The Cape Peninsula is a generally rocky area that points out into the Atlantic Ocean. What makes this peninsula so special is the fact that it is formed on the most far south-western point of Africa, giving it the essence of the continent literally sticking its hands out into the sea. To entice your senses to an amazing tour, you’ll get to experience all the Cape Peninsula has to offer!
Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve is a must-visit if you want to experience fauna and flora untouched. With a wide variety of fynbos and other plant life, you’d be amazed at what this small peninsula really holds! You can also look forward to spotting animals such as baboons, zebra, buck and over 250 different species of birds. To top it off, you can also relax at one of the numerous picnic spots, go mountain biking or hunt for treasure in tidal pools.
Cape Point is the most South-Westerly tip of the African continent and home to some of the country’s exclusive historical landmarks. From here, you get to experience the full power of the Cape Point Lighthouse, which has a range of 63 kilometres out onto the ocean. You can also enjoy a bite to eat at Two Oceans Restaurant or indulge in Cape Point history by stopping over at the Buffelsfontein Visitors Centre.
False Bay is the largest bay in South Africa and probably the most spectacular. If you’re a lover of whales, this is the perfect spot to visit once whale season hits the beaches of SA. False Bay boasts immaculate stretches of sandy beaches, great views and a wide variety of hotels, villas and hangout spots for those looking to have a good time.
Kalk Bay is named among the coolest neighbourhoods in the world as this quaint fishing village doesn’t hold back! Being only 25 minutes away from Cape Town, you can look forward to magnificent views ranging from the sea to the towering mountains in the distance. In Kalk Bay, you can visit second-hand bookshops, watch fishing boats return from expeditions, visit old buildings and lose yourself in the pure bliss of the escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Boulders Beach – Endangered African Penguin Colony Boulders Beach is where you’d be able to spot the endangered African Penguin colony.
These amazingly cute creatures love swimming in the slightly warmer water of this beach and if you take a dip, you might find they are quite curious! While they might seem tame, it is important to remember that these animals should be treated like kings as they are endangered
and form a big historical venture for the Cape.
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
Stretching over a whopping 528 hectares, the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens is the perfect place to experience flora that will leave you gobsmacked. The natural forest within these gardens, as well as the flora in and around it, is indigenous to South Africa only. You can even relax at the coffee shop or stay for one of the many concerts held here throughout the year. While the Cape Peninsula may seem like a small tip on the African Continent, it is jam-packed with history, natural and man-made formations as well as plant and animal life to enjoy. With that said, it is safe to say that the Cape Peninsula is where you get to experience
Africa in all its glory!
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