Breakfast at the hotel.
Today, we will drive along the Atlantic Coastline passing the areas called Sea Point, Clifton, and Camps Bay before arriving in Hout Bay, a small fishing village, dominated by the scenic Chapman’s Peak Pass.
Hout Bay is one of the most beautiful and popular places on the Cape Peninsula and is a highlight of any holiday in South Africa. The fishing village of Hout Bay was probably established in about 1867 when a German immigrant, Jacob Trautmann, began to farm and fish in the area.
Starting with a boat cruise from Hout Bay to view the seals at Seal Island, where you will see thousands of Cape Fur Seals basking on the rocks, or frolicking in the cold Atlantic Ocean.
Return to the harbor and browse the local craft market.
Stop at the Original T-BAG Designs originated with the desire to improve the daily quality of impoverished South Africans. Original Tea Bag Designs produces a range of high quality, innovative, handmade products (closed Saturdays and Sundays).
Continue via the False Bay coastline to Simon’s Town, which is home to the South African Navy. It is located on the shores of False Bay, on the eastern side of the Cape Peninsula. For more than two centuries it has been an important naval base and harbor (first for the Royal Navy and now the South African Navy). The town is named after Simon van der Stel, an early governor of the Cape Colony.
The beautiful Boulders Beach is one of Cape Town’s most visited beaches and the only place in the world where you get close to African Penguins.
Lunch at leisure (not included).
Continue to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. The area has been declared a National World Heritage Site and abounds with buck, baboons, and Cape Zebra, as well as over 50 species of birds. Rugged rocks and sheer cliffs towering more than 200 meters above the sea cut into the ocean but that is not its sole allure; many visitors are drawn to the area because of its rich maritime history. Named the ‘Cape of Storms’ by Bartolomeu Dias in 1488, the ‘Point’ was treated with respect by sailors for centuries. Fog as well as violent storms and dangerous rocks have caused that over the centuries shipwrecks have dotted the coastline.
Visit the lighthouse first completed in 1859; it still stands at 249 meters above sea-level and offers a magnificent view.
At the end of the afternoon, we will return to Cape Town to enjoy an African dinner experience at a local restaurant.
After dinner, we will check-in to our new Cape Town hotel for the next 2 nights.
Return to the hotel.
| Overnight in Capetown
| Breakfast, Dinner