Depart the hotel and enjoy the scenic views of the Atlantic Ocean en route to Hout Bay.
We follow the coastal route which hugs the dramatic cliff side along the Atlantic Ocean, before being welcomed by the sentinel upon arrival in Hout Bay. Once a fishing community, now a popular residential area, the harbour still has a charm of days gone by.
The tour continues over the famous Chapman’s Peak drive – if open, with a 200 meter drop on one side of the coach and a 200 meter rise on the other, as we make our way south, following the Atlantic Ocean until we reach Cape Point.
At Cape Point we drive through the nature reserve and admire the endemic ‘fynbos’ and we may even spot wild animals like Zebra, ostrich, antelope or even snakes! You can walk up the steep pathway or ride in the Flying Dutchman funicular (own account) to the lighthouse where panoramic views await of the meeting place of the icy Atlantic and warm Indian Oceans.
Said to be the romantic meeting place of the two mighty oceans, the Atlantic and the Indian, Sir Francis Drake the Explorer once called it “the fairest Cape that we saw in the whole circumference of the Globe”. And rightly so, it must be the highlight of any visit to the Mother City, if not South Africa.
We pass the naval base of Simonstown as we continue along the Indian Ocean (False Bay), en route to see the Jackass (African) penguin colony which has become well established at Boulders Beach (for own account) before ending the tour back at your hotel.
1/2 Day Morning:
Depart ± 08:00 – 09:00
Return ± 12:30
1/2 Day Afternoon:
Depart ± 13:00 – 14:00
Return ± 17:30
Includes: Pick-up from hotel
Excludes: Lunch & optional visits.