Daytrip to the Cape of Good Hope

A must for all Cape Peninsula visitors is a day-trip to The Cape of Good Hope. Your drive to Cape Point where two oceans meet - the warm-water Indian Ocean and the cold-water Atlantic Ocean - will pass through beautiful towns and richly diverse countryside. (Also known as The Cape of Storm, this Cape was selected by director David Lean as the location for filming the storm scene in 'Ryan´s Daughter' - because a storm along a coastline is 'guaranteed' within days!) Best get an early start in the morning and head for Muizenberg. From there you take the coastal drive to St. James and Kalk Bay, both known for their characteristic victorian architecture, their local crafts and white beaches.

In Simons Town we recommend a visit to the pinguine colony on Boulders Beach. From here it is only another 15 minute drive to the gate of the Cape of Good Hope National Park.

Inside the park there is no limit to the fascinating diversity of plants and animals of the Cape area. Don't miss the short hike up to the lighthouse at Cape Point, as you will be rewarded with a breathtaking view of False Bay, the Cape peninsula and southwestern point of the African continent.

On your way back you should take a different route, passing through Scarborough, Misty Cliffs and Kommetjie to Chapman's Peak Drive. A sundowner picnic will end your day with a flourish, as the fiery sunset here sets the ocean aflame.