Large parts of the Cape Peninsula are under formal conservation. All of these conservation areas fall within the Table Mountain National Park. One of these is the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. It incorporates the southern section of the Peninsula, which includes three promontories at its Southernmost point: Cape Point, Cape Maclear and the Cape of Good Hope. The Reserve encompasses 7 750 hectares of rich and varied flora and fauna. Its 40 kilometre coastline stretches from Schuster's Bay in the west to Smitswinkel Bay in the east. It has a variety of antelope, including the biggest antelope in South Africa - the Eland. It also provides a safe haven for big troops of baboon as well as other small wildlife species.
Cape Point marks the point where the mountain range - extending southwards from Table Mountain, some 60 km away - eventually terminates in the Atlantic Ocean. The Point features steep cliffs and rough seas. It is extremely scenic. The best views are gained from the base of the lighthouse (1860) at the top of the ridge. A visit to Cape Point is highly recommended for all visitors to Cape Town as part of the full day Cape Peninsula Tour.
This tour covers the highlights of South Africa and is ideal for first time visitors to the country. It provides a mix of cities, countryside, historical sites, scenic drives, nature, wildlife, culture and people. This is the ‘southbound’ tour version that starts in Johannesburg and ends in Cape Town.
Highlights: Panorama Route , Blyde River Canyon , Kruger National Park , Swaziland , Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve , St. Lucia , Transkei , Hole-in-the-Wall , Garden Route , Storm’s River Mouth , Knysna , Cango Caves , Route 62 , Cape Winelands , Cape Town .
On this half day, morning tour of the Cape Peninsula you travel from Cape Town down the Peninsula’s Atlantic Seaboard up to and including Cape Point, where you’ll spend time taking in the incredible views. Returning via the False Bay coastline you may visit an African Penguin Colony (optional).
Highlights: Cape Point , Boulders Beach Penguin Colony , Chapman's Peak Drive , Cape Peninsula , Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve , Simon's Town .
From Cape Town you travel to Hout Bay - with an optional 30-min boat cruise on offer to Duiker Island (Cape Seal colony). The scenic Chapman’s Peak Drive and Cape Point awaits you. An African Penguin Colony (optional) and a visit to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens round of the day.
Highlights: Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve , Boulders Beach Penguin Colony , Cape Peninsula , Cape Point , Simon's Town , Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens .
Cape Town is situated on the Cape Peninsula. In 1580 Sir Francis Drake described the Cape Peninsula as "The most stately thing and the fairest Cape we saw in the whole circumference of the earth". A visit to Cape Town should always include a day tour of the Cape Peninsula.
The Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) encompasses the incredibly scenic Peninsula mountain chain that stretches from Signal Hill and Table Mountain in the north to Cape Point in the south - a distance of some 60 km. The TMNP incorporates small marine reserves along the Cape Peninsula coastline
Cape Point marks the point where the mountain range extending southwards from Table Mountain, some 60 km away, eventually terminates in the Atlantic Ocean. The Point features steep cliffs and rough seas. It is wonderfully scenic.The best views are gained from the base of the lighthouse (1860) at the top of the ridge.