Boulders, Beaches and Braying Penguins!

Bespoke wine tour and tasting in Cape Town

Some of the most spectacular views in the world: steep mountains, secluded coves and sweeping beaches, as well as villages and fishing communities.

Theme
Adventure & Sports
Start date
February 20, 2017
Duration
Full day
Groups
No

Head to Cape Point at the south western tip of the Cape Peninsula, and some of the most spectacular views in the world. The drive there is just as inspiring, passing steep mountains', secluded coves and sweeping beaches, as well as villages and fishing communities. Embark on a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast, passing through the cosmopolitan suburbs of Sea Point and Camps Bay with glorious views of the Twelve Apostles, part of the Table Mountain range. Then head on to discover the beautiful Cape Point Nature Reserve. 

Cape Point is in the Cape of Good Hope nature reserve within Table Mountain National Park,  which forms part of the Cape Floral Region, a World Heritage Site. It includes the majestic Table Mountain chain, which stretches from Signal Hill to Cape Point, and the coastlines of the Cape Peninsula. This narrow stretch of land, dotted with beautiful valleys, bays and beaches, contains a mix of extraordinarily diverse and unique fauna and flora.

From here you will make your way back along the coastline of False Bay which is a continuous collection of seaside villages and hamlets, their narrow avenues lined with quirky and quaint shops, hotels, restaurants and pubs. Implicit in the diversity is the promise of myriad picnic spots and lookout spots, particularly during the whale season when whales enter the bay to calve. Then make a visit to the famous Penguin Colony at Boulders Beach, Fish Hoek fishing village and Muizenberg. Boulders Beach near Simon’s Town has a lot going for it: the ancient granite boulders protect it from the wind and large waves, making it an ideal swimming spot for kids. Because it falls under the Table Mountain National Park Marine Protected Area, the beach is always clean and safe, and it is rarely crowded. Here you will meet the African Penguins – formerly known as jackass penguins because of their distinctive braying – which are the only penguins found on the continent

Highlights

  • A scenic drive along the Cape Point
  • Discovering the Cape Point Nature Reserve
  • Return to Cape Town by way of Simon's Town, following the coastline along False Bay
  • Visit to the Penguin colony at Boulders Beach, Fish Hoek fishing village and Muizenberg.

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