Project Description

Tour Description

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.

 

Highlights

  • Sir Lowrys Pass and Grabouw
  • 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
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Itinerary

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.

Southern tip of Africa

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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).

Tour Details

  • Daily Departure
  • 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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What Clients’ Say

We really appreciate our clients feedback on their African Blue experience as we are constantly striving to improve our service levels and selection of tour and safari experiences.

“Excellent Cape Agulhas tour!”
5 of 5 stars
Reviewed 25/02/2019
My two friends and I booked a private day tour of Cape Agulas and the penguins at Stony Point last week. It was fantastic! Our guide was Matthew, and he was wonderful. He made the tour very interesting, informative, and fun. We learned a lot about the historical and political situations of South Africa while experiencing the beautiful landscapes at the same time. He was very knowledgable and extremely accommodating. I’ll definitely look into booking through African Blue Tours again in the future.
Jennise Aroyo, New York, USA
“Shipwreck / Cape Agulhas Day Tour”
5 of 5 stars
Reviewed 19/09/2016
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.
jordanwayneking, Prosper, Texas