Self Drive Tour of the Cape Peninsula

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We’ve designed this tour with four things in mind ... not trying to do too much in one day, taking in as much of the majestic landscapes of the wine country as possible, seeing lots of wildlife, having lots of really nice food, and, avoiding the crowds! You should be able to complete this tour in a day (although it’s a fairly long and quite rushed one): the optional extensions will take longer, so only take these on if you have the time or one of our suggestions doesn’t appeal to you.

The Peninsula and Cape Point has the one of the most amazing arrays of wildlife (terrestial and marine), unspoilt sea side towns, vistas, food and wine that you could hope to find in one place. One day does not do it justice, but to miss it would be unthinkable !


09h00 Leave Parker Cottage after fantastic breakfast
09h20 Buitenverwachting: A small scale wine farm just 20 minutes from town
10h00 Muizenberg Beach: A super water sports / activity beach. Mixed crowd.
10h30 Kalk Bay: A bohemian seaside fishing town with great food and junk/antique shopping
12h00 Simonstown: A very British little seaside town, home to the SA Navy.
12h30 Boulder’s Beach: One of many homes of the Jackass Penguin!
13h00 Miller’s Point: The Black Marlin restaurant. Offering lovely views and a convenient place to stop.
15h00 Cape Point: Here you’ll feel like you’re on the tip of Africa (even though you’re not quite!)
15h30 Platboom Bay: A wonderful deserted beach in the wilderness
17h00 The Food Barn: An offbeat food in friendly, natural surroundings
(OPTIONAL DETOUR: Noordhoek Beach ... A long and flat horse-riding beach with a shipwreck)
17h30 Chapman’s Peak Drive: The superb ‘I’m in the car ad’ driving experience
18h00 Hout Bay: A midsized fishing town with quirky locals, fun food and relaxed beach
19h30 Camp’s Bay: Palm trees, white sand and beautiful people … oh, and freezing water!