From Cape Town to Cape Agulhas
8 days 7 nights lodge and/or guest house
1st arrival at Cape Town Airport
2nd Table Mountain and Cape Town CDB
3rd Cape Point NP and Boulders Beach NR
4th Koeberg NR
5th winefarm by Stellembosch and Franschhoek
6th Hermanus with possible activity – depending on the season
7th Gansbaai and Cape Agulhas
8th Transfer to Cape Town Airport
Nicknamed the “cradle of humanity”, South Africa, located in the far southern part of Africa, is a world enclosed in a country, a real open-air museum both for its incredible nature and for its extremely varied territories that, from desert outskirts to the wonderful ocean coasts and then to the most modern cities, such as Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria and other major metropolises.
On this “smart” but intense journey, the focus will be on the Cape Peninsula and its neighbouring areas.
From Cape Town, versatile for its architectural mix of modern and ancient, to the parks and nature reserves that surround it to Cape Agulhas, the southernmost point on the continent.
Table Mountain, which dominates the city of Cape Town and all the nearby bays, offers some of the most exciting views in the world. Since 2011 it has been one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, 1100m high over the entire city of Cape Town. The underlying Kirstenbosh Garden at the foot of the mountain, among the most lush and spectacular botanical gardens in existence, mixes and blends with perfect ease with the vegetation of fybnos, (South African shrubs), which cover the entire Table Mountain and majestically overlooks False Bay and Cape Flats.
You can experience the local life of one of Cape Town’s most historic neighborhoods, the colorful Bo-Kaap at the time of the settlers, a ghetto where Malaysian slaves and other eastern ethnicities lived, today it has become one of the most sought after neighborhoods in the City thanks to the colorful coloring of the whole neighborhood. Waterfront is one of the most popular attractions thanks to the sharing in the Commercial Port in tourist activities, such as artisan markets, exclusive restaurants and stores of various types; the mix of ethnicities gives the environment a unique atmosphere, versatile given the continent in which you are located.
Visiting the nature of the Cape you will also visit Cape of Good Hope NP and Boulders Beach Nature Reserve; the park is located at the southern end of the Cape Peninsula and covers 40 km including a territory of about 7700 hectares along the entire coast; it is home to numerous species of birds, especially ostriches, but also antelopes, wildebeest, baboons and now even some zebras.
Boulders Beach Nature Reserve, where the Cape Penguins found a home but Boulders beach was already inhabited by humans.
Another incredible place where nature manifests its beauty is Koeberg Nature Reserve; beautiful and lush place where flora and fauna have completely adapted to the environmental circumstances that over the years, have led this area to become a series of Reserves close to each other making local biodiversity prevail. Dunes and long expanses of indigenous plants walk the paths immersed in the local wilderness, over 150 species of birds, 100 species of plants and undisturbed antelopes such as Springbok or Bontebok, or small felines such as wild cats such as Caracal, Genetta and Grey Mangusta are among the inhabitants of this lovely area.
Stellembosch and Franschhoek are two names of excellence when it comes to local South African wines, and they are the most prestigious wine areas.
Stellenbosch is the wine heart of South Africa that is a symbol of the wine tradition that distinguishes this land. Forget the typical South African landscapes for a moment, about 50 kilometers from Cape Town extends a wonderful area that has given birth to some of the most fertile and famous vineyards in the world. Stellenbosch like Franschhoek are the most representative form of a South Africa that has cultivated the tradition of wine for hundreds of years.
Cape Agulhas, the southernmost point of South Africa and the entire African continent; it is considered the geographical place where there is the line of demarcation between the two oceans, Atlantic for the west and Indian for the East area. Hermanus small town on the south-east coast where in the winter period becomes a place of attraction for whale-watching, it has been recognized as the first “spot” of the country, in addition to this enjoys a “cliff path” of more than 10 km which is always recommended, at least for a short time, to travel.