Along with our qualified and experienced tour guide/driver, we will show you some city sightseeing, some historical parts of the city with full explanations. We will also tell you about South Africa’s history, culture, arts, and sports as the day goes on. Cape Point is located about 3km east of Cape of Good Hope and is the most southwesterly corner of the African continent and the mythical meeting point of the Atlantic and Indian oceans. The scenic beauty of Cape Point is not its sole allure; it is also an international icon of great historical interest with many a visitor drawn to the area because of its rich maritime history. Named the ‘Cape of Storms’ by Bartolomeu Dias in 1488 and Vasco Da Gama in 1997; the ‘Point’ was treated with respect by sailors for centuries. Coming to the aid of many sailors as a strategic navigational landmark by day, at night, the jagged rocks and violent storms of the point resulted in many shipwrecks being littered around the coastline. The interactive Cape of Good Hope private tour takes you along the beautiful Atlantic Seaboard giving you the opportunity to feast your eyes on rugged coastlines and other untainted geographic landmarks such as the twelve apostles and the magnificent slopes of Lion’s head.
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Coming to the aid of many sailors as a strategic navigational landmark by day, at night, the jagged rocks and violent storms of the point resulted in many shipwrecks being littered around the coastline. The interactive Cape of Good Hope private tour takes you along the beautiful Atlantic Seaboard giving you the opportunity to feast your eyes on rugged coastlines and other untainted geographic landmarks such as the twelve apostles and the magnificent slopes of Lion’s head.
Departure 08:00am, you will be picked up from your Hotel/Guest House in Cape Town by your Guide/Driver and travel straight MAIDEN’S COVE, it’s well renowned for its exquisite vistas of Table Mountain and the Twelve Apostles, as well as its view of the Atlantic Ocean. It’s also a popular Spot to watch the Sunset, Braai areas, Dolphins can often be spotted frohicking in the water and Whales can be seeing during the months of Jun to August, it’s a beautiful scenic lookout point nestled between Clifton’s beaches and Glen beach, (Clifton And Camps Bay) the Mother City has some of the beautiful beaches in the world. From there we will drive pass by CAMPS BAY (BAKOVEN) takes its name from Von kamptz who arrived in the Cape in 1778 and married the window Anna Wernich (known as Anna Koekemoer) of the original farm here John Wernich, We continue pass by Twelve Apostles the original farm house of Jan Van Der Beek’s family, now is a luxury Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, pass Llandudno and have a stop in Hout Bay, Boat tour to Seal Island (Optional).
HOUT BAY, one of the first growing fishing suburb Harbour, gets its name from Dutch (Wood Bay) the founder of the bay is Jan Van Der Beek with its wooded valley became the main source of the timber for the buildings and repairs of ships, building such as the Castle of Good Hope, and once time the fishing village of Hout Bay established in 1867, when a GERMAN immigrant Jacob Trautmann began to farm and fish in the area, it’s was also called a Republic of Hout Bay even the Citizens had unprofessional passport. Seal island which is a sanctuary for thousands of fur seals as well as variety of sea birds Optional.
Thereafter we will proceed along CHAPMAN’S PEAK DRIVE the spectacular road cut into the cliffs round 650 meters high, about 10kms (6Miles) from Hout Bay to Nordhoek, the name of Chapman’s comes from John Chapman, this private route has a toll gate and it was officially open in 1922, but start building in 1915, 7 years to be established, the route it is also followed on big events such as Cape Argus, Pick in Pay circle tour in March and Two Oceans Marathon in April. Thereafter we will proceed toward Nordhoek.
NORDHOEK meaning the Northern corner, it was first named in 1743, when it described the north corner of the farm Slangkop, which was occupied by CHRISTINA-DIENER the window of FREDERICK ROUSSEAU, but the valley was first occupied by Khoi Nomads. Continues straight to Cape of Good Hope pass by Cape Point Ostrich Farm, established in 1996.
Was called before Cape of Storms by the explorer Bartholomew Dias in 1487-1488, but the Peninsula later renamed Cape of Good Hope by the King John of Portugal who saw it as a positive sign of a new trade route to India, we will explore the Dias and Da Gama monuments, Cape of Good Hope is one of the two world renowned lands marks within the Table Mountain National Park, the other is Table Mountain, this part of the park is home to an array of fynbos, over 250 species of birds, Baboons, Cape Zebra etc…, Thereafter we proceed to Cape Point for Funicular.
