Best Views of the Cape: Peninsula Tour & Wine Tasting
This tour is designed to expose you to the sheer, breath-taking natural beauty of the Cape. You’ll feel like you’re in a James Bond movie when you cruise over Chapman’s Peak Drive and towards the ocean. The steep cliffs and panoramic views mean that every curve of the road is a great photo opportunity – you can stop at different spots along the way to take in the magnificence of your surroundings. At the tip of the peninsula you’ll be able to see where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans famously meet, and watch the local inhabitants, the African penguins, frolic in the waves at this destination, Boulders Beach.
After you’ve befriended the penguins, you’ll make your way down to the most South-Western point of the African continent to Cape Point where you can capture an iconic photo at what seems like the edge of the world. Then it’s onto the lighthouse where you can choose to walk up the steep path or take the funicular, wonderfully named the Flying Dutchman (optional). The views are nothing short of epic. You’ll experience a 360-degree panorama of the ocean, both peninsula coastlines, dramatic cliffs and the clean white sweep of Dias Beach far below. Mark that off your Cape Town bucket list.
By now you’ll be ready for your first wine tasting. Known for Sauvignon Blanc, Cape Point Vineyards is a winery with a spectacular view of Noordhoek beach – the same beach that the winemaker surfs when he’s not in the cellar. You can also have lunch at the Cape Point Vineyards restaurant or if you prefer at one of the fantastic country restaurants on the way to your next destination, the beautiful Constantia Valley.
Home to a contrast of ancient, heritage estates and beautiful, modern wineries, the Constantia valley boasts some of the best views of Stellenbosch and False Bay. Here you will head up the mountainside to Beau Constantia, the winery with the highest tasting room in the Constantia Valley. You’ll finish your tour with a view across the bay to Stellenbosch and the beginning of the Helderberg mountain range.