Project Description

Tour Description

Today we will enjoy our stunning Cape Peninsula along with an amazing horseback-riding experience along the deserted white sands of Noordhoek beach. Get up close and personal with some of the Western Cape’s rough and untouched nature. Canter over the seemingly endless beach whilst the wind carries you away and time seems to stand still.

Highlights

  • The breathtaking views of Clifton and Camps Bay as we head down the Cape Peninsula.
  • Take a boat ride to Seal Island from Mariner’s Wharf (time permitting & own account)
  • A scenic drive along the world famous Chapman’s Peak Drive. (if open)
  • Enjoy a 2 hour horse ride along Noordhoek beach.
  • Visit Simon’s Town and the African Penguins at the Boulders Penguin Colony.
  • The Cape Point Nature Reserve and view the tip of Africa.
  • Venture to the Cape of Good Hope.
  • End the day off at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens (time permitting & own account)

Itinerary

Our journey to the Cape Peninsula takes us along the scenic Atlantic seaboard, passing the pristine soft white sand beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay, with the 12 Apostles rising above the chilly blue Atlantic Ocean below. There is no doubt the coast of the Cape Peninsula offers magnificent scenery with its great biodiversity.

We arrive at the quaint fishing village of Hout Bay with its imposing Sentinel. A chance to enjoy a boat ride out to Seal Island (time permitting & own account) or shop for souvenirs at the craft market on the quayside. Our tour continues over Chapman’s Peak which offers amazing photo opportunities before we visit the amazing and expansive Noordhoek Beach. The views are absolutely mind blowing and you get a few minutes to take it all in before we saddle up and start our coastal ride. Along with an experienced guide you will explore the expansive white sands of Noordhoek beach from horseback.

Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve is our next destination, a great example of how the land once was many hundreds of years ago in its virgin state of Cape Fynbos. If lucky you may spot some small buck, numerous birds, the Cape Mountain Zebra, Eland and of course the mischievous baboons. Enjoy lunch (own account) at a restaurant overlooking False Bay. Take the funicular (own account) or the footpath for a 10 minute walk up to the old Cape Point lighthouse to see the “meeting” of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

We visit Boulders Penguin Colony before passing through Simons Town and time permitting to our last stop of the day at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens (time permitting & own account). With the sun setting over the tall peaks of Table Mountain the last rays sparkle on the trees and flowers, and offer a fitting end to a day filled with all the Cape has to offer.

Please Note:
This tour is not available on the 12th March 2017 due to the Cape Town Cycle Tour.
This tour is not available on the 15th April 2017 due to the Two Oceans Marathon.

Horse Riding details:
Age limit:
 12 years to 65 years of age.
Weight limit: no persons over 90 kg /  14 stone / 198 pounds
Duration: 2 hours
Speed: mostly at a walk
Trails go out every day at 9h00, 13h00 (Mondays 12h30) and 16h00. 
Riding hats and shoes are provided as these are compulsory. All you need is long pants, socks, a jacket in case it gets cold and sun block. For safety reasons you will have to speak and understand English.
Riding experience is not essential as we allocate horses according to skill, however you need to bear in mind that horse riding is considered an extreme sport and horses all have their own personalities.
When you book we need to have a clear understanding of your riding experience, please note the following when deciding on what level of experience you fall into:
Novice = less than 100 times
Semi-experienced = more than 100 times or do not fall into the below ‘experienced’ criteria.
Experienced = more than 1,000 times and have competed, owned and ridden own horse and are currently riding.
The trail will be kept at a walk. Only in certain exceptions will there be a trot or a canter.  In accordance with Table Mountain National Parks rules no galloping is allowed on the beach at any time.

Tour Details

  • Departure dates: Daily
  • Pick up: ± 08h15…totally flexible to your time
  • Drop off: ± 18h00
  • Duration of tour: Full day tour
  • Pax: 2 – 12 persons
  • Vehicle: Luxury minivan or similar
  • Languages available: English
  • 2016/2017 Rates:

    1 adult @ R 3 900 pp
    2 adults @ R 1 950 pp
    3 adults @ R 1 500 pp
    4 adults @ R 1 200 pp
    5-8 adults @ R 1 050 pp
    9-13 adults @ R 950 pp
    (valid until 31/10/2017)

    For groups larger, please enquire for special prices

  • Rate – children under 12 years R 400 pp
  • Horse riding on the beach @ R 530 pp and payable direct to the company on the day, see note below.
  • 2017/2018 Rates:

    1 adult @ R 4 200 pp
    2 adults @ R 2 100 pp
    3 adults @ R 1 600 pp
    4 adults @ R 1 300 pp
    5-8 adults @ R 1 100 pp
    9-13 adults @ R 1 000 pp
    (valid until 31/10/2018)

    For groups larger, please enquire for special prices

  • Rate – children under 12 years R 400 pp
  • Horse riding on the beach @ R 530 pp and payable direct to the company on the day, see note below.

Please note: As horse riding is a weather dependent activity, please go ahead and book the Private Cape Peninsula tour via “Book Now Webtickets” link below and once we confirm in writing, then advise your desire to add the horse riding to your tour.

Included: Cape Point and Boulders entrances, Chapman’s Peak toll.

Excluded: Horse riding @ R530 pp, Lunch, Seal Island Boat Cruise @ R70 – R85 pp, Cape Point Funicular @ R60 pp, Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden @ R65 pp

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