Daytripper’s provides the most popular travel tour to the most South-Western point of the African continent: the Cape Point & Peninsula Tour with hiking and biking. And that every day! People are saying that this is the most popular tour for backpackers in Cape Town. Why are they saying that?
Well, I would like to explain that with the help of a short report about my experience during the tour.
The tour started at Ashanti Lodge Gardens. I was the first passenger and looked forward to all the others who would like to join us. All in all, we were eleven people from different countries like Australia, the United States, Italy, Finland and Germany. It´s a great change to get in contact and chat with international people during our journey through Clifton and Camps Bay. Our first stop was at Hout Bay to see thousands of seals. This was an optional boat cruise, but the investment of 55 Rand was worth it! I booked the cruise and saw thousands of Cape Fur Seals in their natural habitat at Duikers Island. It was amazing to see where they´re living and how they´re acting. Anyway, I was happy to be back at the bus to continue our tour because I always get sea sick at any boat of the whole world.
So we went on to our next stop at Boulders Beach where we saw a colony of sweet Jackass Penguins. They were waiting for us and were always willing to pose in front of our camera. After enjoying the beautiful animals, the tour went on to the Cape of Good Hope. After entering the Cape of Good Hope Entrance Gate, we swung our booty on the bikes and rode approximately 5km through the beautiful landscape. Luckily, we had lunch at our first stop at Buffelsfontein Visitor Centre. We enjoyed our lunch at a sunny bench and collected energy for our next ride to Cape of Good Hope. During the trip I admired the amazing surroundings: the ocean, which smashed into big rocks, awesome flowers and an male ostrich. Meanwhile I saw a big mountain: Cape Point. As I arrived right there, I made some pictures from the Cape of Good Hope sight before we started our hiking tour up to Cape Point. In fact, it´s not easy to climb all the stairs to the top but if you are there, you must enjoy the fantastic view, where the two oceans are met.
This was not the end of the tour: I still enjoyed the view along the cliffs and take some pictures about the cliffs, Dias Beach and a female ostrich, which crossed our way. After an intensive walk through the cliffs, the tour guide was waiting at the big parking space beside the light house. We had also enough time to visit the light house. For that, we had to climb the next mountain. This one was very steep but short. So, it was hard to walk but while we were at the top, we had also a wonderful view through the oceans.
Down again, we relaxed at the bus on our way back home. During a look throughout the window, I thought about the new impressions I got.