What you will be doing
Cape Agulhas (Cape of the Needles) is a rocky headland in the Western Cape of South Africa. It is the geographic southern tip of Africa and the meeting point of the frigid Atlantic and balmy Indian Oceans. Have your photo taken at the demarcation slab with your toes dipped in each ocean.
Cape Agulhas Full-Day Tour
Enjoy a day of exciting firsts as we head to the southern tip of the content, Cape Agulhas. You will see some spectacular scenery, tour the historic lighthouse, visit the Shipwreck Museum and meet the adorable residents of the Stony Point Penguin Colony. The Black Oystercatcher Restaurant provides a novel dining experience.
What activities are included
Your Cape Alguhas tour includes scenic drives to and from Cape Alguhas, the meeting point of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. You will gain a sense of history at the lighthouse and the Shipwreck Museum, visit a penguin colony and have a memorable lunch.
Your full-day tour includes all transfers to and from your condo suite at Burgundy, and all transportation throughout the day.
Sir Lowry’s Pass
We head southeast via Sir Lowry’s Pass towards Cape Overberg, a region of rugged mountain ranges, picturesque vistas and rolling wheat and canola fields. At the top of the Pass we stop to enjoy and photograph the spectacular view of False Bay, considered to be one of the great bays of the world.
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse and Museum
After our 3 hour drive through the Overberg region, we arrive at Cape Agulhas and visit the historic lighthouse, an icon denoting the tip of Africa. The second oldest lighthouse in South Africa, its museum is a wonderful historical source of not only the lighthouse but also of the ancient fish traps used hundreds of years ago by the Khoisan people.
In Bredasdorp, we visit the Shipwreck Museum, home to striking visual displays, a fascinating collection of shipwreck artifacts and a treasure trove of figureheads and lifeboats, porcelain, cannons, anchors, old bottles and coins from a number of European countries.
Stony Point Penguin Colony
After experiencing the southernmost tip of Africa we take the scenic Clarence drive to the Stony Point Penguin Colony in Betty’s Bay. It is one of only two shore-based breeding colonies in South Africa, the other being the breeding colony at Boulders Beach near Simonstown.
Tucked away on a small wine farm near the quaint missionary town of Elim, The Oystercatcher Wine Restaurant has been aptly termed, “magic in the middle of nowhere.” Lunch here will be a highlight.