We offer a combination morning shark cage diving trip in Simon’s Town plus a visit to see the African Penguin Colony at Boulders Beach and a tour of The Cape Point Nature Reserve.
- We’ll pick up from your hotel with the exact time confirmed the day before your trip
- Light breakfast before heading out for your shark tour
- Eat lunch in Simon’s Town or along the way. Good luncheon options include The Lighthouse in Simon’s Town, Black Marlin in between the Boulders Beach and The Cape of Good Hope or the Two Oceans restaurant located in the Cape of Good Hope reserve
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Five minutes outside Simon’s Town, is the Boulders Beach Penguin Colony – Home to the African Penguin. Experience these delightful birds up close in their own habitat. The sandy, compact cove with large boulders, offers a home to waddling penguins & their nesting areas. It is one of the few sites where this vulnerable bird can be observed at close range, wandering freely in a protected natural environment. From just two breeding pairs in 1982, the penguin colony has grown to about 3,000 birds in recent years. This is partly due to the reduction in commercial pelagic trawling in False Bay which has increased the supply of small bait fish, which form part of the penguins’ diet. Bordered mainly by indigenous bush above the high-water mark on the one side, and the clear water of False Bay on the other, the area comprises a number of small sheltered bays, partially enclosed by granite boulders that are 540 million years old.
Cape Point – The Cape of Good Hope
Cape Point, a World Heritage Site, and protected Nature Reserve is the only place on the planet where one finds an area of vast natural beauty, world renown for it natural vegetation and rich bio-diversity.
Part of the Cape of Good Hope is not the southern tip of Africa, despite lying at the south-west corner of the Cape Peninsula, just a little south of Cape Point on the south-east corner.
This part of the park is home to an array of fynbos, over 250 species of birds, buck, baboons and Cape mountain zebra.
There are numerous picnic spots, paths on which one can set off on foot or mountain bike, and tidal pools on almost isolated beaches.
The area is of rich cultural and historical significance and includes monuments to early explorers such as Vasco da Gama and Bartolomeu Dias. The Two Oceans Restaurant is a good option for lunch.
We’ll return to your accommodation late afternoon