Best of the Cape Peninsula

Onthis must-do private journey around the Cape Peninsula, you’ll tour the gorgeous Atlantic seaboard. The drive takes you past the swanky seaside suburbs of Sea Point, Bantry Bay and Clifton. The exclusive hamlets of Bakoven and Llandudno are also fantastic sights on the way to the fishing village of Hout Bay.

At Hout Bay, you can choose to board a boat to Duiker Island for a 45 minute round trip to view the Cape Fur Seal colony (weather permitting). Next, you’ll navigate the breathtaking curves of Chapman’s Peak Drive as it follows the rocky coastline, revealing spectacular views in all directions.

At Cape Point Nature Reserve, you have the opportunity to see some fabulous birds as well as very special fauna, such as Cape mountain zebra, bontebok and baboons. You’ll ride the funicular to the famous Cape Point Lighthouse and capture even more magical vistas of False Bay.

Of course, no visit to the Cape Peninsula would be complete without popping in at Boulders Beach to witness the antics of the African penguins. Head home through the naval village of Simonstown and over scenic Boyes Drive, taking in the views of the fishing harbour at Kalk Bay and the seaside havens of St James and Muizenberg.

To round off your day, take a stroll through Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens on the slopes of Table Mountain. Here you can admire a panoply of the unique plant life of the Cape Flora, also known as fynbos, as well as plants from all the diverse regions and biomes of southern Africa.

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Take a look at the activities included in this journey as well as some of the optional extra activities you can choose to add on to it. You can zoom in and hover over the different activities to find out more about them, or scroll through the activity descriptions under the map. You can also filter the activities displayed depending on what you’re interested in.

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