MEET an AFRICAN PENGUIN

Boulders Beach near Simons Town a suburb in Cape Town is home to the largest colony of African Penguins.  These penguins only occur in Southern Africa and are listed as endangered. They nest here all year around. Boulders Beach is accessible to bathers, so make your trip unforgettable and swim with the penguins.

PRICE R1850.00pp(2Pax min)

DURATION 7-8hours

HIGHLIGHTS Kalk Bay, Boulders Beach, Simons Town, Cape Point Vineyards

The trip starts with a collection from your hotel, where you are greeted by a registered tour guide who will accompany you for the day. Traveling by air-conditioned van, we literally travel around the “Mountain”. The mountain is a National Park and stretches from Cape Town City center to Cape Point National Park. The drive to Simons Town passes Devils peak, University of Cape Town and the suburbs of Newlands, Constantia, and Tokai.

Our first stop is the Kalk Bay Harbour, which is on False Bay. Lunch is fresh Fish & chips served from Kalky’s, which is a local delicacy, traditionally served in the newspaper. Look out for the resident Cape Fur Seal in the harbor.

Next Stop is the Penguins at Boulder beach. This is just past the Naval Base in Simons Town. Weather permitting we head to the beach to swim with the feathered friends or view them from the deck. With 300 breeding pairs, you come up close and personal with penguins. They mate for life and can get pretty vocal at breeding season.

After your Penguin encounter, we travel back via Kommetjie to Cape Point Vineyards, where we enjoy a glass of Bubbly on a local wine estate boasting a phenomenal view of Noordhoek beach.

the view of Noordhoek beach from the deck at Cape Point Vineyards
enjoying that glass of bubbly for the deck at Cape Point Vineyards with a view of Noordhoek beach

From Noordhoek via Chapmans Peak Drive, where the road is carved into the mountain with a vertical drop to the ocean below, we enter the Republic of Hout Bay. Our last stop is the Hout Bay Harbour which features an outdoor African Craft Market, as well as the Bay Harbour Market over weekends.

We hug the coast along the Atlantic Seaboard, on our return to your hotel through the suburbs of Llundudno,  Camps Bay and Clifton; all of which boast blue flag beaches, with aquamarine water and soft white sand.

INCLUDES

  • Lunch in Kalk Bay
  • Entrance to Boulders Beach
  • Bubbly at Cape Point Vineyards

EXCLUDES

  • any extra refreshments
  • Gratuities