Cape Town – Table Mountain and Peninsula
Probably one of the most scenic and spectacular one day touring experiences in the world. Begin early with a cable car ride up Table Mountain where the magnificence of the peninsula is seen from this superb vantage point. Sir Francis Drake called it the “Fairest Cape in the whole circumference of the Earth” and from here you’ll see why. Look over the glistening modern city of Cape Town, across to Robben Island with its rich modern history, down the Atlantic coast to Cape Point. Turn around and marvel at the False Bay and the sweep of the Indian Ocean coast line. Now that you have a visual sense of how the Peninsula unfolds we’ll drive down the Atlantic coast, through the Beach towns of Clifton, Camps Bay, Llundudno and Hout Bay, over the stunning Chapmans Peak coastal road taking in the 8 km sweep of Noordhoek Beach. We enter the Cape Point Reserve where the variety of Cape fynbos supports a wide array of wildlife and finally to the almost eerie point itself, often shrouded in fog as the warm Indian Ocean and cold Atlantic currents merge. From Cape Point we visit the Penguin Sanctuary and take in a delicious seafood lunch. We then drive back along the False Bay coast and through to the Botanical gardens at Kirstenbosh. The 78,000 sq. km Cape Floral Region is the smallest by area of the world’s Floral Kingdom but the largest by variety of species and here you’ll see why. Against the backdrop of the splendor of the Cape we’ll tell you about the history of the region and it’s impact on current affairs in South Africa.