Cape Peninsula - Active
Cape Town, South Africa
Explore the Cape Peninsular with its local fishing villages and surfing beaches. Snorkel or stand up paddle board in rock pools near penguin colonies before venturing deep into the Peninsula reserve to discover the rich wildlife inhabiting this area.
The Cape Peninsula is a complete contrast to the more cosmopolitan city. With its wild national parks, artistic bohemian seaside villages and working fishing harbors this day will be about embracing the locals and spending as much time out of the vehicle as possible. Your first stop is for Cape Town’s coolest coffee at Muizenbergs Surfers corner the epicenter of South Africa’s surf culture. From here you will head to Kalk Bay to explore the working fishing harbour and meet the colourful and entertaining fishing folk. Browse the bohemian arty shops and perhaps take a short hike through the fairy-like Milkwood forests.
Continuing south next stop is Simon’s Town to find your own rogue penguins on a secret beach only accessible to the locals. Try your hand at stand-up paddle boarding or snorkel in rock pools, getting a unique perspective of the penguins (weather permitting).
After visiting Cape Point venture deeper into the Peninsula to explore deserted wild beaches, secret coves, rock pools and shipwreck hiking trails away from the tourist crowds. This part of the Table Mountain National Park is home to ostrich, baboons, tortoises and mountain zebra. The return journey back to Cape Town along the Atlantic side is a story of amazing views, hidden local cafes and watering holes full of character. If time permits and thirsts needs quenching, stop en-route for some beer tasting at a local surfer hang-out, wrapping up the ultimate day out.
On board your vehicle you will have a gourmet pantry with drinks and plenty of snacks to enjoy through the day. Lunch is included but there are additional dining options depending on your appetites. You can choose from sampling local eats trying some of the artisan food offerings in local cafes, or enjoy a long lazy lunch in one of South Africa's fine restaurants. For those looking for something different, wild picnics can be arranged but are weather dependent. All options require advance bookings.
Please note: local drinks are included during your lunch experiences however anything over and above the local soft drinks, house wines and beer will be at additional cost.