We travel along the Atlantic Seaboard via Sea Point, Clifton and Camps Bay, stopping at a Llandudno look-out point before continuing to Hout Bay, a quaint village and fishing harbour with magnificent mountain views and beach. An optional Seal Island boat trip (seasonal and weather permitting) is available (not included in cost). On through Chapman’s Peak, one of the world’s most breath-taking coastal drives, to Cape Point, which is perceived to be the meeting point of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, and the Good Hope Nature Reserve, which has magnificent fynbos vegetation, birdlife, endemic antelope species and zebra, historic lighthouses and shipwrecks.
We go on to historic Simon’s Town, a village with charming Victorian architecture, a naval base and a large penguin colony at the beautiful Boulders Beach. Enjoy a light lunch at a nearby restaurant (not included in cost).
Our next stop is Stellenbosch, the heart of the South African wine Industry, boasting great beauty and culture that is steeped in South African history. Walk down the canal-lined avenues, in the shade of giant oak trees and beautifully preserved historic buildings. Coffee shops, galleries, antique shops and wine bars spill onto the sidewalks. An air of quiet intellectualism and wine-making history abounds in this university town. With the sheer vastness of wine estates on offer, we are truly spoilt for choice when we enjoy a cellar tour and wine tasting in Stellenbosch. We return to the bustle of city life after an enthralling day in the countryside, arriving back at the hotels at approximately 17:30.
- The drive via Chapman’s Peak pass is subject to the road being open. Should this not be the case we will take the alternate route via Constantia Nek and Ou Kaapse Weg.