Chacma Baboons- frequently sighted at Cape Point - photographer Elke Losskarn
It’s an ideal way to see the highlights of the Cape Peninsula:
- Depart your lodging in the city or nearby.
- Travel along the Atlantic seaboard, passing the Twelve Apostles mountain range to Hout Bay.
- Enjoy a Boat trip to see a Cape Fur Seal colony on Duiker Island (optional).
- Follow Chapman’s Peak Drive - one of the most spectacular scenic coastal routes in the world.
- Arrive at Cape Point Nature Reserve - the tip of the Cape Peninsula where two ocean currents meet.
- Walk up to Cape Point Lighthouse - standing at 249m above sea level with 360 degree views.
- Don't miss a photo opportunity at the Cape of Good Hope - the iconic sign board reminds you that you are at the most south-western point of Africa.
- Baboons, Ostriches, Eland, Zebra, Bontebok and many sea birds can be spotted on this day.
Bontebok - an antelope, endemic to the Western Cape
- Visit the quirky African Penguins at Boulders Beach
- If you’re lucky, spot Dolphins and Southern Right Whales may be seen from July to November.
- On your return trip you will pass Simon’s Town, Fish Hoek, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg.
If there’s time - visit a Constantia Winery and lift a glass to a memorable day, before returning to your Lodging.