South Africa: Cape Peninsula: Extension
A rocky peninsula that juts out almost 50 miles into the Atlantic Ocean at the southwestern extreme of South Africa, the Cape Peninsula is one of the great capes of the world, where a wild and rugged terrain meets white sandy beaches. Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope mark the southern end of the peninsula, while Table Mountain overlooks Cape Town at the northern end. With an extremely rich and diverse floral kingdom, and an excellent vantage point for whale watching around every corner, the peninsula offers an excellent day of exploration in the outdoors.
This morning, you will be transferred along the Atlantic coast past Clifton, Camps Bay, and Llandudno, to the fishing village at Hout Bay. Here, you will have the option of taking a half-hour scenic boat ride to visit thousands of Cape Fur Seals in their natural habitat.
Next, you’ll drive over Chapmans Peak Drive, to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, where mountain bikes will be provided upon arrival for those who are tired of the bus. You may cycle around for as long as you like, exploring the area’s windswept cliffs and deserted beaches, home to over 200 bird species and 1,100 species of plants. You may also hike half-an-hour from Cape Point to the Cape of Good Hope, for magnificent ocean views.
As lunchtime approaches, a picnic lunch of sweet breads, samosas, and fruits will be provided in the reserve. Return home passing a rare colony of Jackass Penguins (named for their donkey-like braying) at Boulders Beach on the Indian Ocean.
Return to Cape Town and check into your centrally-located boutique hotel, which features comfortable, bright, and spacious rooms.
Continue your exploration of Cape Town and its diverse surrounding areas today, or transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
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