Visiting Cape Town has so many adventures for the active traveller. One of our favourite day trips is a meander around the Cape Peninsula on a Cape Peninsula Tour. Spend your day visiting seaside vistas and taking in the nature, history, and culture of Cape Towns popular attraction.
Leaving Cape Town city centre, travel along the Atlantic seaboard past seaside villas and white beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay and enjoy the views of the ocean from Victoria Drive, into Hout Bay. Chapmans Peak, arguably the most beautiful cliffside drive in the world. Stop briefly, at the top and capture pictures of panoramic scenery.
Drive the western seaboard back to Cape Point Nature Reserve and enjoy the views meandering through quaint seaside towns of Kommetjie, Misty Cliffs and Scarborough.
Once in Cape Point Nature Reserve you can enjoy panoramic views, learn of the history of the famous cape and, if lucky, see the giant Eland Antelope and Ostrich roaming the vegetation. Keep a watch out for Baboons misbehaving on the roadside. Stop at the old Cape Point Lighthouse and take a short hike or funicular to the lighthouse for spectacular views.
Your next stop will be at the Cape of Good Hope, a short drive from the lighthouse. Have your photo taken by the famous sign and dip your toes into the icy Atlantic at the most South Western Point of Africa. Feel the spray on your skin and remember the explorers who rounded this point on a mission to link up with a whole new world.
For Lunch, you will stop in the Naval Town of Simonstown, on the shores of False Bay. Rolling along the steep mountainsides, Simonstown is visible in the distance and battle-ready frigates in harbour signal the home of South Africa’s Navy. Enjoy lunch here on your own account. We recommend the seafood!
After lunch, you will stretch your legs walking around Boulders Beach penguin colony. A couple thousand endangered African Penguins are a fitting end to a great day out. You then depart the beach and head back to your accommodation enjoying more scenery on the way.