Cape Peninsula & Cape Point


Cape Point lies at the most south westerly point of Africa and is at the tip of a magnificent nature reserve comprising indigenous plants, spectacular coastal views and Cape Wildlife including our seafood eating Chacma Baboons. There are several antelope species, ostriches and Cape Zebras to be found.

Travel along the Atlantic and Indian Ocean coastlines popping into some of our quaint fishing villages like Kalk Bay and Simonstown. Boulders Beach in Simonstown is home to the African Penguin’s most unusual mainland colony. This beautiful beach, discovered by (what started off home to) a pair of ‘lost’ penguins, now boasts hundreds of these incredible birds who normally reside on neighbouring islands.

Historically a Naval Base leased to Britain until 1957, Simonstown made history of a feathered nature when one of its female penguins was rescued after exposure to an oil slick. During her absence her life-long male partner sat on her eggs until she returned. Beside his behaviour being a point of fascination, his steadfast devotion was rewarded when she returned to her family on her release from the nearby rehabilitation centre further up the coast.

 

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- FROMMER'S South Africa