On May the 2nd, we sent our social media intern on a Cape Point Tour. Here is how he experienced one of the most famous Cape Town activities ever:
When Nico (our tour guide for today) picked us up around 7:30 am at Ashanti I still had a bit of a hangover and wasn’t too excited about doing anything honestly. That attitude was about to change quickly though…
Our first stop was Bo Kaap, which is the historical centre of Cape Malay culture in Cape Town. You will probably have seen photos of it already, it’s famous for its colorful houses and culinary delights. We went for a quick walk around and tried some nice local pastries while we got to know each other as well as the history of the area.
Afterwards we hit Chapman’s Peak Drive towards Cape Point and stopped at a lot of lookout points along the way. We had plenty of time to take pictures and breath in this beautiful stretch of landscape where ocean meets mountain. We even managed to spot a Southern Right Whale which isn’t too common this time of year. The closer we got to Cape Point the more animals we saw. First of all there were a lot of wild ostriches and later even some baboon families crossed the road.
After one of the most scenic drives I’ve ever been on we arrived at the Cape of Good Hope before all the big tourist buses arrived. It prevented us from queuing up to take a picture in front of the famous Cape of Good Hope sign. So there was indeed a good thing about getting up early this morning.
When all of us finished taking pictures we continued to the Cape Point Light House. It’s a 15 minute walk up there but Nico gave us one hour so everyone could do it at their own speed. The view from the lighthouse is breath taking. Probably one of the coolest lookouts in South Africa!
As good as the view was I started to get really hungry. Lucky for me the next stop was Simons Town- Lunchtime! The tour includes a free lunch at a local restaurant. Once the last bit of fish & chips had gone down my throat I was ready for the penguins at Boulders Beach (just to watch, not to eat them). It was a bit to cold to swim but it was cool to see the penguins anyway.
The last stop just outside of Cape Town was the oldest vinyard in South Africa, where we could try up to 5 different glasses of white and red wine (Travellers secret…no one checks if you have one or two more). The wine tasting turned out to be just the right way to finish off the day.
We got dropped off at Ashanti around five in the afternoon. I had a really nice and relaxed day on the Cape Point tour, got to know a lot of new people and was able to tick a few more things off my bucket list. I would definitely recommend this tour since you experience a lot of different things in one day without rushing it too much!
If you would like to book this tour, you can do so from Ashanti Travel online
Or by following this link, Cape Point With a Difference