Experience a scenic drive from Cape Town through the rolling wheat and bright yellow canola fields of the Overberg to the southernmost point of the African continent and geographical meeting place of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans at Cape Agulhas. We return via Hermanus and along Clarens drive which hugs the coastline of False Bay offering fantastic views.
Visit Cheetah Outreach (optional and a later start around 08:45am as they only open 09:30am)
Struisbaai harbour and Cape Agulhas.
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse
Shipwreck Museum in Bredasdorp
View the Southern Right whales in Hermanus (seasonal)
Enjoy some wine or craft beer tasting (optional)
Visit the Stony Point Penguin Colony in Betty’s Bay
The scenic Clarens Drive to Gordons Bay
After your 3 hour drive through the Overberg region we arrive into Cape Agulhas and visit the historic red and white Cape Agulhas Lighthouse, an icon that denotes the tip of Africa. For the adventurous ones, you can climb the 72 steps up to this 160 year old lighthouse for some amazing views over the rocky headland of Cape Agulhas.
A little further down the road is the famous monument and geographical meeting place of the mighty Indian and Atlantic Oceans. Get your picture taken at the demarcation slab, whilst also dipping your toes into each ocean.
For those interested in learning about the famous shipwrecks that have occurred along this stretch of coastline, we can visit the wreck of the Mishu Maru on the rocks close by (great photo opportunity) and follow that up with the Bredasdorp Shipwreck Museum which is home to striking visual displays and a fascinating collection of shipwreck artefacts. Learn about the “woman and children first” protocol which originated when the Birkenhead sank (1852) and later became known as the Birkenhead Drill.
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Talking about the Birkenhead, we can stop by the Birkenhead Estate in Stanford which is the first wine and beer brewing estate in the Southern Hemisphere and offers a fantastic beer & wine tasting experience (own account). We return along the coastline through Hermanus, which offers the best land based whale watching in the world (in season from June – November) over Walker Bay. If you wish, you can enjoy some wine tasting (own account) in the beautiful Hemel en Aarde Valley (Heaven and Earth), visit Stony Point Penguin Colony in Betty’s Bay and slowly return via the scenic Clarens Drive following the False Bay coastline, where on a clear day you can see all the way across to Cape Point.
Please note : During whale season, there may be an opportunity to join boat-based whale watching in Hermanus (own account at R 850 – R 950 pp) which departs from the new harbour at 11am, 12pm and 2pm daily (subject to availability and weather).
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Pick up: ± 08h00 … totally flexible to your wishes
Drop off: ± 18h00
Duration of tour: Full day tour
Pax: Depends on your group size as these are private tours.
Vehicle: Luxury SUV, minivan or similar
Languages available: English
2018 / 2019 Rates:
1 adult @ R 5 000 pp
2 adults @ R 2 600 pp
3 adults @ R 1 800 pp
4 adults @ R 1 600 pp
5-8 adults @ R 1 400 pp
9-13 adults @ R 1 300 pp
(valid until 31/10/2019)
For groups larger, please enquire for special prices
Rate – children under 12 years R 300 pp
Included: Cape Agulhas Lighthouse, Shipwreck Museum & Stony Point Penguin Colony entrances.
Excluded: Lunch, wine tasting and boat-based whale watching.
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“Shipwreck / Cape Agulhas Day Tour”
5 of 5 stars
A wonderful and well-priced full day experience. I selected the shipwreck tour, but my guide Duncan left the actual details and agenda totally up to me. An outstanding guide and very accommodating. Exceptional historical and local knowledge. Great selection of the lunch spot. The entire day was informative and leisurely, not a hint of being rushed. I would highly recommend this tour over the more common cape Peninsula tour. I suspect all of African Blue’s offered tours are equally magnificent.