Full Day | Cape Point Hiking and Biking
After introductions and pick-up from your hotel, we transfer to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve in our shuttle bus, 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 stretches of coast 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 World Heritage Site that is the smallest, yet most diverse, of the world's floral kingdoms.
Guests will join their guide on a unique, Eco-Active adventure through the nature reserve, learning 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 simply take your breath away - if the biking doesn't!
After an invigorating ride through the nature reserve, we break for lunch at the scenic tidal pools of Buffels Baai (Buffalo Bay), keeping an eye out for Southern Right Whales during season (June - November). Here we enjoy a signature gourmet picnic wish fresh bread, dips, fruit and cold meats 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 top lighthouse at Cape Point which stands head and shoulders above everything else in the reserve. It was too often covered in cloud to be effective and is now merely a relic with a new lighthouse having been built in the reserve. For the more active, we also offer a guided hike from Cape Point to the Cape of Good Hope, a phenomenal 1-hour stroll 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 southwesternmost point in Africa, as the wind blows past us unruffled and the sun shines unabated - here we are at the mercy of the elements. It is something rather special.
After the biking and hiking adventure of a lifetime, you are transferred back to the hotel or residence of your choice in Cape Town, having experienced the sights and sounds of Cape Point in a unique and eco-friendly manner.
NB: This tour is led by an expert guide and all equipment is provided, while there is a back-up vehicle on standby should guests wish to take a break. The route can be tailormade to suit individual preferences.