Known as Cape Peninsula, according to it is position is the most south-western point of African Continent within Cape point the treacherous cliffs forming the most South Western tip of Africa are some of the highest in the world and mark the spot where the cold Benguela current on the west coast and the warm Agulhas current on the east coast merge. Walk or hop aboard the funicular enjoy the scenic trip of 238 meters above the Ocean to where the old light house keeps watch over the Seas. Thereafter we will proceed to BOULDERS BEACH PENGUINS.
The Penguins colony started in 1983 when a pair was spotted on foxy beach at boulders, the birds came to False Bay from Dyer Island at the time False Bay was closed to commercial fishing activities, the boulders beach in Simon’s Town is home to the JACKASS African Penguins Colony now said to number over 3000, though the species as whole is listed as endangered. The wooden walkway allows visitors to view the penguins in the habits and to explore it is private beach. Thereafter we will proceed straight pass Simon’s Town to Steenberg Wine Estate for wine tasting.
The town was named after Simon Vander Stel, Simon’s Bay and it was made the official winter anchorage for the Dutch East India Company’s ship (PORT) in 1743, by Baron G.W. VAN IMHOL, who was the Governor General of the Dutch East Indies, and it became known as Simon’s Town after the second British occupation in 1806, 1814 Simon’s Town was turned into Naval establishment and the Harbour was constructed. Thereafter we will continue straight to Constantia Valley for your Wines tasting.
CONSTANTIA VALLEY VINEYARDS PRIVATE WINE TOUR KLEIN CONSTANTIA WINE ESTATE, Which was owned first by Governor Simon van der Stel, whose stately Cape Dutch monar house is a national treasure today? In the 18th and 19th Centuries, the Constantia Valley was known worldwide for its legendary dessert wines, which were drunk by aristocracy and royalty of course one of the NAPOLEON’S wine favor. Here are the following highlights vineyards for your tour in Constantia Valley: Klein Constantia wine tasting; Groot Constantia wine with chocolate & Lunch at Simon Restaurant & Beau Constantia wine tasting.
one of the grandest and oldest vineyard(wine estate) in South Africa dating back to 1685, Commander Simon Van der Stel of Dutch East Indian Company who had vineyards in Netherlands and when he arrived at the supply station in 1679, he set about investigating a location to grow vines for wines production. After collecting soil samples from across the Cape he decided to shoes the piece of land on which Groot Constantia is now situated. Van der Stel was officially granted the 760 hectares of land in 1685 and named the farm Constantia. Thereafter we will proceed to Beau Constantia Wine Estate for our last wine tasting.
It’s a boutique wine farm situated at the top of Constantia Nek overlooking False Bay. Vines are planted to an elevation of 350 meters above sea level on some of the steepest agricultural slopes in the cape. Enjoy its amazing views while you are tasting wine. Thereafter we will proceed straight to Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden. (Time permitting). THE NAME KIRSTENBOSCH first appeared in 1795, when it was listed on an inventory of property drawn up and handed over to the British occupying forces, but the origin of the name is uncertain. It suggests a link to the Kirsten family, the Botanic Garden was established in 1913 to promote, conserve and display the extraordinarily rich and diverse flora of Southern Africa, and was the first botanic garden in the world to be devoted to a country’s indigenous flora. Thereafter we will proceed straight back to your Hotel pass by the old university in the country dating back 1829, UINIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN originally known as SACS (South African College School), it was in Cape Town City Company Garden, the main Campus moved to the present location in 1925 and its part of the land Cecil John Rhodes gives back to the Nation (Western Cape government), one of the former student to this University is BILL CLINTON the former president of USA. The university now is about 15000 students.
We will continue to pass by GROOTE SCHUUR HOSPITAL, it’s where the first human heart transplant was performed by the Professor Doctor Christian Bernard in 1967, the patient who received a 25 years old heart lives only for 18 days after operation, he died for a long infection, but the operation was still seen as a success today. DROP OFF AT YOUR HOTEL/APARTMENT 18:00-18:30