Cape Town’s extravagant scenery will take your breath away, with mountains dipping their toes into the ocean. We’ll leave the city through the millionaire’s seaside suburbs of Clifton and Camps Bay and head south to Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope. On the way there, we’ll drive along one of the most spectacular cliff roads in the world: Chapman’s Peak Drive. As we head around the curve of the bay, we’ll stop at viewpoints to marvel at nature’s grandeur and wonder how men ever managed to build such a road. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenery until we reach the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, at which point you should look out for ostriches, bontebok antelopes, huge eland antelopes, and tortoises among the endemic fynbos plants. At the furthest end of Africa, we reach Cape Point, where the Flying Dutchman funicular railway takes us up to the old Cape Point lighthouse.
Lunch is on your own before we drive out of the park to the charming old naval village of Simon’s Town and its famous penguins. The rare land-based African penguin colony at Boulders Beach is easily accessed on a boardwalk, and these delightful little critters are a joy to watch. They may waddle clumsily on land, but they dart like torpedoes through the water, often past unsuspecting bathers swimming in nearby coves. The evening is at leisure back in Cape Town.
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The tour is available during your optional trip extension in Cape Town, South Africa.