- Duration: 10 Hours (approx.)
- Product code: CA
We begin the tour driving southeast on the N2 from Cape Town via Sir
Lowry’s pass heading towards the Cape Overberg a region of rugged
mountain ranges, picturesque vistas, rolling wheat and canola fields. At
the top of Sir Lowry’s pass we stop for an opportunity of a picture
shoot and a spectacular view of False Bay lying below.
The journey continues through the beautiful green, gold and brown
citrus orchards of the overberg, further on at a Farm stall off the N2
we stop for some refreshments, thereafter our trip takes us through the
small town of Caledon a town established in the 18th century to cater
for travellers seeking relief and healing at the near by hot springs
over the the past three centuries.
In Bredasdorp, we visit the Shipwreck museum home to striking visual
displays and a fascinating collection of shipwreck artifacts and a
treasure house of figureheads and lifeboats, porcelain, cannons,
anchors, old bottles and coins from a number of European countries.
Before the Suez Canal was constructed a trade route between Western
Europe and the East was established round the tip of Africa along the
coastline of Cape Agulhas this part of the route proved to be
treacherous for ships passing by resulting in it being named the
graveyard of ships. In 1840 international pressure, especially from
Eastern Cities and also from London resulted in the decision to
establish a lighthouse at the foot of Africa which was later known as
the Cape Agulhas light house.
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.
The light house is about one kilometer from the southernmost tip of Africa.
Cape Agulhas is a must see, according to the Hydrographic Society
this is where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet which is the most
southern tip of Africa.
After experiencing the southernmost tip of Africa we return to Cape
Town via the town of Hermanus known as the (whale capital) and drive
through the scenic Clarence drive. If time permits we visit the
endangered African penguins at Stony Point
- Sir lowry’s pass – Steenbras dam
- Orchard farm stall – stop for refreshment
- Visit the shipwreck museum in Bredasdorp
- Vist Struisbaai beach & the Lighthouse at Cape Agulhas