1 Day Nature tour itinerary for Cape Town: Revel In The Beauty Of The Rocky Cape Peninsula
Travel along "The Cape of Storms" in an open safari vehicle, as was known in the olden days when stormy seas destroyed many ships on the rocky coastline. One of the most beautiful nature routes in Southern Africa, the Cape Peninsula boasts of variety of fauna and flora. See Cape fur seals and make stops at Leopard Rock, Buffels Bay and Hout Bay.
FULL DAY CAPE PENINSULA SCENIC photographic SAFARI ROUTE.
Arrive at Mariner Wharf Hout Bay at 09:20 hours.
Drive along the very scenic seaboard of the Cape Peninsula, passing some of the most famous beaches in South Africa. The Twelve Apostles can also be viewed on this route. We will stop at scenic points to allow you to take your favourite photos.
At Hout Bay, depart on an excursion to Duiker Island by boat to view the Cape Fur Seals. There are 35 species of seals in the world. Duiker Island is a Cape Fur Seal and bird sanctuary, home to thousands of seals and many birds such as the Cape Cormorant, the Bank Cormorants, Black Back Gulls, Kelp Gulls and Hartlaub Gulls.
From Hout Bay, pass by the Leopard Rock, the bronze Leopard Statue at the foot of the famous and scenic Chapmans Peak Pass. The sculpture is a memorial to the many wild animals that once roamed the mountains of the peninsula.
At Buffels Bay, enjoy a packed lunch with wine, fruit juices and coffee. Buffels Bay, or Buffalo Bay, is said to have earned it's name from a ship that was wrecked during the 1700's. Legend has it that a ship transporting buffalo apparently hit the rocky shoreline and broke apart, freeing the animals which swam across the bay to freedom.
Drive past an Ostrich Farm on our way to the Boulders Penguin Colony in Simon’s Town with your South African tour guide. There will be ample stops on the way to take photos of the scenic area and coastline.
From Simon’s Town, drive past scenic coastal towns of Fish Hoek, Kalk Bay and surfers paradise at Muizenberg.
On your way back, drive through the Sun Valley area, joining our original route at Noordhoek. The sun will now be in our favour to take great photos back to Hout Bay and Cape Town along the Western Seaboard of the Cape Peninsula. The sides of the OSV can be closed if the weather turns bad. This is an excellent way to see the Peninsula and to take pictures whenever you want.
Arrive back in Cape Town at 18:00 hours.
Transport in an OSV [Open Safari Vehicle].
All entrance fees.
Coffee & rusks.
Lunch, wine, bottled water.
Registered professional nature guide.
Passenger & Third Party liability Insurance amounting to 40 Million.
Medical Insurance and expenses.
Curios & crafts.
The last leopard seen in Hout Bay was in 1937 on Little Lion's Head. The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve is situated within the Table Mountain National Park. This 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 is dotted with beautiful valleys, bays and beaches, contains a mix of extraordinarily diverse and unique fauna and flora.
The Cape of Storms, the original name accorded to the present Cape of Good Hope, was not given lightly to one of the most notoriously dangerous coastlines in the world. Evidence of numerous shipwrecks litters the Cape coast from west to east, some of which may still be seen today around Cape Point. This area is also known for the ghost ship “The Flying Dutchman” which people have claimed that it can be seen in the stormy seas.
V & A Waterfront main entrance at 07:30 hours.
Green Point Lighthouse parking area at 07:45 hours.
Three Anchor Bay parking area at 07:55 hours.
Graaf Beach Pool Sea Point at 08:10 hours.
Surfcrest Hotel Sea Point Saunders Rock Beach Parking area at 08:20 hours.
3rd Beach Clifton 3rd Beach parking area at 08:35 hours.
The Bungalow Restaurant Camps Bay Maiden Cove parking area at 08:45 hours.
Camps Bay Tidal Pool Camps Bay parking area at 08:55 hours.
Buccaneer BBQ Restaurant Street Café Food Truck parking area at 09:05 hours.
Cape Town Bookings from September 2019
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Type of Tour
This tour is offered throughout the year on the following days of the week.
- Monday 07:30
- Tuesday 07:30
- Thursday 07:30
- Saturday 07:30
- Sunday 07:07
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