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Cape Agulhas Tour Full Day

Cape Agulhas Tour

Take the Cape Agulhas tour to the southernmost tip of Africa. Uniquely positioned and shaped by nature, a place of sheer beauty where the Indian and Atlantic oceans come together. This is a tour of true beauty as seen by the eyes and refreshing breezes felt on the skin. Let your trip to Africa have this highlight for preservation in your memory. The tour also comprises a selection of beautiful sites, housing a wide range of flora and fauna, great mountains, the breathtaking beauty of its villages and small towns and not to forget the welcoming locals.

The Cape Agulhas tour commences with a drive along the scenic Sir Lowry’s Pass heading towards the Cape Overberg a region of rugged mountain ranges, picturesque vistas, rolling wheat and canola fields. On the Cape Agulhas tour we will enjoy a short stop at a farm stall in the Overberg for refreshments and then proceed to drive through the town of Caledon with a visit to the Shipwreck Museum in Bredasdorp.

The Cape Agulhas tour continues past the wonderful white houses and thatched roofs of Struisbaai to the last town on the continent the Cape Agulhas. Get your picture taken at the demarcation slab of the Atlantic and Indian Ocean and visit the historic red and white Cape Agulhas Lighthouse, an icon that denotes the tip of Africa. Experience a scenic drive back to Cape Town via the town of Hermanus known as the (whale capital) and drive through the scenic Clarence drive.

Cape Agulhas Tour Highlights:

  • Sir Lowry’s pass drive
  • View Steenbras Dam
  • Orchard farm stall – stop for refreshments
  • Calendon / Bredasdorp
  • Visit the Shipwreck museum in Bredasdorp
  • Struisbaai beach
  • Cape Agulhas Lighthouse
  • Visit Hermanus
  • Betty’s Bay for the Penguins at Stoney Point Nature Reserve
  • Drive through Gordon’s Bay “The Cape Riviera”
  • Depart: 07h30 am to 08h00 am
  • Return: 17h30 pm to 18h00 pm

R1900 per person

All tours depart from your Hotel or V&A Waterfront

You may also like our other day tours;

Cape Point Tour Full Day, Winelands Tour Full Day, Cape Point Half Day Tour, Cape Town City Tour Half Day, Half Day Wine Tour in Stellenbosch, Best of the Cape Tour, Whale Watching Tour Full Day, Cape Town Langa Township Tour, Cape Town Township Tour

Day 1

The Cape Agulhas tour starts with a pick up from your accommodation and continues with a drive on Sir Lowry’s pass, in close proximity with the Hottentots Holland moving on to the Overberg which provides outstanding views of the Cape Flats and False Bay the perfect stop for an opportunity to take a picture to add some memory to your Cape Agulhas tour.

We will proceed with the Cape Agulhas tour enjoying views of places such as the Steenbras Dam, primarily a water source for Cape Town. This dam boasts 1200 hectares of pine plantations around the dam which has drawn a diverse number of bird species to the area. As we leave the dam the Cape Agulhas tour further continues for the town of Caledon, driving through the green, gold and brown citrus orchards of the Overberg. Caledon is the capital of the Overberg with attractions such as the Caledon museum and Caledon Wild Flower Garden and Reserve.

We further drive on to Bredasdorp, South Africa’s first town to be called a “dorp”. This town offers an opportunity to visit the Shipwreck museum as part of the Cape Agulhas tour. The Shipwreck museum is home to striking visual displays and a fascinating collection of shipwreck artifects and a treasure house of figureheads and lifeboats, porcelain, cannons, anchors, old bottles and coins from a number of European countries.

The Cape Agulhas has so much more to offer as we make our way to Arniston, this area is known as the wheat belt of South Africa. Catch a glimpse of the small fishing area Kassiesbaai and visit the Waenshuiskrans Cave, a big cavern in the cliffs a kilometre from the village. After exploring Arniston, we will head south on the Cape Agulhas tour to Struisbaai, a beautiful holiday resort and paradise with the longest unbroken white beach sand in South Africa. We continue the Cape Agulhas tour by heading to the pinnacle of the tour entering Cape Agulhas to see the second oldest working lighthouse. A kilometre to the west of the lighthouse lays the southernmost tip of the African continent and the official division line between the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean.

With the conclusion of the Cape Agulhas sighting the tour further continues to Hermanus, originally a fishing town Hermanus is famous for whale watching (seasonal July to November) and is also known as the whale capital in the world, with the reputation of the world’s best land-base whale watching site. Hermanus further allows us to explore its 12km of cliffs walk and an opportunity to spot the whales from the cliffs during whale season.

From Hermanus, the Cape Agulhas tour proceeds with scenic Clarence drive for a stopover at Betty’s Bay for a moment with the African Penguins at Stoney Point Nature Reserve before heading back to Cape Town to drop you safe and happily at your accommodation with in Cape Town City Bowl.

The Cape Agulhas Tour Includes

  • Pick up and drop off at your accommodation if you are staying within Cape Town City Bowl
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Qualified tourist guide
  • Dual language - English/German (contact us to confirm availability for language tourist guide other than English)
  • All entrance fees as per itinerary

The Cape Agulhas Tour Excludes

  • Lunch
  • Any additional purchases
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How far is Cape Agulhas from Cape Town?

Cape Agulhas is a 3hour drive from Cape Town

Is Cape Agulhas the meeting point of the two oceans?

The official meeting place of the Indian and Atlantic Ocean, decided by the International Hydrographical Organisation is the Cape Agulhas

What is the history of the Cape Agulhas lighthouse?

The Cape Agulhas light house which was styled on the famous Pharaohs light house of Alexander in Egypt, was initially powered by a candle- fueled from the fat of fat-tailed sheep of the area. In 1849 the candle powered light house shone for the first time. Today the beam has a range of thirty nautical miles and an intensity of 7500 000 candlepower

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