Trip at a Glance
Hermanus, South Africa
Car Tour, Sightseeing
Departure Day(s) and Time(s)
- Stand at the point of where the two oceans, the Atlantic and the Indian, meet!
- Explore the shoreline of the cape as you take in the power of the waves crashing on the rocks.
- Discover the unspoiled natural beauty of South Africa's countryside on this tour.
Come on a sightseeing tour to the most southern tip of Africa. This one-day car tour will take you through the magnificent countryside of the region. You will pass rolling hills of grasslands and perhaps see exotic wildlife along the way. The destination is where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet.
We will leave Hermanus early in the morning as the journey takes us through villages, towns and mountain views. As you travel toward the southern point, the small town of Napier will stand out among the grasslands with it’s combination of modern and old homes. Keep an eye out for the endangered Blue Crane as many flocks of the species are known to nest nearby. The grain, cattle and sheep farms dot the landscape as you pass by Bredasdorp, the first established town in South Africa. It is the home of the Shipwreck museum, the only one of its kind in the southern hemisphere.
You will know when you are approaching the southern tip as the coastline curves along a rocky beach. Walk along the wooden boardwalk to a plague designating this as the official geographical southern tip of the continent. It also marks the area where the two oceans meet. You will be drawn to the animation of the waves crashing against the shore. It is here that the shallow water and rocks have claimed many ships and some of the wrecks can be seen. The famous red and white lighthouse here offers an even more spectacular view at the top of the wooden stairs that turn into small ladders. Africa’s second oldest lighthouse is also home to a museum and tearoom, where you can enjoy a late lunch.
On the return trip, we can stop at points that you discovered on route to the cape.
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