Cape Point & African Penguins
You are really excited about going on an African Photo Safari & Photographic Workshop, but you really want to see some more on Africa while you there, as it really seems like a great opportunity to see some of the other sights that South Africa has to offer. Why not add a few additional days and do one or more of our day trips in and around Cape Town
At the tip of the Cape Peninsula 60 km south-west of Cape Town, lies Cape Point, a nature reserve within the Table Mountain National Park; a declared Natural World Heritage Site. Encompassing 7 750 hectares of rich and varied flora and fauna; abounding with buck, baboons and Cape Mountain Zebra as well as over 250 species of birds, Cape Point is a nature enthusiast paradise
The day trip to Cape Point is probably the most popular full day excursion out of Cape Town – with good reason. This customised trip includes entrance to Cape Point, Chapman’s Peak Drive, Hout Bay Harbour and the penguin colony at Boulders Beach.
The views are spectacular and it’s a mini-safari in itself.
The Cape Peninsula is home to Africa’s only nesting penguin species - the African Penguin. This medium-sized, thick-bodied penguin with a razor sharp beak is also known as the Jackass Penguin due to its unmelodious donkey-like call.
Though wildlife sightings are never guaranteed, you are likely to see some of the following Ostrich, Chacma Baboons, African Penguins, Southern Right Whales, Cape Fur Seals, Antelope and a large number of bird species.