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Cape Town and Winelands Based Full Day Tour to Cape Agulhas the Tip of Africa

Pick up at 08h00 and we leave the Mother City. We head North-East for Sir Lowry's Pass. Our first stop is on the mountain from where we have an aerial view of the towns of Somerset West, Gordon's Bay and Strand down below with Cape Town in the distance - Table Mountain, completing the picture.If lucky, we may even be met by Baboons. Houwhoek Mountain Pass follows after that and we make a comfort stop after driving for about an hour. If we choose to leave Cape Town earlier, we may even have a breakfast-stop (own account). After Houwhoek Pass we descend into a vast valley pictured with wheat, barley and conola fields.The town of Botriver appears as we descend and once on the straight highway we drive to Caledon, main centre of the wheat industry - hugh silos bear testimony to this. After driving for another hour we reach the town of Napier - we will perhaps be treated with sights of Blue Cranes all along the way.  Another 30 minutes will take us to Bredasdorp where we turn towards the ocean and head for Struisbaai.Cape of Agulhas, the Southern-Most tip of Africa follows. We drive to a spot and a signboard which will indicate with arrows one side Indian Ocean and the other arrow, Atlantic Ocean. Here we crack a bottle of champagne to celebrate the event. An optional visit to the lighthouse follows- here the history of Cape Agulhas will unforld and the many steps in the lighthouse will take you to a point to observe the Oceans. After spending enough time there we drive to Struisbaai for lunchtime. We now take on the journey back but along a circular route. The Missionery town of Elim is next - a display of very, very small homes, beautifully painted follow us along the Main Street. The road then takes us to Gansbaai, a town known for Great White Shark Diving. The road along beautiful "Fynbos" (natural vegetation) brings us to the town of Stanford and Hermanus, the latter known as the Whale Capital of South Africa. Should it be seasonal time (July to November), we stop for whale watching from the rocks. We now carry on and drive to Stoney Point for Penguin Viewing on the coast. The amazing Clarence Drive follows (opposite side of False Bay) to Gordon's Bay. We then join the highway (N2) again and drive straight into Cape Town to arrive there at about 18h00. Note, although the destination is Cape Agulhas, you will be entertained by endless scenes of nature's beauty at its best all alomg the way..