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Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Cape Town: 2-Day Safari at Garden Route Game Lodge

1. From Cape Town: 2-Day Safari at Garden Route Game Lodge

Get the chance to see lions, elephants, rhinos, hippos, giraffes, and more on a 2-day safari tour from Cape Town. Enjoy 2 game drives and an overnight stay with included dinner and breakfast. On the first day, depart Cape Town and drive along the scenic coastal road to Cape Agulhas via Hermanus, the whale watching capital of the world. Make a stop at the southernmost tip of Africa to admire the beautiful lighthouse. Continue on to Garden Route Game Lodge. Here, embark on a sunset safari in an open-air vehicle. Observe a variety of native animals, including elephants, lions, rhinos, giraffes, hippos, and more. After the safari, settle in for a three-course dinner. Spend the night in one of the beautiful 4-star wooden chalets and admire the clear skies over the lodge. In the morning, head out for another game drive to see some of the animals you might have missed the evening before. After your drive, tuck into breakfast. Make your way back to Cape Town in the evening.

Cape Agulhas Tour from Cape Town

2. Cape Agulhas Tour from Cape Town

Head southeast from Cape Town via Sir Lowry’s Pass to Cape Overberg – a region of rugged mountain ranges and picturesque vistas. The 9-hour tour continues through the citrus orchards of the Overberg. Stop for refreshments at a farm stand before reaching Caledon, established in the 18th century to cater for visitors seeking healing at the nearby hot springs. In Bredasdorp, you'll visit the Shipwreck Museum, home to a collection of shipwreck artifacts, and a treasure house of figureheads, porcelain, and lots more. See the Cape Agulhas lighthouse, located about one kilometer from the southernmost tip of Africa, where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet.

Cape Town: Cape Aghullas Van Tour with Hotel Pickup

3. Cape Town: Cape Aghullas Van Tour with Hotel Pickup

Explore the towns and countryside of South Africa on this tour to Cape Aghullas from Cape Town. Venture thorugh towns like Khayelitsha, Somerset West, Sir Lowry's Pass, Hermanus, and Bredasdorp. Gaze out at the gravity concrete arch dam of Steenbras. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in the Cape Town city center. Sit back and relax in a comfortable and spacious van as you drive through the provinces of Western, Eastern, and KwaZulu-Natal. Pass thorugh the township of Khayelitsha, which means 'our new home' in Xhosa. Drive thorugh the charming towns of Somerset West and Sir Lowry's Pass. Admire views of the Steenbras dam which supplies water to the area. Go thorugh the Elgin valley, which is the birthplace of Appletizer (blended fruit juice with carbonated water). View the seaside town of Hermanus which is part of South Africa's breadbasket. Take in views of the town of Bredasdorp as you pass by this regional economic hub. Stop at Cape Aghullas where the Indian meets the Atlantic ocean. Have the option of purchasing entrance to the Cape Aghullas Lighthouse which overlooks the rugged coastline. Snap pictures of the shipwrecks on the rocks. Return to your accommodation in Cape Town at the end of your tour.

