Experience a scenic drive from Cape Town through the rolling wheat and bright yellow canola fields of the Overberg to the southernmost point of the African continent and geographical meeting place of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans at Cape Agulhas. We return via Hermanus and along Clarens drive which hugs the coastline of False Bay offering fantastic views.
After your 3-hour drive through the Overberg region, we arrive at Cape Agulhas and visit the historic red and white Cape Agulhas Lighthouse, an icon that denotes the tip of Africa. For the adventurous ones, you can climb the 72 steps up to this 160-year-old lighthouse for some amazing views over the rocky headland of Cape Agulhas.
A little further down the road is the famous monument and geographical meeting place of the mighty Indian and Atlantic Oceans. Get your picture taken at the demarcation slab, whilst also dipping your toes into each ocean.
For those interested in learning about the famous shipwrecks that have occurred along this stretch of coastline, we can visit the wreck of the Mishu Maru on the rocks close by (great photo opportunity) and follow that up with the Bredasdorp Shipwreck Museum which is home to striking visual displays and a fascinating collection of shipwreck artefacts. Learn about the “woman and children first” protocol which originated when the Birkenhead sank (1852) and later became known as the Birkenhead Drill.
Talking about the Birkenhead, we can stop by the Birkenhead Estate in Stanford which is the first wine and beer brewing estate in the Southern Hemisphere and offers a fantastic beer & wine tasting experience (own account). We return along the coastline through Hermanus, which offers the best land-based whale watching in the world (in season from June – November) over Walker Bay. If you wish, you can enjoy some wine tasting (own account) in the beautiful Hemel en Aarde Valley (Heaven and Earth), visit Stony Point Penguin Colony in Betty’s Bay and slowly return via the scenic Clarens Drive following the False Bay coastline, where on a clear day you can see all the way across to Cape Point.
Please note: During whale season, there may be an opportunity to join boat-based whale watching in Hermanus (own account at around R 950 pp) which departs from the new harbour at 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm daily (subject to availability and weather).
Tour Code: AFBLU6
Duration: Full Day
Group Size: 1/12 (min/max)
For groups larger, please enquire for special prices
Departures: City, Waterfront and Atlantic Seaboard Acommodations
Departure Time: ± 07h30 … but flexible to your wishes
Returns: City, Waterfront and Atlantic Seaboard Acommodations
Return Time: ± 18h00
During whale season,(June-Nov) there may be an opportunity to join a boat-based whale watching in Hermanus (own account at +/- R950 pp) which departs from the new harbour at 9am, 11am, 2pm and 4pm daily (subject to availability and weather).
Trips last about 2 hours and may require an earlier departure time from Cape Town.
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse, Shipwreck Museum & Stony Point Penguin Colony entrances.
1 x wine tasting
Lunch and boat-based whale watching.