Many visitors to Cape Town flock to Cape Point because they believe that it is the Southernmost point of Africa. Whilst we strongly recommend a visit to scenic Cape Point, it is in fact not the southernmost point of the continent but the most southwesterly point. The Southernmost point of the continent, Cape Agulhas, lies ±200 km east and slightly south of Cape Point.
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. From Cape Point's visitor's car park, you can either take a steepish path, with numerous stairways to the top, or you can take the Flying Dutchman Funicular. From the top one has a great view over False Bay to the east. On a clear day you can see right across to the Hangklip Mountain, which marks the other end of the Bay, approx. 30 km away. Towards the west you will look down onto Dias Beach and The Cape of Good Hope promontory.
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 .
On this tour you’ll travel from Cape Town down the scenic Cape Peninsula’s western coast, via Hout Bay & Chapman’s Peak Drive to Cape Point. From there it’s on to historic and quaint Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands. You’ll explore the town and enjoy a wine tasting at a nearby wine estate.
Highlights: Cape Winelands , Cape Point , Stellenbosch , Wine tastings at estates in South Africa , Chapman's Peak Drive , 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
The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve is the southern section of the Cape Peninsula, and includes three promontories at its southern most point: Cape Point, Cape Maclear and the Cape of Good Hope. The Reserve encompasses 7 750 hectares of rich and varied flora and fauna.