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Cape Point, Full-Day, Bike & Hike

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A fun-filled full day tour that takes visitors to the towering headland of Cape Point, experiencing the sights and sounds of the picturesque peninsula along the way. Explore the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve by bike, learning about the unique Cape Floral Kingdom and spotting mountain zebra, antelope, baboons, ostriches and more! Enjoy a gourmet picnic on a secluded beach as whales frolic in the azure Atlantic Ocean and hike to the old lighthouse and most southwestern point on the African continent – all the time accompanied by an expert guide!

After introductions and pick-up from your hotel, we transfer to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, where guests will be paired with state-of-the-art mountain bikes and equipment.

Cape Point is simply sensational, a must-see on any visit to the Mother City. A towering headland at the end of the peninsula, it is the meeting point of the cold Benguela current and warm Agulhas current as the western and eastern oceans collide in spectacular fashion. It is the most southwestern point in Africa and abounds with indigenous fynbos (fine bush) of the Cape Floral Kingdom, a Natural World Heritage Site that is the smallest, yet most diverse, of the world’s floral kingdoms.

We cycle through the reserve and learn about the unique fauna and flora of the region. Cape mountain zebra, baboons, ostrich, eland, red hartebeest, bontebok and many more antelope as well as abundant birdlife and even lynx and genet may be spotted amongst the bush scrub. Make sure to be careful of the tortoises crossing the road! The sensational vistas of the shimmering Atlantic Ocean beneath craggy cliffs and sheltering secluded beaches will take your breath away!

After an invigorating ride through the nature reserve, we break for lunch at the scenic tidal pools of Buffels Baai, keeping an eye out for Southern Right Whales during season (June – November). Here we enjoy a signature gourmet picnic and perhaps even a glass of bubbly – a just reward for our efforts! Stroll along the sandy beach, dip your toes into the freezing Atlantic Ocean and snap that postcard perfect picture.

In the afternoon, we enjoy a guided hike to the old lighthouse at Cape Point which stands head and shoulders above everything else in the reserve. It was completed in 1859 and stands at 238 meters above sea-level on the highest section of the peak. It was so often covered in clouds that a new lighthouse had to be built. The historical building is now used as the centralized monitoring point for all the lighthouses on the coast of South Africa. For the more active, we also offer a guided hike from Cape Point to the Cape of Good Hope, a phenomenal 1-hour walk which showcases the unsurpassed beauty of this hidden gem at the most southern tip of Africa. We break at the beautiful Dias Beach and continue onwards to the south-western most point in Africa. After a day filled with fun and adventure we shuttle back to Cape Town.

2018 / 19 Season: Full-day Excursion $ 220.00 USD per person

Also see our Fairest-Cape & Cape Point Tour (at $245 USD per person). Special ‘out-of-season’ rates available upon request.

INCLUDES:
• Bicycles and all equipment
• Transport from and to Cape Town | Or your hotel in the region
• Excellent and varied cycling, hiking and game viewing at Cape Point
• Simon’s Town and Penguin visit
• Personal service from the best guides in the industry
• Gourmet lunch, beverages and snacks

Note: Prices are quoted in United States Dollars (USD) per person and are subject to change without notice. Even so we are based in South Africa, the recent swings in the local currency necessitated the conversion to a USD based rate system. This means we don’t change our rates with the swings and can absorb a 2 to 3 point swing up or down, without having to update rates constantly. It ensures a stable rate and consistent quality and product availability throughout our product portfolio.

Minimum group size is 2 guests (we’ll still run the tour for a single guest, subject to a private tour supplement of $30 USD). Enquire about discounts for larger groups (typically 6 guests and over).

DATES:
Every day: Advance booking essential.

Our journeys are carefully researched and custom-designed to ensure a perfect balance of adventure and luxury – with zero hassle for you.