FULL DAY – EXPLORE THE 2 OCEANS CAPE PENINSULA TOUR
“This cape is the stateliest thing and the fairest cape we saw in the whole circumference of the earth.” – Sir Francis Drake.
In one day travel over 100 miles, traversing the coastlines of two oceans, the Atlantic and Indian, to pass along some of the most picturesque places in South Africa. Along the drive, discover how the peninsula became known as the “the fairest cape” in the world discovering the many ways there are to enjoy it.
The most Southwestern tip of Africa, Cape Point, is where it is fabled that two oceans meet. Learn how the treacherous rocks running along the Atlantic Seaboard came to be known as the ‘’Ship Graveyard” or why Bartholomew Diaz called the this place “Cabo de Tormentas” (Portuguese for: Cape of Storms) and what changed in the 200 years following that caused Jan Van Riebeeck to anchor in Table Bay and proclaim it, “Die Kaap van Goede Hoop’’ (Dutch for: The Cape of Good Hope).
Cape Town’s Chapman’s Peak drive is both dramatic and beautiful. Hugging the face of Chapman’s Peak Mountain, this pass offer breathtaking vantage points that rise up to 593 meters above sea level. Driving along this particular route is special in that it offers views at every one of its 114 curves that necessitate, slow careful driving, allowing one to enjoy it all the more.
AT ONE WITH NATURE
The residence of the African Penguin, famous for its animated displays is on Boulder’s Beach in Simonstown. Here is where the Cape’s nature takes centerstage, as the birds put on an animated display. The uniquely conceptualized Boulders Beach penguin interaction allows the animals to freely roam while guests are restricted to a generous boardwalk. One is able to view the African Penguin in its natural habitat without disturbing or infringing.
Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve will provide you with an opportunity to view animals like the Cape Mountain Zebra, the mischievous Baboon and the blissful Ostrich, all of which reside in the reserve.
At Cape Point Nature Reserve one can also find a plethora of one of the Cape’s most outstanding natural attributes, the “Fynbos Floral Kingdom” that is indigenous to this region.
COASTAL CULINARY DELIGHT
OPTION 1 – THE FOOD BARN
Chef Franck Dangereux is the co-owner and resident chef of The Food Barn. Chef Franck fell in love with South Africa after a visit in his early twenties. His French heritage collides with his over twenty years of cooking in some the Cape’s most renowned kitchens to offer up a uniquely French-influenced South African menu that is seasonal and abides by the principles of sustainable cooking. Luxury Africa arrange for Chef Franck to personally host your lunch and share his passion for fine South African wine with you, whilst you dine on an exquisite 4-course lunch menu.
OPTION 2 – HARBOUR HOUSE
Built on the breakwater of a working harbor, the Harbor House’s location is unbeatable—waves are known to crash against the huge plate-glass windows at high tide. Large, light filled, and orchid adorned, this is a beautiful space to enjoy fresh seafood.
OPTION 3 – GOURMET PICNIC
Scenic beauty paired with delectable local cuisine. Enjoy a private luxury picnic set in the picturesque Cape of Good Hope Nature reserve on one of the naturally formed beaches, that allows you an exclusive banquet hall provided by Mother Nature herself. The picnic will feature gourmet pre-cooked foods hosted by a Luxury Africa guide, and served at a prepared dining table in the shade of outdoor umbrellas.
OPTION 4 – PRIVATE DININGROOM WITH AN VIEW
Imagine arriving at your own personal air-conditioned trailer, with panoramic vistas of the beach and nature reserve, whilst you sit down to a delicious tapas-style ‘picnic’ lunch, served at a beautifully laid table and most importantly free from the wind which blows so regularly down at the Cape Point.
Southern Africa Office:11 Christiaan Road, Penzance, Hout Bay,
Cape Town, 7806, South Africa
East Africa Office:P.O. Box 388, Nanyuki,
USA Office:309 Inverness Drive, La Canada, California,
91011, United States of America