The day will start with an incredibly scenic drive around Chapman’s Peak and Hout Bay with grand views over the ocean from the mountain road, and then onto the Cape Point Nature Reserve, the most South Westerly point of Africa.
From here guests will make their way to Boulder’s Beach, one of a very few colonies of Africa’s only endemic penguin.
Time permitting, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens will be the last stop.
Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, established in 1939 to protect 7750 ha of indigenous flora and fauna. The reserve comes to an end at majestic Cape Point. Situated at the junction of two of earth's most contrasting water masses - the cold Benguela current on the West Coast and the warm Agulhas current on the East Coast, the Cape of Good Hope is popularly perceived as one of the meeting point of the Atlantic and the Indian Oceans. Guests may take the funicular to the vantage point from where they may be able to witness the “meeting of the two oceans”. (please note this is current and season dependent)
Boulders Beach is a sheltered beach made up of inlets between granite boulders, from which the name originated. It is located On the Cape Peninsula near Simon's Town towards Cape Point near Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa. It is also commonly known as Boulders Bay. It is a popular tourist stop because of a colony of African Penguins, which settled there in 1982. Boulders Beach forms part of the Table Mountain National Park. Although set in the midst of a residential area, it is one of the few sites where this vulnerable bird can be observed at close range, wandering freely in a protected natural environment. From just two breeding pairs in 1982, the penguin colony has grown to about 3000 in recent years. This is partly due to the reduction in commercial pelagic trawling in False Bay, which has increased the supply of pilchards and anchovy, which form part of the penguins' diet.
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens - time permitting the last stop - is a famous botanical garden nestled at the foot of Table Mountain in Cape Town. The garden is one of nine National Botanical Gardens covering five of South Africa’s six different biomes. When Kirstenbosch, the most famous of the gardens, was founded in 1913 to preserve the country's unique flora, it was the first botanical garden in the world with this ethos. Furthermore, what makes the Gardens so famous worldwide is that (with minor exceptions) only indigenous plants are cultivated.