Cape Peninsula Tour

By Lesley on 18 March 2014

Cape Peninsula Tour

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This tour is designed for guests who are keen to have a busy day and see as many things as possible.

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[heading size="small" align="left"]Camps Bay - Hout Bay[/heading]

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We begin our tour by driving along the Atlantic Ocean side of the Cape Peninsula and take a photo stop at Maidens Cove to enjoy the view of Camps Bay and the Twelve Apostles.  From here we continue on to Hout Bay and stop at the working fishing harbour and take a boat trip out to visit a colony of Cape Fur seals.

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[heading size="small" align="left"]Chapman's Peak[/heading]

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Next we travel along the scenic Chapman’s Peak drive, a road which was carved into the side of the mountain and opened in 1922.  You will enjoy nine kilometres of some of the best scenery you will ever see and we will make photo stops on route.

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[heading size="small" align="left"]Cape Point Nature Reserve[/heading]

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From here we will drive towards the Cape Point nature reserve.  On route we have the possibility to encounter one of our troops of wild baboons.  We will keep our doors locked and windows up as these clever animals are capable of getting into cars in search of food.

Before entering the Cape Point nature reserve we will pause by the Cape Point Ostrich breeding farm.

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[heading size="small" align="left"]Cape Point[/heading]

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After entering the Cape Point nature reserve we will drive to the Cape of Good Hope and have a photo stop at the most South-Westerly point of Africa.

Now we will choose to walk, or take the funicular towards the lighthouse, view the magnificent scenery and learn the story behind the second lighthouse right out on the tip.

A quick lunch can be enjoyed in the Two Oceans restaurant or a take away pizza which we will enjoy on the cliff top overlooking False Bay.

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[heading size="small" align="left"]Boulders beach[/heading]

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We begin our journey back to Cape Town along the Indian Ocean side with our first stop being at Boulders beach for the African penguin colony.  Established in 1984 from a breeding pair this nature reserve has been designed so that you can walk amongst them and not disturb them.

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[heading size="small" align="left"]Simon's Town[/heading]

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Only a two minute drive and we make another stop in Simon’s Town which was established as a winter anchorage port and today is our navy base.  Here we will learn about the legendary “Just Nuisance”.

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[heading size="small" align="left"]Signal Hill[/heading]

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As we arrive back in Cape Town we will take the short drive to Signal Hill for the views over the city bowl and learn the story of land reclamation to create the modern working harbour that we have today.

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