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Cape of Good Hope and Diaz Beach as viewed from Cape Point – Cape of Good Hope is the most South Westerley point of the African Continent.

The virtual tour which follows features:

  • Clifton Beaches
  • Trendy Camps Bay beach front with it’s many restaurants and bars not to mention mesmerising sunsets.
  • Llandudno off Victoria Road – surfers paradise
  • Boat ride to see Seals on Duiker Island off the Hout Bay coastline
  • Being welcomed back at the Quayside by the Cape Minstrels
  • Views of Hout Bay Mountains from Chapmans Peak Drive
  • Long Beach Noordhoek – this is where part of “Ryan’s Daughter” was filmed featuring Robert Mitchum & Sarah Miles. This beach depicted the coast of Ireland.
  • Cape Point Ostrich Farm
  • The commanding light house at Cape Point erected in 1860.
  • Cape of Good Hope geographic co-ordinates where many guests like to have their pictures taken.
  • Ostriches parading in the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Other wildlife which may be spotted here are Eland (the largest Antelope in SA), Bontebok (nearly hunted to the brink of extinction and only found in the Cape Floral Kingdom Region), Cape Mountain Zebra, Hartebees, Cape Clawless Otter, Karakal (Lynx) as well as over 160 species of birds and of course the ever mischevious Chacma Baboons.
  • Mainland African Penguin Colony near Simon’s Town Naval Base.
  • Boulders Beach
  • Optional Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens boasting a comprehensive display of  roughly a third of Southern African plant species. Buggy rides for those with walking diffuculty are easily arranged.

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