Cape Town Day Tour - Hout bay, Cape Point and Boulders Beach
- South Africa
Your guide will meet you at your hotel at 09:00 AM. Depending on the location of your hotel our drive will take us through Kloofnek Road that crosses a ridge connecting Table Mountain to its smaller brother, Lion’s Head, before driving down into Camps Bay. We are now travelling along the Atlantic Ocean seaboard. The Twelve Apostles looms up on our left. We reach the village of Hout Bay after about thirty minutes. Hout Bay is a traditional fishing village well-known for its freshly caught fish and chips – feel free to try a sample. Here we will spend some time exploring the beautiful beach and surrounding area on foot.
From Hout Bay we take the spectacular Chapman’s Peak Drive along the cliff face past the long beach at Noordhoek to Cape Point. Cape Point is part of the Table Mountain National Park and also home to the Cape of Good Hope (once called Cape of Storms). This is the most south-westerly part of Africa and not, as widely believed, where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans’ meet. This collision happens further east at Cape Agulhas (Africa’s most southernly point), although the two oceans don’t meet in the way that we would think. It is more of a mixing of water and depending on currents can move further west, east and even south into the ocean.
Here we have the option to walk or to take the funicular to reach the top of the path leading to the lighthouse at Cape Point where the most beautiful views of the southern ocean awaits. Next stop – Antarctica…
Our lunch (own expense) is at the most stunningly situated Two Oceans Restaurant with views across False Bay. After enjoying the breathtaking views and delicious fresh food, we drive to the nearby Simon’s Town and Boulder’s Beach where a colony of African Penguins have made their home. We view them from the comfort of a raised wooden platform.
After this exciting day we make our way back to your accommodation.