From Cape Town: Cape Agulhas, Hemel en Aarde, & Towns Tour

4. From Cape Town: Cape Agulhas, Hemel en Aarde, & Towns Tour

Come and Discover the true tip of the African continent and where the Atlantic and the Indian ocean meets. The tour will go easterly from Cape town via the scenic Whale coast route where the rugged Cape folded belt mountains rubs shoulders with the Atlantic ocean in the false bay. After a few photo stops on this majestic whale coast route, the tour will stop at Stoney point penguin colony. Here you will discover the African penguins from close range. From Stoney point, the tour will proceed towards the Hemel n Arde wine region. In this region is where South Africa has some of her best cool climate wines as this region is on a higher altitude and also receiving the sea breeze from the nearby Atlantic ocean. Here you will have a chance to taste South Africa's award winning Pino noir and Chardonnay. After the wine tasting experience, the tour will continue towards Hermanus. A quaint coastal town which is also South Africa's whale watching capital city. Whales can be spotted here from the whale trail along the shores between the months of June and November every year. Hermanus is also known to be one of of South Africa's gastronomy towns and you will be able to have lunch here before the tour continues South east towards Elim. Elim is a quiet and neat town that was established in 1824 by German missionaries as a Moravian station near Cape town. Despite extensive modernization in most small towns near Elim, very little has changes in Elim ever since it was established. Clustered whitewashed cottages with thatched roofs runs parallel the quiet streets of this beautiful town that has close to zero percent crime rate. While you are still here, you will be taken for a walk by your guide and visit different historic buildings to learn a lot more about Elim's history as well as the recent developments. From Elim the tour will traverse extremely south to Struis baai. Struis baai is the most southern town in Africa and it is here that the Cape Agulhas is situated. Cape Agulhas lies in the Agulhas national park. Consisting of a large part of South Africa's wetland reserves, The wetlands attracts over 20 thousand different bird species annually. The Agulhas national park is also a part of the Cape floral Kingdom which is the world's richest flora kingdom. The Cape Agulhas lighthouse is the second oldest lighthouse in South Africa and a steep staircase takes one to the summit of the lighthouse for beautiful views of the town and the national park. After exploring the Agulhas, the tour will head North West towards the towns of Bredasdorp, Napier, Caledon, and Grabow before it ends in Cape town to complete an eventful tour to the Southern Most corner of Africa.

From Cape Town: 3-Day Safari and Coastal Tour with Transfer

5. From Cape Town: 3-Day Safari and Coastal Tour with Transfer

Departing Cape Town, we head towards Cape Agulhas, the true Southern Tip of Africa and its famous lighthouse. En-route visit Betty’s Bay where an African penguin colony calls this home. On to Hermanus which is known as the best land-based whale watching destination in the World and where the majestic Southern right whales calve their young in the Bay. We meander to Cape Agulhas with views over the Indian and Atlantic Oceans and tonight you will overnight at a 4-Star Guest House Leaving the Southern Tip of Africa, you make your way to the magnificent Garden Route Game Lodge. This 4-Star facility offers a unique Safari experience. Check into our chalets with time to spare to enjoy the attractions and views it has to offer. In the afternoon, hop aboard an open-aired Safari vehicle, where a local guide will take you on a 1.5-hour game drive. Spot elephants, rhinos, lions, hippos, herds of antelope, and much, much more. A 3-course dinner is on the menu for the evening. Spend the night at the Garden Route Game Lodge A morning game drive awaits you bright and early, spotting some of the animals you perhaps did not see the day before. After a scrumptious breakfast, make your way back to Cape Town via the incredibly scenic Route 62 through mountain passes and characterful towns. Wine tasting and exploring are on the menu before arrival at your place of accommodation around 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

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What people are saying about Cape Agulhas

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 343 reviews

Excellent. Everything was very well organized. The guide Benjamin was one of the best ever. Excellent driver and guide. We succeded to see the whales and the penguins on the way back. Regarding the safari experience, this was perfect. Our guide Robin was very kind and she succeded to catch everything for us, including chittas hunting moments followed by revange moments from the buffalos. One of the best trips ever. The food and the accomodation also were excellent.

Seafu was an excellent driver. Super professional and friendly. We felt secure the whole time and the trip was great. We wanted to switch one of the stops, and he arranged everything so we could do it. We highly recommend it

The lodge was nice. The tours were excellent and very informative The food was very good. Although the drive from hotel to lodge was long (6:30 to 2:00) we stopped in many places for site seeing

The 2 Day Safari Tour was breathtaking! Overall the trip was very well organized. Our tour guide Mawande was super nice as well! Thanks a lot!

Exactly what I expected from a safari park in such a location. Great variety of animals on view in a beautiful place.