It can be difficult to comprehend just how beautiful the Cape Peninsula really is. Join us as we meander along the coastline on our way to experience some of the gem’s the famous ‘Cape of Good Hope’ has to offer. Africa’s most sought after strip, a penguin colony to keep you company and a taste of the local delicacies makes for the perfect day south of the city.
PENGUIN PARTY PLEASE - BOULDERS BEACH
The only place in the world where you can get this close to the African Penguin. These friendly little guys have been kind enough to share their spectacular beach with us. Elevated boardwalks wind their way through the dunes and vegetation and not only provide great viewing spots, but also protects nesting penguins and their chicks. The opposite side of the beach allows us to climb over and under boulders to get even closer bit only to observe and not disturb. This is a firm favorite for locals and visitors alike, a wildlife experience to remember.
STEEPED IN HISTORY & DIVERSITY - CAPE POINT NATIONAL PARK
We then pass through the historical town of Stellenbosch with it’s culture rich, foodie haven and vibrant streets. A place close to our hearts having spent a large part of our youth here. We’ll take a slow drive through the tree lined and quaint streets in what is quite often described as South Africa’s most charming setting. The classic Cape Dutch architecture has been beautifully preserved and is well represented by both the main town buildings and the grounds of Stellenbosch University to which this home for over 28 000 students. We’ll stop for a grab and go coffee on request.
COMPLETELY OFF THE GRID - THE SCONE SHACK
Neatly nestled in a cute little corner at Cape Point is a crooked little shack made of windows that welcomes passersby with a cup of hot tea and a scrumptious scone or two. Made almost entirely from windows, the Scone Shack invites the outside world in and allows curious creatures around it to join its patrons in enjoying the space. The Scone Shack used to be lived in by a laborer on the farm but when he left, they decided to remodel it and make a kitchen area. The unique “café of sorts” was created with sustainability in mind by our good friends Carl & Kara, building up the walls from scraps and repurposed window pieces. Cost of a scone and a coffee, herbal teas or juices is 100-130 ZAR PP, CASH ONLY. PLEASE BRING THIS ALONG.
FANCY OR LOCAL LUNCH?
We have 3 options for lunch and the choice is entirely yours. The Cape Point Vineyards Restaurant offers a seasonal menu designed to compliment their award winning Sauvignon Blanc driven wines and unrivaled views. Do what the locals would do and enjoy the much loved and famous fish and chips of Hout Bay, a must try when in Cape Town. Please click here to view our ‘Boot Brunch’ option which is a real winner for those who want something less formal, it’s a picnic type lunch enjoyed on the slopes of Chapmans Peak complimented with a gin tasting of our very own Pesky Hobbit Craft Gin.
IS THIS THE WORLD'S MOST SCENIC DRIVE?
Who are we to challenge that? From start to finish Chapmans Peak drive will blow the mind of even the most seasoned traveler. The road meanders along as it hugs the rock faces of the back end of Table Mountain just metres above the iconic bay. Photo opportunities and roadside stops are plenty, get ready to make some of the best memories of your trip to the Mother City. You’re unlikely to travel on a more beautiful route anywhere else after which we head back to your accommodation.
Transportation - Round Trip - Pick up and drop off from accommodation , either SUV, 7/12 seater touring van, 20 seater minibus
Drinks - Water - On-board
Food - Snacks - Snack pack filled with South African treats
Entrance Fee / Tickets - Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Visit - Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point Lighthouse
Pesky Hobbit Craft Gin Tasting
Chapmans Peak Drive Scenic Route
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
Food - Lunch on tour - there are multiple options and you will be able to choose on the day
Extra Food - Scone and coffee/tea/juice cost at Scone Shack stop
Entrance Fee / Tickets - Cape Point NationaL Park (R340-R380)
Transportation - There is a scenic walk up to the Cape Point Lighthouse of 700m which is of moderate difficulty. Alternativley, there is a tram available to the top at an extra cost of R85
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Special clothing required - Warm weather - Wear suitable clothing and shoes for the beach
Special clothing required - Athletic - Bring comfortable walking shoes for visit to Cape Point Lighthouse
If the tour consists of 2-6 PAX we’ll run the tour in X 2 SUV's or 1 X Touring Van
If the tour consists of 7-12 PAX we'll run the tour in 2 X Touring Vans
If the tour consists of 12-20 PAX we'll run the tour in 1 X 22 Mini Bus or 2 X 12 Seater Touring Vans
You will need to cash or a credit card for the entrance to Cape Point (340 ZAR)
Tipping in South Africa: Tipping is not mandatory but everyone in the service industry (waiters, guides etc) earns minimum wage and rely heavily on tips. The general amount is 10% but you do so at your own discretion.
Private Tours available
MINIMUM TO OPERATE
DEADLINE TO BOOK
96 hours prior to the start of the experience
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What should we wear?
Anything you're most comfortable in but please be sure to have comfortable walking shoes and flip flops as we will be walking on the beach, climbing over and under boulders for the best penguin viewing. Feel free to bring a swimming costume and towel if you fancy a brave cold dip.
Where will we need cash?
Only at the Scone Shack where a Scone and a Coffee/Tea/Kombucha/Juice will cost about 150 ZAR (~10 USD).
Can I charge my phone in the transportation?
Only in the SUV so rather ensure you come with fully charged cameras and phoned or bring your power banks with
Will the Penguins Bite?
No they won't as long as you don't get too close and intrusive. Trust your guide and let them lead when you're in their environment.
What's the story with lunch?
We choose from a number of different lunch spots depending on the weather all of which can accommodate your dietary requirements.
READ THE REVIEWS
This was such a fun day with Nate driving along the South African coast. We saw so many penguins, seals and even some dassies! There was a road closure that meant we had to do the trip in reverse but Nate was so adaptable and just kept right in going (in reverse!). We had a great meal and then headed to the Cape of Good Hope for amazing views and great insight into the local landscape. Highly recommend this fun day with Nate and seeing the classic South African sights!
Ronel and Billy make this adventure special. Even when you have horrible weather, they were creative and came up with a plan.
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