynbos’ and we may even spot wild animals like zebra, ostrich and antelope.
En route to lunch we visit Boulders, a lovely beach famous for its colony of endangered Jackass Penguins on the coast of False Bay. Pass through Simon's Town, which was the Royal Navy's main base in the South Atlantic from 1815 until 1957. Travel back towards Cape Town passing through the up-market suburb of Constantia. At Kirstenbosch the world-renowned National Botanical Garden, a local guide ensures that you learn about some of the more fascinating aspects of the gardens.
Return to the hotel, passing interesting sites such as the University of Cape Town and Rhodes Memorial.